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  1. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm not too worried about losing progress, but focus. I don't want to wake up a month later to the realization that I've let the program slip. It does look like the 'recovery week' keeps one pretty busy though.
  2. Week 3 thus far: Monday - P90x 'Chest and back' Tuesday - rest day Wed - nope Thurs-nada Friday- P90x 'Shoulders and arms' Sat- Sun- I'm enjoying watching the # of reps/amount of weight going up each week. Gives me a real feeling of accomplishment, like I'm that much closer to my goals Next week is my 'rest' week, and I know it's important, but I'm not looking forward to it. I want to keep upping those #'s! I may need to journal just to stay on track (I fear that I'll lose focus during that time). *Edit - not the greatest week, but I take comfort in that I walk my kids to and from school almost every day. Every bit counts
  3. A slight change of plans; I'm following the trend of mixing up P90 with Insanity. I'm also a bit tardy in my posting... today I am almost finished week 2, with 2 workouts left to complete. I'm tackling the 'Lean' version of P90, with Insanity (month 1) subbed for any cardio days. I'm forced to mix up my week due to my work schedule, so this week looks like this: Monday - Chest and back Tues - off (work) Wed - Core synergistics Thurs - Shoulders and arms Fri - Insanity (1st dvd...the name escapes me ATM) *Sat and Sunday - due to work will be either yoga and stretch, or maybe some cardio. My goals are to lose body fat, get strong and increase my VO2 max. I've lost 5 pounds since this summer, happy with that!
  4. Fit test today, and I'm a bit underwhelmed. This should be, technically, my 36 day fit test. I took 2 weeks off though about mid month as I was sick. So I consider this my 15 day fit test. Day 1 > Day 15 SK 46>74 PJ 35>34 PK 70>83 PJ 30>20 GJ 6>7 SJ 9>8 PJ 7>13 LP 30>28 As much as I want to move on to the next level, I think I'd best do another 2 weeks at the 1st month.
  5. Wow!! I knew it had been awhile since I posted, but I didn't realize exactly how long it'd been...! I'm currently using the 'Insanity' program. I both love and hate it! The workouts are really tough, yet I crave them at the same time...I can also feel improvement with each workout, which is an incentive to keep going. Today is week 3, 'Cardio Power' circuit time. It's my least favourite dvd thus far (@#! power jumps), I never seem to perform as well as I do on the other dvd's. My approach with Insanity is a bit different - because of my schedule, some days I have a hard time fitting in any sort of WO. So rather than follow the suggested schedule, I'm just doing each dvd in order, then taking a rest day, and repeat. Seems to work for me. Planning my fit test for next week, to see if I've made any improvement thus far.
  6. Mon March 8 - nada Tues 9 - p90 x 'back and legs' + attempted Ab ripper Wed 10 - nada Thurs 11 - Krav class, 60 min Fri 12 - p90x 'chest, shoulders and triceps' Food - 1 c sticky rice and corn, steamed rapini w 1 tbsp each flax oil and ume vinegar gluten-free snack bar decaf tall soy latte and chocolate cake...it was the last day for someone I work with smoothie w rice milk and hemp protein (post WO) Sat 13 Sun 14 Realized today since starting my job at Starbuck's a year ago, I've gained 15 LBS. So the plus side of going gluten free/vegan will be that I won't be eating a lot of the crap that I am surrounded by day in, day out. I need to get serious about journaling what goes in my mouth, though.
  7. Thanks Lobsteriffic. Tues this week - p90x, 'legs and back' - my six year old son has done p90 with me twice now, too cute. Today (Thursday) - 60 min Krav maga class. I plan to attend class Sunday as well. Friday - P90x 'Arms and shoulders.' Ow. My reps have all consistently gone up, which makes me happy Saturday - 60 min Krav Maga class
  8. Lots of opens coming up for me this week at work, which means 5 am starts The *intention* this week will be to get to class 2-3 times, filling in the gaps with some P90x, maybe some yoga or pilates too. All depending on my energy, of course! Although I haven't kept a record here of my diet (lazy), I've come to realize that I seem to have become sensitive to bread, or gluten. Perhaps the origin of my stomach pain, which has subsided, so long as I continue to avoid eating gluten. A bit of a drag, but with the availability of all the gluten-free flours and products, I can certainly work with that
  9. Sat Feb 27 - 60 min Krav class; a mix of combos and drills. Felt good to be back
  10. Wed Feb 23 Not too sore today. Tomorrow may be a different story; had my ass handed to me at a 60 minute cardiokickbox at my club. Definitely need to work on my cardio! Also bought some hemp protein powder (chocolate flavour), had it stirred into some soy yogurt for a PW snack. Yummy. Oh, and I was able to do some ab work during the WO without any major pain!
  11. Tues Feb 23 WO = P90x 'shoulders and arms.' Already seeing some improvements, which is encouraging. Btwn that and shovelling our recent snowfall, I have a feeling I'll be sore tomorrow...
  12. Mon Feb 22 45 minutes of easy yoga today; it felt good after the previous week of...inactivity. Still trying to pinpoint what could be setting me off, but things seem to have settled again (for the moment). I've been loosely following a macrobiotic approach to my diet. I seem to recall reading somewhere that it is good for digestion, so why not? Still having issues with sugar though. But if I do stay away from it for a bit, I start to lose that bottomless tolerance for it, so at least that is a baby step in the right direction. I hope to make it to class this week as well!
  13. Ha ha! I was invited out rock climbing today, at an indoor gym. I thought 'maybe not a good idea...?' Interesting re the yoga teacher, perhaps to help flush things out?
  14. Tues Feb 16 - P90x, 'Chest and Back', no Ab Ripper. Woke up with nast GI issues this am. Could be due to the gluten I had yesterday (homemade waffles). Will avoid gluten for the next few days to see what happens, but today my tummy is still off.
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