Saturday, May 08, 2010
My last P90X workout was Yog-ugh X on Wednesday. (I was traveling Thursday and Friday so all I was able to do was walk.) Anyway, back to yog-ugh X, ..... I HATE IT!!! And I'm a yoga lover! In fact I hate it so much that I don't think I get the workout I should. I think in the future I will replace it with another workout and do yoga on my own. The yoga I like is more about feeling the stretch, lowering blood pressure and HR and balance. I know I'll get more of a workout if I do something else because I will work harder and push myself more and I won't want to kill Tony! As for flexibility, I'll get more out of my own workout than Tony's for that.
What I hate most is the repetition. * plank/chatterunga/upward dog/plank/push up/ downward dog - repeat * LIKE A THOUSAND TIMES!!! ENOUGH ALREADY! I do all of those moves in my own yoga practice just like Tony does them, with the exception of the sun salutation. Mine is much more involved with many more moves in the sequence. My practice includes plank/upward dog/plank/downward dog, just NOT A THOUSAND TIMES!!! I also take more time working into the stretch. Tony goes too quickly through that for my taste. Normal muscles don't stretch that quickly! (At least mine don't) I don't consider Yoga as exercise like cardio and strength training. It's way too relaxing to be exercise! I consider it attending to your mental health. Done my way, I LOVE it! Done Tony's way, it just makes me angry! If I'm going to devote 90 minutes to exercise, I want to get my blood pumping and I want sweat! Lots of it! What can I say? I'm an opinionated ol gal!
So, Tony, you - me - Yoga X - not gonna happen!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
After completing my Arms and Shoulders this AM with maximum reps and 10 pound weights, I followed up with a 9.6 mile bike ride in 46 minutes, which added another 500 calorie burn to my burn bank today! 170's, you will soon be a thing of the past. Good riddance!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Well, I did it! I completed Shoulders and Arms today and I did all but one exercise iwth 10 pound weights and maximum reps! I ussed 5 pounders for the straight arm fly in the bonus round. They were too light. I may have been able to do the 10s but I think 8s would have been perfect. I'll have to dig them out before next time. The thing that amazed me the most was my form was perfect and I could have done it again! I couldn't say that the first time around! I even managed 20 chair dips each time with my legs straight and 20 of the side tricep push ups each time. I may not look like one of Tony's girls but I did more reps than Dreya, who is supposedly the matter of that move! Yay ME!
Managed my bike ride again last night. 6.5 miles in 31 minutes. About 2 miles in, when I hit the first big hill, my legs felt so weak from riding the day before but I pushed through it and by 4 miles I was rocking! I made it home just as the skies opened up for the third time. God was smiling on me yesterday!
It's cooler today but sunny, so another bike ride it is. I'm feeling ready to add miles already, which really surprises me, considering how I felt 2 miles in yesterday. The mind is a wonderful thing, isn't it? You accomplish one thing you set your mind to and all the sudden it thinks you can do more! Positive breeds positive and I'm in business!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Ooohhh, I'm so excited!! I have some new blog followers! I love your comments and input so please keep coming back for more. I'll do my best not to bore you.
Core Syn today and I did good! I began every move as instructed and only had to modify a handful in order to keep going for the intended time. My push ups are SO much better than they were last round! FYI, I completed Phase one and began Phase two but then life got in the way and I lost my motivation,.... temporarily. I'm back now and I am SO ready for it this time. I do have a couple of short trips durign the next 90 days that will knock me off track slightly but I will find an alternative for those times, evenif it's just walking.
I will also confess that I HATE indoor exercise when it's nice out. Living in NNY, we don't get a whole lot of "nice out", so I may opt for outdoor cardio from time to time.
Oh yeah, I was able to get in a 6.5 mile bike ride last night, which was awesome! Then a very good friend informed me that I had just done a Doubles routine. You see, she's doing Doubles right now and I accused her of beign insane. Guess she's contagious cuz I've decided to give doubles a shot, with my own choice of cardio added. And Yes, it will be outside cardio.
So, we'll see if I can keep it up this time around. I think the key will be to forgive myself when time doesn't allow my workout and pick up where I left off the next chance I get.
Monday, May 03, 2010
I finally found my mojo and I'm back on track with Tony. Did Cardio X this AM and was totally amazed at how easy it was for me to keep up. I've decided to start over again because I'm starting BLC Round 13 today and they both last for 90 days.
I got my sweat on big time! The humidity in the air played a huge part, I'm sure. I made it through the routine without pausing the dvd once. What shocked me the most was how good my push ups were. A huge improvement over my first Day one, that's for sure.
I spent my weekend purging all the negative thoughts from my head and binging on positive ones. I can't believe how much better I feel about myself, my life, my routine, my everything. That is something I will continue to remind myself to do.
It's great to be back and to have a positive outlook to go with it.
BRING IT BABY!
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