Friday, October 30, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 53 - Power Kata and Plan for the Month of November

Good morning! This morning's workout was Les Mills Combat Power Kata - you  all already know how much I love that workout so I won't go into it again. :). I also weighed myself this morning and was pleased to see that I lost 3 1/2 pounds over the last 2 weeks. I also made up my plan for the last 4 weeks of this hybrid, it should be an interesting four weeks since I'll be alternating between Chest and Back/Shoulders and Arms/Legs and Back one week and Chest, Shoulders and Tris/Back and Biceps/Legs and Back the next. I'll be finished with it by the first week of December. I also started looking into what I want to do for the month of December - I know I don't want to start another P90x/Les Mills  Combat rotation because it's going to be a pretty crazy month with Christmas and whatnot. I think I'm going to do 21 Day Fix (at least the workouts) that month, and then maybe try something like Body Beast starting int he new year. I'm going to hopefully be starting to do more transcription and freelance writing in the month of November, so I'm hoping by December I'll be able to afford to get Beachbody on Demand for a few months at least. I'll keep everyone posted!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 52 - X Stretch

Good morning! Had a great morning this morning, did P90x X Stretch, which felt great - I love that it gives an all over stretch, I just wish it was a little shorter. Felt great afterwards though, it's amazing how much your flexibility improves with regular stretching. Tomorrow's workout is Power Kata, and then I have another X Stretch workout on Saturday, but I'm thinking of replacing that with another stretching workout - perhaps a Pilates workout or some other stretching workout that I find on YouTube. Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Les Mills Combat/P90x Hybrid Workout Day 51 - Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Good morning! This morning's workout was Ultimate Warrior's workout, which I got a great workout from as usual. My muscles are feeling a lot better too, they're not sore anymore like they were after doing all the walking I did on Friday.

I'm also still waiting for the person that said they were going to hire me for this eBook writing project to "officially" hire me and make the project live. I want to see what the topic is going to be so I can start doing some research on it and plan the layout of the eBook. In the  meantime I've also started "tinkering" with the layout of this website I had created a while back to kind of advertise my writing and transcription. I may buy hosting for it in the not-too-distant future.

That's it for now, hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Les Mills Combat/P90x Hybrid Workout Day 50 - Core Synergistics

Good morning! This morning's workout went well, I did P90x Core Synergistics and was able to get through all of it - I'm always amazed at how much my strength improves and how much I'm able to do for that workout. Although at one time I was almost able to do Dreya Rolls without using my hands to push myself off - now I cant, I'd like to get back to that again.

I'm looking forward to this week, because I've been hired for a freelance project to write a short eBook (6500 words). It should be interesting, I hope the person is happy with it!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Les Mills Combat/P90x Hybrid Workout Day 49 - Indoor Walking Workout

Good  morning! Today was supposed to be a rest day, but I felt inspired by the amount of walking I did on Friday, so I decided to do a 45 minute indoor walking workout. It felt great, even though it wasn't very strenous. This week is going to be a recovery week for me with lots of stretching, some Core Synergistics and some Les Mills Combat Workouts. I'm looking forward to it, hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Les Mills Combat/P90x Hybrid Workouts Days 47 and 48 - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, and Les Mills Combat Power Kata

Good morning! Sorry it's been a few days since I've updated, I've been kind of busy the past few days. I hope you all enjoyed the special post on Friday. Friday ended up not going as planned, but I'll get into that in a minute. I kind of changed things up as far as my workouts are concerned the past few days - yesterday I did Les Mills Combat Power Kata when I was supposed to have done Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, and this morning I did Legs and Back and a pilates workout for abs that used both mat and weight exercises.

