Just Because You Work Hard Doesn’t Mean You get an Award!

P90X3 Day 65 of 90 – March 18, 2014

Weigh-in: 174
Breakfast: 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: 18.2 Miles Cycling
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: 2 Soft Tacos and a Bean Burrito
Dinner: 2 Soft Tacos, Beans and Rice, Chips and Salsa
Snack: 2 Lemon Cookies

Today’s group ride was one of the hardest rides I have experienced in a while. It seemed like no matter what direction we were riding, the wind just wouldn’t let up. We took turns leading the group and cycled through our pulls quickly to conserve our energy but it seemed like personal records for the majority of us was not in the cards. Even though I didn’t get any personal awards for today’s effort, I will put money on the fact that the workout was beneficial for my strength and speed. I was spent after that ride and so were my friends. Some days its not about the awards, its about getting the work done and investing in the future. And the future looks mighty fine!

St. Patrick’s Day 2014

P90X3 Day 64 of 90 – March 17, 2014

Weigh-in: 174
Breakfast: 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X3 Decelerator
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: 2 Soft Tacos and a Bean Burrito, 1 Smith’s Cookie
Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots
Snack: 2 Smith’s Cookies, 1 Piece Guinness Chocolate Cake, 2 Mini Bagels with Salami and American Cheese

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What a good food day! Even though the Corned Beef is a bit fatty. Its still yummy! Got a little crazy with the sweets but hoping to burn that off tomorrow on the group ride and playing with the kiddos!

On another note, I received a picture of a new Falco V that is slated to go to Kona, Hawaii this week. The pic here shows the V with a red fade like in Tron. The unit that will be arriving next week will not have the pin striping. Clean black with red Falco and V. It is going to look so clean! If you want this one, I am sure I can set that up for you 😉

Falco V Red Fade

 

Beautiful!

Racing Weekend

P90X3 Day 62 and 63 of 90 – March 15 & March 16, 2014

Day 62
Weigh-in: N/A
Breakfast: 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 13.1 Miles and Running 2.3 Miles – Brick Workout Time Trial and Run
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Tri Tip Sandwich
Dinner: Three Chicken Street Tacos, Grilled Cjicken Quesadilla
Snack: Popcorn and Coconut Granola Bar
Day 63
Weigh-in: N/A
Breakfast:  2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 –  Vector450, and Tri Tip Omelet, Coffee
Lunch: Chocolate Shakeology
Dinner: Poached Salmon in a Lemon Caper White Wine Reduction, Rice Pilaf, Caprese Salad, Steamed Artichoke, Garli Breadstick
Snack: Chocolate Eclair

Great weekend! Since yesterday was a race day I decided substitute that for my P90X3 workout. The time trial and run after went good. I definitely need to run more. If you don’t run, the pounding sure can take its toll on the legs 🙂 Nothing the rumbleroller cant help. Looking forward to get back into the workouts tomorrow!

Yoga To Go

P90X3 Day 61 of 90 – March 14, 2014

Weigh-in: 173
Breakfast:  2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Workout: P90X3 X3 Yoga
Lunch: Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Dinner: Tri Tip Sandwich with Salsa, Beans, and Salad
Snack: 2 Caramel Delight Cookies, Chips and Salsa, Bagel with Salami and Garlic, Artichoke Hummus (Its was amazing!)

Decided to just do Yoga today and get some good stretching in for the Biathlon (or Brick Workout) – 12.7 Mile Time Trial Cycling and 2.3 Mile Run. So happy to get the season going! Been a while since I’ve raced (or even run for that matter).

Hot and Windy Ride Made for a Thirsty Thursday

P90X3 Day 60 of 90 – March 13, 2014

Weigh-in: 174
Breakfast:  2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 23.7 Miles
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Turkey Meatloaf, Asparagus and Broccoli
Dinner: Chicken Kabob, Hummus, Mediterranean Rice, Pita, Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Snack: Ice Cream Sandwich and Popcorn

Good hot and windy Thursday for a group ride! We worked well together today and pushed through the wind to get within 5 seconds of the fastest time on a Strava segment we track. I’ll take that any day of the week. Knowing how hard we had to push to get there makes me feel good 🙂 No X3 Yoga for me today. I’ll do a double tomorrow as I get ready for a Time Trial on Saturday. Here are some pics from our ride!

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What’s your number?

P90X3 Day 59 of 90 – March 12, 2014

Day 59
Weigh-in: 173
Breakfast: 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra3 – Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Lunch: 3/4 Turkey and Avocado Sandwich on Dark Wheat, 5oz Pasta Salad
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X3 The Challenge
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Turkey Chili, Spicy Pepper Hummus, Tabbouleh, Flat Bread, Cactus Chips, Super Hot Salsa
Snack: 3 Thin Mints and 2 Caramel Delights (my little reward)

So funny today I thought I was going to have a nice Yoga X day and when I signed in to log in my workout I found out my scheduled workout was The Challenge. Talk about forced rallying! If your mind isn’t right for The Challenge, it can be a very long 30 minutes. I picked my numbers and stuck with them through the workout. 30 pull-downs and 20 push-ups times 8 with a burnout session at the end. Right now these are my numbers and I am good with them. Since I am doing pull downs instead of pull ups my numbers are fairly high with a 50 lb resistance band set up. This works endurance, speed, and finishes with strength since I am almost failing at the end of the 30. Should help a bunch with swimming. What do you think your numbers would be? Needless to say, my arms were toast after that. Such a great hypertrophy workout. I could feel the water rushing in to the muscles! So important to hydrate and drink a good recovery drink after a hard workout like that. Water and glycogen help to repair the microtearing and aid in building lean muscle 🙂 This is a good thing! This evening I got on the foam roller and worked out some issue spots. I love my rumbleroller! Looking forward to an awesome day tomorrow!

