Monday, December 14, 2009

Fat X - Day 7 - Monday

Fat X Workout
(warm up 5 minutes before each workout)

Day 7
do circuit 8 times: full squat press (use heaviest weight possible for 8 reps), side planks (hold for 10 seconds), weighted Roman chair crunches

As always, it's harder than it looks. I started out with 15 pound dumbbells for the squat press and by the middle of the second set, I had to go to 10 pounders. Side planks, piece of cake. But for some reason, the crunches were rough on my arms, which were exhausted from the squat presses. Not a fan of this one. Total time: 23:01. Calories burned: 121 - I knew it wouldn't be a big burn because you're off your feet half the time.

I have decided that I am not going to do another round of ChaLean Extreme (sorry, Melissa) in January. I've been kicking around the idea of doing Turbulence Training for a while now and the next transformation contest starts December 27. I am going into this like I went into the Body For Life Challenge - I won't win, but an official entry will be great motivation. So I'm going to do it. Last night, I picked out three four-week TT programs to do during the 12-week challenge. They are fantastic.

So, that means only 1 round of Fat X, which will end this coming Saturday. I'll take Sunday off, then do some prep for the first TT program. I need to figure the maximum number of:

regular push ups
1-leg squats
chin ups
slow push ups
inverted rows
bicycle crunches
elevated push ups

I can do. Between Monday and Thursday of next week, I'll do that. The other three days will probably be Turbo Jam, and I still want to try the Insanity Fit Test. I'm going to rest Christmas day, and the day after. it will be weird beginning my week on a Sunday! I still plan to stick to Weight Watchers, rather than the Turbulence Training nutrition (which I don't have to follow - the only thing I have to do is the workouts).

omelet w/ onion, green pepper, cheese & salsa; light English muffin w/ sugar-free jam [6 pts]

French toast stick [1 pt]; Just one, left over from my son's breakfast.

banana [1 pt]

tilapia & mixed vegetables [4 pts]

apple & cottage cheese [4 pts]

carrot sticks [0 pts]

baked chicken thighs, quinoa w/ mixed vegetables [7 pts]; Before I started eating, I really, really wanted to just pile my plate high with chicken because I knew it would be really delicious. However, I forced myself to take a smaller portion and to my surprise, it was quite filling.

banana [1 pt]; I really wanted a freaking cookie or 50 and I just could not eat another vegetable. I knew if I didn't eat something, I was going to lose it. A banana seemed like a safe choice. But it's no cookie, damn it.

Three cups of coffee, one cup of green tea, and 80 ounces of water.

24 points today. 31 weekly and 1 activity point remaining.

2 comments:

Nathan said...

I looks like you are extremely active and fit, wow! Great job! I know how much dedication and work it takes to stay fit. I recently completed the P90X and have started the Insanity program. I cannot believe how crazy Insanity is! I was looking at your blog and it doesn't seem that you are a Beachbody coach. I have been making a modest amount of money being a Beachbody Coach and it really hasn't taken too much effort.
If your interested click on the "Coach" tab at http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/mccabe21

Good Luck with your workouts!

Becky said...

Thanks. I'm not really interested in becoming a coach. As much as I love Beachbody, I am not coach material.