I think I mentioned here awhile back that I was doing the 30 Day Shred workout. I did it for thirty days in October, and I liked it, but when the thirty days were over I totally stopped doing any working out whatsoever. In January I wanted to get back to it, so I planned to do one of the workouts every other day. I also bought a few of Jillian Michaels' other videos and starting adding them in as well. I really noticed a positive difference in my energy level on the days I worked out so I started doing a workout every day, and after awhile I started to feel like I was ready for something more. I had heard other people mention P90X but it seemed a little more hard core than I wanted, and also the workouts are all between sixty and ninety minutes and I didn't think I wanted to devote that much time to working out every single day. Still, I was getting pretty tired of the Jillian videos, so eventually I caved and ordered P90X.
Now I am on day ten of P90X, and I am loving it! I'm sort of amazed at how much I look forward to the workouts every day. I'm guessing that after eighty more days of it, my excitement may be waning, but for now I am really happy to be getting in shape and actually enjoying it!
When I first started the Shred workouts - which are only twenty minutes long - my kids seriously drove me nuts during them. They would constantly try to crawl under my legs and would be in my space, making it very difficult for me to move. They learned pretty quickly, however, that mommy doesn't like it when you sit on her back while she's doing push-ups! Now though, they are more accustomed to it, and (surprisingly) they really don't interfere much at all anymore. Before I start I make sure to get out some toy - Legos, blocks, etc. - that will keep them busy, and I put a strip of tape down the middle of our rug. They are free to play and do whatever they want on their side of the tape, and I am free to move around as needed on my side.
Of course, occasionally someone will need help in the bathroom or need a snack or something and that's totally fine. The only time that bothered me was during the ninety minute yoga session, when they were really making it hard for me to concentrate. Tomorrow is a yoga day again, and instead of doing it at home, I'm planning to go to a Bikram yoga class with my sister-in-law, who goes all the time. I'm excited, but also kind of nervous about that. Not so much about the yoga itself, but about the temperature. They keep the rooms at 105 degrees with some crazy high humidity level, and I can see myself either passing out or, if not that, at least giving up and tearing out of the room to escape the miserable torture of the heat. Let's hope it does not come to that, but I will update and let you know either way. I'm sure you are on the edge of your seat!