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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! I have been absent for awhile from my blog. You know what that means... I have done terrible! No P90X in 3 weeks! Now I am trying to decide.. do I begin at Day 70 or do I just start completely over? I have my last two days of work next week, and then I am retired. I can then focus on getting my house in order... meaning my house I live in, and then I house I walk around in. I have been just feeling out of sorts with all this clutter still in my life. My youngest son is home from college for a few weeks, and I am hoping we can get everything out of the attic and go through it, and get rid of stuff. I have lots of projects that I want to complete, but I want to put exercise and healthy living at the top of my list. Okay, I had a few moments this morning waiting for everyone to get here and thought I would finally post. Have a Happy New Year too!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Will I Ever........?

Will I ever return to P90X. Week before last I mentioned I went to visit my daughter and granddaughter, thus missing my workout. Then got home and youngest son was here from college, missed my workout. Then came down with a terrible cold, sinusitis, ackyness (spelled wrong), and just not feeling up to par- tired, rundown. Then the beginning of this week I had some unexpected business to attend to. So there you have it. It has been almost two weeks since I last worked out. And another thing. I dread doing plyometrics... especially since I have been feeling bad. I have been trying in the midst of all of this to decorate, to get ready for my sister and her family to come to town, to buy gifts, and I have just let exercise not be a priority. And that was even after I set those goals. It was like I set the goals of working out 4 times a week, and then I just quit. So I am wondering... am I going to finish P90X? Do I need another change? I only have 20 days to finish it... even though I began it almost 5 months ago. If I get over this mucus clearing of my throat, I may feel better to jump around and sweat. So... don't do like me.... you all keep going... I am so distracted right now.. but I DO plan to get back on track!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Temporarily Disabled

This 55-year old P90X machine is temporarily disabled. I traveled to Frisco to see dd and dgd, and was too busy to do my workout. Then when I got home I was busy with ds who was home for a visit from A&M. Then... Monday, I came down with a cold. It has really bothered me- sneezing, runny nose, headache... even my teeth are hurting. I have continued to work (with a mask of course). What bothers me most is that I am not even gonna finish my 90 days before the end of the year. You know one thing that really stops me is that I do not like the plyometrics or the core synergistics or the cardio X. I think that when i do finally complete P90 X, I will change my workout. I will continue with the leg, shoulder, back, arms workouts, but do something different for the cardio. One thing is that I think that I am getting my heart rate up too high.. hence, burning lean muscle instead of fat. I need to get my heart rate monitor fixed. I think I will get back to walk/jogging and wear the monitor to keep in my target range. Since I am not doing P90X the way it is designed, then it really will not matter that I do not do Tony's cardio DVD's. My boss was talking about a patient that we had come in that looked so good and probably lost 50 lbs. He told me he had been doing P90X. So listen... if you want the results that Tony talks about, then do it the way it is designed. If you want a good workout and something you can live with... then do it like me.. something is better than nothing. I do love P90X- the weights and the bands, and even the pushups. I think one thing that kept me from doing my workout was dreading that plyometrics workout. So... I don't know when I will get back to it- gotta get rid of this cold first.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 69-P90X- Chest and Back

When that alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. I have such trouble dragging myself out of bed. My husband remarked about how he did not know how I did that... bragging on me. I have to say, " It ain't easy!!!" It can go either way- I can lay there and talk myself out of it, or lay there and finally say to myself, " Let's do it!" And I don't know what motivates me more- hearing someone say something good like- you are really looking good, or someone say something bad- like you know you are never going to be a small person. Well, I just don't know... until I was 38 years old, I was a small person. But that was a long time ago. However, I still have not given up that idea. Am I crazy? In denial? I cannot measure my success by weight loss or I would have quit a long time ago. I am rarely sick, I take no medication except for thyroid pills, and I seem to be able to keep up pretty good. So back to my workout... I did the chest and back workout today. I did it pretty much the way that I always do- the first set up pushups I do 15 from the feet and 10 from the knee. And when we do the second set, I do 10 from the feet and 15 from the knee. I seemed to have an easier time of it. I also did the decline pushups, but that really seems to put alot of pressure on my back. I did up the weights to 12 lbs when doing the heavy pants, the lawnmowers, and the bent over pullups. I also will add that when doing the pushups, I really tried to make myself go lower. I often wonder which would be better - doing more pushups and not going down real low or doing the opposite- doing less pushups but going lower to the floor. Someone want to give their opinion about this. Today I did not do as well with the water. I was at work, and I seemed to never have a chance to drink any water today. I ate a couple of those bran muffins so I figure I did get my fiber. No Dr. Pepper for me today and I did my exercise. So, I am still meeting my goals each day. I think tomorrow is plyometrics. I need to get to it early because I am leaving to go to big D to see the grandbaby. I missed her so much at Thanksgiving. My daughter and I will try to get in a little shopping. So, I don't know if I will be able to squeeze in any workouts on Friday and Saturday. But I will sure try.

Day 68-P90X-Kenpo X

Yesterday I began my workout early- about 5:45 a.m. The only thing that I skipped on the workout was the routine during the break time. I did not do the jumping jacks, X jacks, etc. I wanted to get finished with this workout without being too "pooped" so I skipped that part. I worked hard with all my punches and kicks. I did complete my goals - 64 oz of water, 35 gr of fiber, exercised, and no Dr. Pepper. However, my lunch was bad- Mexican food, and my dinner was bad- one glass of wine and four little blocks of cheese and two cookies- yeah... I went by an open house after work.. and well.... I was being cordial. Breakfast was homemade bran muffins and coffee.