Saturday, September 29, 2007

Day 12

Day 12 - Week 2 - Classic - Phase 1
Rest X

Sept 28, Friday- I made an executive decision to rest today. =D I went to bed early and slept-in until my body couldn't stand laying down. I officialy call this "Rest X."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Day 11

Day 11 - Week 2 - Classic - Phase 1

Yoga X

Sept 27, Thursday Night- The first part of the exercise gets me sweatin like being in a sauna. I refuse to do the last part. I'm just not an "oohmmm" kind of guy. I'll be honest with you; there are several moves that I can't do, and I feel like I don't have good form. Well, it's like the famous p90x encouragement, "Do you're best and forget the rest!"

Day 10

Day 10 - Week 2 - Classic - Phase 1
Shoulders & Arms, Taebo Ultimate Abs

Sept 26, Wednesday Night- Lots and lots of sweatin. A little fustrated with Ultimate Abs since it takes 30mins to complete. I might skip Taebo Abs and try to do Ab Ripper X. It's half the time and my body is slowly by surely getting use to the ab exercises.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Day 9

Day 9 - Week 2 - Classic - Phase 1

Sept 25, Tuesday Night- Out of all the workouts, this one makes me sweat the most. It's like taking a shower in my sweat. It's suggested for those that aren't ready for Plyometrics to start with Cardio X.

Sept 26, Monday Morning- I feel great but I wouldn't mind getting another 1-hour of sleep.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Day 8

Day 8 - Week 2 - Classic - Phase 1
Chest & Back, AB Ripper X

Sept 24, Monday Night- This has got to be the hardest video to complete. Within 40 minutes into the workout, I started getting a headache and felt funny (like I wanted to throw up). I had no choice but to take Motrin and took it easy by doing less reps and hitting the pause button more often. Rather than going right away into the AB Ripper X video, I waited about 20 mins before attempting this workout. I've been using Taebo Abs but wanted to give it another try. I still struggled big time and did less reps, but it was an improvement from Day 1. I will most likely continue Taebo Abs and every Monday do the AD Ripper X.

Sept 25, Tuesday Morning- Getting up this morning was very difficult but it wasn't going to stop me from having a bowl of Crunch Raisin Bran and some OJ. I went to bed pass midnight and had to wake up 6:30am. I'll probably take a "power nap" after work.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Day 7

Day 7 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1
Stretch X

Sept 23, Sunday Night- I was about to skip this video but did it anyways. Your body will thank you. This will increase your flexibility and release tension/stress stored in your muscles. I feel more relaxed and ready for a good nights sleep. There you have it; it's been 1 week.

Sept 24, Monday Morning- My body is hurtin' so good especially my legs. Last night as I jumped into bed, it felt like being on a cloud. I was fast asleep in less than a minute.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Day 6

Day 6 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1
Kenpo X

Sept 22, Saturday Night- Great workout! Great conditioning for self defense. I'm into MMA style fighting (like BJJ, Krav Maga, and Kick Boxing) and this allowed me to practice my stance, blocking, punching, knee/elbow strikes, and kicks. I took alot of freedom to do other moves that best fit my style of fighting. If there is something that yur body can't do, try something else that will. The main point of these exercise is to burn calories. I certainly need to burn calories today since I had some nasty but very yummy Pizza Hut and Double Fudge Brownies. =D I know, I'm trying to lose weight but it okay to treat yourself on the weekend. The next work out is Rest or Stretch X. I might take the rest part and next week do the Stretch X. Instead I will mow the backyard which gives me a good sweat in high humidity.

Day 5

Day 5 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1
Legs & Back, Taebo Ultimate Abs

Sept 21, Friday Night- I enjoyed this workout and felt like a million bucks afterwards. For now, I will be using the Taebo Ultimate Abs instead of AB Ripper X.

Sept 22, Saturday Morning- My body doesn't hurt as much. I was able to sleep in until 10 and I feel great.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Day 4

Day 4 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1
Yoga X

Sept 20, Thursday Night- This was a fun workout. There are lots of stretching and balancing moves. I had a hard time trying to do the moves and at the same time looking up at the monitor on how to do the form properly. If done correctly, you will sweat big time. I will need to find another place (instead of my tiny room) to do yoga since it requires lots of moving space. I had to cheat a lot since I'm not too flexible. I used my chair and other objects in the room for assistance to prevent falling on my face. The last part of the routine was too weird. I just can't see myself in a cross legged position doing the "OoooHmmm" chant. Whatever floats your boat dude!

Sept 21, Friday Morning- I still feel like a train hit me.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Day 3

Day 3 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1
Shoulder & Chest, Taebo Ultimate Abs

Sept 19, Wednesday Night, 8:45-10:45- These exercises are so effective. Within 30 mins, I'm soaked in sweat. I did find it frustrating having to switch out the dumbbell weights which made the workout much longer. I'll have to buy another set at Walmart. I did end up using my resistance band for certain exercises which worked just as effective as free weights. For my abs, I used Taebo Ultimate Abs.

Sept 20, Thursday Morning- It really hurt getting up this morning. I took a hot shower and that help relieve my aching muscles. The next workout is Yoga X.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Day 2

Day 2 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1

Sept 18, Tuesday Night, 8:30-9:30- This one will make you sweat big time. Due to multiple knee injuries, I had to modify the jumping movements by holding onto my high foot bed board. The video gives alternative ways to do the high impact moves. I totally enjoyed the workout and can't wait to try the next video, Shoulder and Arms.

Sept 19, Wednesday Morning- It was more difficult to get out of bed this morning. My entire body hurts-so-good. After the workout last night, I did notice more energy like a natural high. I started getting tired around midnight and fell asleep almost immediately.

Day 1 - Trying to lose 25lbs in 90 days

I've seen the P90X infomercials and it got my attention. The before and after results of people on this program were unbelievable. I had to get this! This blog will by my attempt to detail each day. In 90 days, I hope to be 25lbs lighter.

If you are poor like me and can't afford to buy the DVD set but have cable/dsl, email me and I'll show you where to download them and how to convert each one into DVDs. The process to download and then burn can take up to a week so make sure it's worth your time. But if you got $100, you can win a set on eBay. Another affordable option is renting them from (Update: Do not rent from Flicketyfit! It takes along time to recieve the DVDs and it's a pain to cancel. They don't have a phone number so if you have a question, email is your only option. I got their number from my credit card company and the number was disconnected.)

Sex: Male
Weight: 173lbs
Height: 5-5

Push Up Bar- $8 at Academy Sports & Fitness
40lbs Dumbell Set- $30 at Walmart
Bell Resistance Band with Door Attachment (Red)

Day 1 - Week 1 - Classic - Phase 1
Chest & Back, AB Ripper or Taebo AB BOOTCAMP:

Sept 17, Monday Night, 8:30-10:30- I was able to perform each of the Chest & Back exercises but felt a little nauseous 40 mins into the video. But that may have been caused by the poor ventilation in my garage. As much as I wanted to get a pull up bar, I decided to do pull ups with the Resistance Band which worked wonderfully. I tried AB Ripper but couldn't make my body cooperate. So I have substituted this routine with Billy Blank's Taebo AB Bootcamp which has more exercises that can be performed standing and the ones on the ground are more doable. Perhaps next month, I'll try the AB Ripper when my body is more conditioned.

Sept 18, Tuesday Morning- My body hurts and before this I was working out regularly at a gym. As much as I hate discomfort, this is a good indication that I'm working areas of my body that were neglected. I can't wait to try the next routine, Plyometrics.