Pilates and The Opening Ceremonies, Two Firsts!

P90X3 Day 26 of 90 – Feb. 7, 2014

(Double Day)
Morning Weigh-in:
 N/A
Breakfast: AcidCheck CapletsActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Workout: Pilates X and CVX added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: 3 Chicken Tacos Al Carbon, Chips and Salsa
Dinner: Taco, Enchilada, Rice, Beans, Chips, and Salsa
Snack: Too Many Cupcakes and Popcorn

Workout this morning was awesome. I had never attempted a Pilates workout before, but I can say I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the workout and how it pushed my range of motion. Very cool. CVX right after just put me over the edge for the day. Such a great way to push me out of my comfort zone. I am getting to like these double days. Maybe I am on to something here.

Today was also Daddy Daughter Dance night at my daughter’s school. Such a proud Daddy!
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So much fun dancing and eating leftover cupcakes :-). Thanks Mom! 🙂 Just one more reason to keep working out right? We finished the evening off with watching the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games in Sochi. This will be the first Winter Olympics Addison will remember. And of course she fell asleep 🙂 Addison Sleeping

 

I remember my first Winter Olympics. 1980, Lake Placid, Eric Heiden’s 5 Gold Medals, Team USA’s Miracle on Ice and Gold Medal Finish, Classic Olympics. Sweet Dreams!

Unofficial Day 1 of Olympic Games – Sochi 2014

P90X3 Day 25 of 90 – Feb. 6, 2014

Breakfast: AcidCheck CapletsActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Lunch: Italian Meats Submarine Sandwich, Baked Potato Chips, Mineral Water
Workout: Stretching 30 Minutes
Dinner: Spicy Italian Sausage with Caramelized Onion and Sweet Peppers with Marinara Sauce topped with Mozzarella on a toasted French Roll (1 1/2 Servings)
Snack: Popcorn, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Peanut Butter Sandwich (Rich!) with Milk

The day started out with great news! Falco Bikes has 35 Falco V frames in the queue for paint! Such great news! The Falco V is going to be my bike for the 2014 Triathlon Season and I can’t wait till it gets here to the States in a few weeks!

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Next, I found out that the Olympics actually started tonight! I absolutely love the Olympics. Even though the US coverage gets a bit political when we go into countries that have different generally accepted world progressive views like Russia, but overall the tone is set by the athletes. I hope the coverage just gets out what they have to say and then lets it lay as the athletes do what they came to the Olympics to do. There I said it, getting off the soap box. So in celebration of the unofficial start to the Olympic Games, Anna and I made a feast and enjoyed it!

Spicy Italian Sausage

P90X3 Pilates X got postponed and will be part of a Double Workout tomorrow! Definitely a day to work off some extra calories! Wish me luck!

Press on the Accelerator

P90X3 Day 24 of 90 – Feb. 5, 2014

Breakfast: AcidCheck CapletsActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Lunch: Turkey Sandwich, Brocolli Salad
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X3 Accelerator added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Penne Pasta with Breaded Chicken in a Marinara Sauce, Green Beans
Snack: Popcorn, Protein Bar

Wednesdays are decent schedule day with the kids yet I still barely made my workout. Good thing it was only 30 minutes! Kicked my butt too! By the end of this Cardio-murder it has you doing Donkey Kicks with a kick through. Yeah, that just about killed me. I took a video of part of the workout. I was doing Speed Skaters. Not a very entertaining video, but I’ll post it here anyway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R0-iWuG7kA&feature=youtube_gdata_player Just looked and found out I’ll be doing Pilates tomorrow. I think I am going to get my butt kicked tomorrow again too!