Two for the Road

P90X3 Day 57 and 58 of 90 – March 10 & March 11, 2014

Day 57
Weigh-in: 175
Breakfast: 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, 3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X3 Decelerator
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Vanilla Shakeology
Dinner: Fajitas (Shrimp, Steak, and Chicken), Pot Beans, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Thin Mints (not chilled)
Day 58
Weigh-in: 174
Breakfast:  2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, 3 –  Vector450, and Vanilla Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 21.7 Miles and 5.3 Miles and P90X3 Agilty X
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Vanilla Shakeology
Dinner: Two Grilled Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Onions, Pot Beans, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Thin Mints (chilled – much better)

The last two days have been great! After trimming off a bit over the past week, I feel great. Granted, weening of the Acid Check Caplets was not fun, but recently adding the Vector450 in it’s stead is making the recovery time better already. Today was a windy ride. 4 of us went out on a mission. A couple of PR’s were a good consolation.

Good to be on a schedule again!

Water Break?

P90X3 Been on Hold – March 9, 2014

So I have not completed a Beachbody workout in the past week and a half. I have been taking advantage of the weather and got on the bike a few times and even got back in the pool! Feeling good! I started taking Vector450 at about the same time, and after a week I upped the number of capsules from 2 to 3. Vector450 is said to work from the gut out. Pretty sure its working, or at least doing something. As far as performance goes, I have been setting Personal Records on the bike and felt really good and strong in the pool. P90X3 has definitely been increasing my upper body strength with its exercises. Feeling good!
Beyond that, my nutrition has not been great for the past few months. So in response to that, I said no more and created the #40DayShred in hopes of shedding some of my winter fat. You can be sure that I am still taking the following supplements while eating better: ActivitSlimming Formula, CordastraChocolate Vegan Shakeology, and Vector450.

Tomorrow I am starting back up on the serious training using P90X3, with Cycling on the TT Bike as well as using Tri-Core on the Evo Fitness Bike, Swimming on the BowSwim as well as regular lap swimming.

Let the 2014 Season begin!

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Time to Try Something New – Vector450

P90X3 Day 45 of 90 – Feb. 26, 2014

Weigh-in: 177
Breakfast: ActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Vector450, Coffee
Snack: Cookie, Coffee
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat, 5 oz Pasta Salad
Dinner: Fajitas, Ceviche, Rice and Beans, Corn Tortillas, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Cheese-its, Cookie, 5 Hershey’s Kisses

I probably should have just done my X3 Yoga routine today, but I didn’t. Call it an inactive recovery day! I am bumping Yoga to tomorrow and put it before my bike ride and then bumping tomorrow’s workout into a double on Friday. Ate decent today until this evening, but still kept it under control. I am running out of things to snack on at night and I refuse to buy anymore so the weaning has begun!

I did start something knew today. Vector450 I am going to give it a 2 month run. Vector450 is a  Immunoglobulin from Yolk that “repairs the damage done by overexertion by supporting the immune system and helping take the stress out of the body. Athletes are able to maintain longer workouts and reduce the chances of becoming ill from competing, traveling, diet, stress and workloads.” http://vector450.com/about-vector450-with-muno-igy/#.Uw9_CuNdVvA I am interested to see how it affects my performance and recovery.

It’s Tuesday! Finally Paid for those Hamburgers!

P90X3 Day 44 of 90 – Feb. 25, 2014

Weigh-in: No weigh in
Breakfast: ActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X3 Triometrics and Cycling 18.4 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Turkey and Havarti on Wheat, Coffee
Dinner: Taco, Enchilada, Rice and Beans, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Mini Bagel with Cream Cheese and Salami, Cookies, Honey Bunches of Oats with 2% Milk.

Crazy workout today. Timed it just right so that I did my Triometrics workout right before I left for a group ride. Awesome! After doing a bunch of explosive leg exercises I went out and rode with the guys. Good thing I ate a bunch of calories the night before because we ended up riding at a pretty good pace. Had a PR on one segment and came really close on a a bunch of other segments. Its nice to be riding this fast this early in the season. I had been purposely staying off the bike because I am waiting for my new Falco V frame to come in so I didn’t want to settle in on my current TT Bike this early in the season. But for as uncomfortable as I am in the saddle right now, just means that I am stronger now than I was at the end of last year. I think the P90X3 is working. I just feel stronger.

Don’t know if I’ll be getting to my workout tomorrow. May just get a good stretch and foam roll session in and hit a double workout on Thursday before a nice bike ride. We shall see!