Today is the official start of Week 8 which is the "Rest Week!"
The next seven days look like this:
Today - Yoga
Monday - Core Synergistics
Tuesday - Kenpo X
Wedenesday - Stretch X
Thursday - Core Synergistics
Friday - Yoga
Saturday - Stretch X/Rest Day
Today was not the best fitness day ever! Annie and I were at a Halloween party last night and didn't get to bed until about 2:30am. The good news is I didn't eat any of the junk food that was abundant at the party - it was hard but I knew I would feel like crap if I ate junk food!
This morning I finally rolled out of bed around 10am and made myself a Whey Protein Shake and an English Muffin with Peanut Butter. Then it was time to start checking out my fantasy football rosters. I had a protein bar around 12:30 and then a Turkey sandwich on whole wheat around 3 o'clock. We then went over to our friends house to watch the Steelers game. They had hot wings there which wasn't the best possible food but I needed to eat so I had about 4 of them and about 10 pieces of celery and I had a protein bar with me so I had that as well. I got some protein from the chicken but I probably had too much fat and I can tell because I feel a little shitty right now. It is amazing how when you start eating right and your body becomes use to that how it reacts when you get off the schedule.
After we got home from the game I took 1 scoop of Superpump and went upstairs and did the Yoga workout. I really tried to relax more today and just focus on the moves and breathing. I have to say this was probably my best yoga workout to date. I was even able to hold the Crane pose for like 5 seconds before I landed on my face! Also, I did very well on the Royal Dancer. I usually lose my balance a few times during this one and today I didn't slip up once. I even was able to pull my back leg up pretty high -- not as high as that show off Adam on the video -- but high for me! The Yoga Belly stuff is still the best part of the yoga workout. This is about the only time I start to sweat a little in all of the yoga workout.
So, now I am slamming my recovery drink and planning out my work day for tomorrow.
I want to run a couple of ideas past all my workout buddies who are reading this - bear with me here:
I ordered a new supplement called Anabolic Halo. It is a recovery drink and is supposed to be the best recovery supplement on the market -- according to the reviews. And the reason is .....
I am getting close to Phase 3 of P90X and the diet becomes very carb heavy. The breakdown is like 60% Carbs, 20% protein, and 20% fat. The P90X nutrition guide says that if we have a lot of energy or want to lose more weight we can stay in the current Phase 2 which is: 40% Carbs, 40% Protein, and 20% Fat. My goal when I started P90X was to get my weight down to about 170lbs and I am there right now. For this reason I am planning to go onto the Carb heavy phase 3. My energy level has been a little low lately and I think my workouts could benefit from adding more carbs.
So, since I will not be eating all the protein bars and protein shakes that I have been during Phase 1 and Phase 2 I decided to use the P90X recovery drink as a snack (as suggested in the nutrition guide) and the Anabolic Halo as my actually recovery drink! Now, if I see that I start to gain weight back because of the excess carbs than I will jump back to the balanced protein/carb Phase 2.
So my questions is what do you guys think? Does this sound like the right approach to you? Or do you think I should just stick with Phase 2 for the last 30 days of the program? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Tomorrow is Core Syn!
Thanks for Reading,