. . . and on the 7th day. . he did rest!
Well – I had planned to do the XStretch, but had a small pull in my neck and was generally aching a bit. So I decided I’d just take a break for the day and let my body recover a bit.
The best thing though – 1 WEEK DOWN!!!! I’m really happy I’ve got this far. . . wasn’t sure I’d make it to be honest, so to get one week in for me is a great achievement.
I can’t say I’m feeling uber fit already, or notice any real changes. . . but I am feeling “better” in myself, more energetic. I’ll take some more photo’s tonight (intend to do week on week photo diary), might have a look to compare. . or not. Don’t want to disappoint myself and lose motivation. This has already partly happened as my weight hasn’t really changed. . .yet I’ve been working out 6 out of 7 days! But I’m going to stick with it.
The missus did comment that it doesn’t look as if I’m as bloated as I was. . . so that has GOT to be good news. Of course I pointed out she still looks like a beached whale with the arse of an elephant. . but all’s fair in love and war!
So – tomorrow is Day 8! Nearly into double figures! But it is also the hard one, so I’m hoping I can show an improvement over last week. . .if I can’t. . will be quite a knock back I think. But will just push through.
Grr cold I have so bang goes doing a workout today. Felt it coming yesterday. . and now it is here. Not quite the full man flu yet and hoping it won’t be.
Also – now had confirmation I’m going to have to travel more between now and march. . which means the routine is going to suffer big time.
Will still stick at it with daily updates. . but no idea how this will work. Time to order those bands I think!!
WHOOT! Made it. . and done it 🙂 One goal down . . .wasn’t sure if I’d manage to make the next step and start this week.
I even did this right today!! I did Abs X earlier in the day. . and WOW do I have a long way to go. But at least I’ve done it. Also today was the Chest and Back again – the one I hate. . .pull ups and push ups. . .all the way through. Well again – I’m happy. I’m still doing the easy push ups and using my legs probably too much on the pull ups, but I improved in nearly every area. I was doing more reps and felt much better with the right form as well. So it is GREAT to see things improving after one week, although I do think it is going to be a week or two before I can see me doing full push ups for most or all of it . . and no idea about pull ups. To be honest the door bar is starting to be limiting (not enough space) but I do believe I’ll still make an improvement regardless.
Anyway – I’m into the second week. . .it is now just to keep it going!!
Well – unfortunately I’ve come down with a bug, good ole winter flu/cold in summer. Which makes looking after a pup all day even more. . . interesting.
Anyway – no new photo’s or vids today. But routine is setting in – wake up, let him out with Buzz and off they go to do the “business”. Then it’s play time! Sorted this out as well to make it fair – we get Buzz to lie down, and then the pouncing starts. They are doing really well – Buzz occasionaly gets carried away and finds it fun to pin Bandit down with his paw. . .or pounces after him himself. Usually just results in a quick cry from Bandit – then the fun starts again!
Buzz gets snipped tomorrow – which will quieten things down. Will take about 10 days before playtime resumes.
Well today was a long day with work/sorting out kitchen design & then taking the dog to the vets. So by the time I got round to be able to do my Pylometrics – it was alot later than I wanted. Again I was so much in the “really can’t be arsed” mood, this is where you try to find a reason why you can’t do it. But I pushed again and said. . DO IT!!!
So I load up the “this routine is the one that puts the X in P90X” – it is hell on earth . . . there is a cardio routine which is lower level. . but no point aiming low now! 🙂
One of the things that kept me going through this – is the feeling that I am actually losing fat. My weight has dropped slightly and I’ll be happier when it drops to below 16st and remains there. But I don’t feel so . . . fat. Whether this is the case or not. . .I don’t know. But time will tell.
Todays workout was a tough one to be honest. I’m pretty sure I did more than last week – but my problem is the inside of my foot on the curved bit. GOD that hurt while exercising. I currently do it bare foot (to save the carpet) – but did try my trainers which made it worse. Going to need to look into that more. . it’s always a problem I’ve had.
Towards the end of this workout – I was dying. . . but kept pushing as best I could until the end.
