What I Want vs What I Need

Have you ever noticed how hard it is sometimes to do the things we know we need to do, but may not be the things we want to do? Like eating all of our vegetables, making sure we go to the gym, and not skipping workouts in P90X.

I don’t like Yoga X.

There, I said it.

I had heard about it but I figured, I like yoga, I can handle it. I woke up early yesterday to make sure I had time for it and I got tired of it 45 minutes through and hit pause.

Why are we dong so many vinyasas? I’m tired of this. Warrior pose is boring.

The thing is, I definitely need yoga. I need the balance and the flexibility and the mental dedication. Which is why after I ran my workout for Dopey yesterday, I came back and finished Yoga X.

What we need isn’t always what we want, but a lot of time will get us where we want to be.

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Turn On for What?

Back home in Alaska, sometimes it would get too cold to workout outside (imagine that!) so once in a while we’d be treated to P90X or Insanity. I knew that when I got here and lost our gym that I’d need something to keep me motivated, so I ordered P90 thinking it was P90X.

It wasn’t what I’d really wanted, but I tried it out anyway and was happily surprised at what a good workout it was, especially the ab workouts.

I still wanted P90X though so next paycheck I treated myself. Some people might wonder why I bothered to keep with a DVD physical fitness program when I have a gym now, and honestly, it’s because it’s fun. I like pushing myself, I like the cheesy jokes and I like the challenge aspect of it.

Look what showed up here!

Look what showed up here!

I did the first day, Chest & Back, but skipped the Ab workout because I was short on time and had to get a run in still. The workout was HARD! So hard! I even do push-ups on a regular basis because it’s part of out PT test and it was still really challenging.

Some of the main criticisms of the program are how long its workouts are. I can see, especially since Yoga X is 90 minutes long. I think I am going to have to find new ways to wake up in the morning to get it in. I wish I could just do it during the day with the rest of my workout, but as I’m training for Dopey there are some days where I’d have to shortchange it in favor of miles and I don’t want to do that.

Cheesy bathroom selfie

Cheesy bathroom selfie

I’m looking forward to seeing how I get stronger and leaner though it’s going to be hard to get myself motivated to wake up early when we work such long days here.