Thursday, September 29, 2011

P90X week eleven almost done!!!!

I’m Soooo tired this evening.  It’s been a long week!! The weekend can’t come soon enough! 

I did my Cardio X on Tuesday and Shoulders, Arms and Ab Ripper X with my grandson last night.

I’m taking tonight off and doing my Yoga tomorrow!!  Tonight will be a cheat night at On The Border then we’re catching up on some X Factor and Survivor!!

I’ve eaten clean most the week with Eggs, Salad, Tuna Salad and Shakeology!!

Yea for Friday!!! Have a Great Day!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chest and Back P90X

Week Ten is done!!!

Tonight I started week eleven with Chest, Back and Ab Ripper X. I have not done this particular workout in over two weeks. I don’t think push-ups will ever be my favorite. I am able to do about ten now without modifying. So that’s some improvement.

Tomorrow will be Cardio X and I’m looking forward to it!!

I am also looking forward to finishing up this program and starting on the Classic Version. I’m anxious to start working the legs again and also doing the plyometrics.

Today was considered a cheat day…that’s all I’ll say about that. We need to go grocery shopping badly. My goal for this week is to eat clean the rest of the week. Well, with the exception of our Thursday night “Survivor” night.

Wishing you all a Great week.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

P90X rest day

Today was my P90X rest day.  LOL!! But, we painted my son’s room, which needed two coats to cover his red walls.  We also painted the ceiling.  Sooooo I would say I got my workout in. 

Tomorrow is week 11 Chest, Back and Ab ripper.  I actually have three weeks left.  I forgot about week 13 “recovery phase”. 

Today I can actually say I ate clean all day.  Breakfast this morning was egg, cheese, onion and tomato omelet. For lunch I had salad with spinach leaves, olives, cucumbers and tomatoes. Dinner was my chocolate shakeology with natural peanut butter.  This evenings snack I had low fat popcorn. 

Have a GREAT Week!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

P90X Kenpo X

P90X Kenpo X week 10 done!! For those of you that don't know P90X
Here is an example of the Kenpo X moves.
I truely love this workout. It's quick and fun!!

Tomorrow is rest day and Monday I start week 11!!! Just two more weeks and my first journey is complete. Then I will start P90X Classic version!

Friday, September 23, 2011

P90X Core Synergistics week 10

This has been a beautiful week and I believe Autumn is in the air.  Whoohoo I love the Fall!! I’m looking forward to the cool, crisp, weather, the beautiful color changes, and the wonderful smells in the air. It’ll be great to get out there and run in the evenings again.  As for tonight though I will be doing Core Synergistics and I’m looking forward to it.

It has been a busy week for me so I have worked out about every other day!  But I continue to push play. 

I still feel great and have lost about three pounds since the beginning.  I also went to the doctors last Saturday to have my blood work done.  Aside from my blood pressure and cholesterol being high everything looked good.  They did put me on blood pressure medicine but as far as my cholesterol goes I am working on that with diet and exercise.  It has gone down.

 This is what my records show:

On 3/19/10

Cholesterol, total – 231

HDL Cholesterol – 71

LDL Cholesterol – 140

On 9/17/11

Cholesterol, total – 236

HDL Cholesterol – 86 (really good)

LDL Cholesterol – 129(gone down)

I’m not sure why the total is higher but my HDL and LDL has improved.  I believe that exercise and shakeology has contributed to these numbers.

So I’m not going on cholesterol medicine yet and going to continue my P90X and clean eating journey and hopefully these numbers will continue to improve.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

P90X Yoga X

P90X Yoga X

I am currently in my tenth week of P90X Lean program!  In only a couple more weeks I’ll be done with round one.  After my 90 days I plan on starting over and doing the P90X Classic program.  I am looking forward to this.  It is a little harder and has plyometrics as opposed to cardio X.

This has been a lifestyle change for me.  Even if I miss a night or two I just do the workout when I can.  I try to do it six nights a week but sometimes life gets busy and I have to miss a night. It doesn’t mean I quit.  I just continue on the next night with the one I missed, or I may switch up a rest day. 

Last night I did my Yoga X and as I’ve said before “I have grown to love this workout”.  I remember in the beginning of this journey I hated Yoga.  I think it was because the moves were so hard.  Now ten weeks later I can do the moves.  It just amazes me how I can do moves that I never thought were possible.  

I am also starting to see definition in my arms and legs. Which is a plus!!

