I did work out 4 days this week, the other 2 totally got away from me. Note to self: Make sure you get your workout in first thing in the morning, or you might not ever do it. (Sigh)
Recap for the week -
Day 3: P90X Shoulders & Arms
It's a little hard for me to get into the groove with P90X, when I've been used to doing Body Beast. They are so different! The X goes a lot faster it seems like, and it's a little hard to decide what weight to use. The exercises go like this - shoulders, biceps, triceps - and then you repeat the same thing one more time. Some of the people are doing 15 reps, some are doing only 8 with heavier weights. I feel a little rushed sometimes and then the music just ends... so I guess I need to go faster. I just didn't feel like I totally worked my muscles to fatigue like I did with Body Beast.
I'm thinking next time I will go really heavy and try to do only 10 reps. Really slow and really heavy. I feel the high rep thing doesn't work very well for me - I NEED to be sore the next day!! haha :)
Day 4: Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Totally skipped this. Dang! I was super busy all day with hair appointments, grocery shopping, and football games. However, NO EXCUSES next time - I will make sure to get up earlier. :)
Day 5: Body Beast Build: Legs
Oooooh I love/hate leg day! I think Body Beast has much better leg workouts than P90X. The main difference is that P90X uses a lot of body weight exercises. Which is totally fine, but if you have ever looked at before & afters of P90X, the results are more upper body and abs. Sorry, just my opinion, don't hate me. :)
Body Beast has tons of squats, lunges and those killer step-ups - all with heavy weights! My legs are literally shaking when I finish this workout. When I did my first round of the Beast, I noticed my legs changing first - LOVE that!
I also like that at the end of every Body Beast workout, you get a little abs too. Bonus!
Well, I am still trying to get back into my groove. I hate when I just totally stop working out, because my diet goes down the tubes, and then it is way hard to get back into good habits. I usually start out great the first half of the week, then my husband has Thursdays off work, so it feels like a weekend to me. Friday I can usually get it back together, but then it really IS the weekend - and I eat like crap! Yep, I totally just admitted that. It's hard - I'm not perfect. I don't know that I ever will be, I'm just hoping to get into more of an 80/20 balance, you know?
It's a process, I WILL get there! I am already doing so much better than I have in the past. I'm stronger, I know what works and what doesn't for my body, and I have all the tools I need to reach my goals. I just need to be strong, committed, and not throw in the towel when I mess up a little.
If you are going through the same things I am, and would like some support in your journey - I would love for you to join me! We can help and motivate eachother! I absolutely LOVE to see people reach their goals and find the happiness and energy that comes with getting healthier!
Feel free to contact me anytime!