Tuesday, August 30, 2011

P90X Recovery Phase Week 8

This is the beginning Week 8 Recovery Phase!!!  I can’t believe I’m almost two months in.  What a Great workout it has been.  I have committed myself and kept with it almost every night.  If I missed a night I made up for it the next night.
I have been trying to eat clean 4 out of seven days a week and have lost 4lbs since the beginning. I love the fact that my clothes are fitting better also. 

 The workouts were so hard my first week.  But it’s amazing what the body can do.  I would have never thought two months ago that I can do the workouts I can do today.  I will not stop working out.  I can see now how difficult it was to get where I am today.  But I’m here and going to continue to go forward. 

I remember in the beginning how I used to hate the Yoga.  I didn’t look forward to it at all.  It was too long and the moves were so hard.  Well today I did Yoga X.  I can sincerely say not only did I enjoy it but I am able to do all the moves almost as well as Tony and his crew.  Sure I wish I had the muscles they have but I believe that will come in time. 

 My meals today were clean.  For breakfast I had my chocolate shakeology.  I went to Sonic for lunch and ordered the grilled chicken wrap which I believe is considered clean.

Grilled Chicken Wrap

    Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 wrap (253g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 126
Calories 390

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 14g

Saturated Fat 3.5g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1420mg
Total Carbohydrate 39g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Sugars 5g

Protein 28g

Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 17%
Iron 12%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dinner was chicken salad. 
I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their week.  Until tomorrow…

Sunday, August 28, 2011

P90X Kenpo X Week Seven

Today has been a big day.  It has also been a hard day.  We moved my brother-in-law into a convalescent home today.  He is my husband’s brother and only 63 years old.  He had a stroke last year and lost feeling on his right side.  My husband has taken this real hard and sees himself in his brother.  They are 10 years apart but very close.  After a long day of lunch, moving, shopping, unpacking and visiting we headed home.  I made dinner, did my Kenpo X workout and now I’m chilling thanking God for my blessings.

I’m so glad this was my Kenpo X night.  It is a great cardio workout.  With it being my favorite it went by fast.  It is also one of the shorter workouts on P90X. 

My meals were clean today.  For breakfast I had my Shakeology.  For lunch I had a tuna sandwich on wheat, salad, and mixed fruit. They had great food at the convalescent home.  Then for dinner I got a recipe from a fellow blogger.  It’s called Zucchini Fajitas.  They were so good, thank you Miriam!!

Have a great week everyone!!

Continue to press Play J

Saturday, August 27, 2011

P90X Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X, Week Seven

This has been my first week back to work and boy am I tired. But, I’m very proud to say that I came home after work and did my workout every day with the exception of Thursday. I did my Thursday’s Yoga X on Friday. It doesn’t matter if you miss a day just continue to hit play.

Today I did Legs, Back & Ab Ripper X. This is a great workout. I have noticed so much improvement with legs and back. I have a hard time with the three way lunge. I can do it, just slower than they do. As far as Ab ripper goes, I pushed right through it. I just kept thinking its only 15 minutes!!!

I’m almost done with week seven!!! I’ll do Kenpo X tomorrow. Then it’s on to my Recover Phase!!

My diet today was great. I had my Chocolate shakeology mixed with a teaspoon of peanut butter for brunch and bean burritos for dinner!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Even with P90X Life goes on!!

Well I missed tonights Yoga X workout. I guess today will be considered as my rest day. I'll pick up where I left off and do Yoga tomorrow. Then Legs & Back and Kenpo X on Sunday.

We got together with friends this evening for our weekly Thursday dinner. By the time I got home it was toooo late to do my 90 minute Yoga.

I feel my dinner was fairly clean. It included chicken, rice & salad. See pic. Also included were a couple glasses of wine..

until tomorrow..

Tony Horton on Motivation

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, Ab Ripper X, Week Seven

I am already half-way through week seven. How time flies when you're having fun!!! I got started on my workout early today. Right when I got home from work I put in my Chest, Shoulders & Triceps DVD. This is another one that is not one of my favorites. I have upped my weights from 5lbs to 8lbs on the weighted exercises with two exceptions..the "weighted circles" and the "pour flys" those are still 5lb weights. As far as the push-ups go I'm doing my best and forgetting the rest. I can do from 5 to 7 pushups. I still cannot do the "clap push-ups", "one arm push-ups", or the one arm "balance push-ups". But I am trying.

