Ok well almost naked. These posts always seem to get the most attention, and so I feel extra pressure to be witty and what not.
In case you’re just tuning in, C and I are on a quest to long term wellness. And we feel the first step is to do P90X Doubles. What prompted such a change you might ask yourself? Was it the scary texts from Dr. M? No, well not really, although I want my husband to have high cholesterol as much as the next gal (in other words I don’t want him to have high cholesterol).
It’s just not as funny if you have to explain it….
We I am doing this cause I want to be able to throw my body around “like a ragdoll” as C says. If you haven’t you should definitely check out the videos I posted yesterday. No seriously they are of two pole dancers…yeah see now you want to go look, go ahead, I’ll wait for ya. C just wants to get bigger…
So without further ado, here are the photos. I know I’m a long way from the dancers, BUT this is where I am not and that’s what we’re dealing with. Hey do you think it matters that those dancers are like 5’2” and I’m 5’10”……NAH surely not!
Sooooooo there ya go. I know I know BUT things will get better…I hope.
Ok so I know that she is like 5’2 with 7 feet worth of Daddy issues BUT my gosh is that child in control of her body!
Lee: Hey Col, will you watch this for a sec….puhleeeeeeaze
Col: What is it?
Lee: It’s a pole dancer. I want to be able to do this.
Col: Pole dance?…uh…no. We pay Amy a lot of money so you don’t have to go work out those issues with a pole!
Lee: Just watch.
Col: Shit! She’s really good.
Lee: My point….made! How do I get to be able to do that?
Col: It’ll take longer than 90 days.
I could say p’wned here but I shall not. After discussing the length of time and method and what muscles this girl is wielding we decided the inevitable. We are both becoming pole dancers!
JK…but seriouisly….no really jk….but really we are beginning a new journey in our lives.
See about 2 weeks later we had an annual check-up and the texts with my Dr went like this:
Dr. M: Your cholesterol was up, which shocked me, but I’m worried that Colin’s was even higher than last years.
Dr. M: You need to cut back on all that Southern Cooking!
Lee: I’m sorry Dr. M your—bre—-ing—p. Ca—b—ck—lat—click. Well technically there was no click as this was a text convo BUT you get the point.
So in our my attempt to enable me to be able to do things with my body liken unto a ragdoll, and in an effort to keep my husband alive we are committing to the following:
90 days of P90X Doubles, then 60 days of me doing Insanity and possibly Colin doing Beast. Then, finally if I stick it out for 150 days, Colin said I could take a pole dancing class!
You know what this means, more ½ naked photos. Check it out, tomorrow is the first set, AND I even bought special fitness clothes to model in—no more bra and undies!
Monday saw a return to the whole Plyo-Cardio-Circuit-run-your-body-to-a-limp-mass-of-sweat-day. After doing Pure Cardio which is NOT interval training, I found it difficult to switch in my head that we weren’t doing each exercise for a whole minute.
I did however make it through the Warm-Up sans stopping and gripping my heart, so that was cool. We were really looking forward to Tuesday, and I know we were both worn out.
I should tape us working out one night. We get through the warm up and it’s just Shaun T talking, then we go into stretching and Borla and Kalie think that in THAT moment they should help and lick ALL the sweat off of us….yeah trying to stretch out your hams while a boxer puppy is all in your face is NOT cool. I hear, “BORLA! No! I am not doing this for you……NO Borla. I’m NOT playing with you. Kalie NO I didnt’ call you-BORLA! Kal–NO.” I laugh inside.
Then we sweat like we are trying to fill the oceans! The closer we get to the end the more vocal we get. “You’re doing great baby. Look at your form! You are so awesome! You’re killing it! You GOT THIS!” And occasionally there are some battle cries.
The whole time we’re working out the dogs sleep. Which personally I find rude. Like I’m working my butt off, I want to sleep!
Then cool down comes and we are drip-ping in sweat. Borla just senses that we are so exhausted we can’t fight her off and bathes us, literally bathes us in her huge tongue. We have 0 energy left so we can’t push her off, and she knows this. Kalie isn’t far behind seeing we are too wiped to even fight her off.
