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P90X3 Break

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Well I had a very eventful weekend.

Last week I was sick with a sinus infection. I would take a day off and then the next day feel great. I would workout and as soon as I finish I would feel horrible. This pattern kept repeating. I decided on Friday to take the entire weekend off working out to try and heal.

However, Sunday morning my son woke up with what looked like pink eye. So we rush to the walk-in clinic. Due to the rush - I didn't really eat breakfast.

Turns out my son not only has pink-eye but ear infections. So we went to the Walmart pharmacy to fill the prescription. We grabbed some groceries while we waited. Then my son and husband went to the van and I went to pick up the prescription. As the pharmacist is telling me about my sons medication I passed out. Right there. In a store full of people. One second I remember talking with the pharmacist - the next thing I remember is waking up on the floor with all these people around me. I didn't feel the fall or anything. Very weird.

There's a doctor's office in our walmart so the doctor rushed out and took me into one of the rooms. Everything looked fine and he simply felt it was a combination of my sinus infection/cold and having not eaten breakfast. (It was only 9am and we hadn't been up long...I don't feel I should have passed out simply from not eating a full breakfast.)

And wow - you loose consciousness in a store and you have to fill out this report with the store manager. And I had to stay there for awhile until they knew I was okay to leave. Yesterday the doctor called me in the morning to make sure I was okay and last night the Walmart store manager called me to see if I was okay.

Regardless, I stayed home from work yesterday since my son is sick and rested. I decided something isn't right and perhaps I pushed my body too much last week with being sick and doing P90X3...not to mention I am doing the doubles calender for P90X3.

So this week I am taking it easy with some Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire. Nothing longer then 30 mins and I am toning down the volume. I plan to pick P90X3 back up next week.

I talked with my family doctor and he said that a bad sinus infection can cause light headedness and to take it easy. Make sure I eat every 2 - 3 hours and take it easy.

See normally I eat every 2 - 3 hours and have breakfast right away when I get up. I was just in a panic over my son and left with only taking a bite of a muffin for breakfast.

So rest up week - weekend off on account of Easter traveling/visiting and then back at it next week.

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SALGUOD2 4/15/2014 6:55PM

    Rest is a good thing

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FITGIRL15 4/15/2014 11:48AM

    I faint frequently and yes, that is how it hits you... unexpectedly!
I must eat in the morning before I leave the house or I too go through a major blood sugar/blood pressure crash and have the potential to faint too!

Take care Hun! Rest is a great idea this week! emoticon

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HUSKERLAND3 4/15/2014 11:14AM

    Sounds like you need a break.

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P90X3 First part of Week 2

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wow! Friday already! This week flew by.

This was week 2 of P90X3 for me. Unfortunately I got side-lined with a horrible sinus infection. Normally I am okay to workout but simply need to take my intensity level down a few notches. Not this time; I would get light-headed. And on Wednesday, after taking Tuesday off, I felt great and did my 30 minute workout. AS soon as I was done I was so light-headed. And this lasted for an hour after I finished working out. I then felt horrible. The pressure in my head was so bad!

However, I am now on the mend and I should be able to get caught up on workouts over the weekend without over-doing it.

Some changes - my hubby rigged something up in the basement for me with my resistance bands so I can do what Alice does in some workouts instead of the chin ups. I tried it with The Challenge workout on Monday and it worked great!! So pumped.

New workouts this week were Pilates X

I have to say this was a really good and challenging workout. I tried pilates in the past and didn't really get the whole breathing thing. Now I don't know if it was because everyone was wearing microphones or because Tony was exaggerating the breathing at points - but I finally got the breathing technique!

There were some very challenging moves in this workout. I love that there are moves I am eager to improve upon with this workout.

Which brings me to this morning's workout - Isometrix.

This was my first workout back from being sick. And it is yoga based but you hold each move for 45 seconds. Some of the moves - like the one pictured - I was falling all over the place! hahaha Other moves I know I could have held longer had it not been for the fact that I am still recovering from my sinus cold. The pressure would get too much in my head and I would have to come out of the move for a minute.

But I have to say this workout also provided me with some more goals in terms of core strength and flexibility goals.

I finally feel like I am on the mend from this awful cold. Tonight I will be doing Trimetrics for the first time! Cannot wait!