My eating today was clean! Breakfast was a blueberries and banana. For lunch I had a spinach leaf salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives & ranch dressing and for dinner I had a tuna/cheese melt on tortilla.

Hope everyone had a good hump day. Have a great rest of the week!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

P90X Core Synergistics Week Seven

It has been a busy last couple days. I went back to work on Monday so needless to say the days have been long. Yesterday I got out of work at 4:00, went to the store, cooked dinner, ate, worked out and before you knew it, it was 8:00 and I was ready for bed.

Last nights work out was Core Synergistics. It is getting easier but still not one of my favorite workouts. I am seeing improvement though. I still cannot do the Plank to Chatarunga Run or the reach high and under push ups. This is definitely a core workout and that’s where I need it the most so I’m pushing as hard as I can.

Tonight was Cardio X which is one of my favorites. I was going to switch this workout with plyo but decided to wait since I just started back to work. I think this is one of the shortest workouts in the program. It seems to fly by.

Last night I also made an awesome potato salad. I wish I could take credit for it but it's from one of my fellow bloggers. I wish I could remember which one..I copied and pasted the recipe but don't remember where I got it from. Anyway here's the recipe.

Snap Potato Salad
This new twist on everyone's old favorite, potato salad, combines small, delicate new potatoes with crisp green sugar snap peas for a delectable contrast in flavors and textures.
• 2 lbs. new potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed
• ¼ lb. sugar snap peas
• ½ red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
• 1 stalk celery, finely diced
• ½ cup light mayonnaise
• ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
• 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
• ½ tsp. dried dill (or 2 tsp. minced fresh dill)
• ¼ tsp. salt
Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook potatoes until tender. Drain, remove from pan, and cool to room temperature. While potatoes are cooling, put a medium saucepan of water on to boil. Trim sugar snap peas by pulling off the tips and removing the "string" that runs along the side of each pod. Blanch pea pods in boiling water for about 4 minutes (they should be cooked but still crisp), drain, run under cold water, and drain again. Cut potatoes in half and place in a large bowl, then add pea pods, bell pepper, and celery to the bowl of potatoes. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, dill, and salt. Pour over potatoes and veggies and toss to mix well. Cover and chill until serving time. (Best eaten on the same day you make it.) Serves 8.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus chilling time)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

P90X Kenpo X Week Six

I love this workout!!! Love, love, love Kenpo X!!
The stretches at the beginning didn’t feel so bad.  I was able to keep up with the entire workout and man did I sweat!! 

Week six done!! Tomorrow I start Week 7 with Core Synergistics!  I can’t believe I’ve made it this far!!

Here are a few quotes from Tony Horton in this workout:

“I’m 45 going on 46 I don’t believe in aging. Aging whatever, got your aging right here”  “I believe in moving and eating good”.

“Take care of your body and it will take care of you”.

For breakfast I had a scrambled egg omelet which included red bell pepper, onions, cheddar cheese yummy.  I’m going to try and eat clean the rest of the day!!

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

P90X Legs, Back & Ab Ripper X week 6

Well this weekend has been a busy weekend so my diet and exercise have not been great.  We went out to dinner and dancing with friends last night so I’ll consider that my cheat meal.  Today my son and I went out for an Italian brunch which makes another cheat!!!
Believe me Both of those were worth the cheat!!

 I did not do my legs, back and ab ripper last night but it’s not a total loss because I did it today and I will do my Kenpo tomorrow which was suppose to be my rest day.

Legs and back was a great workout.  As I’ve said before, sneaky lunges are my favorite.  I think I love them so much because I can do them perfect and feel the burn so I know they’re working.  Not to say I don’t feel the burn on the others.  Wall squats and chair salutations have always been hard but I can do them both now the total time required.

 This has been my best ab ripper x workout to date!!  The bicycles, forward and reverse 25 done whoohoo.  Even the Fifer scissors I was able to 25 whoohoo!!

 On a side note.  My son is going to be in the Cowboys Half-time show with his Mavericks Cheer Team tomorrow night!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

P90X Week Six, Day Four, Yoga X

Today was Meet the Teacher night at school.  I'm an aide so we were serving hotdogs, chips, and drinks, until about 7:30pm  for relay for life. I got home about 8:00.  But when I walked in the door I still pressed Play. 