Okay, now about Friday...it started off well enough, I got  up at 4:00 so that we could leave the apartment at 5:00 to get to the airport. We got there and got parked, and went in and got our boarding passes and went through TSA - TSA actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, the scanner did light up something in my chest area, which was probably something from my open heart surgery, so the TSA person did some extra scanning on me and then sent me on my way. Once we got to the gate we got some breakfast, and then waited for our flight to board. Our flight to Philadelphia wasn't bad, it actually arrived in Philadelphia a little early. Once we got to Philadelphia however, we looked up at the monitors and found out our connecting flight to Long Island had been cancelled :(.  So we went to the special services desk to find out what they could do - they said they could send us to Hartford, Connecticut or to La Guardia Airport in New York City - neither option was good though, Hartford would ahve put us about 40 miles from where we needed to be, and La Guardia would have put is about 60 miles - so after my husband talked with my stepmom, she said we should just go home, and that my little brother would speak on our behalf. It was a very disappointing, very unhappy day for me when that happened, because I was really looking forward to seeing family that I hadn't seen in many years - my Uncle Ralph and my cousin, Emma, and to being able to say goodbye to my grandfather. I was, and still am very angry at American Airlines, although I've calmed down considerably since Friday. One good thing about Friday, is I got in over 10,000 steps that day. My body was actually very stiff and sore yesterday, and still feels a little stiff and sore today.

Anyways that was my workouts for the past few days, as well as my experience with trying to fly to New York on Friday. Tomorrow I may actually do an indoor walking workout on YouTube, just to start getting a little more walking in. I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Do You Prefer to Eat Three Larger Meals or a Bunch of Small Meals? Why?

Since I'm out of town today, I decided to do something different. I've been collecting opinions from people on whether they prefer to eat three larger meals or a bunch of smaller meals, and why. Both eating styles have their advantages and disadvantages - eating several smaller meals over the course of the day can be better for people who have certain health problems, or who are very busy and don't have time to sit down and eat larger meals. I personally eat three larger meals and three snacks throughout the day - I find eating this way keeps me from getting too hungry at meal times. Here's what other people had to say about how they eat:


Q. Do you eat three larger meals every day, or a bunch of small meals?

 
A. Kari (Blogger And Writer)

I eat a bunch of small meals throughout my day. I usually have a small bite to eat in the morning, a small lunch, a snack in the afternoon, a small supper, and a snack at night. If I'm on vacation and need to eat out, then that schedule changes to three larger meals.
My preference is to eat three larger meals in a day. Eating a meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner helps socially, because I can eat at work with co-workers without judgement or questions on my meal size. Additionally, Since I tend to be fairly busy throughout my day, It's easier to carve out time, for eating and also the prep time, three meals rather than for multiple seperate meals.

A. Phil Turner (The Knowledge Man)

I eat 3 larger meals every day. I have a breakfast that varies from fresh fruit and oats to a full fried plateful of bacon and eggs. I have a light lunch of home-made soup and my main meal about 4 or 5pm with a very light supper at about 7pm.

A. David Leonhardt (Ghostwriters for Hire)

I'm a grazer.  I eat all day long.  When we are not together as a family, I don't really eat "meals".  I tend to eat 6-7 snacks during the day, which breaks up my activities and at least keeps me drinking (since I don't tend to drink water on its own, only when I eat).
I also get my meals confused sometimes.  Did you know that a bowl of cereal with milk and raisins makes a wonderful late night snack?  And that it also makes a handy breakfast?

A. Todd Trahan (President of SERT Data Recovery)
I prefer to eat a well balanced meal, not too small to be a snack but with enough carbs, protienm and fat every 2-3 hours throught the day. It really depends on what your goals are with regards to the amount of grams of each, however this type of frequency will help the metabolism speed up and keep your body feuled up throughout the day.


Q. Why do you prefer to eat like this?

 
A. Kari (Blogger And Writer)

I like to eat smaller meals because I don't like the feeling of being too full or too hungry. I've heard that being too full (overeating) can mess with your hormones and cause you to store more fat. And, when I'm too hungry I often get dizzy and weak, due to low blood sugar.
Larger meals are easier to time and seem more fulfilling overrall. Also, Carrying multiple small meals with me throughout my busy day isn't the easiest. I tend to like things to be as simple and efficient as possible. Multiple food containers, scheduling meal times and prep time for multiple meals is too much to add to my schedule at this time.

