Thursday, October 2, 2014
This morning I woke up sore but not as stiff as I thought I would be two days after Plyocide. X2 Recovery + Mobility really helped with my flexibility yesterday. This Active Recovery video employs Neuro Integrated Stretching (NIS) which takes you through movements which “combines two stretching principles, mechanical elongation and reciprocal inhibition in a time-effect pattern with aid of an exercise band.” (P3; https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=544025875626852) In other words, its fancy stretching that works better than old fashioned stretching 😉 and you learn all about it in P90X2. Pretty cool stuff!
I picked up the kids from school today. We headed home to do homework after picking up a couple Vanilla Bean Frappuccinos from Starbucks.
Then it was computer time for the kids while I did my Total Body workout!
Lots of equipment required for this workout. Medicine Balls, Rumbleroller (or foam roller), Resistance Bands, Pull up Bar (if desired – I am using resistance bands for now), and a Stability Ball all play a roll in this 67 minute workout with a 17 minute X2 Ab Ripper workout directly after 🙂 Every muscle got worked out. This is where the micro tearing of the muscle fiber really happens in this first Foundation phase of X2. I am expecting that tomorrow my weight will go up a little. When your muscles begin the hypertrophy phase of fitness training, water rushes in to help aid in the repairing process. This is why I tell people when they start a program that they will most likely gain a little weight before they lose weight. My goal with working out does not include losing weight but I don’t really want to pack on more muscle than I need to either. Excess weight and bulk doesn’t help much with endurance sports such as triathlons, but I am sure I could give up a little fat and add a little muscle here and there 😉
All I know is, I am looking forward to some X2 Yoga tomorrow night after the kids get to bed! Super busy weekend with the kiddos! Feel free to leave comments about the cool stuff you are going to do this weekend!
Here is my Accountability Breakdown:
Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: Heart Smart Turkey Sandwich on Wheat with Red Onions, Peperoncinis, and Dijon Mustard
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X2 X2 Total Body and X2 Ab Ripper
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Fajitas, Beans, and Rice, Lemon-aid
Snack: Peanut Butter Sandwich, Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond Milk