Whoohoooo for P90X, Yoga X!!! I hate it but I Love it!!! This is Week Six, Day four Yoga X.  I have grown to love this workout.  Even though it’s long there is such a feeling of peace and accomplishment when I’m done.   The moves feel great and I am able to do them all with the exception of crane.  I promise I will try it next week.
Tony Horton gets on some peoples nerves with his talking, but I love it.  He always has the right thing to say at the right time.  It seems like when he says to adjust or move a certain way I need that! He's also very encouraging.

This video is Great!! It is Tony Horton talking about Yoga X

P90X Week 6 Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, Ab Ripper X

P90X Week 6 Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, Ab Ripper X

This evening was week 6 Chest, Shoulders, Triceps & Ab Ripper X.  Finally, Finally, Finally I am able to do more than 5 pushups lol.  “Real pushups” after that I modify (doing from knees).  The clap pushups and one arm pushups are still too hard.  But, it is working and it feels great! On the other exercises I have raised my weights from 5lbs to 8lbs and am able to do at least 8 to 10 reps.  The exceptions are Pour Flyes which I use 5lbs and weighted circles I don’t use any weight at all. 

Ab Ripper X is also coming along.  Reverse bicycles were easier tonight.  I was able to do 20.  Ab Ripper in general has gotten easier.  I keep telling myself I will never quit!! It is toooo hard to start over.

I have linked some of these workouts to different pages so you can see what exercises are included. 

We made it through hump day.  Hope everyone has a good rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

P90X Week 6 Cardio X

I really believe diet depends on how you’re work out goes! I ate real light today. For breakfast I had fresh watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe. Lunch was a romaine lettuce salad with tomatoes & olives. After my workout for dinner I had salad and Italian seasoned chicken breast. So all in all I think it was a good diet day. 
My Cardio X workout was great I can keep up with the entire workout and it’s over before I know it. I am doing the Lean workout and it does seem easier than the classic. I may start doing the Plyo on my Cardio night. But then again I may wait until week 9, training block 3.

Tomorrow is Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, and Ab Ripper X. I’m going to try and start this one a little earlier. Nights when Ab Ripper is included the workout is only 15minutes shorter than the Yoga workout.

Monday, August 15, 2011

P90X Week 6 Core Synergistics

Wow I can’t believe, “how time flies when you’re having fun” lol.  I’m in week six of the Lean Program.  Core Synergistics has definitely gotten easier.  Exercises that I couldn’t do one of I can now do 5 to 10.  I have no problem with any of the leg exercises.  Again, I love the lunges and love the pain!  The push-ups are still hard but I can do at least 5 and then modify.  The Hip Rises I’ve gone from 1 to about 7.  It doesn’t seem like a lot but it’s an accomplishment for me.

For my diet today I met a friend for lunch and went to Stone soup.  I tried being healthy and ordered ½ turkey sandwich on wheat with lettuce, tomatoes & mayo on the side with a cup of broccoli & cheese soup.  After my workout I had my shakeology. 

I didn’t do the pic and measurements in the beginning which I probably should have.  I’m not losing a lot on the scale but I know I’m losing inches because my clothes are fitting much better. 

I will go shopping this week and make a diet plan..

Have a Great evening!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

P90X week 5 done!!

Last night was Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X. Again I don't think recovery week helped. It was definitely harder at the beginning of the workout. I was able to do everything, just at a slower pace. Sneaky Lunges are still my favorite. I can keep up with these and love the pain!!!!

Ab Ripper X was tough in the beginning after doing 25 bicycles I was only able to do about 15 reverse bicycles. That was tough. But once I got started it got easier. I was able to do 25 fifer scissors which I have never been able to do. Then, the rest of the workout was not a problem.

My diet yesterday was pretty good I didn't eat a whole lot.
For breakfast I went with a friend to IHop and ordered the simple & fit breakfast. Which included, Scrambled egg substitute, two strips of turkey bacon, whole wheat toast and fresh fruit.
For an afternoon snack or lunch I had two celery stalks with peanut butter & cantaloupe, watermelon & honeydew fruit cup.
After my workout I had my Chocolate Shakeology mixed with banana and peanut butter. Then I was done for the day!

Today I will do Kenpo X which I love!!! Then week 5 will be done woohoo. I haven’t decided but I'll probably do the stretch tomorrow night.

On a side note -Thank you God for the rain in Texas!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

P90X Week 5 Yoga

As of today I am in my 5th week of P90X and real proud of myself for continuing to press play and not missing one day!!! It is actually my 6th time to do Yoga X because I had it twice during the recovery week. I feel I am doing very well for doing this workout (yoga x) only six times. My only modifications were some of the torso holds near the end. Oh and I just don't do the crane.

