After the Accidental Kitty Clawing of yesterday afternoon, I chose to postpone the P90X Chest and Back workout until this morning as I wanted to let my hand knit together and scab over a bit before putting it through what amounts to 60 minutes of wound-opening push-ups and pull-ups.
This morning I woke up automatically at 6:18 am due to my early bed time at 11:30 and my body’s internal clock which insists that 6.5 hours is all it needs to function. I putzed around with MS Money 2004 and got my bills and daily finances in order, then rolled out of bed to tackle the dreaded first official P90X workout. The previous ones don’t count as they were just for practice and gauging my fitness level. 😉
All I can say after 80 minutes of pull-ups, push-ups, and ab exercises is…ARGLE!
I’m tired! I don’t think my heartrate and breathing ever really came down to normal during that session. It definitely counts as Calisthenics-vigorous/hard in Fitday, Caloriesperhour.com, Diet and Exercise Assistant, Diet Power, or whatever software you use to track exercise.
That PWO shake never tasted so good, hehe.
Two thumbs up for P90X so far. My ass was officially whupped as hard as it used to be in Army PT. I did at least as many push-ups as the guys in the video (I am, after all, ex-Army), but pull-ups are no joke. I tried to do as many as I could without help, then tapped down lightly on a folding chair for the rest of the interval. Heh…there were a lot of “2 full/10 assisted” notations on my tracking sheet. Well, c’est la vie. This is day 1. I promise you day 90 will have a LOT more “full” pull-ups tallied up.
I’m now a workout behind schedule, though, so I’ll be bumping the rest of my workouts down one day and working out on Sunday instead of taking a rest day. Next Monday I will go right back into Chest/Back/Abs again to get back on track. I considered catching up by doing Plyo tonight, but my downstairs neighbor might come up and threaten me with death if I insist on jumping around my living room for 60 minutes at 10 pm.
Other happy news: I visited my parents this weekend and discovered that Daddums had several pairs of hex dbells in the garage that he wasn’t using anymore since he works out at Bally. I now have 4 resistance bands and dbell pairs at 5, 10, 15, and 20 lbs to use for the program. W00t.
Second bit of happy news: My inconvenient chick cycle is still screwed up from switching to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo back in February. I’ve been dead on with my Aviane doses ever since, but this month I more or less missed the whole weeklong shebang, which of course is a bit distressing since I:
a) am not doing crazy amounts of extra cardio and
b) am not at a super-low body fat
Those are the two things that usually cause me to skip. So off I went last night to CVS for a preggo test kit.
Thankfully, I had a nice, clear negative. Whew. :claplow: Popping out a pair of academically-brilliant, musically-talented, and physically-fit mini-me’s is NOT in my long-term budget or life plan until at least 2010. (Of course this means that my hanging scale weight and overall puffiness are all MY fault, not some quirk of preggo hormones, hah! 😉 )
Stupid chick biology. You know, if all males were required to get fixed as soon as they hit puberty and only have themselves unfixed when they are ready to have kids, a whole lot of stress and expense could be spared on the part of women and parents of teenaged girls everywhere.
Nutrition: 1700 calorie low zig zag day
1: Dex/whey/Creastack PWO shake
2: 3/4 c. FF cottage cheese, 1/2 large sesame bagel and large navel orange
3: 3×1 spinach omelette and large navel orange
4: Chocolate protein shake
5: 3.5 oz. grilled pollock, 1 c. sauteed broccoli, 1/2 c. rice
6: Oatmeal tuna salad and 1/2 banana
Total: 1693 calories, 47.3% carb, 37.1% protein, 17.0% fat
Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 13 cups
7:45 AM P90X Chest and Back & Ab Ripper X
3:00 PM 1 mile walk (4 mph / 15 minutes)
The Awful Truth:
1. Pack of sour gummi worms and 1/2 c. cereal instead of meal 6.
2. Bailed out of chest and back workout due to scratched up hand.
1. Was only over maintenance by 199 calories yesterday despite gummi worms and missed workout.
2. Got to bed by 11:30 pm.
3. Transferred “before” pictures to PDA as horrible reminder to self to stop screwing around with diet.
4. Did as many push-ups as the P90X men on the DVD this morning. Need to work on pull-ups, though.
1. Print out new 50/30/20 recipes.
2. Deposit FSA check.
3. Work on paper doll project.
4. Do thumbnails for 5-6 new prints.
5. Clean the bathroom and kitchen.
6. Reorganize living room more efficiently as workout area. 😳