Thursday, October 7, 2010

P90X Week 2 Day 3

Well, it was later in the evening when I did yesterday's work out. I wanted Eddie to join me so I waited until later. I figured Eddie would enjoy it since the work out was shoulders, biceps and triceps. Oh and then we had to do the ab workout. The kids saw what we were doing so they joined us. It was a fun family evening. It was a good workout and I was so tired I went to bed right after it.

The End.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Week 2 Days 1&2 P90X

After taking both Saturday and Sunday off (I was only supposed to take one day off) I got back on the P90X wagon. But I did do a couple of hours of walking each day. I had the job of walking my friends dogs around her farm over the weekend. I took my dog too. She loves running around on the farm.

Day 1 was chest & back which is ALOT of pull ups and push ups. I hate that workout with a capital H. But I powered through and was not as sore as I was last week. Cool. The pitfall was that I could not stop myself from eating this day. I mean I gorged myself. I was so uncomfortable. I don't get myself sometimes. Very frustrating.

Day 2 is Plyometrics. I whole lotta jumping around and squats. I have come to the conclusion that I don't like jumping. It takes too much to heave my largeness into the air. But I will get better... eventually

Overall, I am feeling better. I'm still tried. But I have lost 2lbs. Yippee! But that was yesterday before I ate like it was my last day on this earth.

This has nothing to do with P90X. Today when I was eating my lunch at the preschool, one of the kids asked me why I was drinking beer. It took me a second to understand him because he was chomping on his sandwich at the time. But I told him I wasn't drinking beer. It was a soda. Diet Mt Dew to be exact. But he said the can is silver and that is the beer his daddy drinks. Again I told him I was not drinking beer but he wasn't buying it. So, I felt obligated to tell his mom about the incident. Actually, I was going to blow it off but the other teacher said I needed to say something to the mom in case the boy goes home and tells her I was drinking beer. Although I think it would be understandable drinking on the job having to deal with preschoolers. I may be the exception in that case. Anyway I told the mom about it and showed her my can to verify I indeed was not drinking on the job. She got a good laugh.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 4 P90X

Today was yoga. And it is just sinking in that the X in P90X us for extreme. I know...I'm slow. But in my defense I am getting up at 5am to do this. Anyway... I was looking forward to the yoga part. I really like the stretching. But I was sweating like a pig in the first 20 minutes and I couldn't do the poses quite right and some I just couldn't even do. Most of the static poses like standing on one foot with the other straight behind you and then moving you upper body around. That just wasn't happening for me. The most humbling part was when I was supposed to lie on my back then bring my body perpendicular to the floor resting on my shoulders, neck and head. Then you take your toes down to the floor behind your head. There was a time when I could do this, no problem. But today I couldn't even hoist my body up in the air. I tried but just couldn't do it. Oh, the shame.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 3 P90X

Ok... today was shoulders, biceps and triceps. I only used 5lb weights but still got a good workout and I'm still able to lift my arms. Yay! I worked hard but was still able to function at preschool and lift kids. And I was able to participate in the ab workout. Now, I say participate because some of the exercises I really had to modify. I couldn't even do their 'easy' version of some of them. It was sad. But I did it.

I can tell I did alot of lunges and squats yesterday because it was difficult to sit and put on my shoes today. Ouch!

I didn't eat so well today. I had Kashi cereal for breakfast. It was 'pizza day' at the preschool and I had two pieces. Not so good. I just have a difficult time passing up pizza.

On another note... one of the kids in class today said there was a snake in his house and it was in his bed! Given this is from a 3yr old but, oh my word! I didn't get a chance to verify this with his mom, maybe next time. I would rather torture myself with P90X than have a snake in my house.

That's it for today.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

P90X Days 1&2

I have started the P90X workout program. And I am going to journal my progress here. Hopefully I will feel accountable and stick with this program.

I haven't blogged in over a year so nobody will be following this. I feel safe.

I started yesterday. The workout was Chest and Back. Most of the workout was pull-ups and push ups. I am still in pain today. My arms are killing me. It is a focused effort to fully extend them. So, I don't know if I did the stuff correctly because my chest and back feel fine. I completely forgot I was supposed to do an ab work out too. I think I was only able to do 1 of each ab exercise. And I am still feeling it.

Today (day 2) was Plyometrics. It is an aerobic workout with a ton of jumping around. I didn't feel totally wiped out after it. So, I will push myself harder next time.