Old man winter is clearly not going to stop the snow or cold so I need to just man up and start running if I want to be able to effectively do everything this year.
My ultimate goal - Do the Dopey Challenge at Disney World Jan 2015. The Dopey is a 5k,10k,1/2 marathon and Marathon starting on Thursday and ending Sunday.
Along the way, I want to do the Chicago 1/2 marathon, Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon, Disney Avengers 1/2 marathon in California and a few Spartan and 10k runs.
That is a lot of running!
REI is the best store EVER! I took my 2 year old Motoactiv back yesterday because its not working and basically exchanged it for a Forerunner 610
I’m a memeber at REI so they always take back products if you don’t like them or they don’t work. I will admit I was severely stretching the policy with this move but as I don’t usually return things, i won’t feel to bad for too long.
This years goal is to get fast again. I used to be a really fast Track/Sprinting athlete in H.S. and College. I started distance running about 2 years ago to lose weight but now I want to continue to lose weight and get fast.
I have picked out my 12 week training program:
It is a tad aggressive, especially with me still worried about being injured but I think with continued yoga/stretching and my P90X3 strength training, I should be okay.
That being said, I won’t be doing T25 or Insanity workouts for myself anymore. I think running will more than cover the cardio I will be giving up. I’ll still teach Insanity and Turbo-kick on my regular schedule but they won’t be my daily workout.
I will be starting a P90X3 focus group in two weeks so if you would like to join, order a copy and message me so I can add you to the group!
So..first run is this afternoon. I haven’t “trained” running in so long I know it’s going to suck but the only way to start is to
Have a great one!
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First- Last nights Insanity class was really good! I have a solid group that shows up every Thursday and they work hard, sweat hard and I can see them getting stronger and better from week to week. You want to change your body, you need to be doing a Shaun-T workout. Insanity is hard, it’s freakin crazy. Give it a try
I have an Insanity challenge pack that comes with a month of Shakeolgoy for $65 off the regular price. Just follow the link and DIG Deeper
Now, that being said, Today is Doubles day for T25. TBC and Abs. I hate Total Body Conditioning…especially after doing 50 minutes of Insanity last night. I love Abs…but not so much after doing 25 minutes of TBC and 50 minutes of Insanity last night :)
I normally skip one of the double on a Friday if it is Cardio because I figure i got more than enough cardio the night before but since this was not the case, I have powered through both activities and i’m sweating like crazy!
T25 - 25 minutes a day 5 days a week (except for Friday which is two 25 minute workouts). Insanity will change your body over night, seriously, do and give it your all and the next day you notice a difference. T25 changes your body on a weekly basis.
t25 is not Insanity, although you would be tempted to compare the two, until you do them separately and there is a huge difference. If you don’t have a lot of time or energy and you really want to change your health and life, T25 is the workout for you. By the time you’re tired and ready to quit, you’re done
I have T25 challenge packs as well that come with Shakeology so follow this link and FOCUS
We are 1/2 way through Feb and if you made the resolution to get in shape but are falling behind, Invest in your self and give these programs a try! You will feel and see the difference and you will know that you are improving your life!
Have a great Valentines day.
This is the workout that I dread! When doing Insanity, the hard workout is Cardio power, P90X it’s legs and back, T25 it’s Lower focus.
I used to be really strong and good at doing legs. Squats no problem, dead lift, no problem, leg extensions or curls no problem.
T25 is all fucking lunges!
I hate lunges, they make me cry and hurt and lose balance because you don’t want one side stronger than the other. Lunges are also what you do if you want to change your body quickly.
Lunges , planks and pushups will change you almost over night. They make your body hate you but you get the desired results.
I pushed through Lower Focus and am ready to take on yoga tonight. I have got to keep doing yoga because it makes me nicer. I don’t know why but i’m calmer when I’ve done consistent yoga.
Tomorrow i’m teaching Insanity.
Now it’s time for a Chocolate Shakeology and back to work. Benefits of being an uber computer engineer is I get tto work from home a lot.
Have a great one!
Workout done! That’s the important part. 25 minutes of speed 1.0 was a bit of a struggle today. My head is a little stuffy and I’m feeling very lazy so 25 minutes was the perfect amount of time this morning.
I’m feeling heavy and slow which usually means, in my case, muscle is building and body is changing and resisting change. Gotta keep moving forward, even if it’s little steps. I refuse to go back.
Nutrition changes are coming and i’m trying to get off carbs for a bit and increase my water intake. This means I need to increase my protein intake. Nutrition has always been a sore spot for me and I want to get it right this year so wish me luck
I think i’m going to go to Yoga at noon for a 60 minutes session. Nothing breaks lethargy like the sweat box.
