Day 2 – Journey to the Best Me

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Today woke up sore. ūüôā That is a good thing. ¬†With the workout in the morning and training with my boys at basketball practice. ¬†My legs got a great workout yesterday. ¬†Consistency is what I am looking for today. ¬†#NoQuit #BestMe

Go after your dreams and have fun doing it.

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Training my friend (Workout included)

It is the last day of April and I am ending the month on a positive note.  The last 2 weeks, I have been doing some personal training and it has been a very exciting.  The best part is the person I am training is my best friend, my wife.  The challenge has been making sure that the workouts are hard but not discouraging.  So far she has been great but does not like me much because she is sore.  I love the opportunity to be about to help people get in shape, because I know how good it feels to be active.

My wife is not like me, I can put a workout dvd in and be committed to the program until it is done.¬† She like variety.¬† She does not want to do the same things all the time.¬† Having this knowledge, I have created a plan that fits her.¬† The workouts are no more than 15 minutes, but in those 15 minutes she is pushed to her limit.¬† This week to go along with the workouts we are getting outside for walks.¬† It is only the beginning, but I can see that she is committed to reaching her goals.¬† I am inspired by her guts and she told me today that “she will be in better shape than me by the end of the summer.”¬† I better step my game up because she is already looks amazing.

My goal is not to have her dependant on me to train her but I want to empower her to unleash the athlete within her.  She will then be able to create her own workouts and I will be the one doing them. lol.  What I am learning is to have fun in all that I do.  No matter if I am doing my own workout or if I am training her, I want to enjoy the ride.

Below is an example of what we are doing.  Try it out and let me know what you think.

Week 1

Monday:

10 minute Tabata Workout

20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off

Warm-up

Run in Place (30 seconds) Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)

 

Workout

2 sets Jump Rope

2 sets Mountain Climbers

2 sets High Knees

2 sets Push-ups

2 sets Squat Jacks

2 sets Plank Jacks

2 sets Burpees

2 sets Bicycle Crunches

 

Cool-Down

1 minute stretch/water break

 

Tuesday:

15 minute G Butt & Gut Workout

1 minute on/ 15 seconds off

Warm-up

Jump Rope (1 minute)

Leg stretch (1 minute)

Workout

Bowler Lunges (Alternate)

Squats with Side Leg Raise (30 seconds each leg)

Plank Leg Raise (30 seconds each leg)

Squat Pulses (30 seconds)

Sumo Squats

Crunch Toe Touch

Weighted Russian Twist

Scissor Kicks

PilatesShoulderBridge (30 seconds each leg)

Jack Knife

Plank Hold

 

Cool-Down

1 minute stretch/water break

10 week fitness plan:Week 2 P90X results

I completed week 2 of my 10 week plan.  P90x brings a different challenge than Insanity does for me.  It really takes patience to do the workouts.  With Insanity you are work so hard that time flies by but with P90x is long and focuses more on resistance training so time does not move fast enough.  I like the workouts but with so many breaks my challenge is fighting the urge from getting distracted.  Below are the workouts I completed and the results for the week.

Monday CardioX

Tuesday Shoulders & Arms

Wednesday KenpoX

Thursday Chest, Shoulders & Triceps ,  Tapout XT Power Strike

Friday Legs & Back

Saturday Ab ripperX, Tapout XT Muay Thai

Sunday Rest day

Last Week Results Weight 195.6  Waist 34 (-1/2 in)

This Week Results Weight 197.4 (+1.8)  Waist 33 1/2 (-1/2 in)

Well this week I started TurboFire.  I am going to push hard this week and stay discipline.

My journey today: TurboFire Fire 30, bowl of Life cereal.

Have a great week.

 

My 10 week plan, week one Shaun T’s Insanity workout results

I created a 10 week Workout plan to start this year. Because I own a lot of workout dvd programs I am going to do one program a week for 10 weeks and see what kind of results I can get. My initial goal is to lose a pound a week and 3 inches off my waist. I started with Shaun T’s Insanity program which is crazy lol. I completed Insanity a couple of years ago, so I am excited to do it again.

8 workouts, 6 days

Starting Measurements
Height 6 ft Weight 197.8 Waist 34 1/2

Sunday Fit Test

1. Switch Kicks 120 2. Power Jacks 69 3. Power Knees 118 4. Power Jumps 48 5. Globe Jumps 10 6. Suicide Jumps 19

7. Push-up Jacks 37 8. Low Plank Obliques 73 (I started to hard and was really hurting midway through this workout.)

Monday Plyometric Cardio circuit

Tuesday Pure Cardio

Wednesday Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs

Thursday Cardio Power & Resistance

Friday Upper body Weight training

Saturday Core Cardio Balance & Cardio Abs

It was a tough week, really had to dig deep ūüôā

Week One Results

Weight 195.6 (-2.2 lbs) Waist 34 (-1/2 in)

Today I started P90X hopefully I can build on the progress I made so far.

My journey: P90x CardioX, bowl of Life cereal, water