Isometrix and Dynamix

P90X3 Day 22 and 23 of 90 – Feb. 4, 2014

(Double Day)
Morning Weigh-in:
 N/A
Breakfast: AcidCheck CapletsActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Workout: Isometrix and Dynamix added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Turkey and Kale with Swiss on an Herb Ciabatta
Dinner: Shrimp Fajitas, Fiesta Rice, and Pot Beans with Corn Tortillas, Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole
Snack: Root Beer and Chocolate Cookies

I had no idea what I was getting in to this more with Isometrix, all I knew is that it was on the same DVD as Dynamix. Dynamix is a dynamic stretching sequence which I really like. It gets you sweating which is something I never really thought of doing before in a stretching situation, but now it totally makes sense. Stretching should be work, otherwise, you really aren’t stretching. So I thought that Dynamix would be no big deal after doing  the new workout. Wrong. Isometrix was 30 minutes of yoga type static positioning. Wow! That was some serious work then to have dynamic stretching after and still be a little sore from the last double on Saturday. All I can say is, my quads were on fire! They almost hurt as bad as the end of the 4th day skiing at #WhistlerRaid2014

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Ahh Whistler……

Anyway, I worked really hard at keeping the nutrition in play today. I even changed what I usually order at my kids’ favorite Mexican Restaurant and went with the Shrimp Fajitas. Super spicy and oh so yummy too! Almost made it, but my sweet tooth got the best of me. Just proves that I am much better off without having the sweets within reach. If I don’t have them in the house, I won’t eat them!

I was a bit alarmed today when my daughter was brought to me riding the back of her Gym Coach in the middle of practice. She slightly pulled her Achilles tendon. No fun for her. At least she didn’t snap the thing. That would have been a little too much to handle :-\ . Just happy that she listened to suggestion after and let it get iced, massaged, and she even spent a little time on the Rumbleroller and her brother joined in too!

Kids on Rumblerollers

 

Good stuff! I love those kids! Time for me to hit the Rumbleroller myself!

Getting Caught up – A P90X3 Tale

P90X3 Day 15, 16, and 17 of 90 – Jan 28 and 29, 2014

Day 15 and 16 (Double Day)
Morning Weigh-in:
 168
Breakfast: AcidCheck CapletsActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Lunch: Salad with Chicken
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Total Synergistics and Agility X added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Shared Fajitas and Ceviche, Chips and Salsa

Morning Weigh-in:
 168
Breakfast: AcidCheck CapletsActivitSlimming Formula, Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, Coffee
Lunch: 4 Carne Asada Tacos (Street Tacos) and a Peanut Butter Granola Bar
Workout: X3 Yoga The Challenge added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Shared Fajitas and Ceviche, Chips and Salsa
Dessert: Popcorn

I hadn’t weighed myself in a week, but when I did Tuesday morning I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was down to 168. I guess 4 days of skiing 6 hours a day at  #WhistlerRaid2014 was enough to keep me headed in the right direction. And what an amazing trip it was with so many awesome guys! Friendship, Food, and Fun, but as fun as it was to be with friends and eat amazing food, it was even more awesome to be back with my kiddos. Nothing better than being with them by far! Addison had Gym and Davis had Flag Football after both doing homework. Good times! Talk about an energetic duo! Can’t wait to see them this weekend!

Today was another great day! I weighed in at 168 again and had a fairly good protein lunch! X3 Yoga hit the spot and then it was off for date night at our favorite Mexican Restaurant – El Patio. The Fajitas always hit the spot and the Ceviche is so amazing too!

Glad to be back on the program! Looking forward to expanding the triathlon training next week!

#WhistlerRaid2014

Just wanted you all to know that I am taking a week off of P90X3. IJjust arrived in Whistler, BC for a 6 day ski trip with a great group of Beachbody Coaches. This week will be full of priceless moments that will help me be a better coach, period. I cant wait to get back and work with people who want to make a positive change I need their lives! If you would like to see whats going on, please follow Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at #WhistlerRaid2014. I’ll be posting a few more times during the trip!

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 32 of 35 – Dec 12, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 32 of 35Dec 12, 2013

It’s been almost a week since I have posted so I thought I would try to catch up on my Accountability Posts. Its been pretty dormant and not prioritized as it should be but somehow I manage to get in the workout at one point or another. Looking forward to this Christmas break has more of my attention and focus preparing more for those vacation days at this point. There will be some much needed family skiing time as well as some personal high altitude training. So in the interest of regurgitating similar daily dietary intake, workout, and daily activities, here is a typical day for the past week:
Morning Weigh-in: 171 Average
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout:  Focus T25 (Some Workout) added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: A Sandwich or a Salad with Chicken
Dinner: Pasta or Pizza, some Meat, something Vegetable,
Desert: Ice Cream or Popsicles or Cookies or Cereal

And thats about it. No cycling, no swimming, no running. Fairly boring, yet highly productive.

