Also I will be completely switching up my workout routine. And even though in P90x they do give you time off if you need it, I will be pushing straight through to the 90th day. Then there will be a total week off. By this time school will be almost over and I’ll be needing a time off to get through my finals and relax a little bit. Even though this is speaking pretty far in the future, after this 90 day plan, I will be embarking on another 90 routine and depending on how I look/feel after this 90 day plan, I will determine my caloric intake and which macro balance worked best for strength maintaining, but also looking into cutting and getting leaner! Exciting? Hell yeah!
Second step is DISCIPLINING my discipline. Aka Fighter Diet it up!
Nutrition Wise: 1700 cals daily, even rest days.
Macros: 40% Protein, 40% carbs and 20% Fat
|New Schedule| Phase II
Monday – Back/Arms/HIIT/Abs – Day 32 – October 12th
I’m so not use to all the carbs! But I kind of like it. Hopefully it will go well and not make me puffier >:| But I will eat more and more veggies. I’ll be a veggie eating machine..my parents are going to go nuts..haha!
I had lots of energy and really pumped up when I got there. Mentally I didn’t feel too into it when I started. I don’t know whats wrong with me lately, I feel weird. I don’t feel as excited but once I started with the pullups and I felt just as strong as last week, my spirit lightened up. I think it just may be the stress of balancing so much. I have to work three days this week, and i have two tough projects that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. I’ve been feeling really ADD lately, like I can’t sit still. I’m restless.
But, training is one thing that keeps me sane. Today I was there for about 1:45:00 minutes today..I just didn’t want to leave because I have so much shit to do at home. I had a lot of energy and I felt like I could have kept going, weight wise. But I know I can’t over do it! Oh well, maybe I just really need the next two days off and get my head straight again.
Anyways, tonight is some food shopping, making meals, homework, the barn, etc. Happy Monday!
CG Assisted Pullups 90# x 1 x 7, 75# x 4 x 7
WG Assisted Pullups 105# x 5 x 7
DB Row 30# x 1 x 7, 35# x 4 x 7
Hyperextensions 25# x 1 x 7, 35# x 4 x 7
CG Seated Cable Rows 60# x 3 x 7, 75# x 2 x 7
Weighted Dips 25# x 1 x 7, 35# x 4 x 7
DB Hammer Crossbody Curls 15# x 1 x 7, 20# x 4 x 7
DB Overhead Extensions: 30# x 1 x 7, 35# x 1 x 7, 40# x 1 x 7, 45# x 2 x 7
Vbar Pushdowns: 40# x 5 x 7
Cable Curls: 40# x 1 x 7, 50# x 4 x 7
Cable Curls: 50# x 4 x 15
Weighted Decline Situps: 25# x 4 x 10
CC Leg Ups: 4 x 15
Treadmill: 7 minutes incline running
Step Climber: 7 minutes, intervals, lvl4 – lvl13
Total Time: 1:49:21 minutes
Total Cals: 800 cals
Avg HR: 170 bpm
Max HR: 119 bpm
Tuesday – Off
Wednesday – Off
Thursday – Chest/Shoulders/HITT/Abs
So pumped about the workout tonight. I love having those two days off to recover and get ready for weights again. I also have a very busy schedule this week which includes three days of work, and tons of homework I need to pull together. Luckily though I have one day off next week so I might do a workout on that day depending.
Hopefully my weight PRs stay up this week verses last week’s routine. I really hope because I felt so strong and I still want to keep that. Tonight is Chest and Shoulders, 15 minutes of cardio, and ab work which will probably be about 1:30:00 roughly. I’ll update later tonight after weight night, tomorrow is a nice day off (besides work) but it will be just homework and gym all day.
Okay so that was a SHITTY workout. Not crappy, not bad, but SHITTY. I’m switching out chest/shoulders..it just isn’t working. Now its going to be Legs/Shoulders and Chest/Arms…My left shoulder kept giving out for some reason. My right was all ready to go and it had no problem pushing up 30lb DBs, but my left had nothing. I got 5 reps up, then it would just stop. UGH. It pissed me off, I haven’t had that happen in a while. I can still feel the weakness in my left shoulder..it threw off my work out a lot, but I got it done. Ran out of time for cardio but I’ll make up for it tomorrow after I get a really long nights sleep.
