Weekly Update VI

Exercise Plan

So it’s the second week of Phase II in P90X Doubles (Week 6/13). I decided that Cardio X is too easy as the second workout and instead, I’ll be doing Plyometrics as my extra dose of cardio. It really gets my heart rate up.

  • Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, Ab Ripper X, Plyometrics: Did plyometrics in the morning and fell short of completion by 15 minutes, but at least I jump off the ground. Completed Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps with a mix of 5 lb and 10 lb weights, did a couple of modified moves for the push-ups. Ab Ripper X, did everything but only hit 30 Mason twists due to fatigue. It’s not a good idea to do strength training too late at night because I was quite tired throughout.
  • Plyometrics: made it through the entire workout plus the bonus round. I can finally do hot foot without feeling pain in my shins so I’m getting stronger. My triceps were a bit sore from yesterday but it didn’t impede my range of motion.
  • Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper X, Plyometrics: Plyometrics in the morning again and it seems a bit easier. Looking into the mirror during the workout helps keep your form, especially when you’re tired. For Back & Biceps, I tried to increase the weight and tension when it comes to curls and pull-ups. Ab Ripper X felt a bit easier.
  • Yoga X:  Yoga never gets easier since there are always more ways to increase intensity. I’ve been getting stronger and more flexible since I’ve finally been able to do the hand grab during the right angle pose, was straighter for the twisting half moon, and did crane for 50/60 seconds. In the end, I skipped 7 minutes of the yoga belly section.
  • Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X,  Plyometrics: Only made it through half of Plyo before I started feeling really light-headed and dizzy. Guess I didn’t have enough energy…perhaps I should’ve eaten something beforehand. Skipped Leg & Back and Ab Ripper X.
  • Kenpo X: Didn’t do Kenpo today, but I did go to a Power Yoga class for 1.5 hrs. It wasn’t as challenging as the Yoga X, but it definitely works up a sweat and I did feel fatigued a bit at the end. Good workout.
  • Stretch X: Legs & Back and Ab Ripper X as a makeup. Took it pretty easy on the Legs & Back since it’s supposed to be my rest day. Stretched afterwards as well.

Food Plan

Since last week, I fell into a lazy streak of not planning ahead, I took the earlier part of this week to make as much food as possible. I had a lot more cheese in my diet this week than I’ve had in over a month. Aside from the overabundance of cheese, it was a pretty good week.

I realize that I’m not a big salad person, I had salad for a while, but I just got bored of it. So I need to figure out another alternative to getting a massive dose of veggies. Also, I tend to eat more apples, citrus, and berries than any other types of fruit. I got pears, plums, and bananas before…but I never finish the lot of them before they start to rot. I should probably stick to what I like or get less of the other types of fruit. Also, I need to add more flaxseed meal into my food since I bought a bag and it’s about time it gets emptied.

It’s been a while since I’ve done some daily food logs, so here’s one for this week. Personally, I think I eat too much for someone my size…but I guess I’m working out a lot, so it’s justified…maybe?

Day 1

  • Breakfast: 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 slice home-made pizza, 1 tangerine
  • Lunch: 1 bowl steel-cut oatmeal, 1 cup Earl Grey tea, 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • Dinner: harvest blend, 2 pork tenderloin medallions, mashed sweet potatoes, and blanched asparagus with oyster sauce
  • Snack: 1 tangerine, 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheese, 1/2 cup unsalted soybeans, 1 cup air-popped popcorn

Day 2

  • Breakfast: 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • Lunch: 2 slices home-made pizza, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tangerine
  • Snack: 1/2 cup unsalted soybeans, 1 tangerine, 5 mini pumpkin pancakes
  • Dinner: Clay pot style rice, steamed spinach, shiitake mushrooms, dried shrimp and Chinese sausage with sesame seeds, soy sauce and oyster sauce
  • Snack: 1 slice Monterey Jack cheese

Day 3 ( I was awake from 4:30 AM – 11 pm with a short nap, so I ate more than usual)

  • Breakfast: 5 mini pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup, 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheese, 1 vanilla ice cream bon bon
  • Snack: 1 bowl oatmeal, 2 hard-boiled eggs, and lemon water
  • Snack: 1 container Fage 2% Greek yogurt with honey and 1 pack roasted seaweed
  • Lunch: 2 slices home-made pizza
  • Snack: 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes with 2tbsp flaxseed meal, 1/2 cup coffee, 1 tangerine
  • Dinner: Fusilli with chicken broth, spinach, Shiitake mushrooms, and Chinese sausage
  • Snack: 1 tangerine, 1 TJ mini mint ice cream mouthful, 1 bowl air-popped popcorn, celery sticks, 1 tbsp peanut butter

Day 4

  • Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 slices of home-made pizza, 2 tbsp kefir
  • Lunch: 1 ounce blanched peanuts, 1 tangerine, mentos
  • Dinner: pork tenderloin medallions with harvest blend, mashed sweet potatoes, blanched asparagus and oyster sauce
  • Snack: 1 cup kefir

Day 5

  • Breakfast: 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • Lunch: 2 slices home-made pizza, 1 tangerine, 1 cup kefir
  • Snack: 1/2 grapefruit with cinnamon
  • Dinner: Balsamic chicken, steamed spinach and steamed rice
  • Snack: air-popped popcorn, 8 slices of pepperoni and smoked gouda cheese

Day 6

  • Breakfast: 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 slice of homemade white bread, 1 cup kefir
  • Lunch: 1/4 rack of ribs, 1/4 cup mac & cheese, 1/4 cup pork and beans (from Baby Blues BBQ)
  • Snack: 1 ounce peanuts, 1 slice of gouda cheese, 1 doubleshot wheatgrass (from Jamba Juice)
  • Dinner: 1 bowl beef and veggie stew with fusilli

Day 7

  • Breakfast: 1 bowl air-popped popcorn, 1 small bowl beef and veggie stew with fusilli
  • Snack: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 1 tangerine
  • Lunch: 1 omelette, 1 cup mixed fruit, 1 cup hot cocoa, 1 nutella pancake with syrup (from Cafe Laurent)
  • Snack: 2 French macaroons (from Jin Patisserie), 1 cup kefir
  • Dinner: 4 grilled chicken wings (from Baby Blues  BBQ), 1/2 cup steamed broccoli, mashed sweet potatoes

Photos

Air-popped popcorn (no salt, no butter)

Mini Tangerine

Garlic & Herb pizza crust with Marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, lentils, spinach, peppers, scallions, and pepperoni

Balsamic marinated chicken, steamed spinach and steamed rice

Clay pot-style rice

Grilled chicken wings (from Baby Blues BBQ), steamed broccoli, and mashed sweet potatoes

Advertisements

One Response

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Just Fortuitous. Just Fortuitous said: Blogged: Week 6 of #P90X Doubles. http://wp.me/pPiRI-lK […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: