Sunday, October 13, 2013

Insane for the Holidays - Accountability Journal

Okay, so I have not been so good at posting every day...I will try to do better in the future. :)

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

I really love this workout!  Well, I just really love shoulder and arm day in general.... the glamour muscles!! :)
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!

Week Review:

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!!/BodyRemodel

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Insane for the Holidays - Accountability Journal

Day 2:  Insanity Pure Cardio

Man, oh man - I love this workout!  I know most people HATE it, it's really hard!  I think why I like it so much is because you never repeat the exercises.  Which is good, because if there is something I don't like very much... I can do it and move on, thank you! haha :)

I love how super sweaty I get with Insanity, too! I am literally DRIPPING - I know...gross.  But hey, we're talking WORKING OUT here, not going to the Oscars. 

I was soooo sore from yesterday's workout - my entire upper body hurts so good!  I also never realized how effective pushups are for your core muscles.  Every time I laugh today I can definitely feel how sore my abs are.  OUCH! 

My diet was a little better today, still not back in the groove with eating every few hours, but my choices are a lot better.  Still didn't drink my gallon of water. grrrr :(

I'm going to be taking some new 'before' pics tomorrow along with my weight and measurements to help keep me on track. 

Have a great day everyone! :)

Insane for the Holidays - Accountability Journal

Okay, for those of you who don't know - I started an Insane for the Holidays Facebook group to keep everyone motivated over the upcoming holidays. 

I have to far, I have not been doing so well.  My workouts are okay, but I have been skipping here and there.  I have been having some trouble with my energy levels, motivation and the fact that it's been soooo hard to lose weight, no matter what I do.  Well, the other day I had some blood tests done and sure enough, my thyroid is underactive.  So hopefully with some medication, I will start to feel a little better and be able to get back to my old self. 

Anyway, I decided I needed a little extra motivation.  I am going to blog about my workouts during this holiday season, so I can be more accountable and maybe even help someone who has trouble sticking to their goals over the winter like I do.

My workout schedule I came up with is going to be really fun!!  It's a hybrid of P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, Body Beast, and T25.  Kind of an I-love-all-these-programs-I-can't-decide hybrid.  Crazy, right?  I KNOW I can't get bored with that! haha :)
Here is my month 1 schedule:
Week 1
Monday:        P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday:       ARX, Insanity Pure Cardio
Wednesday:  P90X Shoulders & Arms
Thursday:     ARX, Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Friday:          Body Beast Build: Legs
Saturday:      ARX, TurboFire Fire 30
Sunday:         Yoga or REST
Week 2
Monday:         P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday:        ARX, Insanity Pure Cardio
Wednesday:   P90X Shoulders & Arms
Thursday:      ARX, Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Friday:           Body Beast Build: Legs
Saturday:       ARX, TurboFire Fire 30
Sunday:          Yoga or REST
Week 3
Monday:          P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday:         ARX, Insanity Pure Cardio
Wednesday:    P90X Shoulders & Arms
Thursday:       ARX, Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Friday:            Body Beast Build: Legs
Saturday:        ARX, Turbo Fire Fire 30
Sunday:           Yoga or REST
Week 4 - Recovery Week
Monday:           Yoga
Tuesday:           Insanity Cardio Recovery
Wednesday:      P90X Core Synergistics
Thursday:         Yoga
Friday:               Insanity Core Cardio & Balance
Saturday:           P90X Core Synergistics
Sunday:              REST

Month 2 schedule - this month I add in doubles:

Week 5
Monday:           T25 Speed 1.0 (am),  P90X Chest/Should/Tris (pm)
Tuesday:           ARX, Insanity Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday:      TurboFire HIIT 15 (am),  P90X Back/Bi (pm)
Thursday:         ARX, Insanity Max Cardio
Friday:              T25 Speed 2.0 (am),  Body Beast Bulk: Legs (pm)
Saturday:          ARX, Insanity Max Interval Circuit
Sunday:             Yoga or REST

Week 6
Monday:            T25 Cardio (am),  P90X Chest/Should/Tris (pm)
Tuesday:            ARX, Insanity Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday:       TurboFire Fire 45 (am),  P90X Back/Bi (pm)
Thursday:          ARX, Insanity Max Cardio
Friday:               T25 Core Cardio (am),  Body Beast Bulk: Legs (pm)
Saturday:           ARX, Insanity Max Interval Circuit
Sunday:              Yoga or REST
Week 7
Monday:             T25 Speed 1.0 (am),  P90X Chest/Should/Tris (pm)
Tuesday:             ARX, Insanity Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday:        TurboFire Fire 30 (am),  P90X Back/Bi (pm)
Thursday:           ARX, Insanity Max Cardio
Friday:                T25 Speed 2.0 (am),  Body Beast Bulk: Legs (pm)
Saturday:            ARX, Insanity Max Interval Circuit
Sunday:               Yoga or REST
Week 8 - Recovery Week
Monday:              Yoga
Tuesday:              Insanity Cardio Recovery
Wednesday:         P90X Core Synergistics
Thursday:            Yoga
Friday:                 Insanity Core Cardio & Balance
Saturday:             P90X Core Synergistics
Sunday:                REST

Notes:   ARX is the P90X Ab Ripper X,  and the Yoga is Tony Horton's One on One - Fountain of Youth.  It's basically the same as the P90X yoga only shorter! :)

This schedule finishes the week of Thanksgiving - not sure how that's gonna go. haha  Then, I will decide what to do during Decamber.  I am planning on getting P90X3 for Christmas!!  So excited! :)

Okay, now for my Journal.....
Day 1:  P90X Chest & Back
I haven't done the X in a loooong time.  Years even.  So it was kind of fun to have something new again.  I will admit I did ALL the pushups on my knees, except for the incline pushups, but my arms barely moved on those, so it was more like incline PLANK! haha
I still cannot do those darn dive bombers!!  I basically just did downward dog to plank over and over.  I also use the black bands for all my pull ups - Still a great workout I must say!
My diet was not the best, and I didn't even count my calories... must do better tomorrow!  Drank 1/2 gallon of water.... need to do better on that, too.
Well, that's pretty much it for today.  If you have any questions about any of the Beachbody programs, the hybrid I'm doing, or if you want to join the group - please feel free to contact me.  I would love to hear from you.