Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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 admit....so 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.

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