Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 29

Today is day 29 of the 90 day P90x routine.  It's been rough, it feels a lot like when I first started.  Well maybe not exactly like that.  I can get through the entire dvd which I couldn't the first time. 

I'm just frustrated that I have lost so much.  The definition I had in my muscles in June is almost all gone.  I'm thinking that I may need to add some more cardio.  I'm not ready to go back to doing the doubles routine, but maybe I'll try to ride the elliptical three or four times during the week. We'll see.  I really just want to get back to where I was.

Diet has been a struggle.  According to the P90x diet I should be eating around 2,400 calories a day.  I'm sure I do that sometimes, like when we are traveling and we eat out a bunch.  Most days though probably not.  Today I've decided to try to hit no less than 1,800 calories and actually track what I eat.  I've been very slack in watching what I'm eating.  Time to get focused. 

Water needs to became a bigger part of my day.  I'm trying hard to make sure I drink water all day but it's so much easier to grab a can of Diet Coke.  I know it's not good for me but it's my downfall.  I'm working on drinking more water and less Coke but it's a work in progress. 

"Enjoy the journey as much as the destination."
I'm trying to remember this as I keep pushing play each morning.  Frustration gets the best of me at times but I know that I'm in the best shape of my life.  I guess I just can't be satisfied with that.  Now I want lean, defined muscles.  I guess there are are worse things to obsess about.  At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Back At It

This week has been brutal.  Last Friday we left home and flew to New York to take our son Eric to school.  Monday we flew home.  Quick, emotional, stressful trip. 

Monday also marked day one of my return to P90x.  I took about three months off because I knew we would be very busy and I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to stick with a schedule that was one hour a day, six days a week.  Boy am I paying for it now.

I am so tired and sore.  The tired part comes from the fact that Monday we got up at 2:30 am (our time) to get ready and leave for the airport.  We got home, shopped and came home.  That put my workout time at 5:30 pm.  Very, very long day.   Tuesday I was up at 4:00 am to work out and then we didn't get home till around 11:30 pm that night.  I did get some sleep in the car but it was still a long day.  Wednesday I just couldn't get up early and so I ended up working out at 7:30 pm.  But I was up this morning at 4:30 am to work out.  I am running on fumes. 

I could hardly move this morning.  Yoga only lasted about 45 minutes and there were some moves I couldn't do because my arms or legs were shaking.  All I can hope for is that next week will be better.

Some lessons are learned the hard way and this was one of them.  Next time I know my schedule will be extremely busy I will modify my workout routine so that I can continue my weight lifting.  The cardio hasn't been that tough but I also rode the elliptical off and on over these last three months.  Proof that doing something is always better than doing nothing at all.

I've set my calories to 2,000 which seems really high to me but so far I haven't had any trouble meeting the goal.  I can thank Costco and their muffins for helping me with that one.  Hopefully next week will be better for my eating habits as well as my exercise routine.