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P90X3 Day 6 (and half of Day 7)

Friday, April 04, 2014

I received some really nice comments about my blog yesterday. Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback. I have decided to stick with P90X3 for a few more weeks to see how I like it. This is due to the fact that so far it's only 2 workouts I haven't been very keen on. And truthfully, I think it's because I didn't know what to expect. When I start week 2 and complete these workouts again I will have a much better idea about what to expect.

Last night, Day 6, I did The Warrior.

I absolutely loved this workout. It's set up in intervals. You do upper body or chest, cardio, lower body or abs and cardio. Then you get a rest and do another set like that but with different exercises.

I love how different these exercises are from anything I have done. They are a challenge for me and that's what I want to do; challenge myself. I think my blog post yesterday was more to do with the fact that the strength workouts are literally putting me way out of my comfort zone. But I have the last 5 - 10 lbs to take off and this is what I need.

Now I say 5 or 10lbs because my focus is more on inches lost versus pounds lost.

This morning was Dynamix again.

This is the third time this week for this particular workout. Therefore I am more comfortable with the moves and as a result pushed myself harder. I wasn't sweating or getting my heart rate up too much while doing this workout. However, today I was sweating. I was pushing my body to it's limits.

Tonight I plan to do some sort of cardio. I am not 100% sure on what I am going to do. I may do a Turbo Fire workout or Insanity. Or I was debating on trying the Triometrics workout from P90X3. In all honesty it depends how much time I have available. With a sick hubby at home and my toddler son also with a cough I may only have 30 minutes.

I will let you know what I decide to do.

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    Love your attitude! There is always time for something:)

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    I've been curious about these... I did P90X 1&2, but actually ended up selling them when I was done with the rotations b/c Tony drove me nuts. Lol! But I would end up fast forwarding through all of his chatting and it made it much more "enjoyable" emoticon

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P90X3 Days 4 & 5

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Moving right along with P90X3! Day 4 of P90X3 consisted of 2 workouts for me.

The first workout was call The Challenge

This workout was just okay for me. For 30 minutes you alternate between push-ups and pull-ups. That's it. You pick a number of how many push-ups and pull-ups you want to do and then stick to this number. that number gets tough when you are getting on in the workout. Now I do not have the chin-up bar nor is there a place currently for it. I was doing shoulder presses and rows in place.

So far I am not really liking the strength training workouts. Cardio and yoga, and the power workouts are awesome. But just not feeling the strength. But I am giving it more time. I am only on week 1. Need to give it time.

I then decided to do some cardio and I chose MMX

This was an awesome workout! Absolutely in love with this workout. It was awesome from start to finish. The moves were challenging and really made you work. I was dripping with sweat when I was done. And I cannot wait to do it again! This is a kick-boxing type workout. I feel it's probably more aligned to Body Combat vs Turbo Fire. ( I haven't done body combat yet but from the previews that's what I think.)

Yesterday, Day 5, I did Dynamix in the morning. I liked this workout. Really feel my abs
It was nice to do this before work. Got my muscles all pumped up and ready to go.

Last night I did CVX. And I loved it!!!

This workout is full of cardio drills but you have a small weight in your hands the entire time. It was tough, made my arms burn and I was again dripping with sweat. So I really liked this workout too!

I still have more strength training workouts to try. It may be just that I am not used to Tony's workout style yet. I am going to give it more time. However, I do have Body Pump coming as I ordered that as well. I may combine both programs if I am finding I just cannot connect with Tony during the strength. Or I am going to substitute the ChaLEAN Extreme weight workouts.

But for right now my goal is to challenge myself and put my body out of it's comfort zone. Part of me feels that while doing the P90X3 strength workouts I am putting my body out of it's comfort zone and that's why I am not liking them. This is why I am sticking with if for at least 2 more weeks.

I also had a hard time with Insanity and now I love. But I also only have so much time to workout. So I am not against switching it up if I am not feeling it. I truly believe in Chalene's 'soul mate' workout philosophy and feel if I am not 'feeling' the workout I may not push myself as hard as I can.

But - 2 more weeks and then I will decide. I could very well fall in love with the workouts. I did like how sore my arms were yesterday after completely The Challenge workout.

