Day – 17 thru 20

April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend:  Did my best to keep the snacks and carbs as low as possible.  The only P90X3 workout completed over the long weekend was CVX.  Started with an 8lb weight be eventually had to drop back down to a 5lb dumbell.  Monday, April 21st will be Day 21 and the end of the first 3 week section of the program.  I will be finishing The Warrior and Dynamix on Monday and will then spend the next 7 days in “Recovery” week.  Many people skip the workouts during this week, but I will stick with them, as it will be the first time doing many of them for me.

Back to the routine this week and that should help keep the diet more consistent.

Diet: 5,869 Gross Calories over 4 days. Average of 1,467 per day

Nutrition Breakdown: 37% Protein, 43% Fat, 20% Carbs.  4 day average.

Steps: 36,230 or 9,057 per day over the 4 days.

Active Minutes: 93 total or 23.25 per day.

Calories Burned: 10,863 over 4 days or 2,715 per day total.



Day 11 and 12 – The Challenge and CVX

April 14, 2014

Weekend is here and it is a little harder to post.  With spring in the air there are lots of honey do’s to get started and finished on days that the weather is good.  With P90X3 only being 30 minutes per workout, it makes it much easier to get the workouts in.  I mean by the time you are started, finished and cleaned up, it still eats about an hour out of your day. (P90X was more like 1:45 and P90X2 more like 1:20 out of pocket time)

The Challenge:  Moved up to 5 – 15 as my numbers.  Still not able to get all the way through the workout doing 5 unbroken in the pull-ups each time.  Did manage to finish every time with 15 push-ups.   My pull-up bar is one of the in-the-door models and it really does not feel that great to do pull-ups on.  That is my excuse and I am sticking with it. 

CVX: Found my 5lb dumbbells and that turned out to the correct weight.  I made it all the way through, but several times found myself wanting to drop the weight and finish a set with no weight.   I toughed it out each time and was plenty sore in the chest and shoulders the next day. 

Diet: 1,875 and 2,211 gross calories (weekend!!!). Net of 1,324 and 1,441 

Nutrition: 34% Protein, 38% Fat, 28% Carbs (No more chinese chicken for lunch til my 30 days are up)

Steps: 11,527 and 11,908 – It was a busy friday and saturday

Active Minutes: 80 and 42 

Calories Burned: 2941 and 3161

12 down and 78 more days to go.



Day 5 – CVX

April 6, 2014

Tony says: “Grab a weight and let’s get going”.  In my stupidity, I picked up a 10lb dumbell, after all, how hard could it be???

Oh yeah, no warmup today, lets just jump right in!!!  What the fuck?  My arms and chest a little sore from The Challege the day before and a little warm up would have been nice.  But Tony is all jacked up and wearing his lifeguard cut off shirt and he is ready to get this show on the road.

Round 1: Each excercise is done for 1 minute.  Then the Round is repeated.

Press Jacks – It is early so I feel just fine with this 10lb dumbbell.

Atlas Twists – Yeah, this dumbell is feeling pretty heavy.

March and Reach – It is feeling way to heavy now, straight out arm extensions with 10 lbs will let ya know it.

Repeat – I make it through 30 seconds of Press Jacks, then drop the 10lb dumbell and grab a 3 pound one.

Round 2: Again 1 minute each, then repeat all 3 again.

Traveling Tire Twists – Much better with only 3 lbs.  I really do not like this move.

Frog Squat Reach – Where are my 5lb dumbells?  Feeling too easy with just 3 lbs.

Arc Press Lunges – Arc the weight over, while doing lunges.

Round 3 – 3 lb dumbells are a little light. Need to find my 5 lb ones.

Hop overs – roll up a towel, put on the floor and hop over it.  No weights needed here.

Balance Pulls – Another one from Insanity, but with weights it is now even harder.

Twist and Pivot – Just like the warm up exercise, but with a weight added.

Round 4 – This thing is starting to kick my ass.  I need to focus to stay with it.

Side Reach Jumps – Reach to the side, then do jump shot.  All with your weight.

Crescent Chair – Jesus H. Christ its fricking YOGA with a weight.  Kiss my ass Tony!!!!

Globe Squatters – Wide leg squat combined with an overhead arc with the weight.

The repeat in Round 4 is the Burnout stage, just whip through each as fast as possible with no break between each.

This is a fun routine.  I think 5lbs will be perfect, I just need to find my 5lb dumbells somewhere.  You burn a lot of calories and work up a good sweat with this one.   The Kids are Lauren (the normalest looking of the women in these videos so far) Keith who is a new face in the crowd, and Traci the chick whose vag has spit out like a half dozen trophies in the last 7 years.  Traci is a better looking version of that hunk of nasty gristle Dreya Weber.

Diet: 2,143 gross calories in. Net of 1,718. (It was Saturday night, I had to go out for dinner and a few beers)

Nutrition: 35% Protein, 37% Fat, 28% Carbs (must have been the rack of ribs that got the extra fat in there)

Steps: 7,629 – I took a nap in the afternoon, then watched a movie after dinner.  Too much time sittin on my ass.

Active Minutes: 35

Calories Burned: 2709

5 Days down, only 85 more to go!!!


Test Week Continued…

March 31, 2014

I am closing in on the April 1st official start date.  This past weekend I tested out CVX and The Warrior.   Only doing 75% of each of the moves and it was still a pretty good workout each day.  

CVX:  Tony says it is the best of both worlds, cardio and weights.  To me it was simply a slower version of Insanity with a weight thrown in to make it hard.  The moves had slightly different names than what is in Insanity, but most were just some slight variation of an Insanity move with a weight tossed in for good measure.  I actually liked this workout alot as I really enjoyed the first 30 days of Insanity.  The problem with Insanity is that my late-40’s joints don’t take to the 1 hour  of pure jumping around that comes with days 31 thru 60. 

The Warrior: No matter how hard I tried, I could not get Patty Smyth’s song out of my head as I did this workout.  Again, 75% was plenty of work as there were a few items that I could not even keep good form on for 75% of the time.   No weights, bands, mats, whatever needed for this baby.  Again, this one was pretty fun to do, and next week when I am attempting to do 100% of the effort there is no way I am going to be able to hang with Tony and the kids.

I will be doing the Dynamix, workout this evening (this one is supposedly optional) but only at about 50% effort as I will be starting at FULL EFFORT on Tuesday April, 1st for my 90 days of P90X3.   Measurements, weigh-in and pictures will be completed.  Diet will start as well.  I will try to keep the blog up to date with the day by day results and reviews of the workouts and of course the diet and any additional Tony speak that I find amusing.