Project New Year – Day 46 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Rested the Legs and Trashed the arms! First time doing Shoulders and Arms since 2012 (my first round of P90X2). I forgot how much I liked resistance workouts. I can feel myself getting stronger. Gettin’ all swole! ha ha ha! Totally not something I would say about myself. Getting swole is so far from my goal! I do want to get stronger, but without the bulk. So I do higher numbers of reps (15-20) at a slightly lower weight than if I was going for hypertrophy. I think next week I’ll be able to increase the band tension. I don’t use weights, I use the B-Line Resistance Bands. I like them because of their versatility in the workout as well as ease of traveling and storage 🙂 Believe me, you can get an amazing workout with the bands. They kick your butt. Just as with any exercise, make sure you are picking the right weight for you so that you are maxing out those last 2 or 3 reps and everything will be A-OK!

Training:
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Weigh-in: 173
P90X2 X2 Shoulders + Arms and X2 Ab Ripper

Supplements:
ShakeologyBeachbody WheySlimming FormulaCordastraSuper SumaEnergy and Endurance FormulaP90X Results & Recovery Formula

Project New Year – Week 1 Day 5,6, & 7 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

What a weekend! Kids and fun! Tons of activities! But we got it done!

Didn’t miss any workouts either! Loving The P90X2 revival. Its going to be crazy adding the bike back in next week!

Got a little off on my nutrition. Ate some Ice Cream. Guess this next week I’ll just have to clean it up.

Friday October 3, 2014
Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: Vanilla Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Dinner: Pasta with Butter, Breaded Chicken Nuggets, and Green Beans
Snack: Ice Cream with Chocolate Syrup
Workout: P90X2 X2 Yoga
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula

Saturday October 4, 2014
Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Nuggets
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X2 X2 Balance + Power
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Chicken, Asparagus, Bread, Rootbeer
Snack: Peanut Butter Sandwich

Sunday October 5, 2014
Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: Umm Not good that I can’t remember. Means I probably didn’t eat.
Dinner: Chicken Tacos, Beans, Rice, Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole
Workout: P90X2 X2 Recovery + Mobility
Snack:
 Bowl of Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Honey Covered Almonds, Small Bean and Cheese Burrito, 2 – Bowls Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond Milk

Project New Year – Week 1 Day 4 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

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.
Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
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 Whey2 – 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