Saturday, June 26, 2010

High block, knee kick burn out!

I've talked a lot about one of my favorite moves from Kenpo Cardio + .  It's a great workout where I burned off 700 calories.  Bring it!  

On to week 10!

Friday, June 25, 2010

It arrived!!

I ordered a hat that in high demand.  They ran out and had to print more.  I waited and waited and waited.  I called and called and called.   7 weeks later, my P90X hat is here!  The consolation prize:  It is a nice quality one,   It was worth the wait.

My round 3 update:  I am finishing up week 9 tomorrow.  3 more weeks and then I think it's time to move on to something new.  Turbo Fire is calling my name.  More info to come on that. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My new favorite number

The results are in!  I was curious and called the doctor's office today to get my results of my cholesterol.  Yes, can you tell I was pretty confident that the numbers were going to be much better than last time I had them checked??  The nurse sounded very surprised and almost shocked.   I got home later and found the letter from the clinic.  I had to laugh.  My doc's official advice was "feels the following LDL target is advisable". defines it as : fit to be advised or done : prudent.  I guess that is a good thing. 

On to the results:

Cholesterol of 167, which matches my current weight -  thus my new favorite number!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

And in with the new....

Oh, just another day of shopping again for new clothes that actually will fit.  Recall my post on cleaning out my "big" pants out of my drawers at Out with the old.    It has become extremely difficult to find any pants that are the right length AND fit in the waist.   I've gotten to the point where when I find them I jump on it and buy a couple.   It's a little more work but it's definitely worth the benefits of being in shape and feeling great.

Health update:  I have been meaning to get my cholesterol checked for a while now so I can compare how it was before I started P90X.  I finally made it in the other day.  I am going to get my results tomorrow hopefully and will report them here.    Can't wait!   I realized how excited I was when I got my most recent haircut.  As I was leaving, the stylist asked me what I was going to do since I had a little time to myself.  I answered with a cool "get my cholesterol checked".  As soon as I said that I was like "wow, I am one EXCITING guy" :-)

Another Yoga X day coming up for me tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Yes, just like it's name, that is most likely what you feel when doing the INSANITY workouts.  Another one of the programs offered by Beachbody.   
INSANITY 60-Day Total Body Conditioning Program- Image
INSANITY 60-Day Total Body Conditioning Program

I haven't been through it YET but my sister has just made it to the half way point. She is doing a great job and her pics show a big difference already. Check out her updates here: It still scares me but I like challenges so I will have to dig in myself to see what the hype is all about.

It was back to work today and a little Interval X.  It's pretty tough but a few things I really like about it:
1.) It's shorter than most of the P90X DVD's.  40 minutes in length.
2.) It's fast paced and really pushes you to maintain a high HR.

I was drenched afterwards.  740 calories burnt in 40 minutes.  Always a good sign of a great workout!