Wednesday, March 24, 2010
With my traveling and being sick, I really got off track with P90X so I've decided to switch things up a bit and count this as the second half of my Week 3. I pulled out the ol' Cardio X this morning and was SO ready for Tony to whip me into shape. I started off so strong, even managing to pump out some relatively respectable push ups, then.... it hit me! I totally lost ALL the wind in my sails! OMG, I thought I'd died! I'm pretty sure it's due more to the cold I've been fighting, rather than being away from Tony for so many days. At least I hope so! I was 12 minutes into the routine and I felt like quitting. I was stubborn and kept pushing myself, hoping I would peak the hill and be ready to come down the other side, BUT, after another 8 minutes, I died! TOTALLY! FLAT! Kaput! The Energizer Bunny could have done laps around me backwards! And he would have been laughing! You know the feeling you get when NyQuil kicks in? Well I was WAAAYYY past that feeling!! And I would know because I've been living on it for the past several days. I will attempt another shot at it later tonight but unless I feel much better than I do right now, I'm not that hopeful. One way or another I will do something! That is a promise!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Doing my P90X routines while on the road has not been as easy as I'd hoped. 5 people, 2 beds and an air mattress don't leave much room for excerise. But I haven't let that stop me completely. I actually checked out the hotel gym and managed 30 minutes on the ecliptical and another 30 on the recumbant bike last night. It felt GREAT!!!!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Not off to a great start today. Still fighting a horrible cold. Took Nyquil last night and slept right through my exercise hour. On a good note, I did manage to get in a 34 minute, 6 1/2 mile bike ride last night, which added to yesterday's calorie burn. DD and I are headed out to Kansas City, MO for the International Jr Miss Midwest pageant, as soon as school lets out today. Allyssa is the reigning International Teen for the IJM system and will be cohosting the Midwest pageant with the reigning International Miss. While in Kansas City, she will also be competing in a modeling competition that is being run in the area.
We have a 20 hour drive ahead of us, two days of pageant work and modeling competition, and then a 20 hour drive home, so I'm going to be hard pressed to find time to fit in my affair with Tony while I'm gone, BUT I AM taking my laptop AND I AM taking my P90X dvds, so I will do my best to sneak off with him whenever possible. I may not get in full workouts but, as Tony says, I'll do my best and forget the rest. One thing I am good at while traveling is drinking my water. The only other thing I have to worry about is taking some healthy snacks to keep me eating right.
Now it's off to finish packing, then get to work for a few hours, then pick up Allyssa and hit the road. Oh how I wish I had time for Tony right now! I really do miss my time with him!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
DANG I worked hard today! So much for this being an easy workout. Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining and I brought it on myself. I'm still not losing weight, which has me very annoyed, so I bumped up my weights where I could and my reps everywhere. I literally pushed my muscles to exhaustion. If I still had more power in me, I paused the DVD and kept on going. I also did the bonus round again. By the time I got to it, I considered skipping it but since I'd done it both times before, I went for it. Then, ... it was time for Ab Ripper X. Holy crap! I wasn't sure I was going to make it through. I even hit pause and rested a couple times and skipped one of the exercises completely. Now I can't even remember which one it was. I was so glad to get to the end of it. I was soaked in sweat. My muscles were screaming at me and I would have liked nothing better than to crash right then and there. Unfortunately that was not an option.
Do you suppose maybe Tony was ticked at me because I stood him up yesterday and went for a bike ride instead. Do you suppose maybe he decided to teach me a lesson. Hmmmm..... I'd like to say "I'm sorry Tony. It won't happen again. " but when the weather is unseasonably warm, I've missed my morning workout due to time constraints and my bike is calling for me, it's hard to resist. What I will say is I will do my best to fit my routine in every morning whenever possible so I won't have to choose one over the other again, but that's the best I can do.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Not sure what Tony would think of this but I swapped out my Cardio X for a bike ride today. The weather was gorgeous! 60F at dinner time. Not the usual for NNY. Decided on a late dinner (burgers on the Bar B) and a dinnertime ride. I LOVE my bike!
Wore my HRM and was pleased with the numbers. Did 6.5 miles in 33 minutes - PLENTY of hills! I burned 273 cals, 50% fat, 152 Max HR. The best part was I was in zone 28 of the 33 minutes and averaged a HR of 138. Can you imagine what my numbers would have been if I had ridden for an hour?
Did I mention I LOVE my bike?
So, please forgive me Tony. I swear I haven't deserted you, but the sunshine and warm weather were just too much to resist today. I promise I will be back with you, bringing it, tomorrow. In the meantime, did I mention I love my bike?
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