Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 9 completed

I finished my Day 9 workout which was Cardio X. Again I did this workout and my workout yesterday, Core Synergistics, without the video. It seems a little strange but even though this is Day 9 of my workout, I've actually been in the process of doing P90 for the last 2+ months. So I've memorized the routines plus I use the book that details each workout. I actually worked out harder because instead of having a timer stop me, I did max reps. Wow it really wore me out yesterday and today I was a sweating machine. I have to admit while I feel tired for a little while after the workout, I love it. I love it because I know that means I worked. I love having some part of my body feeling slightly (or majorly) sore because that means I really worked those muscles and I'll see the results soon. So I am still pumped about working out and haven't missed a day yet.

I have been keeping up with my eating diet. I have not had added sugar or sweets in 3 days. Someone had left candy out for us to eat the other day. I looked at it and thought about whether I wanted it or not and I truly didn't want it. I was proud of myself for not taking any. I still has cravings for some things like ice cream and donuts but since I'm not going out of my way to get them, I'm not eating them. My fiancee has some of the candy he was craving in the house and I thought I would be dying to eat some but I'm not. I like about my yummy whey protein shakes or Shakeology or Kati's awesome Shakeology oatmeal bars. I've gotten hooked on those bars and I think its funny that I cant eat a big piece because it's too rich for me. So I am making progress in the sweets department. Also I haven't eaten fast food in weeks!!!! I don't even crave them like I used to. Again these are little steps but I am so happy with myself. My current addiction are grapefruits. Dont know why but I love having a grapefruit with breakfast.

Well that's enough for today, I just needed to get my few thoughts down since I haven't in a few days. So glad I'm doing this and I'm reminded every day by all the members of Team Bombshell and my awesome friend, Kati Heifner!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Week 1 Done

Well now that I started P90X with the Awesome Kati Heifner, I am done with Week 1!!!!! YAY!!! I'm really sore especially in my hamstrings and butt, however I still feel great. I have felt more energized. Because of my soreness I'm going to do the X Stretch tomorrow to really treat my body to the stretch it deserves. Then Week 2 - Watch out cause I'm coming back for more.

My food journal skills slipped while on vacation so I am getting back into it. I noticed even after 1 week of keeping track that I ate a little better because (it may sound silly) I hated writing down a food item that had more than 300-400 calories. I'm guessing that's the point but still it really made me think. Plus it was nice knowing how many calories certain foods are and then I would think do I really want to waste a few hundred calories on that? I still let myself indulge more than I should but it's a start. Well that's enough for today...I need to get ready for my first night back at work on night turn

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 5

Today was Day 5....I had planned to go over Kati Heifner's house for our workout but the snow starting coming down pretty hard and my car sucks in the snow. So I stayed home but I made sure I did my Day 5 workout. That consists of Legs/Back with Ab Ripper X. I completed the whole workout and WOW do I hurt. My legs hated me when I was doing Ab Ripper because they thought they should be done after the hour long workout. Though they felt like jello...I have to admit I was so happy that I did the workout and I felt good knowing I was helping my body become so much stronger.

Oh and on the news of my sweets cravings....Thanks again to the awesome Kati Heifner because I made my Shakeology Oatmeal Bars. They are YUMMMMMMMMYYYY! I highly recommend them. They aren't your traditional brownies but pretty close and if you like Shakeology, you'll love these. One bar and a Shakeology a day helps keeps my cravings away.

Tonight was my first Team Bombshell conference call and it was great. It was so motivating and inspiring. I am so blessed that I got to join this Team via Team Beach Body because they are so a wonderful group of people who answer any questions you have and support you thru your journey. Well that's most of my updates

Oh wait I forgot...I weighed myself this morning and I didn't gain weight from my vacation...I am still at the same weight I was before I left. So I'm not starting back at zero. YAY!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Back from vacation

Well I lost 4 pounds since starting to eat better since Jan and doing some workouts. I completed 3 weeks of P90x and then went on vacation in Orlando. I had a great time but unfortunately I gained back the four pounds I lost. I worked out yesterday with my best friend, Kati, and she has already completed the p90x Lean program and decided to start the P90x Classic program. We decided that I am going to start back at Day 1 of the p90X Lean program. I dont have any planned vacations til the fall so hopefully I wont get swayed over the next 90 days. I have faith that I will make it thru and complete my SMART Goals. Again this is something Kati told me about and I am going to include them on here to make myself more accountable.

