God I so nearly didn’t start it though. . .was very very close to just calling it a day, but forced myself again. I’d love to say I feel good . . but I don’t at all.
Also started the shakes diet – so shake in the morning, then one at lunch. . . then protein shake after the workout. Will see about a meal later (SUBWAY after beer sounds SO good right now :)).
Anyway – had more news that I might have to do more travelling next week. . .so going to look at getting the bands to at least carry on while away.
Kempo day again. . not sure if I like this one or not. . just can’t decide 🙂 Anyway . . needed a kick, but no where near as tuff as yesterday. So on it went and on I went.
Actually definately did better and more than the week before. The kicks were more flexible and controlled, the break which is more of a “get your heart rate up again” routine . . I did rather than taking a break. Also – feet felt better, but I am doing most exercises bare foot to see if I can strengthen them (think that might be part of the problem I have).
So – 20 days done . . slurping on my shake. . .waiting for the subway to arrive to munch on 🙂
But – 20 days. . ok few missed, abs hardly done. . . but more interested in bit of muscle build up and fat burning. . so will see how we get on. Expecting to do some more photo’s early next week – still not convinced I’ll see a difference though . .
Well not much to say – Sunday was my rest day. . . so I did (although also had a maccy D’s for a hangover cure & chinese in the evening!).
Hopefully this next week – I won’t be hassled too much by work, which may mean I can focus more and as said before. . really start to push myself.
One thing I’m not happy with – is that I’m now the heaviest I’ve been (16st 6). Even though my missus reckons I look thinner (and feel it) which points towards it being muscle mass. . . but it is just a shame as I want to lose weight as well. I’m going to start thinking about a diet + detoxing for the next couple of weeks (before suit fitting) to see if I can just shed some of the weight on my waist.
Oh well – will wait and see. . .
Well this week was going to be the rest week, but after missing out so much last week. . .I decided to push through. So it was chest & back. . . OUCH!
I started the workout tired – but had already agreed I was going to push myself harder this week . . .so I started. Again – seeing mostly an improvement on previous weeks. I’m doing more full push ups than half push ups. I’m doing more chin ups (but still using chair as support). Definately feeling stronger as I’m doing these – but still heavy and gut not going!
Diet sort of started – decided not going to do FULL detox, but save it for when I go out on Fridays.
Only real problem now – missus has a stinking cold. Guess what she thinks I need again! Can feel it at the back of my throat so hoping I can just push through it.
Still not doing abs – personally I want to lose the fat than tone it for now. I think that may be a focus area once I’m done tbh.
Damn – not a good day today.
Missus has been down with a cold and I can feel it niggling at me. . before the workout I was very tempted not to try. But forced myself to start it.
It was pylometrics – the killer . . . I started it, didn’t think I was doing too bad. My calves were really hurting but I was struggling through. But by about half way through I was just soaking with sweat, HR was v high and I had zero energy to carry on (short of hardly doing anything. So all in all bit disappointed in myself . . whether it is the cold or my apathy.
Can’t wait for all of this to get “easier”!
. . . 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.