Cardio X

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Good morning everyone!

I did cardio X yesterday, and was sweating my butt off. Not quite like Plyo, but still sweat soaked T shirt and bright red face. Of course, I am pasty so my face turns red easily. :]

The diet is really of interest to me still. I felt bloated yesterday, which was crappy. I know that anytime you change your diet or work out program, these weird things can happen. But it doesn't mean I like it any more. I also have to say (TMI, I know) that it made me a little irregular. Being that I get a lot of my fiber from the same sources I get my carbs, it makes sense. I have a fiber supplement I took again this morning and will continue to do so as long as I am in this Fat Shredding stage of the P90X diet. Plus I am going to buy some spinach and other leafy greens so that I can get more fiber. I have such an issue with regularity anyway, that I don't need anything else to make me feel bloaty and gross. I promised myself that I would stick with the 50/30/20 split for at least a week and see how it works out, so I will continue on. I would like to make it the full month if the fiber helps. I do have to admit- I don't feel hungry AT ALL on this diet plan. More like the opposite, I am feeding myself even when I don't want to eat. I am buying my HRM next week, then I will feel much more confident about upping my calories if need be, or lowering them to match my burn.

My work out partner's husband was up her butt about coming to my house to work out last night. Something like she is abadoning him. Wow- for a whole 60-90 minutes 5x week she wants to work out and you want to make her feel bad for it??? Not healthy.... She has the same size frame as me and is just slightly taller than me and has shot up about 70 pounds since high school (she was the hot chick in school, skinny and very top heavy). She has gained motivation to lose it, and he wants to hold her back. If he is so insecure, perhaps he should get into a work out program as well. That is what Bruce did, one day he was like "wow, you're really getting into this fitness thing." Instead of trying to stop me, he decided the best move would be to also improve his health and his opinion of himself. That is how I know I have an amazing boyfriend, I couldn't be married to someone who wanted to bring me down.

Anyway, done ranting, it just pisses me off. The main reason I agreed to do P90X is so that we could do a work out program together since she doesn't have a gym membership. I really hope he doesn't get in the way of it.

Anyway, I read a lot about some hair styles I want to try out last night. I need to buy some rollers. I love the setup I have going on right now as far as my schedule. I go home from work, walk at the gym (really slow while I read), go home, eat some eggs (haha), and then have about an hour and a half before Candace comes over to work out. I committed to use that time to do something other than watch TV. I also like the extra space in my house! Bruce and I haven't been in each other's ways much at all lately. We hang out when we want and stay separate when we want.

Anyway, that's about it for now. Happy hump day!
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    You do have an amazing boyfriend - what a great partner in fitness and in life. I think our partners can really hold us back sometimes... and I hope your friend doesn't let him do that to her!!
    3761 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Hang in there! Sounds like you're the only sounding board she has right now. Way to go on getting that killer workout done.
    3770 days ago
    WOW, you are a rock star doing P90X! I am still not brave enough, haha. I look forward to reading about your progress.

    it is tough when partner's want to hold their spouse back. Like you, my bf has taken my new obsession as motivation to get his butt in gear! we even did 30-Day Shred together.

    Keep up the great work! Don't let others hold you back!
    3770 days ago
  • KVM23.
    Sounds like P90X is going well! Glad to hear that you aren't hungry. The fiber supplement should help but you should definitely listen to your body.
    That's terrible about your friend! Ugh, I hate it when people get into needy, destructive relationships like that. Hopefully this helps break her out of her rut.

    Keep up the awesome work!
    3770 days ago
    The effects of diet changes on regularity are terrible. I hope that your stomach adjusts soon because I know how uncomfortable it can be.

    That is terrible that your friends husband is not being supportive of her when she needs it most.

    Happy to read you love the new space as well!!
    3770 days ago
    Tell your friend not to give up the workouts, and hopefully the husband will get over it, and I agree, he needs to go to the gym as well! Glad that you have a great guy that supports you!!
    3770 days ago
    I hope your friend's husband figures it out...and joins her!
    3770 days ago
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