This time of year is super busy. School events. Family events. Kids sports. Vacations. You name it! Personally I like the figuring out of what to buy as presents for the different people in my life. Obviously the actual purchase of the gift does not come until December 24th if you are a real man. Thats why my shopping will be done on the 23rd! 😉 No, but seriously, no more procrastination. Time to put waiting aside and get that shopping done. Really. What is the point of waiting until the last minute to do something. If you just get it done you can do the next thing that much quicker. And if the next thing is what you really want to do in the first place, well why the hell aren’t you making it a priority to get that first thing done! Its really as simple as that. Alright now get motivated and go do something you need to do!

Alpine Meadows Vacation Day 2

Woke up this morning at 4:30 AM. Went back to sleep. Woke up at 6 AM. Still dark. Went Back to sleep. Up at 6:36 the sky started brightening up after that. Jumped in the shower then went to get the kiddos suited up for their first day. Breakfast for me? Chocolate Vegan Shakeology of course, as if I wouldn’t have brought it with me? Ya right! Breakfast for the kids? Cheerios with Horizon Organic Milk! Alright, all funning aside, who am I kidding? Its all about funning. So into the car we piled for our 3 minute commute to the hill. Yeah just a bit spoiled.

So the kids got enrolled in ski school and I headed up to the top for a fresh groomed run.

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Then did it again!

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Went to take some pics and video of the kiddos!

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Then hooked up with my brother for some more runs and some clowning!

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The kids had a great time! Addison loved to be back on her skiis and Davis finally got the hang of it and progressed pretty quickly! Back at it tomorrow and Saturday too. Getting the most we can out of this trip…More to follow in the days to come…Time for bed…Nighty-Night!

Alpine Meadows Vacation Day 1

Today was a pretty easy travel day, Mom, Dad, Addison (6 yrs old), Davis (4) and I got in the car and headed for Tahoe to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. The kids didn’t make it up to ski last year so they are super excited, I am too. Conditions are great again this year similar to 2010-2011. Last year was pretty weak so the kids didn’t miss much We are skiing at Alpine Meadows, what I think to be the greatest family resort in Tahoe. Its going to be amazing to see Addison hit the slopes again. This will be her third season so I can’t wait to see how she flies. This is Davis’ first season and he can’t wait to get out there. In fact both of the kids are having trouble getting to sleep. I have a feeling I will too 😉 Been watching Art of Flight with the family this evening! Yeah I know its a snowboard flic, but what some of you don’t know is even though I skied through the 80’s till I graduated High School, I solely snowboarded from 1992 through 2009. Then I bought some skis before moving up to Reno/Tahoe and have been skiing primarily since. What can I say, back to my roots, but I still love to free ride!

Well time to get my beauty sleep! Pictures and a post tomorrow! Nighty-Night!

P90X2 (Rnd. 2) – Day 28 of 91 – Week 1 Phase 2 – Strength

P90X2 (Rnd. 2) – Day 28 of 91 – Week 1 Phase 2 – Strength

B – Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with Vanilla Whey and Cinnamon and Activit

W – 47 Miles Cycling (3.5 Warm-up / 40 Ride / 3.5 Cool-down) http://www.strava.com/rides/35185117

S – P90X Results & Recovery Formula (during the ride and after)

D – Cajun Chicken Alfredo

W – X2 Recovery + Mobility

This morning I did a New Year’s Day ride with Kern Wheelmen. Luckily I didn’t cause an accident and actually enjoyed the ride! The first part I rode in the pack and the second half somehow I rode all alone. My legs were toast by the end of the ride though. I really felt the burn! So happy that this evening was Recovery + Mobility. Stretching is so important. The strongest muscle is a flexible muscle.

Also, let me say once again, Happy New Year everyone! May 2013 allow you to dream big and reach all of your goals!

I have decided to take the rest of this week off from P90X2 so that I can enjoy a family ski trip in Alpine Meadows, CA. Just because I am not doing the workouts, doesn’t mean I won’t be working out. Skiing and snow-shoeing with my brother are in my near future. I look forward to posting some pictures! I’ll be back on the regular schedule for P90X2 on Monday the 7th.