Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Take THREE-Days 8 & 9


Just a nice easy 3 mile-ish jog this morning. I didn't feel too bad, but I didn't feel great, either.

DAY 9: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X

This is always a tough workout for me! I hate *lifting* legs (cause it HURTS and it's where I need to focus :) !) and, of course, I'm not a fan of pull ups. No band yet, so I'm still using the cheater chair for pull ups.

This was the first day (this cycle) that I waited to do Ab Ripper until after work and it was much easier this time! Woot woot!

Take THREE-Days 6 & 7


Wow. I was DRENCHED with sweat 2o minutes into this workout. I forgot just how challenging the first 45 minutes are! I was as sweaty as if I'd just run 3 miles and our house was 66 degrees! This is a great workout, but I still hate that it's 90 minutes; that's a big committment!


I ran just over 3 miles, again, today, this time incorporating hills into my run. It was not fun.

Take THREE-Days 4 & 5

DAY 5: Arms & Ab Ripper

I still think this is the *easiest* day. My only issue w/this continues to be my own: the use of selectorize weights is a big fan pain between exercises.

Once again, Ab Ripper SUCKED!

DAY 4: Running

I jogged just over 3 miles before work. It wasn't the best run ever, but it's over!

Take THREE-Days 2 & 3

DAY 2: Jogging

I ran a little over 3 miles, completing intervals. I *sprinted* the short sections and jogged the long sections for a total of just over 3 miles. I'm already feeling pretty sore in my chest, back, and abs! I didn't dread this run, as I've been dreading my runs lately, so that's a good sign!

DAY 3: Plyometrics

I love this workout! It's def tough, but I enjoy the variety and the way it's set up. Like Tony says, I can do anything for 30 seconds! The only move that I really don't like is the Rock Star Jumps...which is kind of weird, since I like to imagine myself as a rock star! Old habits die hard, I still only do 15 seconds per leg on the last 1 minute move!

P90X-Take THREE!

I've decided to try P90X yet again, with a twist. Though I truly don't enjoy running, it's something I feel I need to do to be fit. Plyo and kenpo just don't seem to be enough cardio for me. However, I went back to all running (w/some weight training thrown it, too) and it just wasn't enough either. So, I've decided to try alternating running and P90X daily and see how that works out for me! Here we go:

DAY 1: Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X

Wow. I forgot how much I loathe pull ups. The push ups were ok, but I just don't like pull ups. I think I'm going to get a band and try using that instead of pull ups (I have lost strength, though; it's all I can do to do ONE pull up!). The push ups were tough, but doable. I think I did at least 20 of each variety, save the diamond and under the fence versions (10 each).

I've also lost a lot of core strength, apparently, cause Ab Ripper was not fun, either!