Working Out Week 10 of 2014
March 8, 2014
The first week of March went by quickly. This marks the 10th week of the year and week 9 of P90X3 for me. This week the workouts changed again – some new ones were added that I had not done yet. The new workouts really brought out the intensity in my opinion. Below is the schedule for the past week:
- Monday – Decelerator
- Tuesday – MMX
- Wednesday – Eccentric Lower
- Thursday – X3 Yoga
- Friday – Triometrics
- Saturday – Eccentric Upper
Decelerator was one of the new workouts and it is quite a challenge. It is a really good total body workout. I really like a lot of the moves we did in this one, especially the superman-bow move (lower right photo). My cat seemed to like this workout, too.
Another new workout in this weeks rotation was called Eccentric Lower. This was mainly a lower body workout as it says in the name. This workout uses dumbbells for a lot of the exercises. I used 12 and 10 pounds and a 15 for one or two moves. As I was doing this workout I didn’t really feel much – you only do 10 reps of a lot of the moves. But, let me tell you that later that day and the next morning my whole upper thigh, glute and hip area told me that workout was changing my lower body for the better.
I also did some of my Exhale Core Fusion workouts after the P90X3, just like last week. This week I used a different dvd – the Pilates Plus. The workouts I used were just 10 minutes sessions again: Pure Core, Upper Body, Thighs & Glutes, Flat-Round Back-Core. The Thigh & Glutes is one of my favorites on this dvd as it incorporates a lot of ab-core work and you can really feel it tone your waistline. As seen in a couple of the photos below you kneel and lean back as far as you can then twist to the left and right – it sounds easier than it is, believe me. The other move you continue to lean back and then tap your fist together about 8 or 10 times per side – thighs are burning the whole time and the waist is really getting a great workout.
I have also been breaking in some new training shoes this past week:
The shoes are Sketchers Go Fit Cross Training shoes. They recommend training shoes for workouts like P90X3. I have been wearing Nike training shoes that I really love but they seem to be wearing down on the inside which seems to happen to me since I workout a lot. I couldn’t find any Nike ones in my size the other day that I liked so I decided to try these. So far I really like them and they are super light – great for plyo moves and a lot of jumping. They are also comfortable to walk in.
I hope everyone has had a good first week of March. I am hoping it will start to warm up soon – I am really tired of winter this year and ready for warmer temperatures.
Have a great week!
Working Out Week 8 of 2014
February 22, 2014
This is the end of week 8 of 2014 and week 7 of the P90X3 program for me. I am now more than halfway through the 90 days of workouts. It has really gone by pretty fast.
This past week was the same workout schedule as the past 2 weeks. I had to go a little easy at the beginning of this past week since my left knee started bothering me on Sunday. I think I twisted it somehow during the CVX workout last Saturday. Thankfully it feels better today. I did CVX this morning but I did not push quite as hard on some of the pivot and twisting moves while using the weight.
On Tuesday was the Warrior workout. I like this one – not as well as some of the others but it is an awesome total body workout. I had to be careful with some parts of it and the jumping since my knee was really feeling it that day.
Wednesday was Yoga day and I was really looking forward to that workout. I thought it would help my knee feel better and I believe it did. This gave it a break from the high intensity and provided some extra stretching. I love yoga anyhow and this yoga workout has quickly become one of my favorite yoga workouts. I think my cat really likes it too because he was around for most of this session.
I finally got around to embroidering a new workout T-shirt. In some of the workouts Tony mentions that “Aging is for Idiots” I decided I wanted that on a workout shirt. I also wanted to put something on the back so I embroidered “Stay Fit Stay Young” across the back. Below is me wearing the shirt after the MMX workout on Thursday – the dark dots are sweat on the shirt.
The photo below shows a close up of the embroidery:
This week will be week 8 of P90X3. It is the transition week so not quite as intense as the past 3 weeks – it still is not easy but I really enjoy doing Isometrixs (one of my favorites), Dynamix and the Pilates workouts. We will still do Yoga, too.
I will also be starting in a new fitness group this week with my husbands work. It is called the Power of Vitality challenge. I am still in my facebook fitness group, too. I think being in a group really motivates you to exercise and stay accountable.
I hope everyone had a great week of working out. Click on Leave a Reply and let me know what workouts you are currently doing and how they are going.
Have a great weekend!