Monday, September 21, 2009

P90X - Week 3 - Monday

Chest & Back today. I improved in most exercises, and at least held the same from last week in the rest. Those decline push ups are the hardest exercise in this whole program. I hate them, and can only do 4-5, and that's with my feet elevated only a little off the floor, certainly not chair seat height. Oh well. I'll get better. I did ARX with no problems. I'm still pausing for the middle set of exercises, but I can do in & outs, bicycles (and reverse), crunchy frog, leg climbs, and Mason twists without rests. I actually did 61 Masons today because my mother-in-law called on rep 11, so I started over when I finished talking to her.

I'm over my issues from this weekend. I'm not having any cravings for sugar and junk. I think I should do well this week. I did go buy my son more ice cream, since I ate all but two small bowls of his. But I'm totally uninterested in it. I am craving grilled turkey breast, though! I bought some on sale at Harris Teeter this weekend and they are so good, already cut and trimmed into perfect portions. I just toss them on my little grill and in 5 minutes, I have a some quality protein. I'll have to keep my eye open for those again. Now that tourist season is over, Harris Teeter starts having really good deals again. I love the buy 2 get 3 free bags of boneless, skinless chicken breast!!

Except for a quarter of my son's ham sandwich (on whole wheat!), I did really well today, and came in pretty close to my ratios. And I hit all of my range.

7:10 AM - apple & cottage cheese

10:15 AM - plum

11:30 AM - omelet w/ onion, green pepper, turkey breast & picante sauce

3:00 PM - chicken salad w/ lettuce, onion, green pepper, light sour cream & picante sauce

5:45 PM - chicken salad w/ light mayonnaise & peas, baked sweet potato fries

8:30 PM - grilled turkey breast

Three cups of coffee and 80 ounces of water.

Calories - 1650
Carbs - 128 (18 fiber)
Protein - 193
Fat - 38
C/P/F Ratio - 31.4/47.6/21.1


Maine Girl said...

You go girl! Mason twists still KILL me!!
I'm curious for you to share more of your diet with me. I'm one of those people who gets bored easily, so I'm constantly finding new recipes/tricks.
What is your diet method?? I've given up the WW point system, and more relying on the Sparkpeople method, so I can track total calories and try to cut down on carbs.

Becky said...

I don't really have a method or a plan. I am trying to follow the P90X nutrition guide, but phase 1 has been really hard. I feel most comfortable, mentally, when my percentages of carbs to protein to fat are about the same, but the weight loss is slower that way. I am less likely to binge at those ratios, so that's a big plus for me. I carb and calorie cycle, sometimes by design, sometimes by accident. I do tend to focus on leaner proteins, but I won't say no to a big, greasy burger on occasion. I do like the SparkPeople approach, but they are too low protein for me. My protein has always been fairly high, just not P90X Phase One high LOL

So really, I just go with the flow, and try not to binge. Since recognizing that I am a binge eater a year ago, that's been my focus.