Sunday, November 21, 2010

X-Sanity Plus - Week 2

Still adjusting to not working out in the mornings.  The worst thing about it is that sometimes I run out of time or something comes up (work, headache, kid's event) that prevents me from working out.  Also, I don't find that I bring the same intensity to the workout that I would in the morning.  A few nights my I just felt really full so it was hard to really jump around comfortably.

But, still managed to get in five workouts this week.  Here's how it went:

Day 1 - P90X Chest & Back, Jackie Warner Abs Only Circuit from Power Circuit Training
Day 2 - Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance
Day 3 - P90X Shoulders & Arms, Ab Ripper
Day 4 - Rest (grrrr, migraines)
Day 5 - Rest (grrrr, not enough hours in the day)
Day 6 - Bob Harper Body Rev Cardio Conditioning
Day 7 - P90X Legs & Back, Insanity Cardio Abs

My husband and I were chatting about working out, eating, etc. earlier in the week and we agree that we have both put on a few pounds since wrapping up Insanity.  Can't tell you how much as we don't own a scale, but I've felt a little "puffy" so maybe two or three pounds (all in the midsection, of course).  I think the main reason is that we are still eating as though we are doing Insanity.  A few nights this week I just felt way too full after dinner.  So, we are going to try to get back on track with cooking at home, watching what we eat and all that really fun (not) stuff.  :)

One thing I'm noticing too is that I'm so bored with my workout selections.  Mostly the cardio ones, but even the P90X videos are getting on my nerves.  Anybody have any good suggestions for cardio workouts that are somewhat intense but preferably not over 45 minutes long?  If so, I'd love to hear about them.  Thanks muchly!!

Have a great Turkey week!


  1. I fear that I'll get bored too next round. I'll let you know how TurboFire goes... looks like fun, so maybe it would break the monotony of it all. I have to now figure out a hybrid schedule for myself that includes all 3. Yikes!

    Honestly, that is why I hate... no... LOATHE... working out at night. I always feel squishy from the water from the day... or full if I've eaten. Good for sticking it out and getting in 5 workouts!! I'm sure your mind is playing tricks on you as far as weight gain goes. :)

  2. Betty,
    Try belly dancing:D You will never get bored.

  3. Thanks Laura. Can't wait to hear about Turbo Fire. I totally forgot about that set. Maybe that's what I need. On the upside though, I did work out this morning. :)

    Belly dancing sounds terrific - but I'm soooo super uncoordinated. That may make it even more fun though. I 'll have to try it out.

  4. For me the elipical nachine was the best choice due to bum knees. The fitness center has these facing a line of TVs with different stations but that doesn't cut it for me. A well loaded iPod was the answer and I can get a sort of mind out of body experience that ignores the pain. I also think it is really important to workout on a system that provides heart rate feedback. It is far better to focus on getting heart rate and breathing into a cadence that is sutainable so that you aren't distracted by gasping for air. Then pick your music such that you can let yourself become completely taken with it. Good luck!