If you’re wanting to try T25, now is the time! Follow the link and pick yourself up a copy. It’s the best 25 minutes you can spend on YOU
Have a great day!
Total Body Conditioning
I hate this workout! 25 minutes of lunges and squats…pretty much the exercises I need to keep my hips and legs strong.
UGH, I”m dragging this morning but I mostly got it done. Now for a long day and possibly some yoga tonight
Have a good one.
T25 this morning was rough. I don’t like Total Body when i’m sore and this morning was THAT morning where the knees didn’t appreciate all the lunges.
IT probably didn’t help that I get up at 4:30 am to workout.
Today is also 4 days in a row of Core26(Bikram) for me! This afternoon’s class was the 60 minute express class. All 26 moves in 60 minutes instead of 90. What’s the difference between Core26 and Bikram?
Nothing! Same moves, same heat, same awesome instructors just no mention of the bikram rapeyness
Breathing comes alot more into play for the 60 minute class and if you don’t calm and breathe deeply, you will get winded and off balance as there are not breaks and all the positions transition from one another. It’s a lot of fun and was a great break from the 90 minutes.
Taking the new approach, I feel better in class and after class. I won’t go as far as to say refreshed and energized but I don’t feel dead and that is a step in the right direction.
Tonight I have two classes to teach. Muscle confusion and Core stability..should be fun.
Have a great one!
I had my 3rd session in a row. Doesn’t seem like a big deal since I did a 30 day challenge back in May…but it is!
When you stop doing Bikram yoga, or any yoga for a significant amount of time, it’s like starting over from scratch. My first day was Hell! I almost passed out twice but managed to suck it up and push through. Yesterdays class was better as I had adjusted for the heat but loss of flexibility was killing me.
Today was a good yoga day. Still hot, still difficult but I focused on breathing and letting gravity help me stretch. I pulled more when I could and took the breaks I needed to take.
A friend of mine told me that I shouldn’t feel drained after yoga class. Relaxed, stretched and even energized but not drained. If I feel drained i’m doing something wrong. I was, I was pushing to hard. I’ve been told i’m pushing to hard before by my instructors but sometimes you need distance and time to be able to understand.
Pushing to hard -sure I could gt an extra inch on that camel but would that extra inch ruin the calm and meditation of the practice? if the answer is yes, don’t go for the extra inch and wait for it to come naturally. DUH!
I guess being Injured has helped me get smarter
Tomorrow should be interesting, I have my T25 in the morning, I will try to hit a yoga class in the early afternoon and then i’m teaching two classes tomorrow night.
Fitness, it can be addicting. I just need to keep good food energy in my body and not push anything to hard. This is where the adventure begins!
Week 2 of T25 kicked off this morning with cardio but over the last two days I have been going back to yoga as well!
I haven’t been in about 4 months and OUCH! The level of flexibility and heat iendurance you lose is staggering. The first day back, I got light headed and had to sit for a second during the warm up. The second day was much better but being away for so long is essentially like starting over from the beginning. I really need my hips to open up more. Hip and lower back…that would be nice
I’m taking a different approach this time. I need to to do this because the detox sweating and the stretching keep me healthy and I have a sunnier disposition when I do yoga. Rather than push myself to bend more faster, i’m literally going to let gravity do all the work and if I can only bend so far, so be it….for now
T25 is done for the morning. I like this cardio workout, it’s not to hard, unless my muscles are sore, but it really lifts the heart rate without to much strain on anything else.
That’s all for today, I may start adding some treadmill work a few times a a week but I need to determine how much yoga is going to drain me first.
Have a good one and eat something healthy.
Day 4 of T25 and this is my favorite workout.
Ab Intervals is the longest 25 minutes one could hope to experience while working out (at least during the Alpha phase). My mid section is my problem area with not always the greatest diet and a few torn muscles, it’s takes FOCUS to get it into shape and keep it that way. (See what I did there?)
This routine is a focused ab routine that is excellent, not redundant and you feel the changes instantly. P90X Ab Ripper X is the baseline by which I judge most ab dedicated programs. This ab program is better…flat out, i said it. Don’t hate me Tony
AB intervals for T25 is dynamic and hard and over. You break up the pain with cardio recovery but continue to work the core the entire time. This routine is golden!
I’m glad i got that out of the way this morning because I’m teaching Insanity tonight. Round 5 first time through so it will be fun and a great time to start up the class if you are in the area.
4 days of consistent working out and eater better portions and Shakeology every day and I’m feeling the difference.
Tomorrow is the double, have a great one and
Do Something Amazing (DSAfitness)