Incline DB Chest Press 30# x 3 x 7,6,5, 25# x 2 x 7
Pec Dec: 50# x 1 x 7, 60# x 4 x 7
Barbell Flat Bench Press Bench Press 70# x 1 x 7, 50# x 4 x 7
Flat Bench DB Fly 15# x 5 x 7
Arnold Press 25# x 3 x 7,6,6, 20# x 2 x 7
EZ Curl Upright Rows 40# x 1 x 7, 50# x 2 x 7, 60# x 1 x 7, 70# x 1 x 7
Leg Ups: 4 x 15
Cable Crunches 50# x 5 x 15
Total Time: 1:23:55 minutes
Total Cals: 509 cals
Avg HR:150 bpm
Max HR:110 bpm
Friday – Cardio
3 Mile Run, cold but non stop run. Felt good! Update a little later
Total Time: 36:20 minutes
Total Cals: 407 calories
Avg HR: 169 bpm
Max HR: 150 bpm
Saturday – Nada
Sunday – Legs
Wide Stance: 340# x 1 x 6, 270# x 1 x 7, 230# x 1 x 7, 180# x 1 x 7, 90# x 1 x 7
Narrow Stance: 340# x 1 x 6, 270# x 1 x 7, 230# x 1 x 7, 180# x 1 x 7, 90# x 1 x 7
Lunges: 35# x 5 x 7
Barbell SLDL: 95# x 5 x 7 (yeahhaahh! PR!)
Plate Squats: 45# x 5 x 7,7,7,8,8
CG Pullup: 90# x 5 x 7
DB Crossbody Curls: 15# x 4 x 7
DB Extensions: 30# x 1 x 7, 35# x 1 x 7, 40# x 1 x 7,
End Week 5
Total Time: 5:02:32 minutes
Total Cals: 2415 calories
This week has been so crazy! Ahhh! I had to work friday-today! Ugh, but I did get my weights in, I was a little disappointed about saturday, but between working all day friday, homework, running, and work again, I was exhausted. But Sunday I was so happy I graduated to barbell SLDLs!! Yay! Also I had a man introduce himself to me and ask if I’d like to compete in powerlifting. He said I really should look into it and that I’d do well. It was a nice compliment, but boy I don’t have time.
Today (monday 10/19) I couldn’t even do weights in the morning because I had to work..BUT this is an odd week so it won’t be happening again..for a while..I hope. Next week is going to make up for this one since I have an extra day to do some cardio. yay!
Monday – Back/Arms/Abs – October 19th – 39th day
Last night was pretty good. I hate lifting at night, but I had no choice and I wasn’t going to skip a workout. Since it was really ridiculously busy, I couldn’t grab multiple weights like I usually do, plus people are slobs and don’t put DBs back on the racks, so I refuse to chase them and put them back for them. Assholes..anyways, I stuck with the DBs I had to work with without being interrupted “Are you using those?” No asshole, I’m staring at them, imagining I’m lifting them! Screw off!
I did pull my chest muscle on the left side a little bit. Its not bad, just a little twinging here and there. I felt it as I pulled the 40lb DB over my head after the overhead extensions, blah, but luckily its not too bad this morning.
My legs are so sore! Especially my bum, which is where I want it so all is well. I love this feeling 🙂
This week is short, and back to my usual work schedule, so lots of workouts and homework to catch up on! Yay!
CG Assisted Pullups 90# x 5 x 10
WG Assisted Pullups 90# x 5 x 7
DB Row 30# x 5 x 7
Hyperextensions bw x 1 x 10, 35# x 5 x 7
CG Seated Cable Rows 60# x 5 x 7
Weighted Dips 35# x 5 x 7
DB Hammer Crossbody Curls 15# x 5 x 7
DB Overhead Extensions: 40# x 5 x 7
Vbar Pushdowns: 50# x 5 x 7
Cable Curls: 60# x 5 x 7
Cable Curls: 50# x 2 x 20, 60# x 2 x 12
Total Time: 1:14:17 minutes
Total Cals: 583 cals
Avg HR: 150 bpm
Max HR:122 bpm
Tuesday – Off
Wednesday – Off
Thursday – Chest/Arms/Abs/Cardio
Incline DB Press 35# x 1 x 7, 35# x 1 x 6, 30# x 2 x 7, 25# x 1 x 7
Flat Bench Press with DB: 20# x 2 x 7, 25# x 3 x 7
Flat Bench Smith Barbell Press 70# x 1 x 7, 60 # x 2 x 7, 50# x 2 x 7
Pec Dec 60# x 5 x 7
Weighted Dips 35# x 5 x 7
Crossbody Curls: 20# x 4 x 7, 15# x 1 x 7
Vbar Pushdowns: 40# x 5 x 7
Cable Curls: 40# x 1 x 7, 50# x 1 x 7, 60# x 3 x 7
Overhead DB Extensions: 45# x 3 x 7, 35# x 2 x x 7
Double Crunches: 5 x 15
CC Leg Ups: 5 x 15
CCrunches: 3 x 20, 2 x 12
1 Mile run
Wide Stance: 340# x 1 x 6, 270# x 2 x 7, 180# x 1 x 7, 90# x 1 x 7
Narrow Stance: 340# x 1 x 6, 270# x 2 x 7, 180# x 1 x 7, 90# x 1 x 7
Lunges: 35# x 5 x 7
Barbell SLDL: 105# x 3 x 7, 95# x 2 x 7
Plate Squats: 45# x 5 x 7
Plate Raises: 12# x 5 x 7
DB Arnold Press: 25# x 3 x 7, 20# x 2 x 7
EZ Curl Upright Rows: 35# x 2 x 7, 30# x 2 x 7, 25# x 1 x 7
Saturday – nada
Sunday – Cardio
3 mile run
End Week 6
Total Time: 4:27:14 minutes
Total Cals: 2129
So I know I’m horrible with this cardio thing. I KNOW! I had to work longer than expected on Sat, so I missed the gym by 30 minutes and it was pouring out. Not my plan, but my diet was on track, a little less actually. IM NOT JUSTIFYING IT. okay maybe a little bit. Damn me!
