Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 780 - X2 Total Body (P1/W3)

Well, tonight was one of those nights where I was sort of feeling my age a bit.  My shoulders were popping and all sorts of things going on that are not good for lifting dumbbells. So I had to modify on a couple of moves and replace with pushups, but I still got through the workout without having to take a lot of shortcuts.  I did however still add a couple of breaks because (Wow) some of the moves are just brutal on the muscles.  I will be looking forward to the stretching in Yoga tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 779 - X2 Ab Ripper (P1/W3)

Ab Ripper done tonight.  Short and easy, so it pretty much seemed like a rest night to me tonight.

Day 778 - X2 Plyocide (P1/W3)

I got in a good round of Plyocide.  I didn't have to modify or take breaks, so that's an improvement from past weeks.  So, I'm on track to get all of the workouts in for this week.  Tomorrow I plan to do Ab Ripper so that Thursday isn't a really long night (X2 Total Body is enough by itself).  Feeling good.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 777 - X2 Core (P1/W3)

It's day one of the third week of doing X2 and while I don't feel any thinner, I can tell that the routine of working out more often is helping.  I had very little soreness after doing this workout tonight.  It still worked up quite a sweat, so I know it's helping.  Now I just need to really start to focus on healthy eating.  I think I've been indulging in too many post-workout carbs at night.  My protein level is still in the range of 115-130 grams per day, so that's going well.  It's my goal this week to get through all of the workouts on schedule.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Day 776 - 5K Trail Run

I went for a run this morning and it started to rain pretty heavy after I started, so I got to do a wet run.  Not a big deal, but it made the trail a bit sloppy.  Once again I made it all the way without having to stop, so that's definitely progress. I didn't workout yesterday because I played a round of golf with my brother in the afternoon.  I definitely overdid the calories yesterday because we stopped for Mexican after golf and I had Chicken Fajitas.  Yum.  I don't want to be over-doing it like that too often.  Today has been better with eating so far.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 775 - X2 Total Body (P1/W2)

All I can say is"Wow".  That is a brutal workout.  I get very close to my best set of reps for this workout, so definitely better than last week, but t sure did get my heart rate up.  But, that's good since I'm trying to get back into the swing of P90X2 workouts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 774 - X2 Ab Ripper (P1/W2)

Tonight is supposed to be my rest night, but that would mean having to do X2 Total Body followed by Ab Ripper (which would be almost 90 minutes), so I opted to do Ab ripper tonight by itself.  It went fine, so happy about that.  I weighed in this morning and was a bit disappointed to see that my 2 lbs lost was actually just a brief fluctuation in weight.  I'm still at 148, so I guess I just need to be a bit more patient with the process.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day 773 - X2 Plyocide (P1/W2)

I'm on track to stay on schedule for this week.  I got through Plyocide and boy did that work up a sweat.  It's broken down into5 sets of 4 different moves with a break in between each set.  I extended the breaks by about a minute each to allow my heart rate to come back down to a reasonable level, but I didn't skip anything in the workout.

I sure did feel good to get through that tonight.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 772 - X2 Core (P1/W2)

It's week two of phase 1 as of today and it's my second time doing X2 Core.  Some of the moves were a bit easier this time around, but still quite a workout.  It causes me to sweat a lot more than phase 2 Chest + Back + Balance.  Tomorrow I plan to do Plyocide on schedule and then hopefully do Ab Ripper on Wednesday since I wasn't able to add it on to the end of X2 Total Body.

As of this morning I've lost about 2 pounds, so getting back into a regular routine is already paying off.  More importantly clothing is not quite as snug, so happy about that.I just need to keep the motivation going.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 771 - 5K Run

I got out his morning and did my 5K trail run.  I was determined to not have to stop and walk during this run and I succeeded at running the whole distance.  I was also hoping to do some sort of X2 workout tonight, but work around the house took priority and my legs were pretty wiped out from the run. 
so, this week I got in 4 X2 workouts and a run.  Not bad.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 770 - X2 Yoga (P1/D4)

So, some good news.  Less soreness today.  I got through the Yoga workout without much issues tonight.  So much easier than the last three workouts, but it felt really good by the time I was done.  I'm really glad that my back is allowing me to get into full swing again on these workouts.

