Tagged: Plyometrics

“Rest Week” Re-Defined!

So we are about ready to start Phase 2 of P90X!  Colin carried on while I was sick and so I just joined him when I was well enough.  I think what this will mean is that I will get to enjoy an extra week of working out at the end when he is nice and finished.

So the first 3 weeks Beach Body kicks your tail and then on the 4th week you get a “rest” week in that the entire week focuses a lot on your core…not really much of a rest but any beats having to do Plyometrics!  I have to say that the more I do P90X the more I am astonished by how my body has been able to carry on it’s day to day functions without simply collapsing on the floor!

Plyo will turn your legs into rubber, and even more importantly make you wonder how you’re legs have been able to carry you around all this time.  Just try and squat after a Plyo session!  Better yet try and move without touching every piece of furniture in your home!  Or here is a good one, going to the bathroom takes on a WHOLE new perspective!

What Plyo does for your Leg Self-Esteem, Core Synergistics does for your, well Core Self Esteem!  Watch the Super Bowl was fun last night.  Especially the part where you actually move!  Yea I don’t know if anybody has done “Banana Rolls” but OH MY GOSH!!!  My abs STILL hurt and it’s oh…3 days since I’ve done Synergistics!

I do LOVE Kenpo though, mainly because it passes super quickly AND I once took a Kickboxing class.  But it did nothing to help ease the pain of my abs.  I have found 3 swimsuits that I desperately want, and of course they are all from Anthro!, and as I’m running my body through the ringer I picture them in my head.  I put my before P90X body in them and gross myself out, then when it’s time to “Get My Mind Right!” I picture my after P90X body in them and “Do My Best and Forget the Rest!”

Best news EVER though is that on Friday I get to introduce 2 whole servings of Carbs to my diet!!! YAY!  I will say that Colin and I have decided to modify the diet.  Basically what we are doing is eating off the list and within the “limits” set forth for each phase, BUT we aren’t really eating every 2 hours…it’s just so much food and neither of us has been able to figure out how to plan out how to eat all that food throughout the day.

Colin in my opinion is showing some weight loss, I on the other hand am not!  We grabbed sushi—yes it’s the ONLY meat that I do actually eat—then went to Bed Bath & Beyond.  We don’t have a scale in our home so when we went to BB&B and saw the scales Colin wanted to weigh in.  So the scales showed that he had lost almost 10lbs—and this is within 30 minutes of eating!  So enthused and inspired I decided to weigh, well I stepped on 3 different scales and each one successively weighed me in at increasing weights!  I went from losing 0 pounds to GAINING around 5lbs!!!  I think the scales were defective!

That’s all for now folks!  Have you done P90X?  Did you finish?  Do you want to try it?  Ever tried a weight loss program?  Were you successful?  How long did it take for you to see results?

One Week Down…12 More to Go

One week down, 12 more to go!!  It sounds like a lot but I think we’ve done pretty well this first week of P90X.  We have learned a lot and pushed our bodies, and just as our muscles are starting to stop hurting we start week 2 tomorrow.  Let me run through the numbers if anybody has found this blog and is keeping track.

Food:  We bought a carton of skim milk and went through it in less than a week, so I think we’re gonna have to buy two cartons at a time.  We use it in our protein shakes and so we’re going through 2 cups (one for each of us) at a time, or sometimes more if we are trying to burn a dairy box.  We did have to pick up an extra bag of frozen mixed veggies from Sam’s and my one box of bocca burgers only lasted a week.  I’ve never cooked tofu and frankly I don’t know that I want to start learning.  I will say that we’re going to start investigating more menu options from this lady as I’m already bored.

Equipment:  Colin had to borrow a set of 10lb weights and he has a set of 20lbs.  Some of the arm exercises he realized that he needed to go down in weight.  My 5lb weights are perfect and our chin-up bars are well….who doesn’t love a chin-up bar?!  We did not initially buy a yoga block but since we’re not coming straight off the Cirque du Soleil we need the extra help.  Touching the floor and the entire bottom of my foot is something I did when I was a cheerleader….back in 2003!

P90X: So far Mr. Tony Horton has been great.  I love his energy and he really keeps it all interesting.  I will say that Plyometrics is from the devil himself, but at the same time I am looking forward to week 12 when I can kick its ass!  Even though the Yoga is very difficult I know that I will get where I need to be to be able to do it well.  Kenpo is for sure probably one of my favorites!  My only problem is I’m not very coordinated and so it’s also the one that I had to pause so I could get into my groove and not let him distract me…  I also had to say what I was doing loud enough that I could override him but still be able to hear when it was time for the next sequence.  “Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut…(pause, listen still going)Jab Cross—“  My poor neighbor, sorry Whitney for the 5 am Tae-Bo like session.

LOVE working out with Colin, he is a great support both mentally AND in actually supporting me on certain exercises.  I also love that I’ve gotten 4 additional people doing the program with us!  One of them I work with so it’s nice to not be the only one moving like a granny!

I’m struggling with the food bit, as I think my body is starting to scream at me the stuff that it misses, aka sugar!  I did lose it the other day and while I was at my Aunts I broke down and ate a skinny cow ice cream sandwich.  I was trying to justify it to Colin last night, “The ice cream was one dairy serving and the cookie was my carb serving!”  Colin said, “It’s not about the fall, it’s about getting back up!”  Thanks boo.

That’s all I got for today, questions, comments, problems post below and I will respond!  Until next time:

Get Your Mind Right and Bring IT!