I’ve been feeling a little less motivated to get my workouts done..not so much weights though. I really look forward to lifting..I think I might buy a new top for the gym, something that I don’t have to tie up. New gym clothes always gets my ass there…Damn I need to show myself more tough love. I need more discipline!! Someone kick my ass? Someone yell at me? Someone tell me I’m lacking my glutes, in my hams, in my shoulders, and abs? I need a training partner, preferably a male since they tend to give me a no bullshit ‘pep’ talk..my girl friends make me laugh..no laughing at the gym. That is my rule. No laughing, no goofing around, no talking and standing around, no SLACKING.
This week was lame. I’m rather disappointed with myself in the motivation department. I need to get things done more efficiently, its the only way I like my life these days. If I’m out of sync, it feels weird and I get out of my machine mode.
I have come to the conclusion that I skipped my teenage years. A little turn on conversation, but it brings me to my next point: I like it like that. At times I feel deprived, but it dawned on me that no one told me I had to be this way. I’m this way for a reason. I feel off, I feel dead if I don’t want to puke at the end of leg day or when I don’t get dizzy from running on 10% incline while my legs are so filled with LA that I seem to be running backwards or not moving at all.
I was reading an article the other day on why people torture themselves in the gym. I laughed because there is something so damn good about torturing yourself via your body. I mean workout wise. I never feel so alive when I see my veins popping out from my forearms, or when I wake up the next morning so stiff and sore that I think about laying in my bed till I pass out again. Its so damn good to know that I am not average anymore. It sounds vain, maybe a little narcissistic, but I don’t give a shit. Honestly there are very few people, my age, that I have met that are capable of continually doing what I do, on a day to day basis. I do more in a week than most people do in a month and I’m satisfied with that notion. I looked at my schedule for a week and it goes something like this:
work: 17-20 hours, weekends/friday nights
classes: tuesday-thursday, 3 days a week x 11-12 hours per day
workouts: 4-6 hours per week
making and preparing food for a week: 1-2 hours per day
homework: 15-20 hours per week
Volunteer 1-2 hours per week
Consistent cleaning, laundry, up keep, organization, planning of workouts, meals, homework
I’m up at 4:45am 5 out of 7 days to do all this, be prepared!!!
Then there’s the everyday shit: food shopping, bank, bills, post office, chores, feeding animals, etc
Some make comments, I think they are lazy, pure and simple. NO I’m not always happy with what I’m doing. In fact, some days I HATE it, I loath it. I do not party, I don’t even drink!! I do not do things late, I do not fail to prepare, I get it done, the right way, the first time. It takes more effort to keep this up than I’m mentally use to. But I’ve given it some though, and I could never life a different way. I want to make the most out of my days, I want to feel alive, not pissed off, regretful, angry because I slacked. I’m done with it. This is the new me. I’ve been working on this throughout the summer and I’m ready to cut out all the bullshit in my life. I’m going to be more responsible with things. No more negativity, no more stressing about things that are out of my control, no more arguing over a lost cause, no more battles inside myself with what I have to do to accomplish what I’m meant to do. NO MORE.
I don’t hate mondays, in fact I LOVE THEM. I love school, I love all the work I do, I love helping people, my volunteer job, my homework, my workouts, and even more so, my life at this point. I’m in love, and for once its not thanks to anyone else but me. I’ve created this, not a boy, not my friends, not my family, I’ve created it.
I had to get this out of my system. This has been building inside me. But I can’t say I won’t complain 😉