A. Phil Turner (The Knowledge Man)

I prefer to eat like this even though I know 5 smaller meals burn off more calories. I did try eating a 2-stage breakfast and lunch, but basically I found I was eating non-stop, I prefer to have 3-4 hour gaps between my main meals and just to snack on fruit in between.
A. David Leonhardt (Ghostwriters for Hire)

I'm a grazer due to simple math.  If one eats three meals a day, and one is up for 16 hours, that implies at least 5 hours between meals.  But I am hungry after two hours.
The math is equally clear on the flip side of the equation.  After eating a good, healthy portion, one is no longer hungry.  Yes, one can still eat (and if there is cheesecake in front of me, I have been known in some quarters to do so), but one is no longer hungry.

So, for instance, when we plan dessert at supper, I usually suggest waiting until later for dessert, since we'll all want a snack before bed anyway - why eat a dessert now and a snack later, when the dessert will do for both if we just wait?  Amazingly, after so many years, people around here are starting to listen to me (Yes!  I've worn them down!)

A. Todd Trahan (President of SERT Data Recovery)
It keeps the gas tank full and your body has energy throughout the whole day. It's healthy becasue it also keep your bowel movements regular and consistent. It will cut down on the cravings of other filler foods that might not be as healthy. It also helpys your body to be on a regular routine and helps avoid binge eating.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 45 - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! Had a good workout this morning, I did P90x Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X. This time I made it all the way through it - last week for some reason I stopped after the first set of strip set curls - I think I may have had a partial seizure. I decided to use my bands to do my pull-up exercises this morning rather than having my husband put up my chin-up bar - I didn't feel like waking him up. Still got a good workout even using the bands instead of my chin-up bar. That's going to be my last workout until probably Saturday - tomorrow I fly out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport to go to my grandfather's burial up in New York. Although I'm sure I'll get lots of exercise walking through airports, I doubt I'll get a "real" workout in tomorrow - we're supposed to arrive in Long Island around 11:20 and we won't be back in Raleigh until about midnight - so it's going to be a long day. I do have a special post scheduled to post tomorrow though, so be sure to look out for that.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 44 - Live Ultimate Warrior's Workout and Ways I've Changed Since I Got In Shape

Good morning! This morning's workout was Live Ultimate Warrior's Workout, which as you know if you've been following this blog for a while, is one of my favorites. I get a great workout from it, it combines all the different types of karate, and I love the music in it.

I also wanted to take a minute and ask you all, how have you changed since  you got in shape? Not only physically, but in other areas of your life? I know personally, I've started to care more about my appearance. I've started trying to wear clothes that are a little nicer every now and then, even if I'm not going any place special - like the last few days I've been wearing some sweater sets (sleeveless sweater combined with a cardigan that goes over it) that my aunt gave me, because it's starting to get colder outside here in North Carolina. I've also started to pay more attention to other areas of my appearance. I'm actually kind of looking forward to my grandfather's burial on Friday, because I'll see a lot of people that I haven't seen since before I started working on getting into shape.

Anyway, that's it for now - tomorrow I'll do another workout post, and then on Friday I'm going to post a special post, since I'll be out of town and won't be able to post my normal post. Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 43 - Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! This morning's workout was good, did Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X. Felt good to do that workout on new carpet.  Ab Ripper X is definitely starting to get easier for me again, it's time for me to find ways to make it a little more challenging. That's it for now, hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 40, 41, and 42

Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long since I wrote, I've been busy with a project for one of my transcription clients. I'm glad to say I've been keeping up with my workouts though. On Saturday I did my P90x Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X workout, which went well - my abs are starting to get stronger, and my  legs are as strong as they've ever been. Yesterday's workout was Extreme Cardio Fighter, which I love. Today was a rest day for me. This week's workout schedule is going to be a bit messed up since I'll be going out of town on Friday, but this is my workout schedule for the week:

Tuesday Chest, Shoulders k/Ab Ripper X
Wednesday - Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior's Workout
Thursday - Back and Biceps/Ab Ripper X
Friday - Off because I'll be out of town
Saturday - Legs and Back/Ab Ripper X
Sunday - Les Mills Combat Extreme Cardio Fighter

That's it for this post, hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, October 16, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 39 - Power Kata and Question

Good morning - this morning's workout was Power Kata, which made me feel great. I also got on the scale this morning and discovered I gained half a pound. I'm not going to worry about it though, I'll get it off.

