P90X 3 Insanity Max 30 Hybrid Day Something or Other CVX

Well, I thought I was going to get back into working out on Thursday. Then I realized that was the last day of the workout week. That, coupled with the fact that I’d gotten crappy sleep the night before, made me decide to hold off until today. Saturday is Day 1 of my workout week.

Today’s program of choice was CVX. While I didn’t hit it overly hard, I feel like I was at least above the “phoning it in” level, which is good.

I think my problem is the whole “been there, done that” feeling of it. I did P90X 3 and Insanity Max 30. Tony and Shaun have been in my life for a while; I am used to the whole P90X/Insanity routine now. It’s time for a change. Hopefully Tony’s approach in 22 Minutes Hard Corps will be just the kick in the rear I need to get excited again.

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Valiant Return

I feel like this isn’t the first time I have used “Valiant Return” as a headline, but I am too lazy to look it up right now.

Anyway, I finished the medicine that I was on yesterday. To be honest, it was no longer causing dizziness or anything by day 3, but I decided it would be better to just wait it out. With all the days off from working out due to illness and being on this med, I missed nearly two weeks of my P90X 3/Insanity Max 30 hybrid. However, rather than start over, I am simply going to pick up where I left off.

Why?

Because I won’t have time to finish this particular hybrid anyway.

Tony Horton just released 22 Minutes Hard Corp. I am going to order that with my second payday in April (it falls on or around the 22). It will take maybe a week or so to arrive, tops. As of right now, this hybrid was going to end on April 30.

In other words if I restarted now, then it would get cut short anyway. Might as well just get back into the groove and then rock the 22 Minutes when it comes.

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May Have Spoke Too Soon…

While it is true that I did recover quickly from my cold, there was something else that popped up which may put my P90X 3/Insanity Max 30 hybrid plans on hold. By the time I can begin, I may have to go back to day 1.

I am in much better health than a lot of people I know. However, the truth is I AM still almost 40. My body still fails me in ways it wouldn’t fail a 20 year old. Sometimes I develop pains that I didn’t see coming, and some of these are more severe than others.

One such pain developed over the weekend. (I’m not getting into specifics.) I went to see my doctor, and he gave me a prescription for something where one of the side effects is dizziness. This disorientation hit me when I took the meds at work. Even though it was gone by the time I got home, I figured it was better to skip working out.

I took the medicine again this morning. No dizziness. Still, I am not sure working out tonight would be best for me.

I take the medicine once a day for 10 days. If I am out of commission for the full 10, then I will definitely have to start the hybrid over again from the beginning. Needless to say, I am hoping that doesn’t happen.

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Amazing Recovery

Well, after a couple nights of going home and going (more or less) straight to bed, I find myself almost completely recovered from this illness! I still have a bit of a stuffy nosy and a lot of junk rattling around in my chest when I cough (which has been a common theme in colds with me ever since my senior year of high school), so I am going to skip another night of exercise.

This means I have skipped three days of exercise, or half a week of my P90X 3/Insanity Max 30 hybrid. Friday is a rest day, and Saturday is my “day 1” of each new week. My bet is I will be good to jump back into it by this Saturday!

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Sick Again

Yes, I am once again stuffed up and coughing. Needless to say, that meant Max 30 was OUT last night.

I don’t get it. I am eating great…working out regularly…sleeping enough. Why isn’t that giving my immune system a boost? Since last November, I have been sick more often than I have at any other point in my life. The only thing I am missing is a daily multivitamin, which I plan on changing soon.

Aside from not letting sick people near me enough to pass their germs on to me, does anyone have any suggestions?

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P90X 3 Insanity Max 30 Day 29 Eccentric Upper

Today was a blast! After a recovery week, I was anxious to get back to some moves that really pushed the limits. I got that today with the P90X 3 workout Eccentric Upper. Push-ups, pull-ups and bicep curls, oh my! That is all she wrote, folks. I can already feel the soreness that will occupy my chest from nipple to nipple. TMI? OMG!

Someday I would like to do Body Beast the way it was meant to be done: not only do I want to do the workouts and follow the eating program, but I also want to buy a 90-day supply of all four supplements that were created specifically for Body Beast. All of this (plus the gear involved) will require a LOT of money, so I am saving for it all over time.

In the meantime, I am dying to invest in Tony Horton’s new workout program 22 Minutes Hard Corps. Just 22 minutes a day, thus cutting 8 minutes off my current allotted exercise time. And it is cheap too, especially with my Team Beachbody Coach discount!

So how are YOU folks doing out there with your fitness journeys? Tell me below!

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My Results With the Hybrid and Nutrition So Far

I have had a whirlwind of a personal life going on lately, so I have not been able to post about the workouts. Rest assured that I have learned my lesson from the previous time where I was letting myself get distracted. Sometimes when I get home, there are millions of other things I have to get done after I work out, and sometimes I let those other things distract me.

New rule of thumb: no matter how late it means, I will have to do my workout AFTER I’ve addressed the thing that are distracting me.

Now on to good news: I have stuck to my nutrition (more or less) over the last few weeks. I say “more or less” because I did have a cupcake here, a slice of pizza there, and of course 2-3 cups of coffee per day. Usually, I don’t drink coffee because that’s what I want; I drink it because it is an excuse to get away from my dead-end, brain-numbing job! As long as I swap coffee out with water, I should be all right. Despite these little missteps, I have seen progress.

What kind of progress, you may ask?

Well…when I started this out, I weighed 225.

Yesterday I stepped on two different scales: one at my mom’s house, the other at mine.

Mom’s scale said 210. Mine said 213.

That is anywhere from a 13-15 pound drop in THREE WEEKS! I said to my girlfriend, “That seems like a scary, unhealthy, overly rapid loss of weight.” From what I have read, the rule of thumb is to aim for losing only ONE pound per week. However, as she pointed out, I had a lot of weight to lose AND I changed two very important things at once: working out (which I wasn’t doing) and changing my diet (as opposed to eating whenever I felt like it).

I’m happy with these results. I’m happy I am straying from the nutrition end of things so little. Maybe I have finally achieved the willpower to succeed and get down to my goal weight of 175.

Time will tell.

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