Last Week of P90X -- 3rd Time
I begin my last week of P90X tomorrow. Each time I've gone through it, I feel like I've learned something new and grown in some way, be it strength, flexiblity, cardio, what have you. I'm looking forward to this recovery week. I hope to be ab... Read more
Yoga as Transition
Shift work for me means both day and night shifts. Each shift is 12 hours long. Days are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nights are, of course, from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. On the "days" that I switch from night shifts back to days, I try to do y... Read more
Night Shift Food Fatigue
I am finishing my run of shifts with two night shifts. I'm fairly exhausted, and my diet reflects that (pizza, ice cream bar, jelly beans, etc.) I will be glad to have a few days off after tomorrow's night shift. I need the time to mentally r... Read more
The Sleep Diet
"Sleep your way to thinness!"
For me, this isn't too far from the truth.
I have been tracking my food for several months now and have definitely noticed that I eat less clean and more calories while at work. I have attributed this... Read more
This is going to be my next cardio adventure. Is anyone else out there riding one of these or own one? If so, which model and how do you like it? Definite recommendations or things to avoid? I'm planning on getting one at the same time that ... Read more
Top 10 P90X Suggestions:
1. When Tony tells you that you can/should take breaks--take breaks! You'll enjoy the workouts more, and you'll get more out of them instead of stumbling along out of breath and feeling discouraged that you can't keep up.
2. Take your sh... Read more
The more I do yoga, the more I want to do it every day. There is something very emotionally, physically, and spiritually centering about it. I enjoy the internal nature of the challenge--trying to improve my poses and balance. I also really f... Read more
I really have come to treasure and enjoy my days off. Especially when I work 12-hour shifts, it is really exhausting to get up early and exercise. By the time I get home, I'm physically, mentally, and often emotionally spent, and so often I wa... Read more
Last 3 weeks of P90X...
I'm starting my last 3 weeks of P90X today. This essentially means one more time through all of the strength DVDs (except Legs & Back, which will be 2 more times) and then my last recovery week. I think I've been worst on the diet this time th... Read more
I tied for 3rd place in the Top Chef contest. I am, to say the least, extremely disappointed. Probably the most disappointing part of the contest is how the winner came out on top. Before the actual contest there was a 10 minute speed challen... Read more
Top Chef Contest
I'm competing in a local "top chef" contest this evening. There are six competitors and three judges. We have 60 minutes to prepare our food using a single electric burner and shared microwave, convection oven, and sink. I'm making Bobby Flay... Read more
Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
These were disappointing. The glaze was so sweet, it tasted like it should be a dessert instead of a side dish. The mashed sweet potatoes on the following page with cinnamon and maple syrup seem like a much better idea now. Maybe later this w... Read more
The 5 Ws and 1 H of Eating
Does anyone remember back in elementary school (or maybe it was junior high) when you were taught how to write a newspaper article? For whatever reason, that stands out as a vivid memory for me. I've recently been thinking about this with rega... Read more
I'm making Bobby Flay's acho chile/honey-glazed salmon with spicy black beans for a cooking contest. The contest was supposed to be tonight, but because of bad weather it has been moved to this coming Tuesday. I'm very excited about this...and... Read more
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I'm trying to decide what this means for me. I don't do well excluding desserts/sweets entirely. I tend to miss them like crazy, eat too much other calories in their place, and then overindulge when I finally do eat them. I need to figure out... Read more