Ema Beard Schulz
Hey all you fitness freaks. It’s mamagoodvibes here bringing you some healthy vibes from sunny Malibu California. As we are well into our fitness challenge with Nia I have to admit it is easy to veer off course. As I mentioned before I don’t have a scale so I used a friends scale and that is when I decided to join the fitness challenge because apparently I didn’t weigh what I thought I did. The fact that I wasn’t wearing my “hot” jeans, that made my ass look great, because I could barely close them was my true indicator it was time to slim down. I have been using the P90X method three days a week with a two mile walk with the dogs in between. I even squeezed in a hike with Nia and team Malibu. Two weeks in and I am doing great. I have cheated with some cake, licorice, too much champagne on my birthday, but hey, I needed the endorphins. I have missed a work out here or there, but I am making big changes. My kids and my husband are telling me I am looking better and I am noticing little things, even though I feel I could work a little harder. After a few weeks of working out, I pull out my “hot” jeans from the closet, pull them up over my hips and arse, and I was shocked. There was no way in hell those pants were going to zip up, in fact the zipper wouldn’t even connect it was just in a big “V” shape. I am thinking, I suck at this fitness thing. What? Is it all smoke and mirrors? So depressed I take off the pants and throw them on the bed and stomp away. I walk by the bed later and pick up the jeans and break out into hysterical laughter. The jeans I thought were my “hot” jeans turned out to be a pair of jeans my 12 year old son’s friend left and they were put away in my closet. I would of felt great if I fit in a 12 year olds jeans. I’ll leave that up to Kelly Rippa and Megan Fox. But alas, I should probably get a scale and a measuring tape. Keep up the good work.
Stay fit, healthy, and have fun.
Mother of twins, wife, sexitary, blogger, believer in infinite possibilities.
On a side note I wanted to say that Malibu Team Members Noriko Smith and Stuart Smith have family in Japan and if we can all keep them in our prayers. They are safe from the earthquake but we still need to keep them in our thoughts and we need to send them some “good vibes”. Blessings.
Okay, it is the end of the week, Friday. I still have a couple more days, but this was pretty easy. This is my get acquainted with my aches and pains week and my fit the workout it into my schedule week. I am going for the P90X method. As you can tell from the enclosed brochure I am expecting very big changes in my body. Just look at the before and after. I can’t wait to see how I turn out. I hoping for a Beyonce after. I am doing P90X four times a week, and the other days I am hiking or running with the dogs. The dogs who like to lick my face and fart when I am working out at home. I discovered they were thinking I was injured because of my heavy breathing. I am following the food for P90X as well so my food log is already laid out. I vary it a little, and write down any cheats, like a square of dark chocolate, hand full of chips, an entire pizza and wings (just kidding) ewww. I am really satisfied with the meals and I am shopping better. I don’t waste money on things I think I might make one day but don’t and then the ingredients go bad and I end up throwing away soggy cucumbers and snotty lettuce. So I am well on my way. Just with very sore muscles. Stick with Nia’s Fitness Challenge and commit to the workouts.
Okay I am going to start my blog before I start the program because I am in the “get you shit together” stage. I am going to attempt the P90X program, Lean edition, and mostly follow the food suggestions as it is pretty much how my family eats now, just without the occasional visits to Taco Bell, Sharky’s and Jack In the Box after the kids games, and without the visit to the raw cookie dough, party cake, or Starbucks. I am going to alter the program to work best for my schedule, and I am going to include beach walks and hikes. I was at a friend’s house the other day and I saw a scale. I do not own a scale, never have. I had a relative idea of what I weighed so I stepped on. Well apparently I had no relative idea of what I weigh and now I know why my pants are all so uncomfortable. My boobs look fantastic, but I know those will be the first to go. Sorry hubby. This fitness challenge could not of come at a better time, it’s a new year and the first day of the rest of my life. My girlfriend Nancy in New Zealand and her friends are joining in, all the way across the globe. So we have to be accountable to our selves and our friends. I will be posting some of my progress on Facebook, not to bore anyone, but to motivate them. I am looking forward to a healthier me.