Saturday, 19 March 2011

P90x Day 5: Legs & Back and Ab Ripper X

Ever had your legs feel like jelly, like they are just going to come away from you at any second but you need to keep going? Perhaps you've felt that way while running, swimming or just anything really. Well I felt like this on the first workout. By the end of the balanced lunges I had to sit down. I knew this workout would be bad but never like this. I powered on through after a few minutes and found that they all got easier after that initial pain.

So you are probably wondering why I never updated yesterday, well I was in bed all day coughing, sneezing and general being unwell. I felt like I couldn't get out of bed, today I still feel crappy but it isnt going to get any better for a few days knowing me! So I didn't do my workout yesterday but I dragged myself out of bed and powered on through.

So I started off with Ab Ripper X as usually and still just done my 10 of each workout, next week I plan to up it by 5. When I got onto Legs & Back managed to keep up with "The Kids" somewhat. The only thing that I couldn't keep up with was the various pull-up moves I could only managed 10 of each assisted which is 5 more than Monday so I was pleased as punch with that.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

P90x Day 4: Yoga X

Ok so that me just finished Yoga X and I really feel like I need a nap, is that bad? Lol During it I was sweating, wobbling and tipping over every few seconds but as soon as I sat down with a nice cup of tea I suddenly felt so unbelievably tired. Hopefully I’ll have an early night then. 

So The first half of the video was brutal, my arms were shaking so much every time I was in downward dog and I could barely swing my leg into runners pose so I had to keep grabbing my ankle. It must have looked so weird because I could hear my boyfriend sniggering behind me as he was playing his games. 

The second part where you have to hold all the poses, I nearly turned it off on many occasion. I couldn’t do any of them especially hold them but I still tried and I guess that's all that matters just now its "Keep Pushing Play" as Tony Horton repeatedly says throughout the other videos.

Ok well I’m off to go have a shower and something to eat. I'd just like to say thank you to everyone that has been posting comments of encouragement it means a lot to me, usually by now I would have already given up. So thanks guys!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

P90x Day 3: Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper X

When I woke up this morning my muscles that I used on Mondays workout for Chest & back were sore so I was a bit anxious about doing this workout because it looked like I would need to use those muscles again.

Like before I started off with Ab Ripper X, I didn't expect myself to be any better since Monday and I wasn't disappointed it was just as hard. I still only managed 10 of each exercise but I'm quite pleased with that, just glad that I could in fact do 10 of each with my muscles being so sore.

I then moved on to Shoulders & Arms and I quite enjoyed this, its my favourite workout so far. I enjoyed all the different moves, Some were easy some were hard and I had to rewind the video a few times just to make sure I was doing it the right way. I managed to do 15 reps of each and 16 reps on the ones he said. some of them I really struggled from the 10 onwards mark so Ill need to see about what weights I'm using and some I think ill need to add more onto. The thing is I only have two spindle things (don't really know what they are called) so it will be difficult stopping and changing the weight on each. This is why I was wanting to get resistance bands but unfortunately there just too expensive just now.

Well thats me for today, Im off for a shower and something to munch.Looking forward to Yoga X tomorrow.

Recipe Creamy Spaghetti and Crispy Bacon

So this is the dinner that I made last night, it serves 4 people. It only take roughly 20 minutes to make all together.

1. Cook 400g of spaghetti, following the packets instructions
2. Meanwhile, cut 300g of bacon up into strips of little squares whatever you like. Fry it in a little oil until crispy. Remove from the pan when done and set aside on a plate.
3. in the same frying pan you just removed the bacon from fry 1 onion that's been diced, 1 clove of garlic that's been peeled and sliced, for 3-4 minutes. Return the bacon to the pan and add a handful of spinach leaves, 1 egg yolk, 75ml of single cream and 75ml of milk. Stir well until hated throughout. Remove from the heat and add the cooked spaghetti to the pan, stir well and serve.

Its got quite a lot of fat in it. One serving is 779 calories, 39.2g fat, 20.9g of saturated fat, 3.5g salt and 8.3g sugar. So I wouldn't go making this on a nightly bases. If anyone makes this tell me how it went and if you enjoyed it.

P90x Day 2: Plyometrics

Can I just say that this nearly gave me a heart attack!

This was murder, I was panting and hyperventilating. I had to stop countless time but I kept on going even when I thought I was going to be sick. I'm not looking forward to this workout next week at all. I just hope that none of the rest are as bad as this or I'm not going to make it too the second week.

The only thing that was good about this was the afterwards when I went in for a shower it felt brilliant after sweating so much.

Update For Yesterday

So on Monday I mentioned that I had the toothache, well I managed to get to the dentist yesterday and they've sorted out the pain. Last night I had one of the best sleeps I’ve had since the pain started so it was wonderful.

A lot of things happened yesterday, went to the dentist (ill have to go back for the next few weeks), did my exercise video (but ill blog about that later), made a fantastic dinner which tasted amazing but was kind of fattening. I went round to my mothers and got to see my brother who lives quite a bit away for a little while. Also helped my boyfriend flash his xbox, so all in all it was a rather good and busy day. So that’s my excuse of not posting something yesterday so sorry guys!

Monday, 14 March 2011

P90x Day 1: Chest & Back + Ab Ripper

Ok so earlier I posted on here saying that I would not be starting today but after looking online for recipes and more inspiration I decided that a little toothache shouldn’t stop me.

And so at the back of 8 at night I powered on through, I decided to do ab ripper x first because i knew I wouldn’t do it after an hour of pull-ups and push-ups. I took some advice from this forum post about how you shouldn’t try and do the full 25 reps and I only did 10 of each but even that was murder. My core muscles certainly felt it believe me.

Wont be starting today

So I won’t be starting my P90x journey today unfortunately, I have really bad toothache and I'm painkiller’d up to my eyeballs. I've got an appointment for the dentist tomorrow so hopefully by maybe even tomorrow night I’ll be able to start it.

Beginning of a new me!

So about 4 weeks ago I stopped smoking and decided that I needed to get in shape again. I’ve not done any proper exercise for roughly 4-5 years about the same amount of time I had been smoking. So I looked online and found this  P90x workout program.I looked for hours online for review and videos off peoples results on YouTube and was amazed and thought to myself "If I can give up smoking then I can certainly do this" and so I purchased it.