Oh no! Kryptonite located!!!

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This workout should just be called leg death.

I understand why it’s called triometrics.  Each exercise is a minute and broken into 20 second phases.  Example, you’ll do lunges, then you’ll do a deeper lunge, then you’ll do a deeper lunge with a jump.  

I am already sore and tired from the run on Sunday, Monday’s workout and then I also did a session of Bikram last night.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so inflexible in my life!  Bikram just about killed me!  My hips and lower back are getting tighter from the other workouts that i’m doing so Bikram comes along and attempts to work that out.

Triangle and blow pulling pose just about killed my legs and if that wasn’t enough, toss in T as in torture and I was ready to die

Needless to say all that work on top of today’s Triometrics has me feeling like spaghetti.



What am I doing to myself?

Truth is, I haven’t felt this sore in ages and it’s a good sore.  I”m tired and weak now but I can feel more strength returning, flexibility coming back and weight dropping.  Month 2 of P90X is always the hardest and with the additional things i’m doing, I can’t expect this to be easy, but…

Tomorrow is Yoga X3….which I would be excited about doing but i’m so sore i can only hurt…

Keep pushing play!


I”m now moving on to Month 2 of P90X3 and it starts off with a boom!

it’s a simple workout with pushing and pulling but throws in an isometric twist.  I think the word of the day, when it comes to X3, is ISOMETRIC.  Every activity is designed to activate multiple muscles and keep then engaged during the course of the workout.

I did a 4 mile run on Easter Sunday.  During the trail portion of the run I hit a thorn bush and scratched up my leg pretty good.  I guess body pain now means less when the 1/2 and full marathons begin.

Time for a Shakeology and then off to work

Have a great one


When you start any journey, you have to remember the why. #rundisney #roadtodisney #dopey2015 #dosomethingamazing

Last night I taught Turbo-kick subbing for another instructor.  Turbo is a weird activity because I love it but it’s only good if the energy in the room is there with you.  As the instructor, it’s my job to try to bring an excess of energy and fun…that did not happen last night.


So I put on my best face but I wasn’t really feeling it so the class wasn’t necessarily the best class oh well…

This morning—


But it’s a P90X3 morning so I did Dynamics

Another GREAT working in the transition week!  If Isometrics was the hard parts of yoga, Dynamics is the moving parts of yoga.  (There is a lot more to it than that but this is the best way to describe both).

This workout is also the bonus workout you do on Sunday if you need to workout 7 days a week instead of 6, i’m sorry that I’ve been skipping it!  No more!  Tightness is gone, mobility is feeling good, Tony knows his stuff

As Tony Horton would say (he actually said this to me at Disney World 3 years ago)

You’re Welcome!

Ok, that’s all for now.  I”m supposed to run today but I don’t want to with snow and cold on the ground so we shall see if i can win that mental battle.

Have a great one


the 4th week of each block is the transition week.  The activities tend to focus more on stretching, yoga and cardio so your muscles can recover for the next block


I really like this routine! (I know I seem to say that a lot but it’s true).  ISO metrics is one of those workouts where you don’t use any weights and you just hold a position until you begin to shake.  10 minutes in i’m sweating.  This and yoga are the kind of workouts that “thin” you our and give you a nice form

I didn’t think it was possible for Drey to look any better but WOW, she’s ripped, slimmer and looks much healthier than she did in X2.  Everyone looks healthier than they did in X2, I wonder what changed?

Each exercise is held for 45 seconds and there are no breaks so it’s pretty tough.  Tony says something in the beginning that if you let it sink in, you’ll make it thorugh.

"You have to breathe and believe you can go 45 seconds"

You do, when the shaking comes at 20 seconds, you really need to breath and hold on.

Tonight I”m teaching a Turbo-Kick class and then taking final measurements for my 24 day challenge!

This weekend was rough because after Saturdays class, I got sick and spend the rest of Sat and Sunday laying around in a state of semi sleep and laziness.

Isometrics was perfect for this morning.

Have a good one 


X3-W3-D5 - CVX kind of really sucked this morning.  I”m stiff, i’m tired i’m sore, you know everything you want from 3 solid weeks of working out hard.