I also have a question for anyone who wants to give their opinion on it...why are some people so reluctant to change habits they know are bad? For example, giving up drinking or eating high fat or high sugar foods. I'll admit I'm not perfect, but a few years ago I gave up drinking caffeine (not by choice, my husband went out of town and left me with nothing but caffeine-free sodas) and after I went through caffeine withdrawal I felt great afterwards - I haven't touched caffeine since. I chose to eat a lower fat diet and do Beachbody workouts because I like what they've done for my body. Because of them, and because of the fact that I've been eating better, I'm now in the best shape  of my life. I'm not saying this to brag, I'm saying it to show how easy it is to change your habits and get in better health, or adopt other habits.

Anyway, that's it for now - if you want to give your opinion on the above question, feel free to comment below. I'm looking forward to this weekend, Kevin will be riding the Hatfield-McCoy trail in West Virginia and I'll have some time to myself to work on a few things. One of these times I'll go with him just so I can see a different area of the US. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 38 - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! Had a good workout this morning - did P90x Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X. Got a great workout from it as usual, though I'm still having problems with some of the chin-up exercises. I'm getting better though, I can do more chin-ups than I could when I first re-started my P90x workouts, and I'm getting stronger every time I do them.

That's about all I have for today. Tomorrow's workout is Les Mills Combat Power Kata. I'm also looking forward to having some time to myself this weekend while Kevin is in West Virginia riding the Hatfield-McCoy trail - I plan to use the time to get some things done that I need to do.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 37 - Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Good morning! I'm having a good day so far. This morning's workout was Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior's workout, and I got a good workout from it as always.

I've also decided to start working on expanding my mind as well - not that I haven't already been doing that with learning Spanish, but I decided to work on improving my memory. I just finished a book called "Unlimited Memory" - I learned a lot of great things from it about how to remember numbers, as well as people's faces, and things that I read. Some of the techniques I learned are things that I do already, like mind mapping, but I learned one system for remembering numbers that I found particularly interesting - it turns numbers into words, and then to remember the numbers all you have to do is picture those words in your mind. You just have to remember the words that are associated with two digit numbers. Right now I'm in the process of memorizing the words for the numbers from 00 to 100.

That's it for this post, hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 36 - Chest Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! This morning's workout was Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X. I love that workout because some of the exercises in it are unique, like Floor Flys and Pour Flys. Never seen those exercises anywhere before except for in Chest, Shoulders and Triceps. I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 35 - Rest Day and Changes Coming to this Blog

Good afternoon everyone! Today was a rest day as far as my workouts are concerned, though I did get some exercise when I did some cleaning this morning.

I'm also excited to say that there's going to be some changes coming to this blog. I'm trying to expand the scope of it to include not only posts about my workouts, but also posts about nutrition in general. One post I'm planning on writing soon is a post about the types of diets everyone follows (or has followed) to lose weight - most of the Beachbody workouts include some kind of eating plan with them, and every one is a little different. I think it's  important to see how different eating plans can be beneficial for different people. If you're interested in finding out more about the new types of posts I'll be publishing, please sign up for my email list!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 34 - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Good morning! Had a great workout this morning, did Extreme Cardio Fighter, which I love because of all the diversity in it. Kind of looking forward to tonight because Kevin and I will be watching the season premiere of one of our favorite shows, The Walking Dead. We've been watching bits and pieces of the marathon that's been showing for the past few days to get prepared. I'm hoping we don't spend the whole day on the couch - we ended up spending part of the day on the couch yesterday, but not all of it.

My workout schedule for this coming week is going to be identical to last week - Chest, Shoulders and Triceps on Tuesday, Ultimate Warrior Workout on Wednesday, Back and Biceps on Thursday, Power Kata on Friday, Legs and Back on Saturday, and Extreme Cardio Fighter on Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 33 - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X

Good afternoon! I'm having a good day so far today, I got up this morning and did Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X - I'm continuing to get better at chin-ups, but still can't do more than 3 or 4 before my muscles give out. After my workout Kevin and I went to Golden Corral and had breakfast - I wanted to have cereal with some skim milk there, but of course they had only sugar-laden cereals and no skim milk, or at least half percent milk. So I ended  up eating some of the not-so-good breakfast selections that I like there, like sausages and these little potato slices. Not sure what we'll do the rest of the day, it's kind of a rainy, overcast day out - Kevin is outside working on his four wheeler right now and I'm working on a few things here, maybe we'll watch a little TV later, or if the weather clears up we might go see a movie. Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Friday, October 9, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 32 - Power Kata and Discovering New Health Apps for My New Phone

Good morning! I had a good workout this morning, did Power Kata which I love because of the music in it. I also weighed myself and I'm at 119, so I gained a little bit from last week. That's okay though, I'm still under 120 - that's what I strive to stay at or under.

