Sorry to everyone who was anxiously waiting by their computer yesterday to read my blog; I know it’s so many of you! I was supposed to go to the UK game, but my father-in-law ended up not being able to go and apparently I’m such a loser that I have no one else that wanted to go with me…well no one that was in town anyway. Needless to say I didn’t quite start the diet yesterday which was good because I went grocery shopping last night and what did Kroger just put out on the sales floor…
Just a little slice of $.69 cent heaven!
For those of you that are trying to do P90X with both the workout and the diet I suggest the portion diet because the other one is just way too much food. The problem I have is that I’m a level 3 because of my size, but when I eat I’m between level 1 and 2. I probably don’t get enough, but what I’m eating is supplying me with A LOT of food – just not a ton of calories. Kroger has Morning Star products for 2 for $6 so I bought 2 packs of spicy black bean burgers, 2 packs of the maple sausage patties, and 2 packs of the pizza burgers. These provide quick and easy breakfasts and lunches.
I know I mentioned it last year, but The Daily Plate is still a strong supporter for me since I can track everything I’m eating. This year I’m going to post my weekly intakes with graphs and such from the daily plate so those of you who are interested can compare (if you’re doing the same).
Tonight was the first workout – Chest and Back. I’m actually surprised how quickly the time passed – last year an hour seemed like eternity the first week, but tonight it felt like seconds. I must be pushing myself a little harder because I thought for sure my stuffed pepper was going to come up after the workout. I even skipped a few things because, I’m sorry, I just can’t do diamond push-ups or dive bombers! The damn decline push-ups got me again because I don’t really have anything solid to prop my feet on that won’t slide all over the place. No excuses…I’ll figure something out. No dumbells yet so I was forced to use bands, but I actually felt like I really got a good workout from the bands…again I’m not sure if I’m pushing myself a little harder or what. After chest and back Tony wanted me to do Ab Ripper 339 (as he likes to call it) – I got about 3 minutes in and there was NO WAY that was happening tonight. I did my best and I’m trying to forget the rest…you do the same!
On a side note – Abbey and I saw The Fighter last week. It was a pretty good movie based on a true story about boxing brothers from Boston. Abbey mentioned this to me and I have to agree – so many cool movies are set in Boston…The Fighter, The Town, The Departed, Gone Baby Gone…must be something about the accent that makes them hardcore! During the previews before the movie one of the movies said “limited 2D release” and the “older” woman behind me said, “oh 2D, I wonder what that looks like!” It’s one of those moments where you hit the rewind button in your mind over and over again because you don’t believe what you just heard…it became the joke of the night.
While on the subject of movies…do you still rent movies? If so, are you using Redbox? If not, WTF MATE?! Whether you like to use Redbox or not, sign up for their mobile alerts and you’ll get about one free rental a month. It’s usually only good for a Tuesday or something random, but it’s a free movie if you have time.
The posts will get better, I promise – I want more interaction this year…more comments…questions…suggestions. Last year I had John that was tracking his progress with me and this year I have Marty – so Marty get some before pictures and measurements!