P90X – Interrupted
No matter how good your intentions are, sometimes life throws you a curve ball. And all you can do is get back on track as soon as possible. Last October, my wife and I decided to start the P90X exercise program. After almost a year since quitting sugar, we decided to get our exercise groove on and P90X, the extreme fitness program, was our method of choice.
We started and successfully completed the first month of P90X and, as expected, it was tough! But more than that, it seemed to consume most of our evenings, which is when we chose to workout, since our days were spent working. If we weren’t working out for about an hour and a half each evening, then we were chopping, mixing, and preparing foods, and cooking dinner. But this is what we signed up for when we decided to follow the diet program that comes with P90X. There’s no pre-packaged foods or a jumbo list of approved foods from popular restaurants. Whatever you put into your mouth was primarily real food. That meant a lot of time would be spent preparing each meal.
I’m planning to write about the complications we encountered as a result of following the P90X diet plan very soon. So watch for that one.
Time to Get Moving
During the first 30 days of P90X, my wife and I were also involved in something else that was equally, if not more, important than P90X. And that was, selling our house. So when we started P90X, we were also trying to coordinate contractors and various people who we needed to work on our house so we could begin showing it.
To make a long story short,we began showing our home while on our break and one day shy of 3 weeks of being on the market, our home was under contract. So suddenly we were thrown into a frenzy of packing, because now we had to move to a new place.
The problem with showing your house when you’re trying to sell it is that you might be asked to leave your house so the Realtor can show it to a potential buyer at any time. And that might mean being in the middle of an exercise session and having to stop abruptly and vanish for a while. We didn’t want that to happen so we decided we needed to take a week off after the first 30 days of doing P90X. Just long enough to finish up some final home improvements. But after the week was up, we still needed more time. So a week turned into two very busy weeks.
There’s another story behind all of this. And that story is about a married couple who decided to sell everything, buy an RV so they could live and travel full-time. That’s our story and is why we decided to sell our house. And so, as it turns out, we did sell our house to move into an apartment so we can take the next step in our plans. So what’s the status of P90X? Still packed in a box somewhere and still on hold. In fact, it’s not looking like we’ll be resuming our P90X adventure any time soon, since we live above other tenants. All the jumping around and dumbbell work that’s required in P90X might be too vigorous for an apartment setting. Plus, our living room isn’t as big as our basement was. So we don’t have as much room, either. However, we are planning to get our fitness groove on as soon as we determine what options we have and what we want to try. potential buyer at any time. And that might mean being in the middle of an exercise session and having to stop abruptly and vanish for a while. We didn’t want that to happen so we decided we needed to take a week off after the first 30 days of doing P90X. Just long enough to finish up some final home improvements. But after the week was up, we still needed more time. So a week turned into two very busy weeks.
We’ve been mighty busy with the move and all the things life has thrown our way. So now we’re just getting our feet settled and looking at our options. So, as the saying goes, it ain’t over ’til it’s over. (And it’s not over.)