Monday, May 09, 2005

My Abs Hurt :)

Yup, the P90X DVD's arrived Saturday.

I couldn't dig right into them, I was weeding and preparing my perennial beds. I have two huge perennial beds that were in desperate need of weeding, fertilizing and planting. I and Ann visited an awesome nursery Saturday and I found some great deals. Hydrangea, coral bell, hosta, lilly, iris...I love them all!

After washing up I dug into the P90X box and previewed a few of the DVD's. I had already run 10 miles and lifted chest, triceps and traps at the gym so wasn't going to do any more work outs. The plyometrics DVD looks like a killer. I can't wait to try it tonight.

I did the Ab Ripper last night and abs hurt. I couldn't even squeak out 25 of the last two moves; I did 10 and was shot. SHOT!

I also ran 10 miles yesterday and went for a 12 mile bike ride with the kids for MY Mother's Day gift..a nice bike ride with the boys, that's a great way to spend some time together. I was exhausted by 8 PM last night.

My pull up bar hasn't arrived yet. I can't wait. I think I can only do 1. Isn't that pitiful! I did 1 at the gym a few months ago and was devestated and haven't tried it since. I need to do the 'fit' test for P90X, which includes doing as many pull ups as one can.

Woke up at 4 AM to get in 45 minutes of treadmill running; will lift at the gym tonight and try the plyo DVD.

Still hanging out at 135 pounds on the scale. BCI-2 wraps up on Wednesday when I'll start a new goal setter to get down to 125 on July 6. Only 8 weeks out. I'll hit it, I know I will. I'm fine with 135 this week.

1: 1/2 c oats (felt tired yesteday during bike ride, thought I'd add a carb) 4 whites, 1 egg, splenda, cinnamon
2: 6 hard boiled whites 1 T lf mayo, 1 banana
3: 4 oz chicken, 1 T lf mayo, 1 c carrots, 1 apple chopped, 1 c celery chopped
4: 5 oz tuna, lettuce, carrots, tomato, cucumber, ff dressing
5: 4 oz talapia, spinach, peppers
6: protein shake-plain

I'll see what happens with the oats meal. I was feeling carb empty yesterday during my workouts and exhausted after my 45 minute run today. The oats tasted heavenly. Hopefully they don't cause a gain in weight tomorrow. I'd like to have 1 unprocessed grain meal a day.

I'm so happy! Steve, Tyler and Troy are all going to come with me to run Superior on the 21st. We're going to take the boys out of school the 20th and leave in the morning. It's up in Lutsen, MN - way up North on the Superior Hiking Trail. It's awesome. Rough and rocky and rooty.

Check out I haven't done the Spring race before, I usually run Ice Age 50 mile instead but love the Superior Trail so wanted to do this 50K. I will do the 50 Mile in September again.

We'll stay at Caribou Highlands. It's so cool, the start/finish is right at the resort. The resorts sits right off of the Superior Hiking Trail. I can't wait!


causticmuse said...

Just as a heads up...your abs will hurt even more after a Chest/Back or Legs/Back day, because you do Ab Ripper after every resistance training day, and pull-ups actually require a ton of help from your upper abs. I thought my torso was going to fall off my hips the first week.

And, um, plyometrics is kind of painful when your upper body is sore, too.


Have fun with it!


Julie B said...

Hi Maggie, well gee, that gives me something to look forward too! LOL-