Got lots accomplished today--work out wise anyway. I went to the gym this morning for my normal core/weights work out. Then I came home and mowed the yard (acre) since I missed my normal mowing last Thursday because of being too sick. After that I jumped in the pool with the kids for a bit before coming in to shower and then re-heat last nights dinner. After dinner Matt and I watched American Gladiators (recorded from last night) and my doorbell rang. It was the Fed Ex guy. He was bringing me my new Nike Heart Rate Monitor I got off E-bay for $28 (shipping included). I was so excited and anxious to get it out and try it on! I actually might not have done my P90X workout tonight because I started feeling pretty crappy again and had already showered and put on my jammies....but when I got my new HRM, I just had to go change into my workout clothes and test it out. So, despite being exhausted, I did Plyometrics X. What a butt-kicker that one is!! My beginning heart rate was 89. My highest heart rate was 169 and my average HR was 132. I burned 387 total calories during the 50 minutes. That's actually a little less (calories) than I was expecting...but then...I really wasn't pushing as hard as I normally would have been. After my work out, I watched the DVD that came with my HRM and I have come to the conclusion that for the most part, most of the time, I am probably over-training. On the video they explain what over-training actually is and also what the warning signs of it are. I have them ALL. I do exactly what they described. The problem is...while doing the P90X program...I can't really change much. They (the Nike people) suggest cutting out 1 work out a week and getting more sleep...but I can't cut out any of my work outs...and I'm doing my best already to get as much sleep as possible.
Anyway, while I was doing my workout tonight, my mom stopped by. She was pretty disappointed to see my new HRM since that is what she bought me for my birthday! The exact same one!! Except she paid over $100 for it and I paid $28. Guess I'll probably just take hers back and get some new tennis shoes. The shoes I wear are the same ones I've been wearing EVERY SINGLE DAY for at least the last 2 years for EVERY SINGLE work out. While they look great because I've never worn them outside or gotten them dirty...I know for a FACT that they are completely broken-down inside. They do nothing to hold my feet still and sturdy during work outs. Since I work for a podiatrist and he constantly tells people they need to change out their work-out shoes every 6 months (if they wear them daily)--I know I am hurting my feet by wearing these shoes. I need something with some support. I actually found some Nike Shox that I really wanted a couple of weeks ago...but they were $110. I HATE spending that much money on a pair of shoes....but maybe this time...since it's not technically MY money. Do any of you have Shox? and do you like them? Or what other kind of shoe should I be looking at/for? My doc (the podiatrist) usually recommends New Balance. I'm not crazy about their styles...but maybe that shouldn't be as important as the fit/feel.
You may have noticed that I haven't been posting weigh-ins anymore. Well...2 reasons. 1. I decided to only post weights when there was something positive to report (aka--a loss) and 2. I am going to wait until my birthday to weigh and see where I am then. So watch for a weight-post on Thursday!
Food for today:
Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean oatmeal with apples, raisins & walnuts (I'm addicted!)
Skim milk with 1 scoop chocolate protein powder.
Snack? Took the kids to the mall for a minute today. They Begged me for Popeye's chicken. I gave in (since I NEVER do this) and bought them each 1 peice of chicken and 1 bisquit to split. I had nothing. But--then after that--since apparently I was in the "splurging" mood, I let them go to Nestle Toll House and get one of those big M & M sandwich cookies to share. This time I wasn't so good...and I ate about 4 bites of it!!
Later Snack: 5 Kashi whole grain TLC crackers with sliced cheddar on top, light cherry yogurt with 1/4 c. low-fat granola mixed in.
Dinner: Small bowl of last nights left-overs, green salad, chocolate protien shake.