Project New Year – Day 43 and 44 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tuesday being Veteran’s Day sure made Monday a toss up. How many people took off Monday? I tried to. Not on purpose though. I took the kids to school in the morning and came back home, saw the bed, laid down for a minute and woke up at 11. Big whoops right? I ended up getting all of my work done, but talk about leaving no room for delays.

Started my first day of the Strength Phase with P90X2. This is the phase where the most visible body composition change occurs and is recommended for 3 to 6 weeks. The original plan was 4 weeks in Phase 2 then go to 4 weeks in Phase 3, but I took an extra 2 weeks in Phase 1. So now I have a dilemma. One which I will solve right now. I am taking 5 weeks in Phase 2, throwing in a Recovery Week (Last week of year 🙂 ), and then go into 4 weeks of Phase 3 – Post-Activation Potentiation to start the New Year off right! This is one of the reasons why I love this program. With the week-at-a-time scheduling, it allows me to be flexible with the lengths of the training blocks, or even throw in a recovery week if I want to focus on cycling mileage, or if I just need a break (not that doing X2 Yoga 3 times in a week is much of a break 🙂 ).

So back to the first strength workout. It was a tough one and I remember it all too well from 2012. You know if Sean Callahan is in the workout, there will be a bunch of push-ups and pull-ups. For sure I’ll be sore tomorrow. I haven’t done that many push-ups and pull-ups since the last time I did P90X3 The Challenge. Rough! But, I got it done!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Went downtown to see the Veteran’s Day parade with the kiddos and my parents. 3 hours of tribute to the men and women who have served, continue to serve, and will serve to defend this great country of ours. Thank you! I continue to have the utmost respect for your willingness to pay the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Today was a good day! Kids, a bike ride on the Falco V, a swim, a recovery session, and a feeding frenzy 🙂 (I have been catching up on calories this evening.) Went for a quick ride around Northwestern Bakersfield after only having a Shakeology in the morning, a Gu Energy Gel, and Energy and Endurance Formula. I ate another Gel halfway through the ride. It worked out good I think. I really just wanted to go out and ride and feel good; relax and push on the pedals for a while. I was supposed to do X2 Plyocide, but I really didn’t want to jump around today, so I opted for a bike ride and swapped tomorrow’s Recovery + Mobility for today’s Plyometric beating 🙂 Glad I did, the ride felt good despite having to stop at the most red lights I think I have ever experienced. Crazy! Somehow I managed to set a PR anyways 🙂 Very pleased with that! (It sets a good base line for an Energy Bits product test next week where I will try to recreate similar conditions and see how it helps my energy levels.) I also got in a short swim to stretch out my sore arms and that felt amazing! Especially the hot tub directly thereafter. And finished off the evening with X2 Recovery + Mobility which helped open up my shoulders after yesterday’s workout. Looking forward to tomorrow 🙂

Monday, November 10, 2014 – Weigh-in: 175
P90X2 X2 Chest + Back + Balance, X2 Ab Ripper, and 30 Minutes Foam Rolling
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Weigh-in: 173
Cycling 33.4 Miles, Swimming 1000 yards, and P90X2 X2 Recovery + Mobility

ShakeologyBeachbody WheySlimming FormulaCordastraSuper SumaEnergy and Endurance Formula, P90X Results & Recovery Formula, and GU Energy Gels

Project New Year – Day 18 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Today was a getting it done day! Spent a little time on the Falco V. Worked on relaxing the upper body, relaxing the face, and breathing efficiently. I found myself settling into a rhythm and working against the wind. Getting the head down and finding the relaxation in the movement was fun! Looking forward to getting back on the bike tomorrow!

Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: 2 Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Energy and Endurance Formula
Cycling 26.3 Miles had a GU Energy Gel Halfway.
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
 Steak and Chicken Burrito, Chips and Salsa
Workout: P90X2 Yoga
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Snack: Pretzels and 2 Bowls of Cherrios with Almond Milk

Project New Year – Day 16 and 17 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

The past couple of days have been really good. Not saying the days before weren’t as good, just saying, the past couple of days have been pretty good. The kiddos are awesome! They’re having good days at school, working hard on homework, and honestly trying to tolerate each other at this point. Sibling relationships are interesting to say the least. 🙂 …. Workout-wise I was able to get in a good bike ride and X2 Yoga yesterday and a swim and Mobility workout today. Feeling great right now. Lungs have been a little tight from yesterday’s dust storm but the inhaler helps that. One thing about having asthma in this valley is you learn to have your inhaler handy around this time of year. The weather is getting cooler. Hoping that we get some rain here in California. The Valley after a good rain is an amazing place to be. It really is beautiful. But right now we need a bunch of rain, and I mean a bunch! Looking to get a bike ride in tomorrow at some point 🙂 Can’t hook up with the regular 11:20 ride guys tomorrow though, nope, I get to be the secret reader in Davis’ class! I am going to read “Where the Wild Things Are” and then maybe another book. We’ll see how fast it reads 🙂 Pretty excited to get to do this!

Accountability Info

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula and Energy Bits
Cycling 25.1 Miles
Lunch: Peanut Butter Sandwich
 Half BBQ Chicken, Chili Beans, Coleslaw, Root Beer
Workout: P90X2 Yoga
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Morning Weigh-in: 169
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: 2 Burritos and 1 Taco
Workout: Swimming 1100 yds
 2 Burritos and 2 Street Tacos
Workout: P90X2 Recovery + Mobility
Snack: Greek Yogurt, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Handful of Raw Almonds

Project New Year – Day 10 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Today was a designed Active Recovery day…whoops! I had taken 10 days off of the bike in order to let my body get used to being back on the P90X2 so I figured today would be a good day to get out there and go for a ride! Today was a good day. I was a little stiff from yesterday’s Plyocide workout (lots of jumping) so I started out with some foam rolling to get some relief. I had a feeling that I was going to get on the bike and want to push it. I have been wanting to try a new product (at least new to me) called Energy Bits. Energy Bits are 100% Organic Spirulina Algae and are supposed to be a great source of natural energy. I’ll be posting a product review in the coming days, so keep an eye out for it if you are interested in sports nutrition 🙂 Spoiler Alert: The Stuff is Pretty Cool!

So I was really happy with the ride. My back got a little fatigued and tight but I expected something on my body was going to complain. Doing X2 Recovery + Mobility this evening really helped loosen everything up. Looking forward to another Foundation Phase workout tomorrow! Core, Core, Core!

Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: 2 – Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Pre-Workout: Energy Bits (Product Testing: Link to Review Here Soon)
Workout: Cycling 26.2 Miles
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Chicken Fajita Burrito with Guacamole
Workout: 1 hour Foam Rolling with Rumbleroller and P90X2 Recovery + Mobility
Dinner: Handful of Raw Almonds, Bag of Popcorn, Bottle of Gatorade, and a small Cliff Bar