Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still Pushing "PLAY" (and a short PAUSE, unfortunately)...

...on the DVD player, that is. Anna and I are on the homestretch in finishing our 90-day round of P90X. Anna is now in Phase 3, and I should be starting it on Saturday. However, my back has decided to play tricks on me and is now keeping me from continuing (for the time being). I slightly tweaked it sometime last week (putting socks on one morning, of all things). I kept working out, though, when I probably should have taken a day or two off. It bothered me slightly for about a week, and then I re-pulled the muscle in it yesterday spotting my students doing gymnastics at school. So, yesterday was the first day in about 60 that I did not do a workout. As hard as it may be, I'm going to try and take the next 2 or 3 days off so my back gets sorted out. The workouts have become addictive, so I'm kinda bummed about having to do this.

Aside from that, the diet in Phase 3 is a big change from what it has been. Phase 3 is all about the carbs (consuming them, though, not staying away from them). I'm a little bit excited about eating lots of carbs, but a little nervous at the same time, as Phase 3 allows only a low protein consumption. The percentage breakdown of Phase 3 is 60% carbs, 20% protein, and 20% fat. I've been enjoying my diet in Phase 2, but I'm sure there will be lots of good stuff to be eaten in the last 5-week phase. Anna has been enjoying all of her food choices since beginning the phase.

Prior to the back mishap, the workouts have been rolling right along, as well. I've dropped 15lbs total, and have stayed at 173lbs for the past week. If I had to guess, my body fat is probably at about 8 or 9%. By the end of Phase 3 I'm hoping it will be about 6-7%.

Best of luck to family and friends Paula and Talan, and Rachel and Ben! They started P90X this week. "Keep pushing play"!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

yay!! we're loving it :)