Now – recovered mainly . . . I don’t have the buzz I had last week – but I do know that tomorrow. . is dbl figures 🙂 Really just trying to push through these first few weeks – and even though it will still be hard work, it should be “easier” than I’m finding it now.
. . .is that double figures. . OH YES IT IS!! 🙂 Day 10 complete. I didn’t manage to find the time to do the abs, work is manic and I’m off on travels Thurs/Fri – not sure what impact this will have. But again, another late start. . finally got started. Today is Arms & Shoulders – primarily with weights. Now I’m still on quite a low weight. . .but still not going to hurt myself – that said, I feel the burn!!
I was actually happy by the end of the routine – some exercises (tri pushups) I failed at first time around. This time rather than 1 or 2 – I squeezed out 7! So big improvement. I did improve in some others – and I think overall did improve. This time I knew the exercises and did them properly. . before . . it was a bit rushed 🙂
So tomorrow is Yoga – I’ll be in a hotel . .not sure how well this will work. But intend to try. Friday – I’m back after a long travel. . so not sure if I’ll manage the routine. May just mean I do Friday on Saturday . . and Saturday on Sunday 🙂
But – double figures. . I’m happy . . only 80 days to go!!!!
Well – I had a scheduled trip to Ireland for a couple of days, and I knew this was going to affect my program.
However – I thought hmmm I could at LEAST do my Abs x working on the Thursday, even more . . it was only Yoga – I could do that in the hotel room.
Anyway – things didn’t work out. . very long day (04:30 – 20:45) and then I’d finished working. So something to eat. . .and bang I was ready to sleep.
Bit disappointed – but then it was Yoga . . which I am not too worried about.
. . . another long day at work, then flying back from Dublin.
So would it happen today??? Unfortunately not – 2 days missed and I’m pretty pissed off about it too. By the time I got home – I had time to shower, change and then out for my normal Friday night.
Tonight was meant to be Legs/Back – an important one. So I made a decision – tomorrow I will do the legs/back and push the Kempo onto Sunday (my day of rest!). This means all I will have missed is some abs X and Yoga – not the best situation, but gets me back on track.
Some good news – friends I go out with on Friday actually said it looks like I’m losing weight 🙂 My face was “thinner” and my shoulders looked better (ie less fat more defined). Have to say this made me feel really good :).
So hopefully Saturday I can kick myself back into the routine and go for it!
Next week is the REAL problem though – the joys of Copenhagen with work for Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs. I know I won’t be able to do some of the routine at all. So hoping the hotel has a Gym – in which case will go down and just do a good workout based on the P90X routine I should be doing.
Grrrrr – well yesterday didn’t happen, pure apathy on my part. But after a long week I had no “get up and go” to do the routine. Just wanted to unwind.
I fully intend to do my Kempo tomorrow though – so hoping I can kick back into it.
Also – decided I’m going to take a look for some bands, at least this way I can try to get back into things during next week while I’m away again.
WHOOT – did it. . . was so so hard to do it. . .everything inside saying, just leave it. But again – will power n kick up the ass.
Decided to do the Kempo routine as I’m reasonably happy with muscle workouts – and it is the calories I want to burn. Definately think I am doing better as it goes on – though need to stretch out the groin as side kicks/back kicks are rubbish at the moment.
Also decided I definately need a heart rate monitor – as it is a calorie burner, I need to make sure I’m “in the zone” for max burning. Currently . . I haven’t got a clue!
Went looking for bands today as well – but couldn’t find any suitable ones. I’m hoping the hotel I will be staying in has a gym. What I intend to do is just do the routine in the gym so to speak . . so at least I’m doing something.
Apart from a semi poor week this week – I can’t believe I’m starting week 3 tomorrow! I’ve also decided to work through my rest week to make up for the lack of other things. Key area’s I need to work on are abs (only done twice), Yoga (only tried once and didn’t finish). Rest is coming together nicely.
I’ve not done the diet. . so still eating/drinking as I always have – but today I decided to grab some “meal” shakes – slimfast for now. I don’t eat regularly – so hoping this will help.