Wednesday, November 25, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 79 - Power Kata

Good morning! This morning's workout was Les Mills Combat Power Kata.  I had a good workout as usual.

I was also talking with Kevin this morning about getting a new scale - we've had a digital one for some time now and it works pretty well, as far as I can tell. Kevin's talking about wanting to get a better dial type scale though - he says he's seen dial scales that are more precision. I personally would rather get a better electronic scale - one that measures body fat as well as weight. For those of you that are reading this, what kind of scale do you have? Are you happy with it?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 78 - Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X and building up my platelet count

Good morning! This morning's workout was Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X. I had a good workout, as usual. Tomorrow I'll do Ultimate Warrior's workout.

I also think I figured out how I may be able to do my Legs and Back workout while I'm in Michigan - so I'm going to take my resistance bands with me and hopefully I'll be able to fit it in on Saturday or Sunday.

Also, I got a call from my neurologist this  morning, they haven't gotten my medication levels back yet, but they did get my CBC back and my platelet count is low. I did a little research and found some information on foods that can increase platelet count, I also found out that one of the epilepsy medications I take, Trileptal (aka oxcarbazepine) can cause platelet levels to drop. So I think I want to find out what my medication levels are first before I look at making any dietary changes.

That's about it for today, will try to do an entry tomorrow if I can remember to.

Monday, November 23, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 75, 76 and 77 - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, Ultimate Warrior's Workout, and Rest Day

Good afternoon! The last few days have been busy for me, I've been working on finishing up a transcription project a client sent me. I did Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X on Saturday though, and did pretty good with that as usual. Yesterday was Ultimate Warrior's Workout, which was also a good workout. Today was my rest day. I actually had an appointment at my neurologist's office this morning - first time I've seen them in a year - felt pretty good! Talked to the nurse practitioner about an "incident" I had a few weeks ago that may be seizure related - not sure if it is, but I got bloodwork done today, so once that comes back they'll give me a call.

This week is going to be a short week because of the Thankgiving holiday - tomorrow is Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X, and Wednesday is Extreme Cardio Fighter. I'll porbably workout Thursday morning too, that one will be Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X. Friday though I'm heading out of town, so I doubt I'll get a workout in. I'll try to get in something on Saturday and Sunday, I doubt if I will though. The following week is the last week of my P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid - hard to believe! I'm actually thinking of keeping up alternating the P90x and Les Mills Combat workouts through the month of December, then in January once the holidays are over, trying the P90x/P90x Plus hybrid workout. Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 73 and 74 - Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X and Power Kata, and 7.5 pound loss!!

Good morning! Been busy the past few days, but yesterday I did a shoulders and arms and Ab Ripper X workout, which I enjoyed as usual, and this morning's workout was Power Kata, which I also enjoyed. I also got on the scale this morning and saw that I was down to 112.5 - that's a 7 1/2 pound loss from last week, and it's also the lowest I've ever been! I doubt I'll be able to maintain that, especially since Kevin's going to be home for the next few weeks - he's not going back to work until the first of December.

I also decided what I want to do for the month of December - I think I'm going to keep up my P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid a little bit, at least as much as I can with the traveling and the other things we'll be doing during the month of December. In January I'll look at doing something different - maybe trying P90x 3 or doing a P90x/P90x Plus Hybrid workout, with Les Mills Combat workouts for the cardio workouts.

That's it for now, I hope everyone has a great Friday and a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 72 - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Good morning! Having a good day so far, I did Les Mills Combat Extreme Cardio Fighter this morning, which I got a great workout from. I also talked to one of my supervisors yesterday and asked her about possibly doing something else for part of the time instead of being on the phone all the time - she said she would look into something after the beginning of the year. In the meantime, I got the idea of creating a website for my company that would have the same type of content on it that we used to put in our newsletters - I like that because it's a creative project I can work on when things aren't busy. I like either being creative, or working on things where I don't have to be on the phone as much, and this little project is both.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Days 70 and 71 - Rest Day and Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X and Trying to Find Myself

Good morning! The last few days have been good, yesterday was my rest day and I took advantage of it. This morning's workout was Chest and  Back and Ab Ripper X - both went well, I actually used my weights as push-up bars on a few of the push-up exercises during Chest and Back, and that seemed to help.

Also lately I've been noticing I'm starting to get kind of bored with  my life - what I want exactly, I don't know. But this past weekend I worked on transcribing an interview that a client who's a PhD student did with someone he talked for for his dissertation, and I started to think about maybe going back to school - to do what, I'm not sure. I started looking at Masters Degree programs at some of the local universities, and found that one of them has a Masters in Entrepreneurship program that's completely online - it looked pretty cool, but I'm not exactly sure what I'd use it for. Yeah, it would help me learn more about what it takes to run your own business, but I could learn about that in the time that it takes to complete the degree. So I'm not sure. I'll keep everyone updated on what I find out during my "self discovery" journey.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 68 and 69 - Legs and Back and Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Good morning! Sorry I never wrote yesterday, I ended up getting very busy with some other projects. Yesterday's workout was Legs and Back, and instead of doing Ab Ripper X I decided to do a pilates workout for abs, just for a little change. This morning's workout was Ultimate Warrior's workout.