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ANGEL_AMBER 4/4/2014 9:15AM

    Thanks for tips! I think I will try higher numbers next time. I will also look into getting the door hinge.

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    I like The Challenge because those are weak areas for me. I wasn't athletic growing up--and I wasn't the type of kid who liked to climb things on the playground, or do push-ups or bench presses. If you pick high enough numbers for your reps, then at end you'll feel a "pump," which is what they call it when your muscles feel very swollen from all the blood flowing through them. It lasts about 30 minutes or so and makes you temporarily look more buff with better muscle definition than normal, like a fitness model. That's why Alice in the video couldn't bring her elbows together--her chest was pumped. If you have the resistance bands, Beachbody sells a door attachment (basically just a strong nylon loop) that you can wrap around a door hinge so you can do the modified "pull down" exercises that Alice was doing. I have one that came with the 10 Minute Trainer program, but they sell it separately on their website, too.

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P90X3 Days 1, 2 & 3

Monday, March 31, 2014

Well I couldn't wait any longer and ended up starting P90X3 on Saturday. I was just way too pumped. I also decided to follow the Doubles calender. Oh yeah! Going to get fit!

The first workout I did was the Total Synergistics

This workout was just okay for me for the simple reason that I didn't know the moves. I have never done a workout by Tony before so I probably played it a little safe on the weights. I wasn't sure number of reps or how many times each exercise is repeated (sets). But I think it will be much better when I do it again.

I really wanted to also do some cardio so I also did the Accelerator workout.

Wow! I absolutely loved this workout. It was tough. I was breathing hard. I was sweating buckets. And I loved every single second of it! I don't think I would have liked this particular workout had I not done some Insanity previously. It's intense. Definitely a great workout to burn calories. Some of the moves were killer! I think it was in this one there was a donkey kick! wow...I have to work on that move for sure! hahaha

Yesterday I started with Agility X.

This workout was great. I was able to do the workout without the tape as I didn't realize I needed that ahead of time. (Yes I jumped right in..hahaha) But the workout was great. I was sweating hard! A lot of footwork and speed. I was sweating hard on this one too. And I really had to use my core on a lot of the exercises.

Next I did Dynamix.

This workout pleasantly surprised me. I wasn't sure what to expect but my abs got worked. I was able to do more than I thought. Like the Plank X (pictured). I stayed up longer then I thought. And the banana exercise really worked my core.

This morning was X3 Yoga

I was so happy this morning doing this workout because for the first time ever I was able to do a proper vinyasa! Tricep pushups are my weakness so I normally cannot stay up for the entire lowering and shift into up dog...but I did this morning. And I did every single vinyasa! woo hoo! There were other area's I need to work on. I haven't really been concentrating on my flexibility so I am looking forward to the results from this program.

I will be adding in additional cardio for a few reasons. Firstly, I love Turbo Fire and I just bought myself new weighted hand gloves. I cannot just let my new gloves sit there un-used! Secondly, I wish to run a few races this year. I plan to start running a few days a week...hopefully beginning this weekend!

So far I am enjoying P90X3. Looking forward to tomorrow's workout.

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ANGEL_AMBER 4/2/2014 9:54AM

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments and the tips. I will definitely be working on my donkey kicks!

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    I did the original P90X last year and just finished P90X3 last weekend and loved it. My favorite thing about X3 was the variety. Keep trying the donkey kicks! That was one of the moves that I thought I'd never be able to do right when I first saw it. So when I finally did it right it felt awesome! After your do the kick your feet have to land kind of close to your hands so that you can be stable enough to do that cool-looking pivot move that comes next.

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AGGIEKBEAR03 4/1/2014 1:42PM

    What a workout! I have never been brave enough to do P90x so way to go you!

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WHYTEBROWN 3/31/2014 4:19PM

    WOW!!What a workout!! emoticon I don't think I could have done all that!! emoticon emoticon

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ANH102712 3/31/2014 4:04PM

    I really liked X3 but I decided for about 4-6 weeks I'm going to do Insanity/Combat/Turbofire mix and focus on cardio. I love Turbofire also..definitely my go to workout!

I know I'm going to like PIYO but I was a teensy bit disappointed it wasn't more turbofire workouts!

I'm glad you are liking it!

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