Sunday, July 19, 2009
My first workout day on the program following my full day of working. It wasn't really that bad after working 12 hrs. I prepared myself and was ready.
Time to "BRING IT" to the legs, back, and ab ripper x. em>224.gif" alt="emoticon" width="42" height="42" border="0"> more leg workout. Still a little sore from PLYO. This will be good. I will be able to work out the kinks and soreness during this workout. My legs did really good. The pull-ups were pretty difficult. I did what I could do with my iron gym, then used my bands. This was the discouraging part of the program. I will turn this around to be encouraging though Before I knew it, it was time too kick in the ab ripper x. I was a little off tonight as far as my numbers were concerned. I did just a little less than normal. I'm glad that Saturday will be the only day during my work schedule that I have to do this. The rest of the week I can "BRING IT" harder.
Meal plan for the day, there wasn't one (ROFL). I kind of made it up as the day went along. It mostly consisted of left overs. Which was good. I hate wasting food. So far, I haven't had anything spoil on me. It is really getting close though. I'm sure on Day 6, I will have to look at everything in the fridge and see what needs to be cooked quickly. So basically, this is where I jump off the tracks with the recommended P90X meal plan. I agree with the team about the calorie intake. I do think the recommendations are too much. Personally, I am going to cut mine back down to 1700 - 2000 per day. Since I have been logging everything I eat this past week, the total fat percentage is going off the charts. This is most definitely going to change. I am going to continue eating a lot of the food that is recommended in the plan, just not as much and not on the recommended days.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend,
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I woke up sore this morning from Plyo workout day before yesterday. That took my motivation and energy this morning. I pretty much procrastinated all morning long. Not really doing a whole lot. I read up and set the settings for my new HRM this afternoon. Then I read some of the teams post after that. 4pm finally rolled around and I was ready to "BRING IT"
I have my new HRM on and ready to start. Personally, I LOVED the Yoga X. My body really needed all the stretching. Around the 55min - 45min left to go marker, I was sweating pretty good. I figured once the 30min left to go came, it would start winding down. WRONG ANSWER! Some time around that was the core exercises. Some of those almost tore me down, but I still had enough energy to "BRING IT." If I remember correctly, sometime between 15min - 10min started the cool down. That 1min of lying on the floor with silence was AWESOME! It sure was a quick 1 min Over all the 90min didn't seem that long. I'm sure it was because I knew my muscles needed the stretching. Also, I don't really consider the Yoga as a workout. I'm pretty flexible and I enjoy stretching/balancing. I'm sure I will be looking forward to my Friday's.
Meal plan for today wasn't all that exciting. First thing first, my favorite protein shake and protein bar. Breakfast consist of 2 muffins with mozzarella and turkey sausage. With skim milk. Decided to make Monday night's dinner tonight, since the salmon was thawed. He recommended eating 8oz of salmon, I only ate 4oz. Along with some fresh asparagus and wild rice. I also only had half of the recommended portions of those. I will probably eat the rest for lunch tomorrow. Then tomorrow night have more of my DELICIOUS vegetable soup. That way I can take a day off from cooking Yes, the P90X chef in training needs a break from the kitchen
Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC weekend
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I started off the day sleeping in later than usual. Which in turn, throws off the rest of my day. It sure did feel good though No biggy, take care of priorities first. Which is "BRING IT"
Today was shoulders, arms, & ab ripper x. Not really a whole bunch to talk about on this one. I needed to see where I was as far as weights were concerned for the workout. Most of them I started with 15lb dumbbells, then second set 20lbs. I believe I mentioned before that I need to go buy heavier dumbbells. This workout also second that decision. It was a good workout. Then came the ever dreaded ab ripper x, aaarrrrgggggg!!!! I did my best and forgot the rest Another day CoNqUeReD
My meal plan for the day was all messed up because of sleeping in. So instead of making my breakfast like the plan recommended, I made my protein shake and ate a protein bar before my workout. Then it was 2pm by the time i cooked the breakfast meal. Here comes the 8 egg white chicken scramble. My chicken wasn't thawed out, so I used deli shaved turkey. I also only used 4 egg whites. That refueled my body after my workout. I decided to cook the recommended lunch for dinner. OMG TONY, vegetable soup that serves 18. My whole family isn't doing P90X. That's not all, it also recommended chicken salad and salad greens. Was the vegetable soup for 18 not enough? It is now 930pm, I started the vegetable soup at 7pm. I think we will be having vegetable soup tonight, the next night, the next night, and probably the next night . It sure smells good though :) Another recipe under my P90X chef belt. I might just use this one for church gatherings. All the my "mother's" will be so proud
Update: Ok, I have to say I out did myself on this one :) The vegetable soup was DELICIOUS!!! I might enjoy having it tomorrow night, the next night, and the next night
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I guess I was too pumped up after my run last night that I didn't sleep very well. Wednesday morning's I attend Men's Prayer Meeting @ 7am. I got up at 530am to get ready. I was worried about doing my workout today, thinking I wouldn't have enough energy to make it through. Especially when I didn't know what to expect. The days that I feel like I'm not going to have enough energy, is usually my best workout. Happens to me all the time.