This coming week my workout will be changing up again.  This week's schedule looks like this:

Tuesday - Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X

Wednesday - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Thursday - Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X

Friday - Power Kata

Saturday - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X

Sunday - Ultimate Warrior's Workout

I'm looking forward to it, it should be a good week - the following week will be my last week of the program - not sure exactly how it's going to go though, because I'll only be working out for part of the week, because Kevin and I are going to be going up to Michigan for Thanksgiving weekend.

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 66 and 67 - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X and Power Kata

Good morning! Had a good past few days, yesterday I did Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X, and this morning's workout was Power Kata. This morning I also got on the scale and found that I gained 3 1/2 pounds - I was right at 120. I'm not surprised, considering some of the things that Kevin and I ate this week. I need to work on getting that back down.  Tomorrow's workout will be Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, and Sunday will be Live Ultimate Warrior's workout. I'm also thinking of maybe doing an extra short workout tomorrow or Sunday if have the time - maybe something like Power HIIT or Kickstart.

Next week my workout schedule changes up again - it looks like this:

Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X
Wednesday - Extreme Cardio Fighter
Thursday - Shoulders and Arms & Ab Ripper X
Friday - Power Kata
Saturday - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X
Sunday - Ultimate Warrior's Workout

That's it for today,  hope everyone has a great Friday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 63-65

Good morning! Sorry for the lack of presence, but the last few days have been busy for me. Monday was my rest day - and this time I actually did rest, didn't even do a stretching workout.  Yesterday's workout was Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X, which went well as usual, and this morning was Extreme Cardio Fighter - that went well (at least the part that I did went well) but ended up being short because I think I had a partial seizure during it - one minute I was working out, the next thing I knew it was only 7:30 and I was done already, which I knew wasn't right. I have those every so often, but I usually don't think much of them.

Today I also decided to try something different, I set up a high-contrast black theme on Google Chrome to see if that helps keep my eyes from getting too tired - for those of you who spend a lot of time in front of your computers, I'd recommend doing the same thing. It makes your screen look weird - any pictures you look at will kind of look like x-rays - but so far it really does seem to be helping my eyes. The theme I'm using on Google Chrome is from Hacker Vision - if you use Google Chrome I'd recommend checking it out. The one thing I like is that you can switch back and forth between the high contrast theme and a regular theme, if there are sites you'd rather look at normally.

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



Sunday, November 8, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Days 61 and 62 - Legs and Back/Ab Ripper X and Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Good morning! The last few days have been good days as far as my workouts are concerned - yesterday I did Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X - had a bit of a hard time getting through Ab Ripper X, at least the Fifer Scissors exercise, but I made it through it. Had a good workout from Ultimate Warrior's workout, as usual.

Yesterday Kevin and I went to Golden Corral for brunch, and I ate way too much, as usual - I ate so much that I didn't have to eat a whole lot the rest of the day. I really need to work on controlling myself when we go there and finding lower calorie, lower fat things to eat.

That's it for today, I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Les Mills Combat/P90x Hybrid Workout Days 59 & 60 - Shoulders and Arms and Power Kata

Good morning! I've had some good workouts the past few days - yesterday's workout was Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X, which I got a great workout from as usual. Today I did Power Kata and got a great workout from that also. I also weighed myself this morning and found that I gained half a pound.  I'm not going to sweat it though, it's only half a pound.

I also think I'm going to start making meditation part of my daily routine again. I've been working on an eBook project this week about meditation for a new client on Upwork, and I've found a lot of interesting information about it. I actually did a short guided meditation this morning on YouTube before I worked out, and I felt great afterwards. So I'm hoping I can start making it part of my routine again so I can start feeling better on a regular basis.

Not sure what I'll do this weekend, I know a lot of the time is going to be spent working on this eBook so I can get it back to my client. I'm also hoping to get some time in doing stuff with my husband, but we'll see. Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 58 - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Good morning! This morning's workout was Extreme Cardio Fighter, which felt great.

I've also been thinking more about the YouTube video I shared in my post yesterday, "Do You Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables Before You Eat Them." I personally don't was most of my fruits and vegetables before I eat them, because I usually buy stuff that's either frozen or pre-washed and cut up already, like baby carrots and bagged salads. Now if I had my own garden, like the guy who did this YouTube video and a lot of the people that he talked to do, I might rinse my fruits and vegetables off if I saw dirt or bugs on them.

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 57 - Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X and Do you Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables Before You Eat Them?

Good morning! I had a good workout this morning, I did Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X. I love Chest and Back, it's a bit different from Chest, Shoulders and Triceps because it's all (or mostly) push and pull exercises. I  like to use my stability ball for the decline push-ups and back flies.

I've also been transcribing a YouTube video on a kind of interesting subject - do you wash your fruits and vegetables before you eat them? I personally have always washed things like apples and any other fruits or vegetables that I have to bag myself, but some of the bagged vegetables like my baby carrots and salads I never wash. However the people in this YouTube video had different views on the subject. Check it out:




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

Monday, November 2, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Days 54-56

Good morning! Sorry it has been so long since I wrote, this weekend has been very busy for me. My last few workouts have been good ones, on Saturday I did X Stretch, which I love - it gives me a great stretch, and yesterday I did Les Mills Combat Extreme Cardio fighter, which I got a great cardio workout from. This morning was supposed to be a rest day, but I decided to do a 45 minute indoor walking workout. Got a great workout from it, and got a lot of steps in.

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