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Week 5 in Review

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Well after I do yoga today, I will have finished up my fifth week of P90X! Still loving it!
We are back to the weights this week, and I upped my weights a little too. I am sore though! I haven't really been sore in the past with this program but I am pretty sore today. Not can't move sore, but still sore. I did Stretch X after Kenpo X yesterday just work out some of that tightness. It helped a lot.

I'm also grouchy! I'm thinking it's detoxing off this sugar or something because I am so cranky! And I'm sleepy. Anyone else experience these symptoms after swearing off white sugar? I've still been eating other sweeteners. For instance, I eat Chobani greek yogurt but it has a natural sweetener in it. There is also a sweetener in the peanut butter I use but again it is an all natural one. I eat the Smart Balance PB. But other than that, really not eating any sweeteners. Oh, I've had stevia in my oatmeal today too. And of course, I eat fruit which has the most natural sugar of all! :) But no chemically processed white sugar. I'm sure I will start feeling better soon so I will just cling to that!

I'm proud of myself for my choices yesterday. I stuck to my meal plan and did KenpoX and Stretch X. It was a good day. I also got 8 hours of sleep last night! Woo Hoo! I've also taken a nap today. Like I said, I'm tired! Sugar crashing maybe? Anyway, I'm sure the energy will come back once my body adjusts.

So today, I've done very well too. I'm really wanting sugar so I've tried to find substitutions. Last night I had toasted sandwich thin with 1 tbsp of PB, chia seeds, and half a banana. It helped my craving a lot. And today, I've had a chobani greek yogurt with chia seeds and GoLean Berry Crisp. I've also eaten Oatmeal with flaxseed, more chia seeds, PB, and half a banana. That's all I've eaten so far. I'm doing good battling the urge to go next door to my mom's and steal all of her candy or poptarts. Or drive to walmart and buy a ton of baked goods. I will resist! 2 days down and just 28 more to go! Ok, that still sounds like a long time but I can do it! I will just take it one day at a time. I feel like I'm in AA. I guess it's SAA. Sugaraholics Anonymous. Well, I'm not anonymous so that doesn't even work. emoticon

Ok here was what I did in P90X this week:

Sunday: Core Synergistic
Monday: Cardio X
Tuesday: Chest, Shoulders, and Tri's (Holy Push-Ups Batman!!) and Ab Ripper X
Wednesday: was supposed to do yoga but had a lazy day instead. I just decided to use this as my rest day.
Thursday: Legs and Back & Ab Ripper X
Friday: Kenpo X and Stretch X
Saturday: Yoga X (haven't done yet but will do!)

So how is everyone else doing this week? Working hard? emoticon emoticon
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    I'm scared to try P90X - you go girl!!! Keep it up!!

    As for the sugar crash, yes, these are exactly the symptoms. Have you gotten a low-grade headache yet? That's also pretty common. Hang in there - you're doing an awesome job, and you'll feel really good on the other side. I'm on day 7, and I'm definitely starting to feel better! :)

    Some things that will absolutely help, and I'm only going by what you've posted here, so I don't know your food choice preferences. Try to include some good protein and a healthy fat in your meals. Your body is used to looking for sugar, and you're going to need to replace that fuel.

    Also, and you may want to hit me for these next comments, artificial sweeteners *may* cause you to crave additional sweet food. And, Chobani and Kashi both use Evaporated Cane Juice. Smart Balance PB uses dried cane syrup. This is just another way to say sugar. References listed below:



    Please, please don't take this as a correction. I learned these exact things too late last year after working SO HARD to get sugar out of my food choices, and wanted to spare you having to go through a second withdrawal if you choose not to include ANY sugar. emoticon
    1325 days ago
    Keep it up!
    1326 days ago
    P90x is no easy task.. my husband and son have done it .. and I did what I could.. Maybe I should think about it again..

    Hats off to you and coming off sugar, caffeine .. it is all hard and can be making you cranky... Stick to it and see how you feel .. also with all that hard core workouts make sure you are eating enough .. not eating enough is just as bad as over eating when you are working out like a pro.

    Best Wishes,
    1326 days ago
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