Friday, July 10, 2009
YEAH, I said the same thing, OMG $361.54 and 4 hrs in the grocery store. Needless to say I didn't just go to get a rack of ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, and chocolate cake (LOL). For the first time in my entire life, I took a page full of items on a clipboard. Yeah, I looked like a dork ;) A guy grocery shopping with his daughter said to me "Go ahead sir, looks like you are on a mission." Which I felt like I was. I have been reviewing this list (I'm referring to the list posted on my blog "P90X Grocery List") for over a week now. There are so many items on it that I have never heard of. For example: shallots, arrowroot, arugula, soba noodles, lemongrass, to name a few. I'm thinking to myself, "What in the world am I cookin' up here Tony?" These are not my normal grocery items "I" get, much less cook. Don't get me wrong, I love cooking, but my recipe's are pretty limited. If I don't succeed with P90X, at least I can thank Tony for expanding my horizons on food and recipes :) I spent at least an hr in the produce dept. going back and forth. The meat section was the easiest. Next easiest was the dairy. I must have walked the seasoning isle at least 10 times. I walked into that store around 1230 or so (I don't wear a watch) and when I walked up to the register, it said 4:58. I couldn't believe it. Out of all places of spending 4 hrs of my time, I think I could have chosen a different place. The cashier asked me, "Did you find everything ok?" I'm thinking to myself, "lady, do you think you can fit anything else in my cart?" I was tired, hungry, and ready to go home.
You have to keep this in mind. I purchased everything that was on that list. If you review the list, there are a couple recipe's that were left out (reason's unknown). Such as, vegetable soup, pesto sauce, balsamic vinaigrette, and honey-chile sauce. As you can tell, I was unfamiliar with a lot of the items and where they were located. It will be a lot easier next time.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
P90X grocery lists available for download in Microsoft Word format.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Most of this information was mentioned in my blog "Eric's Mission To A Healthy Life Style (Chapter 1)."
One of the most common question's a person that starts their health journey is, What supplement's do I take? Which one to take? When do I take them? How much do I take? Through my own research I came to the conclusion that Whey Protein, Creatine, and Glutamine, were the 3 main ingredients I needed. I don't have money trees growing in my yard, so I don't buy the highest quality supplements. At the same time, I did experience a huge difference between Walmart Body Fortress Whey and Optimum Nutrition. That being said, I don't buy the cheapest either. My body has reacted very positive to Optimum Nutrition products. The Whey and Glutamine have done great for me.
I drink 8 oz. of Whey first thing in the morning. Depending on the flavor I will mix it with bananas, peanut butter, or oatmeal. I also take another 8 oz. before workout, after workout, and before I go to bed.
The Glutamine powder I did not like. Taste awful. So I take the capsules. I take 2 in the morning and 2 before I go to bed.
I decided to take the Sci-Fit Kre-Alkalyn 1500 Creatine pills. I believe it helps me with my endurance during my workout. I don't experience any stomach problems with this product. I take 2 first thing in the morning and 2 before workout.
L-Carnitine is another supplement that is part of my ammunition. I really debated on this product. At first, I didn't think it was helping me at all. I took it for a while then stopped. After the first week of not taking it, I noticed that I had lost my focus during my workouts. So I started back to using it.
I also take multi-vitamins every day.
The following I have decided to try this month:
Optimum Nutrition Caseine. I have substituted it for the whey protein before I go to bed.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA capsules. Take 2 capsules in the morning, then 2 more 30 minutes before workout.
Gaspari Nutrition Superpump 250. This is substituting my Sci-Fit Kre-Alkalyn 1500 Creatine pills. Take this 30 minutes before workout. I do notice the energy boost. It is bitter tasting.
Gaspari Nutrition Sizeon. This is to be taken during workouts. I don't like the taste. I'm not used to drinking anything during my workouts, except water.
My opinion of June's supplements.
Optimum Nutrition Caseine, works well. It does what it says it does, keeps your stomach full during the night. Keep this in mind, your body is fasting for 6-8 hrs before you give it any more fuel. The caseine feeds your body during this time.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA capsules, I'm not sold on these yet. I will probably finish this bottle and quit taking these.
Gaspari Nutrition Superpump 250, this stuff was AWESOME! I did feel the energy from this and it really helped me push harder during my workouts.
Gaspari Nutrition Sizeon, I tried to stack the Superpump and this, but it was too much for my body. I had jitters and made me irritable. So I quit. After I finished the Superpump 250, I started taking the Sizeon by itself. It was ok. It helped a little bit for my workouts. I wouldn't recommend it.
I started taking Animal Pak Pump for Phase II of P90X. I didn't get the energy like I did with Superpump 250. I did feel my muscles tighten up and feel like they were being blown up. Personally, I didn't like the feeling. I will finish out the 30 days of it, but I wouldn't recommend it. Oh, one more thing, they say that the little red pill is the caffeine pill that supposed to be equal to 2 cups of strong coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I don't notice any difference in my body by taking it either.
I still believe the Whey Protein, Creatine, and Glutamine, are a must in muscle growth/repair.
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