Monday, August 31, 2009

P90X - 1 Month Left

I am close to the end. I have four weeks left in my P90X journey and I am fairly satisfied with my results. I am definitely stronger than I was when I started the workout and I have lost some fat. I have to be honest and admit that I slacked off a little bit this past month and therefore I haven't seen the results I probably could have seen had I tried a little harder.

I still enjoy the workouts because even though I've been doing them for 2 months they are still challenging and I feel like I've worked out. I have some thoughts about what I'm going to do after I finish this last month but I will wait to share those with you once I get closer to the end.

Hands down my biggest pit fall is FOOD. I am starting to think I have a problem. It is a problem that I share with many other people but it is still a problem. I generally can do alright during the week (unless someone tempts me into going out for lunch). I cook healthy dinners and I keep healthy snacks on hand. Where I fall apart is the weekend. There is something about the weekends that just messes me up completely. How do you blow a week's worth of healthy eating in two days? With cheeseburgers and fries that's how! Even if it isn't fast food, I still end up eating too much on the weekends. If I really want to see the results I desire then I need to fix this problem of mine. That will be a goal of mine over the next few months....stop having disastrous weekend eating habits.

Does anyone else have this weekend eating problem? What do you do to avoid overeating on the weekends (or in general)?


Dena said...

Tamara - I just finished reading a book called "The End of Overeating." Fascinating stuff about how 90% of the food out there literally affects our brains and MAKES us eat more. It's not just a lack of willpower... the food itself causes reactions in the brain that make us keep eating and eating... End of book gives some advice on how to break the cycle. I also recommend "Thrive" and "The E2 Diet" for advice on how our bodies process food and some great recipes. You don't have to go full vegetarian but eating more plant-based meals is the way to go.

I'm thinking of starting p90X after my marathon. We'll have to talk...

Token Black Chick said...

You've lived with me before, you KNOW I have a problem. I was listening to something on the radio and they were talking about how food companies develop their products so they activate something called a "bliss point" in your brain that makes you eat more. I think it must be when you have that "Ohhh, doughnuts..." feeling like Homer Simpson. I wish I hated cheeseburgers.