Friday, April 25, 2008

Day 37 P90X, 30 Years Old!!


I could not have asked to end my 20's better. Last nights test was a doozy. For two hours we were put through push-up, sit-ups, jumping kicks, hand techniques, seven forms, Staff forms, one-steps for hands and feet, Judo take-downs, grappling, Jui Jitsu.. and then in the last half hour we were put in the middle of a circle with two other opponents to sparr. I held my own... although they landed some pretty fierce punches and kicks too. One got me right under my ribs... it made it hard to breathe the last minute, but I made it! I am now a 2nd Degree Green belt!! I skipped 3 belts... I cant believe I learned (and remembered) everything I needed to!!

Hubby did great too and received his Orange belt!! YAY HUBBY!!!

We both chatted up a storm afterwards in the car and at home. The topic mainly being that he and I could have never survived that 3 months ago. That is no joke. The fact that I kept up with the 'big boys' and finished every thing asked of me.. well, I was pretty impressed with myself. It wasn't easy though. There were times when I was so exhausted I could barely keep moving. I had several times when I thought I was going to throw up, but managed to keep it down. Somewhere I gathered up the strength to throw men that were well over 200 lbs and over 6' tall. I wrestled them to the ground and got submissions... I got hit in the face, stomach and even kicked in the butt once... but never stopped.

Why are the tests so hard? You have to earn your belt. Just because you know it, doesn't mean you can DO IT. There was one exercise where everyone stood in a circle, with me in the middle. At random they were called out to attack me. I was not allowed to hit or kick... just take them down. They grabbed me on my wrists, shoulders and choke holds. Your mind is racing to remember what you were taught to do at that moment. You have to act fast, because on the street the man is not going to wait around to see what your going to do. One guy I had on the floor before I even knew what I was doing.

I feel like I have earned my way to 30. Today I am a better woman then I have ever been.I am sober, don't smoke and eat the healthiest food I can find. So, I have passed my test and made it to 30. I wonder what the 40 test will be like?

Today's Plan:

I am supposed to be doing Cardio X.. and while I still might.. I am going to give my body a rest and do Stretch X instead.

Water, WWIB

Tomorrow we are having family over for a Birthday BBQ. I know there will be some of Hubby's yummy pork sandwiches.. and cake... so I better be really good today so I can eat up tomorrow!!


Cory said...

Congrats to both of you on getting your belts. That's awesome!
And happy birthday!

Fatinah said...

wow - well done getting your belt!

I hope you have a happy, happy birthday!

Laura N said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Congrats on your new belt!!!! WOW!!!

Jill said...


Happy Birthday TL! And congrats on your new status as WonderWoman!
You are so totally going to rock your 30's!!!

btw- I'm wearing my pedometer today, so expect some mileage!! =)

J~Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!

Robyn said...

Wow! I'll definitely agree that you ended your 20's with a BANG! Way to go with earning that belt! You sound like one ass-kicking 30 year old! Happy Birthday, Tigerlilly! Enjoy your party this weekend! Have a bite of cake for me! :D

Cara said...

Happy Birthday!!!! You are impressive! Good job on passing the test!!!

P.O.M. said...

Happy happy birthday! The 30s are the best years of my life so far. I am wayyyyyyyyyy better than I was in my 20s!

We are women (in our 30s) hear us roar!!!

Congrats on earning your belt and taking some punches along the way.

Claire said...

Have the best birthday ever! And congratulations! I hope your 30s are blessed with health and happiness.

Hanlie said...

Happy birthday, Tigerlilly! Your 30's will be a blast, because you will be fitter, leaner, healthier and more in control of your life than you were in your 20's! Go for it, girl!

Congrats on the belts! You guys really are awesome!

Caroline said...

Congrats on getting your belt! And Happy Birthday! My boyfriend turns 30 next year and I'm already planning a huge party! :)

SuccessWarrior said...

Earning a belt in that fashion is a wonderful birthday present. Congrats!