Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Days 34 - 37

Day 34- Should have done KenpoX today, but I wussed out. I was sooo sore from Legs on Friday.

Day 35- Rest Day- should have made up for Kenpo... but I didn't :(

Day 36- Went for a nice long run in the park to switch it up instead of Cardio X

Day 37- CoreSyn- uh oh!!

As you can tell- I'm somehow feeling very unmotivated these days. Couple that with the cleanse I'm doing. No sugar, no wheat and you get what I am right now... uuuuuuuuunmotivated and lacking energy. Generally feeling gross. SIGH... I may take this week easy and start up again when I feel better from the cleanse.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 33- Legs & Back

Hmmm... I give today's workout a 6/10. I went to my gym instead of the dungeon that I usually work out in alone. There were lots of people there, TVs, distractions, ipod issues, lots of pausing to find weights, and I used the assisted pull-up machine. It was a little tough to find the right intensity. I was able to do many less reps cause I wasn't sure about the level. It was a different workout altogether. I felt wiped and wussy all at the same time. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.
I skipped AbX today as I did it yesterday. I'll do it tomorrow after Kenpo.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 31 & 32 YogaX & Chest&Back

Day 31- I skipped today cause my baby came home from being away. I missed him!! :) Oh no, I didn't do yoga - LOL ooops!

Day 32- Chest&Back
Ouch! I surprised myself and did quite a few reps on the VARIOUS types of push-ups. But the diamond ones? EW- ugly ugly form. Had to drop to knees for 2nd round to get the depth I need. Wrote down all my reps etc. Good stuff.
AbX-still focussing on doing 20 reps of each and when I feel like I'm dying I do just the simple pilates crunch with knees bent. Better than just lying on the mat right? :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 30- Cardio CHECK POINT

oh yeaaaaaaaaah! F*CK YOU DREYA ROLL! :) Woooohoo... I did two! No hands ma! :) The rest I did one handed. Oh yeah!
I'll admit that I skipped the yoga section today, it was all I could do to get my workout in. I joined right after yoga and then I tacked on a 10 min run after the end of the vid. I'm glad I did. Will update this post with measurements later. GREAT accomplishment today! :)

Here I go with measurements:
Since Day 1
  • Weight: NO CHANGE!!! Grrrrrr!
  • Chest: -0.5 "
  • Waist: Bellybutton -1.0"
  • smallest part of my waist -0.5"
  • Hips: -1.0"
  • Right Thigh: No change
  • Left Thigh: No change
  • Right Arm: No change (I'm ok with that- I don't want big guns)
  • Left Arm: No change (again, that's OK)

So there you go. I've lost a total of 3" overall and NO WEIGHT. Which is a little annoying but that's ok cause I'm stronger, still having fun and Dreya Rolls are gettin' DONE!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 29 - CoreSyn

I didn't feel very strong today, not sure if it's because I was trying to up my weights and therefore sucking, or because I was kinda hungry. My shoulders are still sore from last week WTF? I think I'm actually getting the chataranga pose right and that's why.
In anycase, 30 day measurements/ pics tomorrow. Woohoo... not.
At least it's done. I did my best and will forget the rest.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 27- YogaX

Uuuuuuuuugh! I still really really dislike this module! :( The beginning ashantas are getting easier SLIGHTLY, the balance poses are ok the rest just suuuuuuucks.
Nothing good to say about today so I'll stop.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Day 25 & 26 Rest & CardioX

So yesterday I donated blood and was feeling kind of barfy from the loss of blood and all the sugary stuff I ate afterwards, so i took the day off. It was supposed to be XStretch so I don't feel too guilty. I saved 3 lives yesterday! I deserved the rest :)

Today was CardioX. This workout totally kicked my ass today for some reason. Maybe cause of donating yesterday but I could just not bring my HR down from the 180s. I did all the moves just slower and more methodical, but still, felt exhausted afterwards. But anyway... it's done :)

Another funny thing happened today... when I was in the gym, usually it's only me in the gym and this other guy will come in and overlap in my time there for about 15min... anyway, he came in today and started asking if I did martial arts (he's caught parts of the KenpoX/ Cardio X etc) !! OMG! :) LOL- I kind of laughed and said no, not seriously, then started telling him about P90X. He was pretty interested. He said that I was really fit already and that I always looked like I was intensely working out!! COOL! It was a real motivator somehow. I'm REALLY hard on myself when it comes to my weight / fitness and it's good to see yourself from someone elses' eyes sometimes. We really are our own worst critic. We should all try and be a little nicer to ourselves.

Yoga tomorrow boooooooooo!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 24- KenpoX

Didn't sleep too well last night, and generally feeling like crud today so I'm very proud of myself for finishing my workout today. :) Helps that it was KenpoX.
I really need to continue working on my flexibility, I'd be much better at the kicks if I were more bendy. 6 days left till the 30 day mark! YIKES! I have mixed feelings... I'm stoked that I've made it this far and that I am stronger now than when I started but NOT looking forward to taking pics and measurements. I don't know if I've actually acheived anything other than strength. Which I suppose isn't horrible but I was watching Biggest Loser last night, and I watched Jillian and Bob say they HATE the excuses people and trainers tell "Oh... I didn't lose any weight, but I lost inches! Oh, muscle weighs more than fat" LMAO- oh man... I tell myself that stuff EVERYDAY! Does anyone really know?! Does muscle REALLY weigh more than fat? I somehow think not.

Anyway... Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 23 - CoreSyn

Phew! Finished this workout just before I wussed out! :) I really didn't feel like it today, but I did it. I think the hardest part of this process is pushing play. After that, I actually enjoy doing the workouts. I am much stronger now, the damn banana / superman rolls are getting easier and I can do more push-ups. I can't do the chataranga run yet, but I'm focussing on just holding the chataranga pose. The Dreya Rolls I can now do pushing up with just one hand! Yaaaaaaaa!
Strength is coming along... patience! Patience young grasshopper!!

Day 22- YogaX

I cheated again today, there was just no way I was going to do this workout unless I went to a class. I went to a Bikram's hot yoga class.... wow- I forgot how intense these classes are! I used to go quite often last year, but my joints just tend to hyperextend so... I chose to cut back so I could continue running/ working out. But man do I miss it! This is the ONLY 90min of any day that you are guaranteed to not think about ANYTHING but the present moment. Your body, your sweat, your muscles and these crazy postures! A funny thing happened yesterday though... I looked in the mirror and saw shoulder muscles!! COOL! :) More defined than I remember them anyway. And alot of the postures were easier than I remember, I'm stronger now that I'm doing this program that's for sure! :)
I'll keep going to yoga classes I think, I like the variety it brings to the week :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 20-21 KenpoX & Rest

So we went away this weekend for a winter boarding trip. One loooooooooooong bus ride later we were in winter wonderland. My guy went boarding with our other friends and I chose to RELAX.
AFTER my Kenpo workout that is :) I'm proud to say that I took my laptop with me and did my workout even while we were away. It was a good feeling!
After my workout, I went to get a massage and hang out till the others were done on the hill. I used to board quite a bit, but recently my knees are dodgy, and I would be DEVASTED if I couldn't finish this program because of one day on the hill. I think there comes a point in everyone's life where youth's "superman/ nothing can hurt me" attitude dissapears... mine was lost a while ago. I still love sports, and will take any challenges that come my way, I just won't take un-necessary risks anymore. I'm ok with that.

Sunday was another relaxing day spent reading and then on the bus to get back home. Yay for rest days.

I'll post again later today after I do my yoga workout.