Monday, May 31, 2010

Yoga swap for Core

So, the dreaded Yoga day was made much better when Mr. Wonderful and I decided to swap that DVD for Core. I pushed harder than I ever had for this DVD and burned 591 calories! BRING IT!

I also burned another 166 calories with ARX and, if you can believe it, my arms are still sensitive and sore from the Bicep workout last week! But it is a good sore feeling!

Anywho, it is a new week... another crazy busy week but we are going to keep pushing play and making the magic happen.

Have a great week!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shoulders and Back

Well, it has been over 1 month since last we did this DVD and I had forgotten how much I enjoy it! I love the look of my biceps, now that I have them, when I finish up this workout... I look PUMPED hehe

Tonight we are on to core because we do not like Yoga and since Core has Yoga in it that is what we are going to do! I fell off the food wagon a bit yesterday since there was a BIG BBQ party at work but I still managed to stay under my calorie count (although I was over by 23g in the FAT department). Today is a new day... I had a Phytoberry Protein shake for breakfast and I am going to be on the move all day so I will work off those dreaded grams of fat... I will NOT let it store on my a$s and legs... BEGONE fat!!

Anywho, have a great day folks!!

Friday, May 28, 2010


So, last night we did Plyo and it hurt, it burned and it was GREAT! I have to admit that I was sick all day yesterday and after two trips to the bathroom during the routine I called it quits 10 minutes early. It is the first time that I was not able to do that whole routine and I was really disappointed but before Mr. Wonderful was done his routine I was asleep... I really was sick! Anyway, Mr. Wonderful burned 711 calories and I burned about 500 and since I burned 177 calories yesterday morning I am still well satisfied with the day! Came in under my calories but not too badly.

Then, this morning I dropped off my son at daycare and the daycare provider asked what I was doing and how I had dropped so much weight (hehe) - gotta love that!

Anywho, tonight is Biceps and back another one of my faves!

Make it a great day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hear Ye, hear ye...

I would like to announce that I STILL dislike the Chest and Back DVD the most!! I hate it... but I am getting better. I am able to do the first 10 push ups on my feet (like a big girl) and then I go to my knees and complete the sets... but OMGoodness there are a lot of push ups in this dreaded DVD. I can't wait until the end of my second round of this program ... I should be able to pump them out the way Mr. Wonderful does. I burned 431 calories last night and I was feeling the BURN!

* I should say here that when I started this program I was not doing ANY push ups on my feet... they were all from my knees and that was hard enough. That is why I think that there is such an improvement in my arms and shoulders... because of all those dreaded push ups and chin ups.

Anyway, we were burned out last night after this workout so we got up before 5am so that we could do the Ab Ripper DVD this morning... on to Plyo tonight!

Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Phase 2 complete... on to the month of magic

:P So, we managed to make it through another month and now - since the pictures- we are more motivated than EVER! My Mr. Wonderful looks SOOOOOO amazing and I was feeling great but the pictures are not near as flattering of me as of my dear hubs. Anyway, we are ready to bring it for the last five weeks and I have already arranged a partner for me to work out with, following this round of the program, for round 2... then I will be proud to share those nasty day 0 photos...

Here are Mr. Wonderful's transformation photos: Day 0, day 30, day 60... look out for day 90! Click on the pics for a better view!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Legs and Back and ARX

My legs are getting stronger! All my life I have had heavy thighs and even when I got skinny my legs were never this strong. I love the shake and the sweat that I achieve while doing those darn, dreaded wall squats and chair squats... I will say like Tony, "I hate it, but I love it!"

ARX was harder this morning than it has been for a while and I think that it is because I have skipped it for the past two workouts... :S Serves me right! Anywhoodle, tonight is the last DVD for week seven and then the recovery week begins.

Make it a great day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another weekend in Hotels and STILL P90xing it!

Well, I am so proud of Mr. Wonderful and I... we were traveling (10 hour road trip) and stayed in hotels, eating at restaurants and still did the program - never missed a beat! I also should mention that instead of snacking on Chips, pop and chocolate while driving we snacked on pistachios, nuts and water. We felt energized and had zero guilt about our decisions. We ate at some nice restaurants and made wise choices and kind of snickered about it because we realized how far we've come. I bought new pants for Mr. Wonderful and he is down two pant sizes ... and I am not that far behind!! I am happy and although my results are not as obvious as his I know that I am on my way and there is no stopping me now. We are just finishing up week seven and we will be on to week 8 on Wednesday... then day 60 pics!!

Make it a great day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Why, oh why, is this not easy yet? I felt so defeated last night... Bi, Tri and Shoulders must have to be my worse program! I hate not being able to keep up - I feel so weak and discouraged

Tonight is PLYO... my favorite so I hope that it takes me to a better place mentally because right now :-O

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kenpo success

Even our seven year old daughter got into it last night! She just spent the weekend (both Sat. and Sun) doing her Karate competitions and received her new belt, then she went to Karate on Monday and will be going again tonight and decided - just for fun- that she would join us last night as we did our "karate" for the week! She did great and so did we... BUT

I don't really understand why Tony thought that it was a good idea to make us do those prayer squats and all that leg work following the insane LEG AND BACK workout the day before. It hurts man!! I spend the first 8 minutes of the Kenpo DVD crying (not literally, but you know what I mean) because the pain is nearly unbearable. Somewhere between 8-10 minutes into it the pain disappears and I am always able to Bring it! How does that happen? Where does all that pain go? And today -- I can jump over the moon!!

Anywho, make it a great day folks and BRING IT!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Legs and Back

OMGoodness, will this DVD ever get easy? I am getting through it all now and that is BIG for someone with the Lupus that I have. I shake, I tremble, I sweat, I ache and I succeed!! Today I am hurting e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e! I don't know if it is a culmination of all this week's hard work along with another flare up starting or if it really is just that Tony pushed me that hard this week! We have less than a week left before we start the recovery week and then it is followed by phase 3!! I can't believe that we are almost done round 1!!! I am taking some pics of Mr. Wonderful after the recovery week so that you can be witness of a HUGE transformation for yourself... it is insane the way that man is getting ripped! I will be taking pics of myself too but simply as motivation for me and I doubt that I will be ready to share those with the entire world (not that the world reads my ramblings about P90X... but I am not going to chance it).

Well, I leave you with a picture of how I am feeling today...

Make it a great day and keep pushing play!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lots of catching up to do...

So, that flare up lasted two weeks and made P90xing it REALLY tough! I lost about three days in total and weighed in (just to torture myself) and found that I still lost .4 KG. Not a lot but I am happy with it considering the modifications that I have been forced to do. The last two routines were easier than I have been experiencing with my joints so I am sure it is all downhill from here.

Tonight is Legs and Back ... just when I thought that my joints were feeling better :P

Have a great week... and keep pushing play!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back in the saddle

Well, remember that Flare up that I spoke of last entry ... well, it turns out that it was a cyst that ruptured which caused an infection, massive swelling and increadible pain. SO, I did not manage to keep up with Mr. Wonderful for two days and I was feeling terrible about it; however, last night I got back into it. So this morning I am sore from my elbows right up to my shoulders :) And it feels so good! We did Shoulders, bi and tri and I have improved considerably from last week - so that was encouraging. We have also motivated our 14 year old daughter to join us... so that is BIG news!

Tonight is Plyo again and I will bring it because my leg is sensitive now rather than sore - so I am ready for PLYO!

Make it a great day!