Tonight I should be doing core synergistics but I’m saving that for tomorrow since it’s our Thursday night with friends and “Survivor”.

Have a Great Friday!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

P90X Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!  We really enjoyed our time with the family and football.  Yea Cowboys!!!

I didn’t work out yesterday but did my Back & Biceps, AbRipper today.  I’m on week ten, day three, and this is the first time this particular workout is in the “Lean Program”.  It is in the “Classic Program” a few more times.  I enjoyed it so I look forward to doing it in my next 90 day journey when I move from “Lean” to the “Classic Program” with plyometrics.

I’m using 10lb weights on the weighted exercises and still using the chair for pull-ups.  I really don’t enjoy pull-ups or push-ups.  I think those are just men exercises. 

But, I do feel confident that my arms are getting stronger!!

I just had coffee for breakfast this morning.  Which I know is not healthy.  For lunch I had my shakeology and dinner was shrimp and salad.

My next workout is Yoga X which probably won’t be until Wednesday. 

Have a Wonderful week!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

P90X Cardio X Week 10

Yesterday afternoon was Cardio X.  This is one of my favorites.  The time just flew by and I was done!

Today included church, family and football. So I am counting today as a rest day.

Tomorrow will be Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper X

See you then~

Yea Cowboys!!!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

P90X Chest, shoulders, Triceps & Ab Ripper X week 10

Tonight’s busy evening included dinner, dishes, homework with grandson, visiting with my son’s friend who had just returned from a mission trip (haven’t seen him in two years J, laundry, and work-out!!

People say it’s hard to find the time to work out!! That is so true but you just have to make the time.  Either morning or evening workouts work best.  My workouts have always been in the evening, mostly because I am not a morning person. 

Tonight’s workout was Chest, Shoulders, Triceps & Ab Ripper X.  I am finally feeling comfortable with this workout.  I was able to do push-ups and keep up with Laura.  I basically follow her and am able to do what she does.  I notice she doesn’t go down too far in her push-ups.  So I am able to copy her moves.  Thanks Laura!!!

Breakfast today was grapes and strawberries; Lunch was school popcorn chicken, spinach and dessert which were a mixture of pineapple, peaches, and marshmallows.
On good note I didn’t get the roll or mashed potatoes.  Then dinner was left over split pea soup.

I’ll be done with this Journey of P90X lean version in 3 weeks but this time I’m not quitting.  I’ll be starting a new Journey.  I’m going to do the Classic version of P90X next.   

Whoohoo tomorrow is Friday!! I’m looking forward to a wonderful weekend with the family!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

P90X Core Synergistics and Kenpo X week 9

Core Synergistics done.  I’ve gotten better on this one but it’s still not one of my favorites.  I feel my arms getting stronger with the push-ups but those are the worst part of this workout.  I do like the Lunge & Reach and the Lunge Kickback Curl Press. 

I ate pretty clean yesterday. For breakfast I had Quaker oatmeal, Lunch was salad and dinner last night was shrimp stir-fry with red beans & rice and salad. 

Tonight I did Kenpo X one of my favorites.  Week 9 is done!!!  Whoohoo!!

Today’s meals were oatmeal for breakfast, salad with peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and ranch dressing for lunch and split pea soup with smoked turkey for dinner!!

Tomorrow is rest night and SURVIVOR PREMIER.  It’ll probably be a cheat meal with great friends!!

Have a great hump day J

Sunday, September 11, 2011

P90X Yoga X Week 9 Day 60

I’m 60 days in and feel GREAT!!!  I really do like the Yoga X now that I’m finally able to do all the moves with no modification.  This is a great workout and stretches every part of your body.  I can’t emphasize enough what your body can do over time.  I never thought I would be able to do the Right-Angle Pose to Extended Right-Angle Pose& Grab, or put my palm on the floor and do the half moon, Also the  Plough into Shoulder Stand with Leg Variations into Plough but I’m doing it all. 

I’ve lost two pounds last week!! I’m also noticing my waist shrinking. My pants are definitely not as tight. 

Tomorrow is Core Synergistics!!

Have a Great week & Go Cowboys!!!!

Remembering 9/11

You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy."
--Colin Powell
 Have a Blessed day!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

P90X Cardio X week 9

I love, love, love Cardio X!!!  It is such a fun workout.  The time seems to fly by and you work up a good sweat.   This workout has a little bit of everything.  There’s some Yoga, Kenpo, Plyo and ending with Abs.  Cardio X is a combination of all these P90X exercises but is filmed as its own workout and it’s only about 45 minutes long. 

