June 18th, 2012
Starting Weight: 121.8 lbs
Starting Fat %: 22.2%
I started P90x for the second time today. I did it previously about a year and a half ago. I only made it for 50 days, when I got the flu and was down for the count. I didn’t feel like starting back up again once I was better, so I only did 50 days. I am doing it again though, and this time I plan to go for the whole 90 days.
P90x is a workout program by Beachbody that Tony Horton instructs. The man is obnoxious, but his ridiculous comments like “this is X-stream” (complete with hand motions crossing his arms in front of his face in the letter “X”) are oddly motivating. And for someone in his late 40s, he is in great shape.
I am making some modifications to the workouts. I will be following a different order and replacing some of the workouts with Body Pump.
For weeks 1-3 I will be doing:
Monday: Yoga X
Tuesday: Body Pump and Ab Ripper X (if I feel up to the abs)
Wednesday: Plyometrics or Kenpo X (I’ve not decided yet, and I hate plyo)
Thursday: Body Pump and Ab Ripper X (ditto to Tuesday)
Friday: Whichever I didn’t do on Wednesday
Saturday: Break or one of the weight training sessions (Depends on my weekend schedule)
Sunday: Whichever I didn’t do on Saturday
For week 4 I will be doing:
Monday: Yoga X
Tuesday: Body Pump
Wednesday: Core Synergistics
Thursday: Body Pump
Friday: Kenpo X
Saturday: Break or Yoga X
Sunday: Which ever I didn’t do on Saturday
I may mix up the different ones for week 4 (trade out one of the Yoga X exercies for X Stretch) if I get too tired, or go a bit harder and do Kenpo X instead of one of the Yoga X exercises. We shall see how I feel
I will not be following the P90x diet plan this time. I did so last time consuming 50% of my calories from protein, 30% from carbs and 20% from fat while consuming 1800 calories a day. That was way too much protein and too much food.
Instead I will try to up my normal protein intake (by adding more tofu and consuming my normal protein shake each morning — I may start adding an extra scoop of the shake for a further boost). I will also be lowering the caloric intake to 1650 instead of 1800. If I feel like I am still hungry after doing this for about a week, I will up my intake to 1800 again.
Fat: 42 g
Protein: 63 g
Carbohydrates: 163 g
Breakfast: Green Smoothie
2 scoops of SunWarrior Vanilla Brown Rice Protein
1 c Organic Almond Milk (Pacific Natural Foods)
1/4 c Flax seeds (Bob’s Red Mill)
1.5 c water (filtered)
3 c. Spinach
1 c. Salad Sprouts
1 Roma Tomato
1 Red Pepper
1 Avocado (small)
Snack: 1 pint Organic Strawberries
Dinner: Gluten-free Spaghetti
1/2 cube of Nasoya Lite Firm Tofu
2 oz of Hodgson Mill Brown Rice Spaghetti
1 c Muir Glen Organic Portabello Mushroom Marinara Sauce
I obviously under-ate today, but I am not hungry. I have a feeling that I will be ravenous tomorrow which should make up for it.