I'll let you decide.
Almost one year ago, the hubby and I started the P90x program. It's 3-months of INTENSE 60-90 minute workouts for six out of seven days a week. We did it from (approximately) February 5 - May 15, 2009. We both had good results, but determined it was not a realistic program to use for maintenance. In other words, we quit.
I spent the summer going on occasional walks with the dogs and doing little projects around the house - nothing I would consider an a real exercise routine.
Mid-October, I started something new. I made a commitment to myself to sweat 3-5 days a week. This could be a workout DVD, hike with the dogs, hauling firewood, etc. So long as I got my heart-rate up to a cardio level for at least 30-60 minutes, I counted it. I also kept track of my workouts on my calendar so I could see when I met my goal and when I didn't.
December '09, I made a new commitment. I get out of bed at 5:30am (weekdays) and do 25-30 minutes of cardio... every day. Weekend days are either a rest day, hiking day, or a long workout day (60-90 minutes) - one day of rest, one calorie-burning day.
By the way... I haven't really changed my eating habits. I eat what I want and I LOVE food. I try to include veggies each day, try not to pig out during meals and can't remember the last time I had fast food, but I will indulge my sweet tooth occasionally and have a thing for sugary cereals for dinner. But anyway... I digress.
These last few weeks I have been excited about working out each morning. 5:30 felt very early the first couple weeks, but my attitude has changed. I LIKE working out - and I LOVE the results. These last few days I have been feeling REALLY strong. I've barely lost any weight, but I can tell, fat has turned into muscle - and I'm lookin' good!
Today is January 18, 2010. Thanks to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, I have the day off. Since it feels like a "weekend" day, I did 80 minutes of P90x. Afterward, I did something I don't usually do. I grabbed the camera and snapped some photos of myself.
Do I post them here???
This is my 1-year documentation.
I called this post 'Accountability' - so here I am. I am totally committed to keeping myself healthy in 2010. I hope to be able to post even better results in January 2011.
So here it goes...
"Before" - Flabby me (Feb 2009)
"Work in progress" - Stronger me (Jan 2010)