Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Muscles are sexy

I hope everyone had a nice Halloween. We sure did. Harper and I visited my family from in KY and it was a lot of fun. Harper had her first trick or treating experience at the Louisville zoo on Friday. It was a lot of fun to watch her “get it”. At first she was nervous and didn’t want to go up to the people handing out candy, but after 3 or 4 times, she was running full speed ahead, throwing up her bucket and getting her treat. She had an adorable unicorn costume on, it was just a lot of fun. My hometown had their trick or treat on Sat, so she got to do that as well. Sunday we drove home and she got to T&T in her own neighborhood. She’s a pro at it now.

My adventures in weight loss have not been as successful as I would like, I’d give myself a B-. My eating while I was at home was just off, just a lot of empty carbs and convenience foods. I wasn’t too bad with the candy though. However my husband did cook 2 pumpkin pies in the last week and I may have eaten pretty much a pie myself. As I mentioned in my past post a change is needed. A big giant kick in the butt change. If you know me, you know that I love a plan. I really wanted to give the P90X series a try this winter. I wanted to stop running and throw myself into it. I truly believe that it works. However, I instead proceeded to sign up for a Dec marathon and a June HIM, so I do not have the “luxury” of 3 months to give it a go. Sara has been having a great time switching it up and doing P90X and reading her blog makes me want to do it too. So, I have reached out to a few people on craigslist and plan to buy the DVDs. After my marathon is over on Sunday, I plan to take a week to just rest up and then come Nov 15, here is my plan. I do have a marathon on Dec 11, but my hope is that I will still be in shape from the Nov marathon and that adding in biking and deleting some running won’t affect my performance.

Until Dec marathon is done:
Mon: AM- swim, PM short bike
Tues: AM – short run, PM P90X
Wed: AM – P90X
Thurs: AM - run
Fri: AM - swim
Sat: AM – Long bike
Sun: AM – Long run, PM P90X

After marathon until I start following HIM training plan in Feb. Since I suck at swimming it’s going to be my top priority workout, I want to get the Sunday swim up to 3500 yards. So essentially each week I want to get in 3 swims, 2 bikes, 2 runs and 3 P90X workouts. When it’s time to start following my HIM training plan, I will just shoot for 2 P90X workouts.
Mon: Rest
Tues: AM – run, PM- P90X
Wed: AM – swim, PM - bike
Thurs: AM – run, PM –P90X
Fri: AM – swim
Sat: 2 hour biking class
Sun: Long swim, P90X yoga


jessica said...

I had laughed when my husband bought p90x last fall, but joined in at the last minute and did the whole program + running every other day. It was actually a tough challenge outside my comfort zone (that plyometrics workout never got easy!). I do think a lot of the big results are from combining the workouts with the rather strict food plan, so maybe you could apply the diet part through your training and see if that gets the effect you want?

Twila and Kris said...

Great minds think alike. I have a friend burning the DVDs for me. I do not see sticking to it all the way since some of the workouts are over an hour but I hope to find a few work outs I like and fit them in. I don't want to be all ripped just get a little stronger : ) Good luck!

Tara said...

I have to agree with the switching-up ideas going round. After my third and final marathon of the year (a couple of weeks ago) I started a 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge. I'm on Day 10 and while its been tough mentally and physically,I'm really glad I've put running on the back burner for now. Plus, in 10-12 days on the challenge I've lot 4 full pounds. My plan is to finish out this challenge (it goes until Nov 23rd) and then focus on yoga 4 days a week, running 3 (15-20 miles), and kettlebelling 2-3. Good luck with the p90x!!

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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