Monday, March 08, 2010
Today I sat in a corner of my home gym for three hours. Three hours. I kid you not. I am kind of bummed that Summer is right around the corner and that I still have so much work to do on my body. My mind is in the right place, but some how I feel so unorganized.
I am currently debating on whether I should go ahead and start P90x now since it is one of my goals to start and complete. If I give P90x my all and the entire 90 days I can probably reach my goal faster, but I'm not so sure. I've been watching results on Youtube from those who have done 90 days and from those who put in a year of P90x. If I keep doing what I'm doing...circuits, drills, straight strength and plyo for a year by rotating them all around I think I can reach P90x results in a year just by doing what I'm doing for a year.
I'm also wondering if I should just keep going with Tom Venuto's advice and cycle my carbs and just keep working at burning the last 10% percent of fat I have left to burn. I am not big on working out for more than 40-50 minutes a day anymore. I really don't think that sh!t is necessary if you ask me. I work hard in the home gym. I bust my butt. I push my body to its daily limits. I've been doing circuits and they have proven to be my best friends when it comes to blasting fat.
I've also been doing some Zuzana workouts here and there and those work for me as well. I do Zuzana workouts to work on my speed, to become more fit. I'm still slow, my endurance is up there, but not as high as I'd like it to be.
I do Yoga now and I've always thrown in Pilates to help me with my balance...core strength is very important to me.
Plyo is my thing. Some people complain about the impact, but it is a serious calorie burner and I love that.
I guess it's time for me to move onto P90x...what do you guys think? I think it's the hardest program on the market today. Believe it or not, but CLX is not hard for me. I've done it for a month, got bored with it. I get the same results from doing 30 Day Shred...all three levels back to back five days a week and running 3 miles a day, three days a week. Rubbish. I hope nobody jumps on me for this, but if they do I'm standing by what I say because these were my results.
I did Cathe's STS and I must say that I love that program. It's not a good program to do if you want to lean out because this program is a bulking one for sure. STS makes your muscles big period. Muscles big, fat still there. The program has to be balanced out with a good cardio program mixed into it for one to get lean results and unfortunately, STS doesn't have a good cardio program to add to it. STS Cardio, to me, does NOT go with the STS program and if somebody says it does then that's straight donkey dust. Cathe came up with a roation for STS along with STS Cardio and it's a joke. It's simply not enough calorie burn and if you can get through the hardest workouts she has (which most can't - the HIITs and circuits) then you will want to do those workouts at least 3 - 4 times a week.
Anyway...I'm looking for some guidance here. Should I just nip it and invest in 90 days with Beachbody or should I just revamp my programs and refocus myself on what I'm doing because it is working...it's just taking hella long time or so I think. I am not discouraged, I have not fallen off the wagon and I will never give up...but sometimes I need to just stop and step back to think.
Lastly, I'm going to be going to school full-tim in the Fall and if that doesn't take away from my workouts I don't know what will. I plan on doing Zuzana drills everyday - 20 minutes or less to maintain my gains and progress. I'm thinking if I do P90x now I can shed the last 10% of body fat, do STS 3 month rotation again and by the time Fall comes around I should be muscle exposed...
OK..rant is over. No, I'm not crazy. I just needed to get that out even though I was all over the place with it. Thanks to everyone who read this mess. Ha! Please share your thoughts. Thanks!