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?
Monday, March 15, 2010
I donít know if itís the fact that I have 2 weeks behind me or if itís the fact that I did my routine with Cues and Music only, but I nailed this one today! I did every single move, including the Dreya Roll and every style of push up. In the last 10 minutes of the routine I wasnít able to keep up with Tony either because my HR was up too high so I had to take it down a notch, or because I worked to exhaustion. The only thing that was affected this way was the push ups. DARN! LOL
My routine was 52 min today * I burned 379 cals * 45% of which were fat cals * I stayed in Zone 22.5 min * with an AHR of 128 * and a MHR of 157. My push ups are starting to resemble real push ups. Not quite there yet but closer every day.
I definitely prefer working out without Tonyís constant dialog. I find it easier to concentrate without the distraction. I mean, letís face it, you can only stand listening to the same jokes for just so long. Right? Between the music and the fact that I was able to focus more, I feel I got more out of my routine today.
Iím going to switch things up a bit this week so I donít need to take too many props with me while Iím traveling. Iím thinking I may save Cardio and Yoga for Friday and Saturday, with my rest day on Sunday. That will mean doing Arms & Shoulders and Legs and Back on consecutive days. My yoga mat if easy to travel with but Iíd rather not lug weights with me. I may take a few bands but Iím not sure.
I noticed today that Iím more flexible than I was last week. That, too, could be from more concentration and less distraction since thatís how I prefer to do my Yoga, and many of todayís stretches were Yoga moves.
I am so glad I made this commitment to myself. I love the structure of P90X, esp. when the weather is bad and Iím stuck inside.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Kenpo X and no, I'm not sore from my crazed workout routine yesterday.
After dinner and drinks out last night and a restless nightís sleep, I didnít really feel like exercising today BUT I didnít take no for an answer. Wasnít really crazy about this one last week but today I loved it. You may recall, I had an audience critiquing me last week and Iím sure that was a huge part of my dissatisfaction. Much more enjoyable today. No awkwardness. The entire routine just clicked. The entire routine, along with my own warm up added, took me 1hr 03min. I burned 388 calories, 50% fat, Max HR 150, Ave HR 118, in zone 26:30. Honestly this one felt easy today. Almost too easy, but fun. The time flew by. I actually considered pulling out another routine but decided against it. I do have work to do around the house so I guess I should get busy. LOL!
Iím hoping for a nice day tomorrow so I can get my bike out again. If not, I may check out the Stretch X routine. Iím curious and I would like to continue to improve my flexibility. Or, I could pop in one of my endless exercise dvds that have yet to be opened. Or, I could pull out the Wii and my balance board and have some fun. I bet Iíd be surprised at how Iíve improved since I played with it last. I continue to be amazed at my progress with P90X. And it just hit me, I now have two weeks behind me!!! One more week of this routine, then a week of recovery and Iíll be in to Phase Two!! WOW! The days are flying by. And Tonyís neck is no longer in danger. I can actually say I like him in all of my routines now. Yes, even in Yog-ugh which Iím beginning to consider Yoga.
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