My diet today was a total cheat! I had my shakeology shake this morning. For lunch I had peanut butter & Jelly on whole wheat with Sun Chips. Dinner was ......bacon burgers with all the fixins, fries, corn on the cob...with peach cobbler for desert.  Ouch!!!!  Every Thursday night we get together with another couple for dinner at their house or ours so it’s like a treat and I guess that’s considered my cheat night.

I know diet means a lot and I need to eat clean for this to work.  My main goal is to tone.  Losing 5 or 10 lbs. wouldn’t hurt either.  Hey, but for a grandma I’m not doing to bad!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

P90X week 5 Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, & Ab Ripper X

I now know my least favorite workout!!! This is it!  It probably doesn’t help it being my first workout with weights since recovery week.  Actually the weight exercises weren’t hard.  It was all those push-ups that did me in.  I must have weak arms.  I cannot do push-ups. L Anyway I pushed through. 

Yoga tomorrow huuummmmmm!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

P90X Cardio X week 5!

I think this one is my favorite.  Cardio X has a little bit of everything as far as cardio workouts go. It’s got Yoga, Kenpo, Plyo, and abs. I like it because I can do it all with no modifying. Also, the hour seems to go by real fast!! I had my Shakeology with peanut butter after my workout and was ready for my day! Hope everyone is having a Great Day!

P90X Core Synergistics

Week 5 Core Synergistics done!!! I felt great after this workout. After five weeks I am seeing improvement. I can do all the exercises without modifying except the push-ups.

I think my favorite is the lunge, kickback, curl press, it works so many different areas. Although the lunge reach comes in a close second.

My meals were clean today. Breakfast was oatmeal with sliced bananas, chocolate shakeology for lunch and chicken salad for dinner.

Tomorrow is Cardio X. Going to Bring It!!!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chris Tumbling at Maverick!

This is my son Chris and this is what he does!!! He has been an inspiration to me!!

P90X Recovery week done!!

Today was the last day of recovery week with yoga.  I have seen so much improvement with this workout.  The last 15 minutes with abs is still hard but that's where I need it the most so I'm trying to push it!

Monday I start week 5.  I'm anxious to use the weights and focus on arms, legs and abs individually again.  Recovery week was more of a cardio and stretch. 

I'm ready to push it these next two weeks until school starts. Then Summer Vacation is over :(

I'll need to find the time at night to workout and continue to focus on my diet!!
Have a Great week everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

P90X Recovery Phase, Day 5, Cardio X

What a Great Workout!! I love Cardio X!  It has a little bit of everything. It has some Yoga, Kenpo, Plyo, and Abs.  I feel accomplished after doing it.  Every part of your body feels like it's been worked out.

Diet today has been ok.  I had my shakeology for brunch. Then White Cheddar Natural Cheetos for snack..(I don't know if that's considered clean eating or not). I was on my own for dinner this evening so I had chicken salad on wheat with Original Sun Chips.. I told y'all I was bad with the snacks. 

Tomorrow is Yoga X then I'm done with Recovery Phase and start week 5!! Wow how time flies!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

P90X Recovery week day 2 & 3

P90X Recovery week day 2 & 3 is done!! Core Synergistics is hard but I’m still modifying and doing my best.  Next was Kenpo X and I love Kenpo.  I was able to push hard and work up a good sweat.  I feel myself getting stronger and am definitely seeing definition in my arms and legs and it’s only been 4 weeks.  My clothes are also fitting better. 
I’ve been trying to eat clean with healthy snacks.  For anyone out there starting P90X, it seems so hard at first but after time you’ll find yourself able to do more and more.  Just keep pressing play, do your best and forget the rest.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

P90X Recovery Phase

For the Lean Program it starts off with Yoga in the Recovery Phase.  I was not looking forward to that hour and thirty minutes!!! But to my surprise I actually enjoyed it.  The moves have gotten so much easier.  I am able to do 99% of it keep up.  It is a long workout but if you don’t think about the time and have the time it’s worth it.
Today is Core Synergistics.  This is another one I am not looking forward to but I’m going to do my best and forget the rest!!!!
My diet has not been great but I am trying.  It’s the snacking that’s hurting me.  I’m going shopping for healthy snacks today.  Any suggestions???  Hope everyone is having a great week!!