My diet was semi-clean yesterday.  I actually had no breakfast which was not a good thing.  Lunch included a turkey sandwich with fruit.  After work I had peanut/jelly on wheat with some corn chips and our treat last night was pizza!!!  Oddly enough I was down a lb this morning.  I guess I burned some calories with Cardio!!

Today will be Shoulders, Arms & Ab Ripper X.  Then some much need Cleaning!!

Have a Great Day!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

P90X Chest, Back and Ab Ripper X

I have made it to week 9 in my P90X Journey whoohoo!  With that being said Chest and back is still not one of my favorite workouts.  In fact I think it is my least favorite!!!! I just don’t like pushups, maybe it’s because I have a hard time doing them.  I can still only do about 7 then I use my knees.

In doing the lean program I have noticed that there is no Legs workout for the rest of the program (the next four weeks).  I was disappointed when I noticed this because legs is one of my favorite workouts.  I do work the legs in kenpo, cardio & yoga but I need the “legs/back” workout to work my legs specifically.   I may switch back/chest for legs/back.

I have four more weeks then I have finished my 90 day workout.  I think this time when I finish I’m going to move on to the Classic version of P90X.  It’s a little harder and instead of cardio I’ll be doing plyo.

My eating has not been totally clean… I had my peanut butter in shakeology for breakfast, Chicken rings, wheat roll, broccoli & cheese for lunch (school lunch) and tuna salad for dinner. 

Until tomorrow’s Cardio!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

P90X Yoga X week 8

We had a tremendously big weekend. We went to a wedding in Amarillo which is about a seven hour drive from Fort Worth and there’s not much to look at!!! For lunch I had a vegetable/spinach salad from Subway.  It was Awesome.  Then of course dinner was at the wedding which was definitely not clean eating. But, it was soooo good.  We headed home the next morning which made for a quick trip.  We stopped at Cracker Barrel for brunch and I ordered the healthy breakfast with wheat toast instead of the muffin and turkey sausage. 

On the way home we stopped at Palo Duro Canyon which was beautiful!!! Check out the beautiful pictures. 


Then for Dinner we stopped at a Mexican Restaurant in Wichita Falls, I think it was El Chico.  This was definitely a cheat meal including a couple Margaritas.  We arrived home about 10:30 last night.

I was just a tad tired at work today so when I got home I took about a thirty minute nap then did my Yoga X.  It seemed long this time around but am glad I did it!!!

This marks the end of week eight!!!! Since I’ve already had a rest night I’m going straight into my 9th week tomorrow with chest, back and Ab ripper x!!

I’m continuing to push play and going to try and eat clean the rest of the week.

Have a Great week!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

P90X Recovery Phase week 8

X Stretch and Cardio X done!!!  I had plans yesterday (date night with my husband) so I did X Stretch this morning and Cardio X this evening with my grandson.  It’s so much fun working out with a little 8 year old.   Then we enjoyed Alice in Wonderland together!  Of course he crashed in the middle of the Movie.

We’re heading to Amarillo for a wedding tomorrow so my last workout of the Recovery Phase Yoga X will have to be on Monday.  Like I’ve said before if you miss a day it’s no big deal just push play the next day.
I enjoyed my Shakeology today mixed with banana and natural peanut butter for breakfast, Lunch was salad with peppers, cucumbers, olives and tomatoes and dinner was left over chicken tortillas.  For a snack during our movie we had celery with peanut butter.

I have started a New Phase in this P90X Journey I'm on.  I have decided to become a Beachbody coach  so if anyone has any questions about beachbody workouts, dvds, shakeology or the diet plan please don't hesitate to ask. 

Have a Safe Labor Day weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

My P90X Conviction

Wow this has been a busy week and it’s going to be an even busier weekend.  That being said I have continued to do my workouts and push play.

We all have a life and some of us are busier than others.  But what I have learned in this Journey is to never quit!!!! 

If I’m tired I push myself to hit play.  Once I get started on the workout I’m fine and in the end glad I did it.  That is a much better feeling than sitting there saying “I should have done my workout”.  It is sooooo easy to skip it.  Believe me!!  If I was to skip a workout too many times it would be harder to get back into it.  There are days I may have plans and miss my workout.  But that doesn’t mean I quit.  It’s only one workout.  I can make it up the following night and do.

I have made a lifestyle change.  Which means this is for life!  I’m never quitting.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!!