Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Phase 1, Week 2

Day 7 Day 9: Shoulders & Arms, ARX

As you can see, I'm shifting things around so far this week. As previously mentioned, my back is still sore, so did not want to jump into chest & back. Did the workout with my newly purchased 30 lb dumbells, but had to switch over to the bands toward the end, as fatigue set in. Had a good workout, and shoulders & arms continues to be one of my favorites (perhaps because its not AS strenuous as the others!).

Up to 17 reps per move in ARX, except Leg Climb (all) and Mason Twist (20, rest, 10, rest, 5). Abs aren't even really sore from Monday's ARX. Nice.

On deck: TBD

Day 6: Kenpo X, not really....

Day 6: Kenpo X Softball.

Had softball yesterday, which doesnt quite fully replace Kenpo X, but will have to do. Whats more though, the field was about a 20 minute walk away from any subway station. So, tack on a nice 20 minute walk and well, good enough for me. My legs (really my calves and glutes) along with my back are still REALLY sore from Monday's workout.

By the way, my days are all out of wack right now due to the 2 day lay off. Its really like, day 8 or 9 by now. I'll also have to figure out a way to juggle volleyball AND softball soon. I may have to revisit this "working out in the morning" thing.

So, up next SHOULD be Chest & Back, but due to overly sore back, we shall go ahead with Shoulders & Arms (what it should be today anyway, I think...)

Doing better with the diet. Roughly 2500 calories yesterday, with about a 40/35/25 (protein/carb/fat) split.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 5: Legs & Back (finally), Day 6: Kenpo X

Ok, so I did Yoga on Friday, and L&B was supposed to be on Saturday. Suffice it to say, the weekend went terribly (workout-wise). Took both days off, so ended up doing Legs & Back yesterday (Monday). It went decently, my left knee is still a little problematic. Got better as the workout went along. I did a few of the moves on the stairs for better form. Bought a new pull up bar which is more accomodating of our new set up. $9 from walmart! Works well. Followed up the workout with ARX. Did 16 reps of all exercises (except leg climb and mason twists).

Tonight should be Kenpo, but I have softball. I'll see how that goes, may even do it after I get home, but not likely. Still working on my diet. Yesterday was about 30/35/35 (protein/carb/fat). Right now, I'm at: 35/40/25.

Tomorrow should be Chest & Back. May have to shift things around a bit, so it might become Shoulders & Arms. Stay tuned....

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day 4: Yoga X


Had to break it up into 2 sections due to schedule. Also, skipped "Yoga Belly 7" because my abs are just way too sore from ARX yesterday.

On deck: Day 5- Legs & Back, ARX

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 3: Shoulders & Arms

Needed to summarize my workout, so here goes: Did Shoulders & Arms with the bands. Wasn't terrible, but would have much preferred weights. Did well, this is one of the few workouts that doesn't leave me wiped out on the floor about to puke! Trying to get the right amount of tension and even tension on both sides of the bands is still a challenge. Overall, did well though.

As for ARX- I did 15 reps of each exercise. Will move up with each time that I do it. I need to be more consistent with ARX, as I will routinely skip it. Argh. Yoga day is next, I say "yay", Ahmee says "nay".

Well, I failed to get up in the AM to do this workout, so I guess its being done when I get home. For now, I shall log what I'm eating, perhaps to keep myself accountable. So far....

8:00am - 5 almonds (As I rush out the door)
9:30am - 3 egg white omlete with mushrooms, coffee (cream & sugar), protein shake
11:30am - about to have a PB&J sandwich on whole wheat
1:00pm - 3 egg white omlete with mushrooms, bacon, sausage and salsa; side of home fries (i only ate half the omlete for now)
3:00pm - the other half of the above omlete, and 3oz of baby carrot sticks
5:15pm - another PB&J and a protein shake. time to go home!!
8:00pm - recovery drink
8:30pm - dinner (brown rice, adobo chicken, bok choy stir fry and tofu and mushrooms) i eating too much? haha....according to i'm still within my daily

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

R3 P90X Day 2: Plyo X

Plyo X- complete.

-paused extra 30 seconds for each "break" except first break.
-no bonus

Day 2: done.
On deck, Day 3: Shoulders & Arms

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Round 3, Take 2

So here's another try to start Round 3 of P90X. For the first time in my life I was finally able to drag myself out of bed to wokrout in the morning! Got up, downed a protein drink (whey mixed with water), waited about 15 minutes and dove into Chest & Back.

I did....OK. I'll need to find a few more calories, at least on resistance days, because I definitely started to run out of steam at the end. Sort of the same result as last time where I started getting a headache (not quite as bad this time), and felt a little whoozy afterwards (nothing a recovery drink didnt fix!). I skipped the last 3 moves as a precaution though (Diamonds, Back Flys, and Dive-bombers).

Here's to Day 1. Lets see if I can keep up this "work out in the morning" thing.

Oh, most recent stats:
205lbs, 22% fat. ugh.

Friday, September 11, 2009

P90X+ Has Arrived

Pondering if I should take the leap, or if I should go for one more round of the X first. Decisions, decisions...

Friday, September 4, 2009

5 Miles!

Last night, in an effort to remain active while I find a good re-start date for Round 3 of P90X, I went for a run in central park, with a friend (whom mind you, just ran a half marathon). She advised we would be doing 5 miles, and so all through the day I wondered if I'd make it out alive. As I have previously stated many times, I AM NOT A RUNNER. Keep in mind also, the most I've ever run was the 3.5 mile JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. Which coincidently was also the last time I ran, at all, which occured on June 11.

So I tackled the task. I told myself, if I can finish within an hour, I'd be happy (thats averaging just about a 12 min mile (aka- 5mph). As luck would have it, I finished 5 miles (actually, its 5.15 miles, according to the central park runner's map) in 58:33. Yay. Haha...I was incredibly sore and almost dizzy afterwards. I scarfed down a banana and a protein shake for recovery, because I REALLY needed it.

The good news in all this is my goal of remaining active was achieved, since my heart rate was "in zone" for most of the time. Maxing out around 184, and averaging 166 (according to my Nike heart rate monitor). And from various sources, it looks as if I burned anywere between 600-750 calories!

Final stats:
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 58:33
Max heart rate: 184
Avg heart rate: 166
Time in target zone: 58:01
Calories burned: between 600-750

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Round 3, on hold

Ok, for now, P90X Round 3 is being placed on hold. A mix of being busy (trying to get settled in, STILL) and a little laziness has caused this round to get off to a rocky start. So, I figured I'll take another week to wrap up what i need to in the house (hopefully thats enough!), as well as get through the labor day holiday (bbq?).

Projected re-start date? Sept 14 (hopefully).

This will also give me a chance to get this darn diet in order. Darn lack of willpower!!