My desire to do this workout was so low, I had to employ my motivation trick.  I put in the DVD, got dressed  and just watched it until my body decided that I have to do this (usually around the end of the warm up).  It’s not always easy but if you want change, you have to fight for change.


It probably would not have been so bad if I didn’t have a KILLER insanity session last night.  I teach Insanity every Thursday night and it’s an amazing experience seeing my classes get better and stronger and GROW!

Seems like more people join my class every week and the results are always the same:  After the first session they leave with that look on their faces that says “OMG, i’m NEVER doing this again”  but they come back the next week with the look of “I fit into pants on Saturday that  I couldn’t wear the week before and the difference was this class, let’s do this!”


There are a few workout formats that I’ve done and decided to get certified to teach because they are amazing

P90X - Certified because this workout is what started me getting back into shape and it’s changed my life.  I’ve met Tony Horton at Disney world, talk to him and worked out with him twice.  The man oozes energy and how can you not want to pass that on to others?

Insanity- I first did this workout, lost 45lbs and started running again.  I remember that first time with the DVD and being done and thinking “I have to do this again tomorrow?  and for 60 days?  I’m NEVER going to last.”  But I kept pushing play and moving and doing it and WOW!  The first time I had the chance to get certified in this, I jumped at it and it’s my favorite format to teach.  Seriously, I absolutely LOVE seeing someone struggle though the first class and I tell them that they just changed their body and next week will be so much better.  No one believe it…until they come back the next week and kick ass.  I have one girl in class who was absolutely horrendous her first time, the very next week it was like she was a different person.  NOW, she’ s an all star and watching that transformation is motivating (Yeah i’m talking about you :)

Turbo-Kick - was actually the 1st format I got certified to teach and it took me 4 months to get up the courage to teach a class.  It started me teaching as an instructor and I’ve never looked back.  I don’t teach it as much anymore because I love Insanity more but when I do, that workout get’s you kicking and moving and dancing and it’s FUN.

Next month i’m getting certified in PiYo, which is a pilates and yoga hybrid workout.  I would love to be a full fledged yoga instructor some day but I don’t have to time to vanish from my life for 4 weeks to go to a training camp.  Maybe next year… 


Follow the links and you can order any of these homework out programs and a month of Shakeology in a challenge pack and get started feeling better about yourself, your body and life.  Invest in you.  In the future, health will be the defining factor for cheaper rates in everything…trust me.

Today is the last day of my 24 days challenge so I’ll be posting results this weekend.  Tomorrow i’m teaching Strength training, Doing X3 - Warrior  and a 3 mile run.  It always hurts in the beginning but when summer get’s hear and 5K-Marathon season is going, it will be nice to BE ready instead of getting ready.

Keep pushing play and I’ll see ya tomorrow

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Make it happen, for real this time.

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In no way did I want to do this workout today.  The challenge is intimidating because it’s only as hard as you make it but if you’re an A type personality like myself OR an individual who has decided to go on the P90X3 journey, you’re going to push yourself

I”m using push up stands and the bands for pullups and WHOA, I feel really worked out.  This is the third week, or the 18th day of this workout OR, the last time i’ll be doing the Challenge for a bit as next week is the “Transition week” (recovery week) as I get ready to move on to Month 2.

I upped my numbers on all the activities this time, even if i had to drop to my knees to finish, by god I finished!

The last 3 weeks of this have kinda of few by especially with it only being 30 minutes a day.  How can you not make this investment into your health and fitness?  Seriously, get off the fence and order a copy of P90X3.  IF you really don’t like it, you can return it and get a full refund.  You have nothing to lose!


I”m on my last two days of the 24 day challenge and I can feel the difference.  The winning ingredients in this challenge are the Spark and the Catalyst!  Shakeology is a better nutrition meal replacement than the Shake that comes with the Challenge BUT, the shake that comes with the challenge, initially, taste better.

I’ll go into more detail on all this probably over the weekend including measurements and comparisons of the two weight loss challenges I’ve done.  I will say that I do like this one a lot.  I need to order more Catalyst

I’m teaching Insanity Round 6 tonight, this will be fun!  Dig Deeper and i’ll see you tomorrow for CVX!