Jen: Started off the morning with some oatmeal and raisins. Good breakfast, especially considering it was a cold morning. Just what I needed before going to sit outside at the bus stop with the kids. Once I got them off I had a lot of house work that needed to be done. The normal, sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing bathrooms, etc. That took me until about lunch time. I made the Shrimp Promodo from the nutrition guide. This is a really good dish. Even if you aren’t into to dieting and such I can promise you that you would want to eat this….maybe even serve it to guests for dinner. REALLY GOOD! After that I showered and ran some errands before the kiddies came home. I made the family recipe chili for dinner tonight. Everyone loves chili night, especially my boys. Sorry guys, you’re not getting the recipe for that one. We shot our recap video for you guys after dinner. We have a lot of fun doing those things, so I am glad to see that you all watch and enjoy them. This week’s should be good. It’ll include things from the salmon run that should be quite hilarious. So now that all that was done and the children were tucked in it was TA-DA……..WORKOUT TIME! I am still sore from the last 2 days of working out, but thankfully that is only my lower half. Tonight’s workout was only on the upper body. Let me just say this……if you don’t like doing push ups……..this workout is not for you. I have an old gymnastics injury (tore up the rotator cuff) that DID NOT sit well with this workout. I made it about 45 mins through and then had to stop. My shoulder was screaming at me like something out of Hellrasier. But before I pooped out I managed to do a decent amount of reps. I did about 8-10 for each move. Most were done in the modified knee position. But hey, no need to cause further injury right? So I feel confident that after a while this will get better. I just need to know how far to push it. I joined back in for ab ripper. I tried to pay better attention to my form today and to push it a little further even when I wanted to give up. When I felt like I could do no more I waited a few seconds and then jumped back in with a couple more. I did a little different oblique move than the one in ab ripper. I can’t successfully complete the move yet because I think my obliques aren’t strong enough maybe. So I took one of the oblique moves we did from 10 Minute Trainer so that way I am still working the muscle. Needless to say I am friggin exhausted and sore as hell. Not only in my lower body now but my upper as well. I hear a shower and an ice pack calling my name. Good night everyone!
Tom: HEY how are you This morning I had some oatmeal, raisans, milk with protein powder. My A.M snack was a P90X Recovery drink. which as always hits the spot. Work today was crap try putting in 8 hours and only making about 4. So my day at work sucked to put it right out there. O well my lunch was a turkey sandwich with lettuce, spainach leaves and mustard. My P.M. snack was 6 whole wheat crackers with low fat cheese pieces to make mini sandwichs you all know what I’m talikng about. Dinner tonight was chilli with whole wheat noodles. Chest, shoulders, triceps, and Ab ripper X was very extreme for me. For the most part my arms feel very sore from tonight’s workout. I used the 10 lbs freeweights tonight for a few of my excercises the 25 lbs were a lilltle to much for me tonight. I did eight one handed pushups four form the left hand and four from the right. !!!! I did modify them though I did them on my knees but I did some tonight. Some of my pushups tonight were also done on my knees my arms couldn’t take the mass amounts of reps after reps. I feel my chest expanding during all these pushups in a good way I do breath a bunch during the pushup reps. You really need to do this if you want max reps. Otherwise you will run down and fall flat when the sloppy comes your done. Shake it out and wait for the next exercise. Ab ripper X is starting to get a tiny bit harder for me after these workouts. When I complete the first workout I keep the DVD rolling right into Ab ripper. I don’t like to waste time, plus your body is still in the zone. When I jump into this I’m exhausted but I keep breathing and know that I need to keep on Bringing it. Heels to the heavens i still have not yet mastered straighting my legs but I do feel the burn in my legs. Mason twist I have down I blow that excercise right out the door tonight, din’t put my feet down at all and did the extra!!! Night all…….