I'm trying to do better with eating.  Yesterday I stayed to about 2000 calories.  Today will probably be a bit higher because I was surprised with my wife bringing home two pizzas tonight for dinner.  I had two slice of cheese.  I have to admit that it tasted amazing.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 769 - X2 Total Body (P1/D3)

I'm still pretty sore from the last two days of working out, but I didn't let that stop me from doing the workout tonight.  I enjoyed this workout, but also found some of the moves to be a good challenge because it's been such a long time since I've done them.  Tonight was also supposed to include Ab Ripper, but by the time I got done with this hour of working out I was sweating buckets and decided that throwing in Ab Ripper would be overdoing it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day 768 - Plyocide (P1/D2)

Well, it's day 2 of Phase 1 and all I can say is "OUCH".  My hips are screaming after that workout last night and then adding in this one tonight.  It's been quite a while since I did the entire Plyocide workout and I have to say that I am not in the kind of shape that I was a year ago.  The sweat was pouring off of me by the time I was done tonight.  There was a part of me that was not looking forward to a follow-up to last night's workout, but I'm glad I had the willpower to get this done tonight.  It's hard to believe there was a time when I thought that phase 1 wasn't that tough.  A side benefit of getting back to doing full workouts is that I'm not as hungry all the time.  Maybe that's because I'm too tired to care :-)

It's only day 2 of getting back into this, so I know there is more fun to come.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 767 - X2 Core (P1/D1)

Well, I stepped on the scale this morning and was quite disappointed to find that I am now up to 148 (which is 10 pounds heavier than when I was my lightest).  I've been thinking it's time for me to re-commit to doing P90X2 for 90 days again, so today starts the process.  I'm starting again with phase 1 and will be doing the full program for the next 3 months (1 month per phase). 

I did X2 Core tonight and was surprised and how much of a good workout that was.  I kept remembering it as being easier than phase 2, but in reality it's not easier.  It's just different.  I worked up quite a sweat tonight.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Day 766 - 5K Run

I got out this morning for my usual 5K trail run.  I got to the halfway point before I had to take a breather and walk for s bit, so that's better than last week.  I'm hoping to keep on doing a run at least once a week. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Day 765 - X2 Ab Ripper & Chest + Back + Balance (2/2)

I finally got the the second half of the workout tonight.  It felt pretty good.  I'm doing 50 pushups on the nights when I don't workout, so I think that's helping me to have an easier time with the pushup moves when I do this workout.  Ab Ripper also went pretty well, so happy about that.

Day 764 - Chest + Back + Balance (1/2)

It's Tuesday night and I just finished the workout that I would have normally done on Monday.  But, this week I'm getting a slow start, so I'm doing this a day late.  No real issues with getting through the workout tonight.  Eating is also going okay.  My weight right now is pretty stable at 145 9according to my scale).  I still would like to lose a few of those pounds, but am also glad that it's not going up more at this point.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Day 763 - 5K Run/Walk

I went out for my morning trail run today and quickly realized that I was going to have to walk some of the time because I haven't been running as often as I should.  I stopped at times for a brief walk along the run, but then got back to running as I was able and got through the 5K.  I need more cardio in my workouts.

Day 762 - X2 Yoga

I'm logging this entry a few days late, but on Friday I got in my Yoga workout after a fun day of July 4th celebration with family.  I had set up a frisbee golf range at my house and we played that after eating a wonderful (albeit not healthy) picnic lunch.  There are a lot of things weighing on my mind including the passing of my father the day before (July 3rd), so having some time to relax with Yoga felt really good.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Day 761 - X2 Ab Ripper & Chest + Back + Balance (2/2)

Okay, so day two of this week includes a workout.   That's two for two so far this week.  After my good start and terrible finish to last week I need to make a concerted effort to do a better job of keeping it going.  My plan is to do Plyocide tomorrow night.