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Last month, I announced a winter fitness challenge and started doing P90X. The last few weeks have been a struggle, but I am not a quitter! Here’s how I am doing and what I’m doing to stay motivated.


I am getting the workouts done every day, but they are tough! I’m staying steady at 5 pound weight loss and have lost 1/2″ in my waist and a whopping 1″ in each of my thighs. I’m definitely loving that! After three kids, the weight redistributes, so it’s nice to lose some inches in trouble areas.

I feel stronger and my muscles have become more toned in these last four weeks. I can tell P90X is working, but I am slowly losing focus.

I am having a difficult time staying motivated. We’ve had horrible weather in Omaha this past week with lots of snow and two snow days for kids. On snow days, I like to stay in my pajamas and cuddle, but I have P90X to do!

I’m also finding it hard for me to stay focused with hour long workouts every day and I really struggle with the 1 1/2 hour Yoga X routine. I get bored lifting weights, which is why I don’t usually lift and also why I specifically chose the P90X workouts. After the 5K challenge and quitting smoking this fall, I felt like my cardio fitness was great, but I was lacking in strength training, an essential part of overall fitness. P90X offers the resistance training that I really need at this stage in my journey.

One inspirational quote I heard from a reader that really stuck with me is ‘Suck it up now, so you don’t have to suck it in later.’ So, I tell myself every day that I just need to get through today, get it done and wait for the results. Fitness is a journey, not a destination. It’s about consistent dedication and a lifestyle change that will show results over time.

I also try to get the workouts done early in the morning when I have more energy and to just get it out of the way for the day. The longer I procrastinate, the harder it is for me to motivate myself to do the workout.


The next area of staying fit that I need to focus on is nutrition. I eat fairly well already, but just need to be more focused and intentional. This week I’m going to challenge myself to add two vegetables a day to my daily intake and cut out the little bit of processed sugar I occasionally consume. Honestly, desserts and sweets don’t make me feel healthy and hurt my teeth, so this should be easy for me. I am going to focus on a few small changes at a time to build a better foundation for a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

How are you doing with your fitness goals this winter? How do you stay motivated to work out every day?

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Beachbody or P90X. I am not a trainer or doctor and recommend you always follow your doctor’s advice. This is just me sharing my fitness journey and I hope you join me.

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  • April February 9, 2015, 12:30 pm

    I completely share your lack of wanting to continue. I have a short attention span so working out, especially alone is difficult for me. I recently joined Kosama, thanks to the $15 groupon. It helps tremendously to have others around me doing the same thing that I am doing and also wanting the same end result. The other thing that keeps me motivated is the picture on my mirror of the Mary Kay directors suits. I am heading down the path of leadership with Mary Kay and when I debut as a new director I really want my legs to look nice in that suit haha! Thank you for always sharing on your blog. This is hands down my favorite blog to visit for many reasons!

    • Nicole February 9, 2015, 1:40 pm

      Love the visual motivator! I should set something up like that. I think next time I will pick a 30 minute a day workout program. An hour is just too long for me. lol

      • Karen February 17, 2015, 12:25 pm

        P90X 3. I’m getting ready to start it and each workout is 30 minutes! I tried P90X a couple years ago and liked how strong I felt but each workout was just too long, especially yoga, so I didn’t make it the 90 days. I think this one will be better suited for me. Way to go so far Nicole!

  • Angie S February 9, 2015, 4:40 pm

    I agree on the P90X yoga – it’s TOO LONG, and there are some very advanced moves in there. I have a picture of myself at a New Years party, as 2013 was turning to 2014 for motivation when I’m looking for excuses not to go to Body Pump class – it works every time!
    Hang in there!!!

    • Nicole February 12, 2015, 11:33 pm

      Thank you for the comment Angie! That’s makes me feel better about the yoga. There are some poses there is no way my body will contort in that position, like the crane pose. I like the picture idea. I know when I come across old photos where I am 30 lbs heavier it’s hard to believe I looked like that and a reminder of how all this work does pay off in the end.

  • Jordan @ Harleys and Heels February 17, 2015, 4:48 pm

    Look at you GO!!!!!!!! Get em, girl!


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