I've also found a few "interesting" health apps for my new phone. One that I tried yesterday is called EpDetect - it's an app that detects epileptic seizures, and then notifies the listed caregiver that the person is having a seizure.  Problem with it is, it only detects really violent tonic-clonic seizures. It would be great for me if that's what I had most often, but the seizures I have are usually complex partial seizures. I also downloaded an app called D Minder - it keeps track of how much vitamin D you're getting from the sun as well as from supplements. I really haven't been able to use that one enough yet to form an opinion of it, but once I've used it a little more I'll be sure to tell you want I think of it. I've also been using S Health a little bit - that's the health app that came pre-loaded on my Samsung phone. It's got some interesting features - my phone has a little fingertip heart rate monitor, and I can use that app to keep track of it. Not sure how much I like the heart rate monitor though, I don't think it's very accurate. I took my heart rate before I started working out and after I finished my workout - before I started working out it said my heart rate was 75 bpm, and after I finished my workout it said my heart rate was 81 bpm - I have a hard time believing it only went up 6 beats during my workout. Another thing is it's very difficult to use - if you don't position your finger just right over the sensor, it won't be able to measure your heart rate.

That's it for now, I will write more later. Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 31 - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! This morning I did another one of my favorite workouts, Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X. I had to improvise on my pull-ups and chin-ups by using my resistance band however, because I forgot to have Kevin put up my chin-up bar last night. It still worked well though. Tomorrow's workout is Power Kata. Tomorrow is also Friday, I'm looking forward to seeing if I've lost any weight or at least maintained from last week.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 30 - Les Mills Combat Live Ultimate Warrior's Workout and Tips for Making Winter Wake-Ups Easier

Good morning! I had a good workout this morning, I did Live Ultimate Warrior's workout, which is my favorite Les Mills Combat workout - I love the punch and kick combinations in it, and the fact that it combines a little bit of all the different martial arts disciplines. 

As the winter months approach, I also wanted to share a few tips that I found to make fall and winter wake-ups easier. I found these on a website called apartmenttherapy.com:

• Have a drink. 
Drinking water as soon as you wake up will help stimulate the body and help you stay awake. I always keep a glass of water on the nightstand, ready for that morning sip.

 Program the coffee maker.
Relatedly, programming the coffee maker to go off so that coffee is ready for me in the morning is a big help. The sound of the grinding and the scent of the coffee are big pick-me-ups. If it's still too tough to rouse yourself for a cup, put the pot near your bed. There's nothing wrong with having a bit coffee in bed as long as you actually wake up to drink it and refuse the impulse to linger there for hours.

• Drink something before you sleep. 
By the time your alarm goes off, you will probably have to use the bathroom and won't be able to go back to sleep comfortably.

• Don't allow yourself to reason with yourself. 
This is probably my biggest wake-up mistake. I resolve the night before to wake up early, but of course, my groggy 6 a.m. brain tells me that it's better for me to get enough sleep or that the world will wait if I rest for five more minutes (which inevitably turns into forty-five). You can convince yourself of a hundred different reasons to stay in bed when you're still tired, even if it's not really the best course of action. Try to shut off all that "logic" and force yourself to make getting out of bed a physical, automatic routine. Train yourself to respond immediately to the alarm without relying on conscious willpower. This article suggests using daytime exercises to instill the habit of getting up right away.

• Have something to look forward to. 
It's much easier to get out of bed when you focus on something you actually want to do instead of on the drudgery of what you must do. Try setting aside a few minutes in the morning for a ritual that will help you look forward to waking up. Maybe it's coffee in bed, the time to flip through a design magazine, or a shower with a special soap. Or, if there's nothing ritualistic that strikes your fancy, try to think of a getting-up reward the night before. Maybe you want to read another chapter in that book you can't put down, or perhaps you want to treat yourself to a fancier-than-usual breakfast. Whatever it may be, try to give yourself something that will help you start the day right.

