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.


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

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.