Saturday, July 31, 2010

bringin it

I love carbs. I can work out so much better. I am excited to see the results of this month, I want to see how the efforts of working hard pay off.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

When the going gets tough...

I am ready for that beach body.... and its not here yet. I have been lacking motivation the last couple of days. I posted to for some motivation suggestions. This is a great site for tips on fitness and bodybuilding, and there are many active participants. I am confident that I will be continuing. I just feel a little lazy lately.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


carbs are the new joy and struggle in my life. I love that I can eat carbs again! I am remembering to be careful of what type of carbs I eat and I try to stick to whole grains and veggies. I feel like I am at the beginning again with figuring out the ratios, but I am sure it will be easier after a couple of days. Today I enjoyed pancakes made from oat flour and buckwheat flour with apple butter and agave for topping (sparingly on the agave). Also, strawberries and apples have pretty reasonable numbers so I am excited to add those wonderful treats into my day.

Workouts have been awesome. The carbs add energy and I can work out harder. I noticed the difference right away. Yesterday I did back and biceps for the first time and my biceps were about to rip out my skin at the end and I was still "bringing it" for ab ripper x, I have been doing my best to keep up and falling short on the reps, but yesterday I paused the video and did the reps all the way through, I think I was only missing about 30 reps from the "349 ab slash core exercises."

P90X is now fun and I look forward to my workouts.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

30 day results

I am very pleased with my results of 30 days. I feel great. I look better.

some highlights:

vertical leap increased 1.5"
wall squat from 1:35 to 3:05
added 3.5" to my to touch flexibility
lost 3" off of waist
lost 4.2 pounds

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I brought my computer and bands with me while i am out of town. I am happy that week 4 is the week that i am out of town so bands should be all i need. I like to do some of the moves with weights more than bands. Also there is the wonderful trader joes where there are packages of vegan gluten high protein mock meats to dine on. I got the beef strips and the bbq chicken as my main source of food. I will be making a carb exception to enjoy the wonders of green vegetarian restaurant (my absolute favorite!) while in phoenix. I highly recommend this place to anyone.

I did the kenpo video twice in a row yesterday. I had too much pent up energy from spending so much time in the car, plus I did make a stop at ronalds in vegas, so I worked extra hard to burn off that doughnut. Surprisingly, I am not sore. I guess this is how the third month of the nutrition plan works well, eat lots of carbs and you have tons of energy. I am happy to have stability again with food. The road trip was hard. I know i did not consume enough calories or protein and too many carbs. I packed with me some mock fish from the asian market for the trip. It held up pretty well and It was a great meal source. For snacks I had some spicy nori strips which have some protein and some carbs, but not really enough to count. Just something to munch on on the drive. I did eat a builder bar which is not the correct ratio, but at least I kept my body fueled and nourished. I had some protein powder with me and made a shake as soon as i got to phoenix.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beginning week three

I am enthusiastic this week. I am seeing and feeling results in my body. I feel lighter and more agile, I look more fit, and I have tons of energy. I have not started the work outs for this week yet, but I am looking forward to starting them to move out some of this energy. I am also looking forward to adding more carbs into my meals.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

chili dogs

chili dogs are amazing. adding chili to the high in protein smart dogs is a treat and it gives some variety to my life. I made some chili from ground, veggies, and lentils and spices. If you make a large batch it goes a long way and makes getting protein tasty and easy.

Monday, July 5, 2010

week two

week two has gone by very fast. I had found myself unmotivated, but the work outs seemed to be half as hard this week. Even the yoga was manageable. On day six of week two I have motivation again. and am already looking forward to next week.