I think Beach Body should consider adding a dog/puppy or two to their Warm-Up and Cool-Down. Then we call fight off tongues together!
Wednesday starts week 2 people!
Soooooooooooooo I have some very very interesting stats to reveal!
1st blog post with body pictures on them yielded 45 views.
2nd blog post with out body pictures yielded 12 views.
3rd blog post with body pictures yielded 49 views.
I think I’ve finally figured out what you guys want. You LOVE pictures of my rent house carpet!! I think my next post will be just of my carpet….think of all the views I will get! 😉
PS just so you know I now feel extremely guilty when I don’t add a photo, so I’m going to start adding random ones.
Sunday was “Pure Cardio.” I think it was mislabeled. It was more like “Pure Hell.” It was hard (of course it’s a workout program) and I sweated like a pig…well like a pig would if it could. I looked like I was about to die and I prayed to the great and speech troubled Shaun T, “Please MAKE-IT-STOP!” He replied with “Dig deeper! Don’t forget about your core!”
Hey did any of your guys try to do the fit test?
PS: Random photos will start manana (that’s tomorrow in Spanish).
1st things 1st all you fitness junkies. I see that you guys much prefer my posts when I mention the word bra or bribe you guys with fitness pictures…
So Friday night we did 2 things–I know we are daring, we are unpredictable, we are adventurous, we are getting old and there isn’t much to do in Tulsa, OK. Not only did we work out we also went to a High School football game! We were really really busy.
Football game was awesome. My cousin plays for a large high school in Tulsa called Jenks. They are a 6A high school and they played a large rival on Friday night. Last year Broken Arrow High School won but it was in large part due to the refs. And I think they had the same refs back this year. It was absolutely astounding to watch a game where the refs so blatantly favored the other team! At the 3rd quarter, BA had yet to score and Jenks had 17 on the board. In an attempt to help BA out the refs walked the team down the field. BA did get on the board, and the final score was 7 to 24 Jenks. It was a very exciting game. Too bad BA couldn’t just play it straight.
Our work out on Friday was intense! BUT the cool thing is while my body is still in revolt I think my muscles are starting to remember P90X. Colin always tells me that muscles remember from the last time you worked out, so I think my muscles are starting to remember. I wasn’t as tired as I was before….we’ll see if it bites me in the a** later.
Saturday was the BEST work out ever!! It was a recovery workout, which for those of you who don’t know the Beachbody way with intense workouts there is a “Recovery Day.” On a recovery day the workout is a lot of stretching and breathing and just generally helping your body recover. It is awesome and it typically comes at just the right time in the workout sequence.
Sunday just says “Pure Cardio” oooohhhh my body. Well I guess we’ll just have to see.
So did anybody go and do any comparisons between when I started P90X and Insanity? Did I gain all the weight back? Did I gain more back? I looked and couldn’t tell–tell me tell me.
See the photos below and let me know…
Yup that is right….I’m dead. I died yesterday while working out to my 1st full workout on Insanity!
For realz though my legs don’t work and knees won’t really straighten and I move like one of those chicks at the end of an Ironman. I think I am about as prepared for Insanity as Julie Moss was for the Ironman….except she came in 2nd and was fresh out of college…
We did the “warm-up” and let me just explain that by “warm-up” what Shaun T really means is “This is my first attempt to kill you.” Well let me tell ya, right now it’s Shaun T 1 and me 0.
I will admit that wile I did not poo myself on national television, I did vomit after the warm-up! It was a freaking warm-up!! Colin did not vomit.
Colin: Babe you need to slow your heart rate.
Me: I need to do wha…..I need to breathe….I can’t breathe….SHIT he wants me to do WHAT???!!! FASTER!!!!
Colin: Form babe, focus on form
Me: Colin, I can’t feel my legs–what form!!
That’s kinda how it went for the second half of the workout.
I heard an interview with Julie Moss on Radio Lab and Julie said that towards the end of the race she had actively tell herself to lift her legs….yeah I was doing that…. In that moment in my head I identified with Julie Moss, except the part of inspiring millions of people….