• If you wake up before your alarm goes off, get out of bed. 
If you go back to sleep or wait for the alarm, chances are, you'll feel drowsier. Follow your natural sleep cycles, seize the day, and embrace those extra minutes if your body tells you it's time to get up.

• Do something active. 
You may not have the time or energy for a full-blown exercise routine every morning, but get your body moving somehow. Bop around a bit more than usual while you get ready in the morning or add a few minutes of jogging in place to the routine. I take three minutes to dance to whatever pop tune is striking my fancy. (Today's was particularly good.) If you can't even muster the energy to get out of bed, just force yourself to wiggle around under the covers or tense and un-tense your muscles several times to get your body in gear.

• Take a shower as soon as you get out of bed. 
The water and change in temperature will get your circulation going. I also recommend a shower gel with mint or some other invigorating scent to help make you more alert. I've also heard of keeping a peppermint or lemon by your bedside to help facilitate the wake-up process through aromatherapy.

• Remind yourself of what you have to do. 
Fixing these things in your mind at night might make it harder to relax and get to sleep, so it can be helpful, both as nighttime catharsis and morning wake-up, to note your to-do list on a small whiteboard or a piece of paper kept on the nightstand. It will help you feel at night like you have those things handled, or at least noted, for the following day, and it will give you more reason to get up in the morning.
 • If none of this works, there's the obvious tip of setting the alarm clock across the room.

I love these ideas, especially the one about drinking something before you go to bed, and drinking some water as soon as you wake up - I think I may try those tonight. I've also thought about doing my workout as soon as I wake up - then getting my shower, getting dressed and working on my stuff afterwards - the problem with that early in the morning, while my husband is still sleeping, is the best time for me to work on my other projects, like transcription or freelance writing. So I think I'll stick with that for now and maybe try the drinking water before I go to bed and after I wake up first. What are your favorite tricks for getting up on cold mornings? 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 28 and 29 - Rest Day and P90x Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X

Good morning everyone! Having a great morning so far, yesterday was a rest day, which was good because I needed to get caught up on some other things. This morning though I started the next phase of my P90x/Les Mills Combat hybrid with Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X. I love that workout because it has some different exercises in it, like pour flies, floor flies and pike presses. The rest of my week looks like this:

Weds - Combat 60 Live Ultimate Warriors Workout
Thursday - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X
Friday - Combat 45 Power Kata
Saturday - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X
Sunday - Combat 60 Extreme Cardio Fighter

Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Days 26 and 27 - X Stretch and Combat 60 Live Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Hi, sorry I forgot to post  yesterday, it ended up being a busy day. Yesterday's workout was X Stretch, which felt great as usual. This morning I did Combat 60 Live Ultimate Warrior's workout, which has to be my favorite workout.

I'm also pleased to say I'm  officially done with all of my Rosetta Stone Spanish lessons! Now I just plan to go on there every so often to check and see if there are any adaptive recall lessons so that I can stay up to date on it. I also plan to start practicing my company's scripts so that I can learn them. I want to start practicing with the other Spanish-speaking interviewers soon so that I can get a feel for what the interviews are like.

Friday, October 2, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 25 - Core Synergistics and a short Pilates workout

Good morning! This morning's workout was Core Synergistics - love the workout, did all of the exercises except for the last three.  Also decided to do a short pilates workout that was on one of my non-Beachbody DVDs. That also felt great - looking forward to adding that workout in a few times a week on a regular basis. I also weighed myself this morning and lost half a pound. I'm happy with that considering Kevin and I ate Chinese last night. Looking forward to finishing up my recovery week this weekend and starting the next phase of my P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid on Tuesday!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 24 - X Stretch

Good morning - this morning's workout was good, I did X Stretch, which is one I hardly ever do. It made me feel good - my muscles got stretched out, and it also helped me focus and relax a little, so I'm not feeling as anxious as I was before I started the workout. I think I'm going to start trying to do a little stretching every day, even if it's just for 10  minutes at the end of my workout. I'm looking forward to having a good day today - hope everyone else does too!