Monday, March 5, 2012

Week 7 of Phase Two of P90X

Lets cut to the chase this morning before I recap my day yesterday.

This morning I weighed in at 158.0 again. While I wish that number would have been lower, this marks the first time that I have not gained over a weekend. So I am happy.

Yesterday I worked my butt off.

I did 44 minutes on the ARC and burned 418 calories.
I had my RPM class and burned 488 calories.
Then last night I ran on the elliptical for just over an hour and burned 648 calories.

Total for the day: 1554 calories. Holy cow!

You would think that with all of that exercising, that I would have lost weight but I think what did me in was some salt and also some fresh fruit. Let me explain.

I had stopped at the store on my way home from the gym and bought a ton of fresh produce. So when I got home I cleaned it all, chopped up a lot and stored it in my freezer for smoothies. We are talking strawberries, papaya, mango, bananas, two pineapples, blueberries, a coconut and more! Some I chose to dry out in my dehydrator for snacks...4 kiwis, a pint of strawberries and a half of a pineapple. Yummy!

But while I was cutting up fruit, I was snacking. And fruit really does have a ton of sugar in it. Natural sugar- yes. But sugar all the same.

I had also bought a big bunch of Kale and made kale chips too. My husband just loves them so I make them a little extra salty just for him. I use both some cracked sea salt and some garlic salt. I use the garlic salt because I always forget when I am at the store to buy garlic powder. LOL. But after eating quite a few chips, the salt started to get to me. Dont get me wrong- they taste buttery and awesome! Just a touch more salt than I would normally eat.

Lunch (besides the fruit) was the same as always. An english muffin with natural peanut butter, a cheese stick, baby carrots and broccoli and two hard boiled eggs.

Dinner was the most excellent Brussell Spouts Czesia made the other day. Red onion, brussell sprouts, garlic and crushed red pepper made with absolutely no oil. How fantastic!

To be honest, I really didnt want to run last night. Then I went upstairs and stepped on the scale. Staring back at me was 160.5. Yes I know you shouldnt weigh yourself more than once a day....dont judge. This is my insecurity I am dealing with. LOL. So once I saw that number I knew I had to go run. So I did. And of course I weighed myself again after running. LOL. 158.5. Whew. That is why I love running at night. Burns calories that were consumed during the day and gets your metabolism going before bed. I have no problems exercising then sleeping so it is what I do.

Today brings gym time with running on the treadmill and then CX. Today we have a sub from the normal instructor, but I was at Melissas class when she was filming for her certification so I know it will be a great class. Cant wait!!

Then I will be experimenting with making Celery Root Chips. I found the recipe on Pinterest, and now that my fruit is all dehydrated, I will be making these. I will let you know how they turn out!

Tonight starts week 7 of Phase Two of P90X with back, biceps and Ab ripper. I will also be running on the elliptical after I am done. I am almost done with Phase 2. Next week is a recovery week for P90X with lots of yoga, core, and stretching. I cannot believe I am almost in my last month of P90X!!

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  1. JUST found your blog. Holy Lord! AMAZING!

    Can't wait to see the results of the P90X and to see the rest of your journey. :)

    1. Thanks so much! So far, I am loving everything I am doing and it is a GREAT stress reliever. LOL Thanks for following me!

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  2. I am trying to limit weigh-ins to 2x/week. I can't stand judging how I feel based on the number on the scale. I already feel like I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive about exercise, so I don't want to push it. I definitely wouldn't weigh myself after eating anything! It's in a pair of underwear right out of bed in the morning or not at all.

    1. I know. I am horrible when it comes to weighing in. I admit it. When I was heavy I never weighed myself. Now I cant stop. LOL