Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bring It!!!!

So, the quick and the dirty of it is this: Super J and I started P90X.  We're in Phase 1 of a 3 phase workout/eating plan.

The long and boring of it is this:
1.  The exercises...they really do kick your trash.  I am so at the beginning and modifying loads of stuff, it's not even funny.  But I'm bringing it, baby.  I'm bringing it.
2.  I have to be honest: I am not a fan of protein shakes, though I hopefully will get used to them.  They taste fine initially, but the aftertaste.  Ugh.  That's all I can say about that without almost getting ill.  Maybe it's the kind I'm "enjoying."  Still.  Ugh.
3.  I think that for the first few days, I totally went through sugar withdrawals.  I miss my carbs (we're doing the nutrition stuff with it; in a month, I'll start adding back in more carbs).
4.  I go through lots of pots and pans making the food (holy cow!  The soups alone have required a new addition to the kitchen.  I jest, but really.  Lots of cooking and chopping!).  In fact, I got a larger food processor from Aldi's (gotta love it) and use both my tiny one and my bigger one AND my blender in one day.  Yegads. 
5.  I'm not sure it's because of this or happen-stance, but I have a head cold and cough.
6.  Working out with Super J is SUPER fun.  I'm sure I would have said, "Forget it!" if we weren't doing it together.  It's my favorite part about this.
7.  Chocolate milk is a recovery drink, ala Gatorade, that has been shown to be very beneficial for you after your hard workout.  Huh.  Who knew?  I wish I really liked Chocolate Milk.  After a workout, it just kinda hits my stomach like a brick.  I'm hoping that will change, because it has made a huge difference in my soreness level, so I drink it anyway.  But I wish I loved it like Super J.
8.  I don't care what anyone else says, but all this healthy stuff???  It cost more.  I'm sure we'll figure stuff out, but it blew my last weeks grocery budget. 
9.  We are almost done with our first week and I have yet to take Before Pictures, but that's on the thing to do list.
10.  Sports bras...a wonderful thing.
11.  Another great thing about working out with Super J:  he's willing to invest in the proper tools: resistance bands and other workout things.  Wahoo.  In fact, the mail carrier just arrived with a package.  I'm off to investigate.

I'll keep you updated, Gentle Reader, because I know you are soooo anxious to know how this goes, but mainly because it's a great way to keep me motivated. 


Cindy said...

Go for it! I have several friends that have done that workout with good results. Good for you for kicking it up a notch. :)

Katrina said...

1. I too was surprised at the higher cost of "healthier," eating when I started this "mostly vegetarian," thing. Go figure. It does say something about our society, doesn't it...

2. Rock on!

Bethany said...

Hooray for you! My "be healthier" method? Run around to as many baseball games as possible on one Saturday, and garden. And, seriously, gardening can be a workout! And free food!

Adrienne said...

Ah Grasshopper. Some favorite quotes, "Diamonds of Gold!", and "Like a pterodactyl, backing out of trouble", "He's a leapfrog! He's a locust!" Welcome to the insanity, dear. And if you stick with the eating plan religiously, I bow to you!!!! I am sadly, weak in that regard.

Daisie said...

Laurenda, I am so proud of you!! I hope that you get amazing results! You are an inspiration to me!!! Keep it up!

ElKay said...

YAY, Lou-Lou! Keep it up. Soon, you'll be doing triathlons, too. I've read that about chocolate milk. Maybe I'll try it, too. Will a chocolate milkshake work? Hmmm...

Lisa said...

I’ve tried all sorts of coughing syrups, believe me, but none of them helps. Even though Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa does not eliminates the cough I like to stick to this chinese syrup I’ve been taking since I was a kid: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa. My grandfather is chinese, so I guess my mom got the advice from him. I was really surprised when I found that chinese market selling it here in Belgium. It does have a refreshing, soothing, sweetening effect…as long as it lasts…then back to coughing mode.