Sunday, September 27, 2009

P90X - Week 3 - Sunday

I got up early (for a Sunday, anyway) and did X Stretch. It's not my favorite "workout" but I did tell myself I'd do it every other week, instead of always taking a rest day on Sundays. There's not really much to say about X Stretch. It's boring, but the body loves it.

Going into Recovery Week, my goal is to be up at 5 AM every day to exercise. I enjoy the workouts I have this week, the ones I'm familiar with anyway. I've not yet done Core Synergistics, but I enjoy Yoga and Kenpo and can tolerate X Stretch. So I'd like to get up early and do them.

Thankfully, I only have one more week of this Phase One nutrition plan. I can cut back from 50% protein to 40% protein and bump my carbs up from 30% to 40%. I have really, really been trying to do it, but it's hard. I've had a couple bad days but I'm glad I decided to give it a shot. It was a challenge, but this whole program is a challenge and I'm not going to know if I can do something unless I try it. When I do Round 2 of P90X, I should have the protein thing down pat. Yes, I'm going to do another round - I will probably start the Monday after Christmas. I'll have 3 weeks of whatever exercise I want in between rounds. I really miss Turbo Jam! Or I might do nothing but Tae Bo for three weeks. Who knows! I may just go ahead and start Round 2 (or P90X+).

8:00 AM - apple & cottage cheese

9:30 AM - tuna noodle casserole

12:30 PM - omelet w/ onion, green pepper & picante sauce

3:20 PM - mixed vegetables w/ hickory-smoked beef roast; I wasn't all that hungry so I didn't have much of the beef.

6:50 PM - frozen banana w/ chocolate protein powder; I was a bit apprehensive about this because I don't care much for protein powder but it was very, very good. Good enough to give me the courage to possibly try a protein shake tomorrow.

Four cups of coffee and 80 ounces of water.

Calories - 1486
Carbs - 144 (19 fiber)
Protein - 156
Fat - 30
C/P/F Ratio - 39.2/42.3/18.5


p90x said...


FYI - After your recovery week. Enjoy week four and work really hard, but come the following week be prepared for some pain. First day back on muscle building is tough. I literally just finished and I'm wasted. Be prepared

Becky said...

Thanks for the warning!!

Mel said...

yikes! I don't want my ass kicked on Monday! I'm enjoying Recovery Week.

The chocolate banana protein drink sounds yummy. I like to call them smoothies though. Makes them sound yummier.

I also did Core again today so I remembered the exercises. I either don't use weights at all or I use 3s. It's hard enough getting through that program for me with me wanting to drink some bleach.