Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I finished Round one of P90X tonight!! I promised to post pictures so here they are. I still have two rounds left and I am by no means where I want to be, but I am starting to see results!! Right Bicep- End of round one Left Bicep- End of round one Ab shot- End of round one Day one These last two days, I have been able to really bring it. I have even added jumping roping to the end of each workout to burn a few extra calories. I have no idea where this extra motivation is coming from, but I am loving it! To track my calories burned per workout and throughout the day I use the Bodybugg. This is the device that they use on the Biggest Loser. The Bodybugg is truly amazing, but a little expensive. Monday I burned a total of 2,438 calories and I lost one pound Tuesday morning. Tuesday I did not wear the Bodybugg but lost 2 pounds on Wednesday morning. Since my P90X workout this evening I have burned 813 calories. The goal is to burn more calories than you eat to have a calorie deficit which results in weight loss. Here are some highlights of the bodybugg: - Tracks calories burned (over 90% accurate) - Automatically calculates your Resting Metabolic Rate - Has a built in pedometer to track steps - Tracks calories burned per minute (in real time if you have the watch) - Comes with a free 6 month web-based program that allows you to input calorie consumption - Web-based program monitors and calculates calorie deficit or surplus - You can purchase the Bodybugg at 24 Hour Fitness or go to www.bodybugg.com
Friday, December 4, 2009
My best friend, Ashley, has somehow talked me into competing in a triathlon in August of 2010. This will be our first triathlon. I am so excited and scared at the same time. I have no idea what to expect, but I am looking forward to the challenge. I cannot wait to see what it feels like to be in a competitive situation where I will be pushed, both mentally and physically, to the next level. The sprint triathlon that we are competing in is the Tri for the Cure- a Women's Triathlon at the Cherry Creek State Park in Denver, Colorado. We will be swimming .5 miles, biking 11.4 miles and running 3.1 miles. Below is the course map.
So the next question is how in the world do I train for this? After doing some research, I found that most triathlon training programs suggest that you start with a strength based workout and then add swimming, biking and running intervals about 18 weeks prior to the race. P90X looks to be the perfect workout to jump start my training! Right now I am 3 weeks into P90X and I am already seeing some killer results. My arms, shoulders, back and legs are starting to become more defined and my thighs feel rock hard. The Beachbody Recovery drink is really helping my muscles recover faster, not to mention that the orange Recovery drink tastes amazing and is very addicting! For more information on the triathlon go to http://triforthecure-denver.com.