Monday, February 3, 2014

Agility X

Today's workout was one that I am sure will be one of my favourites.  First of all I pushed myself and woke up around 515 am so I could get the work done in the morning. It truly energized me and was wonderful to not have to worry about squeezing it in later in the day. This was my whole reason for buying these workout DVDs so I could simply put on my shorts and get a fabulous and challenging workout in my own home without having to go anywhere!

The idea behind the workout was high intensity cardio and has you moving around 2 lines  and 6 x's in your own living room.

I loved the high intensity and constant changes, not to mention Tony's quirky attitude :)

The only down side was that Tim and I cannot do this workout together, out living room just isn't big enough.

Tony does a great job at keeping you on your toes, literally, as every minute he has you trying something new. Again I am sure I will become faster and much for AGILE once I learn the drills a little better.


Breakfast oatmeal with egg whites. banana, walnuts and a splash of almond milk. Cup of coffee.

1st snack - apple and a pumpkin muffin Coffee

lunch - Salad greek yogurt with chia and an orange (no dressing) water

Afterwork snack - multigrain bagel with peanut butter and a large half coffee half hot chocolate  ( I forgot my Vega protein bar at home and I was in desperate need  of caffeine after my 515 am wake up and very stressful workday).

Dinner - bowl of Skinny Tastes Pasta Fageoli and water.

I drank about 3 water bottle of water in total.

Day 1 Total Synergistics and our fit tests

We started P90X3 yesterday with our fit test, before pictures and measurements.

I am pretty pleased with my before photos and my measurements as I am decent shape due to all my hard work last year.

My fit test results were like wise ok. I failed miserably on my pull ups (no surprise) What I was surprised about was my core strength, actually lack of core strength. I knew I was weak here, I can barely hold a plank. I really hope that I build up my core strength during this process.

Tonight Tim and I started the real deal. We completed the Total Synergistics DVD and true to its word the workout only lasted 30 mins.

The warm up was quick and to the point and focussed on dynamic movements that gets your juices flowing.

Once in the main portion of the work the average exercise only lasted around 60 secs. I love that idea! I can do anything for 60 seconds!! P90X3 also incorporates tiny rest periods between sets for allow you to catch your breathe.

Being that it was the very first video I think that we did pretty good. I often had to stop to watch to be sure I was doing the movement correctly. I also kept my weights really light. Next week I will be sure to ramp it up a bit. Tony highly recommends writing your reps and weight on the P90X work sheets. He even gives you a time and reminders to do so throughout the DVD. I will most definitely do so next week.

My first overall impression is that this workout program seems to be right up my alley and totally within my range of capability.

I can't wait for tomorrow's workout :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Getting Back at it ....

Its been a long time since I have taken the time to write a post. Too long....
Well I am ready to get back at it.

Let me catch you up.

I went back to work full time :(

Ran several half marathons including a PR race in Winnipeg and WDW Half Marathon in Orlando!

Since my last race I went on a Disney Cruise, caught the flu, spent too many days traveling in airports and eating really terrible food.

I have been in a bit of a workout funk. The weather has been beastly (-40C) for more days than I can count which limits prevents running outside.

OK so its not -40C right now, but -25 is still cold and today is the warmest its been in a long long time!

So last week I went out and splurged and bought myself the newest in the series of P90X - P90X3. The thing that most interested me in the series was that the workouts only last 30 mins including warm up and cool down and they can be done in my living room. Because honestly going to the gym to run for 30 or 40 mins takes me well over an 1 ½ hrs by the time is get organized and drive to the gym and then change again to come back home. AND it is FREAKING cold outside!!!

I have always wanted to give the program a try, I like that there are a variety of workouts so hopefully  I won't get bored too quick and want to hop over to another plan.

I am pledging today to give this program my all and BRING IT as Tony Horton would say and finish the entire program just like Tony has laid out.

We are starting today Feb. 1st with the before pics and measurements along with the fit test. Then we are going to jump right in with the first workout.

I plan on blogging my progress and experience right here!