Bring it is the p90x motto... I like it. Bring it.
So, last year (2009) was the year of getting my act together financially - finally paying off all of our non-mortgage debt (school & car loans). This year, is the year of getting my act together fitness wise. Which is why I decided to embark on aforementioned p90x plan...
So tomorrow, Jan. 4th, the p90x challenge begins. I feel like I am in pretty good shape but I have heard this workout routine kicks everyone's A#@. I'm not going to lie - I've got some jiggle and some wiggle. ;) I've posted our Feed ME weekly meal plan above that coincides with p90x's nutrition plan (click on it to enlarge it). It is more protein oriented than normal and eliminates sugars, most carbs, all white flours and all WINE. I made a bunch of this stuff ahead of time today (lentil soup, protein pancakes, chicken for the salads, cut up veggies, etc.) I am using a bunch of recipes from this book that I love. We ate at the author's restaurant/spa when we were down in Tulum and they had amazingly delicious, healthy meals. (This book also contains yoga & exercise routines for those of you interested in a less intense fitness regime than p90x).
So, OUR plan (as I mentioned before I am completely making Will do this with ME)...is as follows. p90x 6 days a week-scheduled and tracked on the Fit ME notepad; lots of healthy, protein rich meals; no sugar (gulp); no bad carbs (white flours, pasta or bread - double gulp), limited dairy and no alcohol (triple gulp). But we are thinking ONE day a week we can have alcohol so we don't go crazy. Maybe on Sundays while watching football and NOT eating chips and dip. This is starting to sound not fun. ;) And NO, I'm not going to post a before picture, although I had contemplated it for about 3 nano seconds. But, if I look 1/2 as good as this (minus the horrid fake tan and bright shiny blue bikini) after my 3 months I will certainly post an AFTER picture.
Get up at 5:00AM. Lord help us. An hour or so before the kids wake up (in theory).
Have workout disk loaded the night before and workout stuff laid out and water bottles filled. Press play and SWEAT. The workouts are 50 minutes.
I am hoping (again in theory) to have 15 - 20 minutes after working out to do a little yoga (if I can still move) and meditate before the kids wake up. We'll see how that goes. If there is no time in the morning then I will move that yoga/meditation routine to the evenings.
Get breakfast going for the us & the kiddos while Will wakes them up (6:15ish) and Samme gets dressed for school (bus picks her up at 7am or I take her in at 7:30). Drink a mug of hot water with lemon in it. Eat EGGS, avacado, salsa, eboost, more water, yerba matte tea, etc.
Snack mid-morning - an 8-12oz green smoothie (spinach, pineapple, whey protein, ice, acai berry juice, etc.) and drink more water
Lunch - Amansala Salad or Red Lentil Soup (both recipes from this book) and water.
Afternoon Snack - a handful of almonds & a clementine and more water (NO DIET COKE HERE - note to self!) drink greenor yerba matte tea instead of diet coke.
Dinner - Protein & Salad & veggies (see meal plan above for more details) & more water (sparkling water with lime & lemon juice)
Evening Snack - 1/2 grapefruit or plain air popped popcorn (I'm sure while I crave something like a Klondike bar - I actually haven't had one of those in about 10 years but I'm sure I'll be craving them soon).
REPEAT at 5am next day.
p90x workout 5-6 days a week.
kickboxing class 1 day a week. (will replace one p90x workout with this class).
hot yoga class 1 day a week. (may replace p90x yoga with this once a week).
30 min. on elliptical 3 days a week. if i can move.
3/4 - 1 gallon of water a day.
So, who's with ME? I know I made this sound so fun!!!! And I know I had you at 5AM, no wine an no pasta! BeachBody.com should make me their next spokesperson! ;)