Wednesday, January 15, 2014

P90X 2/90

I started P90X on Monday. First workout is cheat/ back and ab ripper. You do push ups pull ups over and over again. I have to use a chair for pull ups and do girlie push ups, but have felt that my muscles worked since right after the workout. I will only improve from here!

It is a little challenging going from 30 minute workouts to an hour. Body Revolution was so fast paced and in P90X you have water breaks and times where I've done my reps but they are still finishing so I am starting to forward through.

I could not do a lot of the Ab Ripper workout. I modified a lot. I am just not strong enough. I can't wait to see some improvement on it. You do it three times a week so I should build up faster. I have not done day 3 yet and I am feeling some soreness in my abs from Monday.

I did not get my workout in yesterday. I am going to continue the schedule and do plyometrics on Sunday to make it up.

I started a new round of Bod4God at church on Sunday. I really hope to get my eating down really good and add some afternoon workout to P90X to kill more calories. Winner gets a cash prize and I want that!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Body Revolution

I finished all 12 weeks of Body Revolution. It was an awesome program and I saw myself gain so much endurance and strength. In all I lost 18 lbs. I still have a lot to lose and was a little disappointed that I didn't lose more, but I guess it is what it is :)

I have P90X that I will be starting Monday. I was starting this week, but am still recovering from a bad cold and did a couple of workouts and I am just not able to breathe good enough. I feel I was half doing a lot of it because I was struggling to breathe. When I bend over it makes me super dizzy. I knew I could do so much better, so I am going to restart Monday.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Body Revolution Week 4

We had weigh in at my Bod 4 God Bible study last night. I was down 3.5 lbs. Their scale is about 2 lbs higher than mine at home and I weigh fully clothed so I was at 194.7.

I just want to say that tracking on My Fitness Pal has been a huge eye opener for me. I have a gluten allergy so eliminated all wheat three years ago. I've been eating clean for about a year. I wasn't tracking my calories, proteins, sugars, or anything. Basically I tried to eat 5-6 meals a day including protein with each meal. I cut simple carbs (white rice, sugar, etc) and limited my carbs to breakfast and lunch eating a baked sweet potato or brown rice. At supper I kept my carbs to vegetables- focusing on green veggies. I ate grilled meat.

All that sounds so good. I was trying to eat quality foods. What I have found is that I was barely getting over 1000 calories a day. Since I was eating 6 times I surely thought I was getting way over 1500. I would look at diets limiting you to 1200 and thought they must be crazy, I'd starve! I've been trying to do two 30 minute workouts a day and I was crashing. I felt like I could sleep all day. Some days I would start my workout and felt like my legs weighed a ton each and like there was nothing left in my body to push through the workout. As much as it is a struggle to start a workout routine on its own, feeling like that made it a daily battle mentally and physically. I'd go a couple of weeks and fall off and start taking a day to rest. That turned into two.... until I woke up and it had been two weeks I hadn't exercised and I'd lost all the endurance and benefits from what I had done.

I began tracking for Bod 4 God. As I learn what to fuel my body with I try to plan out what I will eat each day. As one category hits its limit I start tweaking, taking out items or adding in where I am low. I've not been able to hit my calories or protein without some supplementation through protein drinks. As I am getting more calories and protein I am seeing an increase in my endurance and energy throughout the day. I've not been hungry at all because I feel like I am eating all day long. 

I am on my fourth week of Body Revolution. I did workout 3 today and increased my burn from 325 to 385 by jumping in the jumpropes and pliĆ© squat jumps and not modifying as much.

I've worked up my menu for today to try to get 1400 calories.

Breakfast- Oatmeal smoothie
mid meal- Greek yogurt, 10 almonds
Lunch- Beef fajita meat, onions, peppers, 1/2 c brown rice, 2 boiled egg whites, 1 oz cheddar cheese
mid meal- premier chocolate protein drink
supper- grilled chicken with greek seasoning, 2 boiled egg whites, 1 cup steamed broccoli,
mid meal- chocolate protein drink

I am trying to be good, but don't know if I can sustain a diet like this. I want sour cream on
top of the fajita meat. I'm trying to be super committed right now so I can see how much my tastebuds will change and if getting sugar out of my system will help with cravings. I really want to lose weight this time.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I got a cold and then we had a family reunion birthday party and the next week my Uncle George died, so I ended up going 3 weeks without working out. Here is a photo at my uncle's funeral. I can use it to see progress :)


Two Sundays ago I started a Bible study/ weight loss group at a church in town. Well, actually I was at the funeral that weekend so I didn't weigh in until Wednesday night. You are put on teams and the teams compete to win. There are also individual winners. At Wednesday's weigh in I weighed 198.2 with jeans and fully clothed. Normally I weigh naked so I don't like the added weight of clothes, but I guess we don't walk around naked so it's more true.

It was Labor Day weekend after weigh in so I really didn't get going until Tuesday of this week. I am redoing week 3 of Body Revolution and week 2 of Couch 2 5K. My runs were 90 seconds this week and the run portion has been very doable. I can see where I've gained endurance. I am really nervous about going to 3 minute runs next week, though!
Three weeks until our trip to Italy. So, I am doing my Body Revolution every day. I do the C25K  three times a week and then the BRev cardio or hike on Wednesday and Saturday. I am going to try to do Tae Bo on Monday afternoons, Pilates on Wednesday, and my stepper on. Friday. We are  also walking every night. I know it sounds like a lot, but it is two 30 minute workouts a day, plus a walk between 30 minutes and an hour. If we hike it is about an hour and a half.

I'm tracking my food on My Fitness Pal trying to keep my macros at 50% protein, 30% carbs, 20% fat. I am going for 1350 -1400 calories a day. That means I am having to supplement with protein powder to get in calories and protein. I think my tummy is adjusting. I can't wait to weigh in tomorrow night!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Body Revolution week 3 workout 3

Ugh! I did workout 3 again after my run. I didn't do my workout on Thursday and Friday, so trying to get back onboard made this a tough workout. I still.cannot even attempt the plank to sunrise move in this workout and other than holding a plank I don't know what to do to modify. I guess I will just keep going, doing what I can do, and try to stay on schedule.

My.husband and I went walking last night. So that made 3 workouts for me on Monday. I used my cardio trainer app and checked the mileage around the block. We did 1.7 miles in 30 minutes. It averaged to about 17 minute miles. My husband said he can tell a big difference in my speed and endurance. I could, too. Although I was tired starting out, but didn't ever feel winded or like it was too much. It was encouraging after feeling like I am still struggling with my body revolution and not keeping up. I know I am improving.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Couch to 5k week 1 day 3

I didn't get my last run in last week so today got week 1 day 3 run in. I've figured it out that I can do Mon, Wed, Fri this week and sun, Tue, thurs, sat next week to catch up. Of coarse, that Sunday run will be hard to make myself get up to do.

I had bloating and gas type rib pain all night and woke up with a pain in my ribs this morning. We ate at PF Chang's and although they had a gluten free menu I think I got a little. I wasn't sure if I would be able to run this morning. I almost talked myself out of it, but finally decided to try. I am already behind and have my goal to finish before we go to Italy. And I want to lose weight so bad.

I changed my route to see if it was less hilly. It didn't seem to have as many hills, but run six was on a pretty good incline. I needed to pause and walk an extra minute. I did the rest without pausing for walks. I don't see any way I will be able to do 3 minute runs next week. I am nervous, but all I can do is try and keep improving.