Currently, I am working through the following P90X videos:

01 Chest and Back
02 Plyometrics
03 Shoulders and ARms
05 Legs and Back

NEVER MIND! That's too hard on my joints right now.

As of July 18, 2010, I'm doing the Urban Rebounder, Intermediate Level.

Oh, never mind. As of Aug 8, 2010, I working through a beginner's running program.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Weight-In

The last couple of weeks have been crazy. First, I did the rebounder all week long and lost some, almost making it below the zero of the same set of tens I've been working on from the beginning of this journey a few months ago. Then, the next week we went on vacation and I did the rebounder three days and nothing the next four days. I was still disappointed to see a huge gain. The next week I did absolutely nothing and went below my loss from two weeks prior. Now, this past week I began a beginner's running program and have put about a pound back on. Really, though, on Tues I enjoyed two bowls of vanilla ice-cream with chopped, sugared strawberries at a Relief Society meeting. Wed my Visiting Teacher brought me a plate of no-bake cookies. Thursday, while home-teaching, the family gave us an ice-cream sandwich (while earlier I had made an apple pie for my family), then Fri and Sat enjoyed chips and a liter of an orange drink from a pool party we almost had before the weather ruined it. So, it hasn't been the healthiest eating this last week. I hope to do better this week, continue running and get down past that zero and down to the next set of tens in the numbering system!

The weight-loss record since the last time I recorded:

7-25-10 1(?)0.8
8-1-10 1(?)4.2
8-9-10 1(?)0.4
8-15-10 1(?)1.0

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Started New Workout and Weight-In Update

I had a horrible week last week and had the most difficult time sleeping. I had hoped to begin exercising again, but found no motivation for much of anything. I didn't even work in the garden. The week before I somehow still lost weight. It's been crazy for the past few weeks, but I really want to workout. I've determined that right now that P90X is just to much for me. When I was 50 lbs lighter I loved working out and it gave me more energy. Today, it wears me out and is so hard to do. So, I've determined to do something else until I loose about 10 pounds. Then, I will re-evaluation my physical ability to push myself a bit more.

Tonight, I did the Urban Rebounder, Intermediate Workout. It's been a long time since I did all 12 routines, but I did tonight. That's 20 minutes of breaking a sweat and a 5 min warm-up. I'm reminded about how much I really like this routine. He follows all of my rules for exercise videos. It's the perfect routine for me.

Here's my weight loss record since the last time I posted them:

6-27-10 = 1(?)2.2
7-4-10 = 1(?)3.4
7-11-10 = 1(?)1.6
7-18-10 = 1(?)3.0

As you can see, I'm yo-yoing up and down within the same few pounds. But, I really haven't done anything consistent or in an effort to really loose. Hopefully, that changes from this point forward.

Monday, June 21, 2010

No Workout Again

This morning I was woken at 5:30 am to the sound of tornado sirens and had no power. So, I woke three sleeping teenagers and took them to the basement until the threat appeared to have subsided. I still had no power until about 9:30 am. By that time I had worn myself out feeding and watering the meat chickens.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Weigh-In

Thursday, I did the 05 Legs and Back P90X workout. Instead of doing only the first 4 lower body moves, I did the NEXT five moves (minus the back moves).

Friday, I woke early and, with a friend, spent 3 hours weeding the garden. (Getting closer to finishing the dense weeding)

I have lost 3 pounds since last week. I'm not surprised, though. It always seems that the first week I loose an amazing amount of weight and then it begins to lose more slowly.

Today's Weight: 1(?)3.0

I still have a lot distracting me from working out every day. Mainly, the garden!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weeding, Weeding and More Weeding

I woke early this morning to weed the garden for over 2 hours with someone who offered to help me. I did not work out. I am, though, very sore all over my body, including my triceps :) Last night I only had one thin slice of cake and a large chocolate strawberry. Had I not been resisting I would have had a slice from each of the three cakes we were taste-testing and a couple more yummy strawberries. But, I was resisting...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

03 Shoulders and Arms

I woke again this morning and worked out a second day in a row! Today I made it through FOUR sets of the P90X's Shoulders and Arm routine (I used 10 lbs weights for each of the first 3 moves, and 5 lbs for all the rest). I have to admit that I didn't do the chair dips - just really didn't feel like doing those this morning. Only had to stop 3 times to vacuum up those gross centipedes. Then, I worked for 2 hours in the garden pulling weeds using a short stool my daughter had been using (I snatched it away - she's young and doesn't need it! :)

I'm a bit sore today from yesterday. At least I can still walk.

I ate pretty well yesterday and the only "junk" I had was a bowl of popcorn that I finished off this morning. Tonight will be tough as I'll have to resist cake. We are having a cake decorating activity at church. Can I make it?

Monday, June 14, 2010

05 Legs and Back

Today I woke up and worked out with the P90X 05 Legs and Back. I did 4 exercises and they about killed me. To top it off, I spent about 10 extra minutes during the workout fighting centipedes. We have this very nicely finished, walk-out basement that seems to be calling centipedes from across the nation. I spent the first 20 minutes before the workout vacuuming them up and then continued to do so as they appeared throughout the workout. I don't know why we are fighting this battle, but it's very gross and irritating, for sure! It's raining this morning, so I've been blessed with not having to go out and weed the garden after wearing out my lower body. Good thing, too, as I can barely stand right now. This is why I was resisted the last couple of weeks to both workout and weed the garden. Tomorrow should be easier as I will be doing the arms and shoulders workout; but, I expect that my lower body will be very sore :)