March Madness: Day 1

No, this post isn’t about college basketball.

But for the month of March, which is also National Nutrition month, I’ll be boosting up my workouts with P90X. I looked up the lean workout schedule for P90X and it’s pretty much what I wanted to do in my head but when I asked for a second opinion, my friend suggested Doubles. So, Doubles it is.

Basically, it means I’ll be adding more cardio to the regular Classic schedule. Apparently, I need to do more weight-lifting to tone my muscles more than cardio to slim down the fat. Something about how the harder the muscle works, the more it “eats” the fat away. I didn’t really understand the science of it all…but, if I want more muscle definition, I’ll need to lift weights.

For week 1, I already did the first couple cardio exercises, so I’m switching Shoulders and Arms for Legs and Back today. But from now on, I’ll keep with the schedule and see how it works for me.

So today is Day 1 of P90X.

Exercise Plan

P90X Legs and Back.  I did 20 reps of everything using a light resistance band for the pull-up sections and no additional weights. It wasn’t too bad getting through it, but I must lower on my lunges and perfect the techniques. It’s just enough to break a sweat but not enough to kill. Then again, my effort was at 70% because I wasn’t sure if I’d last to the end. But I did and I’ll increase the intensity next time.

Food Plan

  • Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled egg whites, cinnamon multi-grain oatmeal with 1 apple
  • Lunch: Chipotle BBQ marinated tilapia and Trader Joe’s harvest blend (leftovers) with a pastrami herb salad with sesame balsamic vinaigrette
  • Dinner: 5 ribs of BBQ baby back ribs (from Costco) and 1 cup steamed rice – (a friend dropped it off for me…so who am I to turn it away?)

Photos

No photos today but I’ll resume tomorrow.

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