Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Friday, August 29, 2008

R2-Day 3

Well, I've decided to do the P90X Doubles version this round instead of the classic. I've come to the conclusion that I am building more muscle mass than I really want and not burning enough fat. With the "doubles" version, I'll be adding in a lot more cardio and I am going to try to do more reps with a lower weight during the weight training. Previously, I was using 10's, 15's and some 20's for the upper body work...but this time I am going to try to limit myself to mostly 10's for arms and legs and 15's only for the back exercises. If I move a little faster than the people on the video, I should be able to get a few extra reps in on each set. That's my goal anyway.
That being said, I was a little disappointed when I turned to the "doubles" schedule in the back of the guide and saw that the first month of "doubles" is identical to the first month of "classic." Oh well, I'm sure the people at Beach Body know what they're doing. I figure if I have extra energy, I'll just jump on the elliptical machine that I just HAD to have and burn some extra calories that way.
So...today I'm very proud of how I've eaten. I had 1 1/2 c. of raisin bran with skim milk for breakfast.
A few hours later I had 2 tbsp. of organic, 100% natural peanut butter. YUM!
For lunch, just now, I had a cereal bowl size salad with carrots, peppers, tomatos, cucumber, cauliflower, egg and grilled chicken with 2 tbsp. Light Ranch; 5 low-fat Ritz crackers and a small serving of fresh green beans.
I did Shoulders and Arms this morning along with Ab Ripper X and LOVED every minute of it. Love the shoulders, biceps, triceps!
Now I'm all showered and sitting down to do my work (for the dr. office). Tonight we are going to a family fun night at church and I'm looking forward to just chillin with my peeps. The only negative: the food. It's gonna be pizza, chips, cokes and desserts for all! AUGH! I made a HUGE salad to bring with me though (and a pan of low-fat brownies) so at least I'll have something healthy to eat! Now if I can just keep my fingers from wandering....:o)
How are all the rest of you doing? Kandy, Candy, Kate, Tori??? I wanna hear from you every day (if possible) so we can keep encouraging each other!

4 comments:

KC said...

I've been doing great! with the kids at school, I've gone to the gym after dropping Levi off, and it is such an amazing difference to workout at 8:30am (when I'm actually awake and have coffee in me) vs. 5:00am (when I'm still trying to wake up and force myself to even move!LOL!) so I've had some great workout time this week, and have been eating good to. With no kids here, there is no tempting junk food leftovers to nibble on! I've already lost 2 lbs! :) Woo-hoo, Woo-hoo, woo-hoo! (I'm doin' my happy dance!)

Miss Got Wings said...

great day today! I just cleaned all of the house - every square inch! I know that burned some calories. We went to the grocery store and got some very healthy food for the week - it feels so good knowing we've got some very lo-fat and tasty options for the rest of the week w/o any temptations in the house. next it's a light lunch, do my cardio and weights (since it's the weekend and I have more time, I ramp up the workouts), before I shower and lay out in the sun. Puppy's getting a long walk tonight too. ave a great Saturday - enjoy yourselves at church!

tori said...

hey you! been doing great, just not feeling up to par, but i am getting better. i am actually going to do a mile run tomorrow for a good cause. my moms church is having a little charity thing to go towards missions and i decided to run the mile. next year i am aiming for the 5K though... i have been doing fairly well on eating, just skipped lunch the past few days.. eek not good, but i have cut back on lots of stuff. overall i am great, just tired. it was great catching up with you the other night. we need to hang more...
love,
t

Candy said...

Hey Jen

Sounds like your jumping right back in and doing well.

We just got back from vacation, tonight we are going for a bike ride to pick up a few veggies. No time to do a real grocery shopping trip, but after a week out of being out of the house I need some fresh veggies. So this is the first day back in the saddle. Wish me luck...