Speaking of inspiring people, I’m gonna take a hot minute to promote another lady racing for good causes. Kate Johnston is running in a marathon to raise money to fight cancer. Kate is a good friend of mine that lives in Dallas and she is doing something that I feel is so amazing. She has been training hard all summer and has so much more discipline that I could ever muster. Stop by her page and check it out, and if you want to save baby seals from getting clubbed you will give her $5!
Just kidding! No seals are harmed in the promotion of Kate Johnston! But it would be pretty awesome for you to give her $5 to help save somebody’s life…an actual human life. I know she has already reached her racing goal, BUT if you got a knee gut reaction to clubbing baby seals, how bout a reaction to kiddos dying from cancer!
Thanks Kate for doing what people like me can’t!
Back to Insanity.
After I finished the death training that was working out yesterday, I showered while my husband watched over me (I was so shaky that he was concerned I would fall) blood thinners + ceramic tubs = not a good outcome
I promptly fell asleep on the couch after that…and this morning I can’t move!
Yes I did take Ibprophen (I took 4) and I’m so sore!!! Shaun T you’re killing me dude!
Talk to me people! Have you done Insanity? Did you die? How did you get through it? If not Insanity what are you doing to kick your butt into gear? How do you beat the soreness?
Got your attention didn’t I?!
Do you count your calories?
I never did, well not until yesterday. Yesterday I began to count my calories and let me tell you that 1,952 calories is a LOT of food. On P90X you were told how many servings of each food group you could eat. And then they told you how to figure out what exactly constituted a serving. With Insanity you get meal options along with their calorie count, this way you just add up all the calories as you go and plug in “extras” as they call them as you need them.
Well at the end of the day yesterday I don’t know if I was hungry or just bored or just craving something sweet but I ended up eating about 100 calories MORE than I was supposed to…..I know I know if you don’t stick to the plan. BUT after my rice bowl I had a bowl of Fiber One. And by bowl I mean I had 2/3 cup of cereal and 1/4 cup of almond milk.
I think I was just bored.
I took pictures yesterday and I’m sad to say that I think I am back where I was when I started P90X. I really need to start being more consistent. After Insanity (if I live through it) I’m thinking I want to do Crossfit. What are your thoughts?
Since yesterday was our first day, it meant that we got to take the Fit Test. The Fit Test is an actual workout day. It isn’t like P90X where they give you a fit test to see if you are fit enough to actually do the program. Oh no sweetheart, this was more like a group of Navy Seals got in a room and put together a list of 8 exercise moves and laughingly said, “Let’s see how many of these you can do in, ooooohhhh a minute. Yeah we’ll give you a minute–GO!”
My Results of the Hell That is the Fit Test:
Switch Kicks: 67
Power Jacks: 30
Power Knees: 78
Power Jumps: 14
(I would like to point out that I was obviously getting more and more tired…obviously)
Globe Jumps: 5
Suicide Jumps: 5
Push-Up Jacks: 8 (but I really think more like 5)
Low Plank Oblique: 21
What does all this mean? Well it means that on the 17th of October I have to beat those numbers….and that I might die during this program–no lie! (Shay you made the right choice!)
How many can you do? I found this online. If you try it let me know your numbers (but only if they are less than mine…j/k…..but seriously, no really j/k)!
Ok now for pictures….I hate this part, but it keeps me honest. So we’ll do pics every time we do a fit test. I can also give you guys basic measurements losses and weight losses. So here is the starting point:
165 lbs (I miss Chicago–I was at like 145 from walking all the damn time)
23.5″ thighs (gotta love those Rowe genes–thanks momma)
14.5″ & 15″ calves
11.5″ biceps (don’t laugh! I don’t have muscles…)
Pictures (you’ll have to go back to P90X day one and compare for yourself….)
So there it is lads and lasses. My once again pudgy little arse on the internet. 60 days bustin it…then what. I don’t want to start over again….I’m not a runner (no offense Kate you are an amazing runner!). Wish me luck with Day 2!!
Have you done Insanity? How did you get through it? How do you “Dig Deep” on your difficult workouts?