Tuesday, January 12, 2010



I'm switching from the lean program to the classic program for the last phase of the workout. I've decided I like the challenge that Plyo provides instead of Cardio X. The Classic version also keeps Legs & Back, while the lean version ditches it during the last four weeks. My legs definitely need it! Here's to ramping it up a wee little bit!

In other news, I did the Chest/Back workout for the first time today. Tony calls it the "Mother of all X workouts." Wait...I thought that was plyo? Apparently this program has two mommas--and they say it isn't geared towards women!

At any rate, the workout consists of two sets of 12 workouts. About 1/3 are pushups of varying styles, 1/3 are pullups, and the final 1/3 are dumbbell moves. I enjoyed it, but whew, some of those pushups got to me. (I used the bands instead of the pullup bar)

Divebomber pushups-->Scary

The little German girl in this workout was a crazy combo of hardcore and tiny! It was pretty interesting to watch her next to three big guys. She looked like she needed to wash or do something with her hair, though!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Technically, I don't think you are supposed to do Plyo during a recovery week. So I'm kind of a wild, rule-bending kind of girl. Not really.

That being said--goodbye Cardio X! Plyo is a much more intense workout, and though it kicked me in the booty, I enjoyed it. For a high-impact workout, it was relatively easy on the knees, though my ankles were throbbing for a little bit there. No major damage seems to have occurred, though.

Boy, this thing wore me out! I had to just stop the DVD and catch my breath twice! I hope I can work up to doing the whole thing without stopping, but I think I still got plenty of a workout today.

The best part--compared to other P90x workouts, the moves are pretty simple, and it's easy to keep your eyes on the screen the whole time--meaning I could listed to music without getting behind or doing a funky messed up version of a move!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


I have to apologize to this workout.

I've shunned it.

You cant blame me, though--I get an option. Rest day OR X-Stretch. Come now--which would you choose?

But I've decided to keep doing it, and today I did it for the second time. And boy was it worth it. So no more "REAL" rest days for me.

Well. Maybe...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm starting to like yoga...

I still dilly dally and take more than an hour to actually start, but I don't dread it like I used to. It makes me feel wonderful for the rest of the day!

I've noticed I'm quite a bit more flexible, and some of the harder poses are doable by now. I started out p90x hating yoga, and now I think it is something I want to do on a regular basis indefinitely--the benefits are amazing!

Monday, December 28, 2009

I've been a very bad girl

At least at blogging!

I've still been doing P90x, and am about to start the second recovery week--I did take a little bit of a break over the holidays, but I plan to be back tomorrow in full force!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It's Day 22, and I'm feeling pretty discouraged. No major changes in inches or weight. I definitely feel like I've developed more muscle, but I want the stats!

This is also the beginning of Recovery Week #1--which means double Yoga--ugh!

Luckily, my wonderful roommate, Allison, has decided to share the pain with me. Yay!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hypnotism, Oreos, and Water

Two exciting things happened today outside of the P90x world.

1. I googled my own blog and found out someone named twittered about it! Granted, it was a link to my post about how Winter Oreos sing to me...but I'll take what I can get.

2. I was hypnotized.

No, not in the dog-barking, duck-quacking sort of way. I had the opportunity through work, so I decided to try it. We worked on getting me to avoid cookies, candy, and soda--three of my big downfalls that have been slowing me down so far.

I was completely conscious the whole time--there were no trances or anything like that involved. My "hypnotist" (also an employee) had me go through visualizations of switching behaviors--I wont go into it to much here, but it was pretty interesting and not creepy at all.

So far I've eaten two cookies today, but I'll give it a little more time :)

However, I had to pick an alternate behavior for eating candy & drinking soda, so I picked drinking water for both. Oddly enough, I had the strangest urge to drink water while watching Glee this evening--my roommate just confirmed it was during the bake sale portion of the TV show.

Maybe it's working?

In P90x land, it is now Day 15. I accidentally switched up my days and did Shoulders/Arms/Ab Ripper X instead of Cardio X, but I don't think the world will end.

I am pretty proud of myself, though--combined with the Pilates class, it was 2.5 hours of exercise today! I'm going to be hurting tomorrow...