I would like to take a moment to announce my awesomeness.
Just bear with me.
For those of you who have been avid followers, you may recall a series of posts where I attempted to complete P90X – Tony Horton’s (as in Horton Hears a Who) no-excuses program for getting fit in 90 days. It’s super intense, and made me want to cry. After being almost complete sedentary, I was forced into hour and a half workouts, 6 days a week. It started out as a Lollipop Tuesday and quickly grew into a commitment. Within 3 weeks, I quit. Somehow, I had managed to gain a pound.
I’m sorry, but any workout program where I’m dedicating an hour and a half of my time six days a week and not seeing results or losing weight isn’t something I can stick to. It’s just not.
But over the past few weeks I somehow flipped a switch in my brain and started eating a lot healthier. And *gasp* I workout 5 days a week. Nothing too intense – I’ve just decided that I have to walk at least a mile. I can do more, but I certainly can’t do less.
And holy cow am I losing weight.
How is it possible that I can work out so hard for so long and actually gain weight, but if I just take it easy, try to eat better, and write down what I eat, I peel off pounds like a banana?
…Forgive that last simile. It was terrible.
Anyway, the point is that I’m better than Tony Horton. I am. Because after 3 weeks on my program, I’ve lost 6 pounds. And after 3 weeks on his, I gained one. It’s simple math, and the math points to my awesomeness.
Unfortunately, he’s super rich for his program, and there’s no money in mine. I’m always after million dollar ideas so that I can break free from the straps and chains of corporate America and pretend I get paid to travel the world, try new things, and blog about it. But somehow I think “eat better and exercise” just isn’t going to cut it in the marketing world. I’m pretty sure that’s been done before and no one really cared for it.
I wonder if I can keep it up. I sure want to – it would be pretty darn awesome to be able to wear a swimsuit before the end of summer without feeling like a fatty fat. Maybe I’ll take a picture of me, happy and healthy on the beach and send it to Tony Horton with a note that says “I’m better than you” and a copy of this post.
Yeah, that sounds like good marketing. ♣