When it came time to do my workout I was ready. It was time to put the "X" energy into Day 2 PLYOMETRICS. I always wondered what Tony does to build up the legs. Now I know. All the squats, lunges, and jumping around. It most definitely got my heart rate up. His was around 147 or so and mine was around 160. The most I liked about the workout was the changing of exercises. It kept me going. I did notice myself constantly watching the clock. I'm sure I will feel the impact of the jumping around on my knees tomorrow. I have a feeling that will be one of my favorite workouts.
As far as the meal plan for today, it was good. I chose blueberries as my berry fruit to put in the protein shake for breakfast. I was making my shake and I realized, oh no, I am wearing a white shirt. I was thinking, ok here comes one of murphy's laws. I blocked murphy out and much to my surprise I finished the shake without it getting on my white shirt . Lunch time came around and it was time for me to continue my training on being a P90X gourmet chef. Shrimp stir fry was on the menu today. Again, it was enough for 2. Since I had SO much left over, I had it for dinner too.
When this is all done, I will start my own chef business called "Cookin' In the Kitchen P90X Style" ROFL
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I was ready to "BRING IT"! I have been watching the P90X "BRING IT" TEAM "BRING IT" everyday for at least 3 wks now. It was time for me to "BRING IT" My grocery shopping is done. The meal plan for the week is stuck to the fridge. My worksheets are printed. My software program has all the preliminary data that is required up to this point.
Time to put "X" in P90X!
I initially decided that I would start the program today (July 14) because of my work schedule. Monday's are my Friday's and are usually pretty busy. I thought it would be best to have this day as my rest day. I know, how stressful can it be for an IT guy that works from home and answers the phone for 12 hrs. Take it from me, it can be mentally challenging especially on Monday's. Anyways, I changed my mind and started last night (July 13). 8pm I was off work, dvd started. Day 1 started off with chest, back, & ab ripper x. I didn't think the hour workout was that bad. Again, it reminded me of the army because of all the push-ups. The hour went by pretty quickly. There were more breaks than what I am used to taking during my own strength training program. I was like a robot & followed along with the pace of the dvd. There were several exercises in the Ab Ripper X that I will need to focus on. Especially the reverse bicycle. I'm not that coordinated yet. Over all I didn't think it was that bad. My shoulders and chest feel those push-ups though :)
Now for the meal assessment. This is for Phase 1 Level 2 plan. I have already wore out the 8 egg omelet topic. The morning breakfast portion was enough for 2 days for me. I liked it though. Lunch was also different and good. I probably could have split the salad up for 2 days, but I was pretty hungry by that time. You can't make this chef salad in a salad bowl. I had to use a medium size mixing bowl. I was glad that was the only thing for lunch. Now dinner was a little challenging. I should have reviewed the meals the night before. I forgot to thaw out the salmon for dinner. So I decided to make Day 2's dinner instead. The recipe for the gravy will make 10 servings, UNBELIEVABLE. This will be substituted for a single package of brown gravy next week. Everything else was ok. One thing that confused me was, there is a symbol indicating that there is a recipe for the green beans. I looked over and over for it and could not find it. So I just boiled them in water.
I finally made it to bed at 2am. I wasn't happy about that. I was glad that I don't work on Tuesday mornings. I have decided that I'm going back to my original plan of having Monday's as my rest day. I skipped today Day 2. I ran my 10k this evening instead. I will pick-up with Day 2 tomorrow and get back to BRINGING the X!
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