Specific: To become a lean and toned individual. I want to love and appreciate my body when I look in the mirror. I also want to eat a better diet that will support my body's development.

Measurable: I will keep a journal of my weekly/monthly measurements in hopes that I lose a few inches around my waist

Attainable: I want to complete, in full, the P90X Program and the Shakeology Cleanse.

Realistic: To eat a better diet containing more fruits and veggies while craving/eating less sugars. Also to work out 6 days a week.

Timely: I would like my end date to be June 1, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My inspiration

I realized that I was always motivated to get off the couch and workout when ever I was reading one of my magazines: Fitness, Shape, etc or watching the Biggest Loser. I felt empowered like 'That could be me!' And then I would usually eat a little healthier that day and workout. Unfortunately I was finding that I didnt have enough of these motivations tools. I had Katie Heinfer's videos, blogs, etc to look at but I've read them so many times I know them by heart. However, today Katie sent me a video of a P90x transformation. And WOW it was mind-blowing. Right after I watched it I went to my basement and did my workout, which I was postponing. I kicked my butt and loved it. I realized my inspiration is all of the people on Team Beachbody and all the transformation videos on Youtube. I decided I will watch a transformation video once a day before my workout to ensure that I workout. I also started friending the people on Team Bombshell so I can see their blogs and such directly for more inspiration. I love seeing normal people achieve AMAZING results!!!! If you have any videos you want to share with me...please do!!!!!!!

Day 2

I am so happy that my best friend Kati Heifner took a step for me and posted my blog on Team Bombshell so I could have others follow my blog. It made me really excited and it seems like it will push me to stay on track because I have people following me on theis journey.

Well my next mini-milestone was to introduce a second work out while I was at work. I work the night turn shift (11pm-7 am) and it tends to get slow on most nights around 4-5 am. I figured a couple nights a week I should be able to squeeze in a 20-30 min workout like my LT does. So this morning at 330 am I got my butt to the station and went upstairs to our gym and used the Stair Climber for 20 mins! It hurt but I was so happy I did it. When I did my Cardio X today I was so happy that I got two workouts in. I'll have some problems on the weekend b/c we get alot of calls all night (I'm a police officer since I realized I didn't mention it). But still to get in a workout tues-thurs mornings will be nice. Hope I can keep it up!!!!!

Thanks everyone!!!!!

Intro to me

I started this blog to make myself accountable for my progress. I've noticed I felt great when I shared my experiences, progress, thoughts, and mini-milestones with my dearest friend, Kati Heifner. She has given me so much drive and determination to complete my goals. (She is one of my heroes) I hope I can magnify this thrill by sharing my progress with others.
Also with this blog as I try to create a healthier lifestyle for myself, I want to inspire others to become healthy. I want other people to see that they can change their health for the better. I'm a normal person with a normal life and it includes all the problems normal people encounter. We're not celebrities so we have to work twice as hard to reach our goals. But it is possible as long as you have the drive and desire.

I have only been working on eating habits since January but I already have reached some mini-milestones that I am excited about. I am a huge sugar addict!!! I love cakes, ice cream, chocolate, pastries, and any other dessert oriented food. I would go out of my way to get sugar. But since I started concentrating on this one area of my life, I actually went 4 days without sugar. This may seem small but to me...its HUGE! I never thought I could go one day without sugar. But now I actually will turn down desserts or that trip to the store to get my sugary treats. I also had an epiphany. I would beat my self up if I did give into my temptations. I would get so upset at my weakness even though all health articles say 'Don't deprive yourself.' But seriously how could I be so weak that I am controlled by sugar? Then after talking to my best friend, she reminded me remember that we're only human. And its ok to eat my treats once in a while but I need make sure I work out afterwards to make up for it. For some reason the light bulb clicked on and I felt better. Now I am controlling my sugar habits but thinking ' Do I really want to have to work this off later?' Plus the yumminess of Shakeology helps curb my chocolate cravings.

I started the P90X program in Jan but do to the flu, bronchitis, and hurting my back falling down stairs, I wasn't able to dedicate myself to as I had hoped. However, Feb is a brand new month and I have been following the workouts.

After writing that novel...I hope those that read this will see where I am starting and will choose to follow along.