SEPLIBRA1982's SparkPeople Blog SEPLIBRA1982's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community p90x - Week 4 Just a quick update about my progress with p90x. Today, I start week 4, which is a recovery phase. No resistance training, just cardio and yoga. I'm kind of bummed that I have to deal with Yoga X two times this week. I don't mind the actual yoga, but 90 minutes of it.... <em>198</em> . I am excited to have an extra session of Core Synergistics. This particular routine reminds me of Jillian Michaels. Mid week, I'm finally going to give Stretch X a whirl. It's been an option these pas... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:14:42 EST P90x - Day 1 I am more consistent in my workouts when I have a set schedule. The BB worked great for me because I knew what I had to do and when. Since I finished the BB a few weeks ago, I've kind of been all over the place with my workouts...super intense one week, and then not so much the next. Knowing that having a schedule is the key to my personal success, I've decided that it's probably time I jump on the p90x bandwagon. <BR> <BR> I've always been hesitant to try it, believing it to be way out o... Mon, 20 May 2013 13:16:35 EST Butt Bible - 6 Weeks Later Yesterday, I officially completed the Butt Bible. Although I am very pleased with the results, they weren't as dramatic as I was hoping. Especially considering that I incorporated running, Ab Ripper X, and Killer Abs by Jillian Michaels. Then again, I was pretty lax with my diet... <em>4</em> . As I was using this program as a means to get back into a healthy life style, I decided to focus on making exercise a habit (not that I wasn't conscious of what I was eating). <BR> <BR> <img s... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:19:03 EST Butt Bible - Wrapping Up Week 4 The 'Butt Bible'...what a cheesy name for a workout dvd! I'm just reading through a couple of my last posts, and everytime I see Butt Bible, I cringe. <BR> <BR> Like the month of March, this BB program has flown by. I have one more L2 Upper Body workout left, and then it's on to week 5. In week 5, I move up to L3 Upper & Lower body workouts, and each workout is an extra 10 minutes long (40 minutes instead of 30). I haven't sneaked a peak, so I'm not sure what these extended workouts will ... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:03:50 EST Butt Bible - Week 3 in Process I started my 3rd week this past Friday, which meant it was time to move on from L1 to L2 for both upper and lower body workouts. The jump from 20 minutes to 30 minutes really wasn't that bad. My runs are usually 30 minutes, and the JM Killer Abs DVD I've been using is also 30 minutes, so it's not like 30 minutes is some magical number I have yet to cross. <BR> <BR> I'm forcing myself to use heavier weights, at least for the first set. Nothing crazy; just going for the 10 pounders instead... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:18:29 EST Butt Bible - Week 1 Complete I finally got around to ordering the Butt Bible from Amazon, and started the six week program last Friday (March 1st). I did take beginning pics, but they aren't very good as I have yet to master self portraits from the back using a cell phone and a mirror. Go figure! If I remember, I would like to have J take a couple of pics for me tonight before I get any further into the program. <BR> <BR> Initial Thoughts... <BR> <BR> The L1 workouts are relatively easy. I feel like I'm getting a d... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:37:41 EST Day 2 Reason #41 as to how I know I'm old: It takes two whole days to kick a hangover! <BR> <BR> Now that I'm finally feeling back to normal after New Years Eve, I'm hoping to get reaquainted with my trusty treadmill. It's only been a couple of weeks, but to be truthful, my dedication has been lacking since Thanksgiving. I was really making some progress with my runs, and then I got lazy and was running the bare minimum through Christmas, and then I just went on a straight up hiatus. <BR> <BR... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:54:33 EST The Holidays Kicked my @ss Dear SP, <BR> <BR> I know it's been a while since we last got together, but I wanted to let you know that you've been on my mind lately. <BR> <BR> In 2010, we were the best of friends. We did everything together in the months leading up to my May wedding. With your support, I lost 40 pounds, which I've managed to (mostly <em>30</em> ) keep off. <BR> <BR> Over the next two years, we kept in touch, although it was sporadic. However, over the last couple of weeks I find myself in need... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:29:33 EST Time to Refocus: One Day at a Time 12 lbs over perfect, and 7 lbs over happy. <BR> <BR> As much as I would like to say that I don't know how I got here, I know damn well that I've shown little to no control in my eating habits, and with a bum right foot, my mileage has been non-existent. Don't get me wrong, I'm still running but I'm struggling to make it through 12-16 miles per week. My right foot was finally starting to feel better so I never refilled the anti-inflamatory meds last week, and that was a mistake on my part. ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:33:09 EST Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs L1 Complete! Instead of the two weeks I expected it to take, it took three weeks for me to complete 10 days of Jillian Michael's Killer Buns & Thighs. I couldn't handle her voice more than 3-4x per week, even though 5-6x per week is suggested. I mixed things up a bit with the Crunch Fitness Ass & Abs workout, plus some P90x DVDs. <BR> <BR> Over the past three weeks, KB&T L1 got considerably easier to get through, which was great at keeping me motivated. I've lost about an inch from each thigh (!), and... Fri, 11 May 2012 10:02:23 EST New Treadmill = Happy I finally bit the bullet and bought a treadmill last week, after a whole year of talking about it. I wanted to stay under $1,000 because my husband and I already have gym memberships that we pay for monthly, plus there's a hot yoga studio that I like to frequent. However, I was concerned that a treadmill in this price range would be better suited for walking and not running. I spoke with a lot of people, and read a lot of information online before finally feeling comfortable about buying ... Wed, 9 May 2012 13:32:45 EST Jillian Michael's Killer Buns & Thighs In the recent past, I've worked out to Jillian Micheal's Killer Buns & Thighs DVD several times. I never went beyond L1, and didn't stick with a schedule. Think rainy days that I didn't feel like trekking to the gym. I enjoyed the workout, and always broke a sweat. Now that summer is right around the corner, I decided to really give this DVD a go. My goal is to use this DVD 5x per week, and to complete 10 days at each level before moving on to the next level. 3 of the 5 days are followe... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:11:26 EST Broad Street is looking like a no go... ...and I have no one to blame but myself! <BR> <BR> Until March, my runs were going pretty well. I was running 5 miles a few times a week, plus a longer run on Saturdays. My long runs we're already up to 8 miles, which was great considering that the Broad Street is 10 miles. I was ahead of the game! But then March rolled in, and my motivation rolled out. As my runs were getting longer, they were starting to get boring. I was finding it hard to get excited about running for 1+ hours on... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:32:52 EST Broad Street Run Training - Week 2 After what amounted to basically taking a month off, I started running again last week in prep for the Broad Street Run. Before my hiatus, I was averaging about 20 miles a week, including an 8 mile long run on Saturdays. New sneakers caused blisters, which resulted in some time off. Same new sneakers caused arch pain, which resulted in more time off. And then I just got lazy <em>198</em> . <BR> <BR> I am an avid Nike+ runner. While it's not completely accurate, it is consistent. I ... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:25:07 EST