Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day 793 - 5K Run & Ab Ripper & Chest + Back + Balance 2/2 (P2/W3)

Well, if I started the week slow on workouts, I ended it pretty strong.  I got out for a 5K trail run this morning and was happy that I was able to do it at a reasonable pace with no stops.  This afternoon I did Ab Ripper and then finished up the rest of Chest + Back + Balance.  I also threw in some time hitting a bucket of golf balls.  Good day.

Day 792 - Chest + Back + Balance 1/2 (P2/W3)

It's Friday and this is my first workout for the week because I was lazy on Monday and was traveling on Tuesday and Wednesday for work and was wiped out from the travel on Thursday because of minimal sleep.  So today I finally got in a workout by doing the first half of Chest + Back + Balance.  I plan to go out for a run tomorrow morning and then hopefully finish up this workout along with Ab Ripper in the afternoon.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Day 791 - X2 Base & Back (P2/W2)

Wow, busy day today.  I got out for a round of golf with my son this morning.  There was a light off and on rain that allowed the greens to be very accommodating.  I shot a round of 81 (best of the year for me) with 7 of 9 holes on the back nine being pars.  My son almost had a hole in one on a par three.

Tonight I finally was able to do a round of Base & Back.  The last time I did this was back in March, so it's been quite a while.  I was able to do okay at it with some breaks throughout the workout.  I increase reps on some of the moved compared to March, but that's to be expected since I've been doing more workouts over the last couple of months compared to earlier in the year when I was still recovering from my back issues.  Still, that workout is brutal and it took the starch out of me.  As usual.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Day 790 - X2 Yoga (P2/W2)

Well, my daughter is off to college again as of today and my wife is going along to help take things back up to school, so it's just my son and me at home this weekend.  And he's working tonight, so I got home from work and it was just me and my dog Lucky (world's laziest beagle).  I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to convince myself to get around to doing Yoga tonight, but after a few minutes watching some really boring golf on TV, I decided that Yoga be a better option.  So, it's now about 70 minutes later and I'm sitting here enjoying a protein shake and feeling a sense of accomplishment for having worked out three nights in a row after a VERY slow start to the week.  As usual I did some chin-ups before starting the yoga workout and I got in 14 good chin-ups (arms straight).  I used to be able to do 16-17, so I still have some work to do to get back to that point.  One day at a time.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Day 789 - Chest + Back + Balance & Plyocide (P2/W2)

I got in the second half of each of these workouts tonight.  I took it pretty slow, but that's okay because I put good effort into the workout.  I had a big lunch while out with my brother today, so I'm taking it each on the eating tonight.

It's still proving challenging for me to shed the extra weight I've put on, but I am determined to make it happen.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 788 - Chest + Back + Balance & Plyocide (P2/W2)

It's been almost a week since I last worked out.  Friday and Saturday I enjoyed a nice getaway with Kristi for our 27th anniversary.  Sundays I don't do much and then Monday and Tuesday nights I had to work late then then cut the grass because I wasn't able to do it on Saturday.  So, today I'm back to the workouts and it as no small feat to go through this combo workout for a second week.  Brutal, but so beneficial.  Eating wasn't exactly good over the weekend,so I need to take it easy for a while to "recover".

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 787 - Chest + Back + Balance & Plyocide - Part 2 (P2/W1)

I finished up both workouts tonight.  It felt pretty good, but was a tough full body workout. I'm looking forward to having a lighter night tomorrow.  Depending on how my back feels I hope to try to do Ab Ripper.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Day 786 - Chest + Back + Balance & Plyocide (P2/W1)

I started phase 2 tonight.  At one point I thought it would be nice to take a week off in between phases, but I decided that I wasn't feeling like a rest week.  My back is feeling better tonight, so that's really good news considering I was in a lot of pain on Saturday night.  Tonight instead of doing Chest + Back + Balance and then doing Plyocide tomorrow, I decided to combine them.  I did half of each workout tonight and will do the other off of each tomorrow.  Then on Wednesday I'll do Ab Ripper.  Bring it.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Day 785 - X2 Balance & Power (P1/W4)

I decided to skip the trail run today so that I would finally get to doing this workout.  I got through it okay, but some of the moves were ones that i didn't recall,so they were unfamiliar to me.  I strained my lower back a bit on one move so I had to be careful throughout the rest of the workout.  Having done 4 weeks of phase 1 it's now on to phase 2 again.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Day 784 - X2 Yoga (P1/W4)

I had a long day at work yesterday, so by the time I got home my motivation to workout was not there.  I started out today by playing 18 holes of golf with my son.  We had a great time and wasn't tired or sore from playing, so I decided to do a round of Yoga tonight.  Eating today has been pretty good so far.  Good thing too because yesterday was 2400 calories which is too high if I'm trying to lose a few pounds (which I am).

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day 783 - Plyocide (P1/W4)

Had another good round of Plyocide.  I took one break, but didn't skip any of the steps in the workout, so progress continues.  Gotta keep on going.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day 782 - X2 Core (P1/W4)

This is my last week of doing phase 1.  The workout tonight went well.  I was able to increase reps on a number of the moves, so it's helping to be doing this phase for four weeks straight now.  I still expect to take a "rest week" next week in between phases before starting phase 2, so I need to get the most out of the workouts this week.  Still no weight loss as a rest of the three weeks of working out.  Clothing is still a bit snug, but better than when I started.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Day 781 - 5K Run

I was hoping to stay on schedule this week, but last night I had an evening out with Kristi and we didn't get home in time for me to do Yoga.  I went for a trail run this morning and found it to be difficult for me.  I had to stop to walk at times for a short break, but then went back to running pretty quickly.  Not every day can be great and I'm okay with that.  The key is that I'm continuing to put in the effort.