Week 3 started off lame…
Yesterday was to be the last Chest-Back-Ab Ripper X for this week and then next week we mix it all up. Part of the muscle confusion. But yesterday I was unable to workout! Why?
OK, OK I know it’s not just boyfriends fault. But you see, he is my workout buddy. So, we get together when the time is right and go workout. But lately it has gotten a bit more difficult trying to set an hour that works for the two of us. We usually go workout around noon, if that isn’t a possibility we go around 8 pm. But now that his training for work [he’s a firefighter] is getting more intense, it’s “oh sorry babe, training went late” or I can’t go because i have other things to do, like pack since i’m heading back to Napa next week! tear!
Sometimes i just get pissed because honestly, i’m a bit more motivated than him and I just want to go to the gym by myself and work out with Tony! I mean, I do have the videos! But then I know he will get butt-hurt and he did pay for them. UGH! Plus i don’t want to spend the last 2 weeks that i have with him in a fight. That’s not fun. It is just frustrating and I sometimes feel that workout buddies can hold you back! I mean not just my boyfriend, but other workout buddies i’ve had in that past just flake and prefer being fat to workout. The hell?! So hopefully when i get back to PUC and get in the swing of things, i will be able to stick with it more.
Another thing that grinds my gear: like today since we missed yesterday, boyfriend wants to double up today’s workout. WTF?! Not only will we do plyometrics today, we will also do what we didn’t do yesterday: chest-back-ab ripper x. Excuse me? Is that even ok to do? Whatever, I guess right now I just want to get toned. And since i didn’t go to the gym yesterday, i had to watch extra carefully what I was putting in my mouth.
and with that being said-that’s what she said! =)
Sorry to my readers for dropping off the face of the earth! These past 2 weeks have been crazy! So I passed my CNA test, which was very easy. What pissed me off was the fact that these people at Mission College were trying to make me feel like shit since I didn’t take the CNA course with them. Mind you all the while I did not say that I had just finished my 1st year as a nursing student. So there I was just listening to these other people about to take the test on what to expect, until i hear stuff that was completely wrong. Wrong as in, that’s now how i learned it. Now, I’m not like some people [like some in my nursing class] and believe to be the smartest person on the face of the earth, and demean the normal-i-have-to-study-to-know-my-shit-student. So I thought, well i should ask them for pointers, i may learn something. WRONG! I ask this one girl who looked like she just wrote the test herself [aren’t you in my nursing class?!] a simple question about the skills part of the exam. She looks at me and gives me the most degrading look/answer ever. [OH, you’re related to someone in my nursing class right?]
—-NO! That is not how you do it! Where the heck did you study at?!
Oh hell no! Excuse me? But i kept my cool and said, “Oh well um, i’m a nursing student, so that’s how i studied. I’m also working in ER this summer”.
All of a sudden this bitch looks at me like i’m the smartest person in the world.
—You’re a NURSING STUDENT?
-yes, aren’t you?
—oh no! None of us are! Oh so how did you study?
The hell? I wasn’t going to tell her shit!
-oh I don’t know there is a big difference. I mean you studied on mannequins while i’ve studied on actual patients. But GOOD LUCK!
On that note-KARMA IS A BITCH AND MY FRIEND!
Now next topic. It is hard to have a birthday week when you are also trying to stick to P90X.
But i did it! I denied myself alcoholic drinks-sad times- no seconds and instead of pizza ate tostadas! yay! Week 3 is among me now!
I am loving the results. I can actually pull myself up now on the stupid bar! Woop-Woop for a 34” waist! If anything I am so much more toned than i was and that is a plus. Also the bf is looking mighty nice too! S
So here is to week 3- and yay for my success! 22 years old, getting in shape, got amazing gifts for my birthday, new blackberry!
Things are looking up!-that’s what she said! HA!
It amazes me that even though I only spent ONE day last week doing Chest and Back, this week on DAY 8 doing the exercise again, it seemed a lot more easier. Weird?!
But overall I am loving P90X! Plyometrics is still hard and Ab Ripper X kills me in those stupid 15 minutes but I am Definitely seeing results! My arms are not as flabby, my tummy is going down, love it! I have more energy, but the bad thing that I’m falling on is the NUTRITION! It’s my birthday week and eating healthy when everyone wants to take you out to eat, is hard!
Plus, I’m Mexican, we don’t eat healthy! Just kidding, but seriously, I can’t imagine being vegetarian and Mexican at the same time…It just seems impossible. UGH!! So for one of my last birthday dinners I am making Tostadas..instead of ordering Pizza. Yay! That’s good right?
And I don’t even want to begin thinking about the stupid birthday cakes…i hate you birthdays! Sabotaging my hard work! But i love birthday’s because hopefully i get tons of money and I can buy my blackberry curve! YAY!!
So now i’m off to the gym to do yoga x…which is a bitch. I’m not going to lie, i thought Yoga was going to be a piece of cake. I hate it. I’m not a pretzel, and surprisingly enough, i don’t even jump or anything but the first 15 minutes, i don’t know how in the hell, but i was SWEATING! From doing freakin’ YOGA?! Seriously Tony?! What the hell! Anywho, i’m off to sweat and get sore! I love being sore!
Day 2 consisted of Plyometrics.
Now this was SO hard for me to do. I honestly enjoyed the weights more than this workout. I have never sweated so much like in this 1 hour workout. Don’t get me wrong, it was loads of fun. I really like how Tony makes the workouts enjoyable. You don’t hesitate through the workout because it’s dragging, although you may however hesitate because the 1st week is crazy new! I felt like i was training for football, soccer, track, swimming, everything all in one! I looked over at my boyfriend [vince] and his shirt was soaked! Mine was too but since i was wearing navy blue you couldn’t really tell! yay!
That night, after my shower i realized how sore the muscles that we have been working were. Every single muscle in my chest and back felt like they could not move. Even my boobie muscles felt sore. That freaked me out a bit because that is the last thing i want to loose!
Day 3 was Shoulders and Arms along with Ab Ripper X-
When this workout came the only thing that scared me a little was the fact that I was already sore from day 1, how was i going to be able to preform today? Were my sore muscles going to stop me from “bringing it?” But then i really understood what they talk about when they say muscle confusion. Day 3 did not interfere at all with the muscles that we worked out on Day 1. Maybe a little bit on the triceps but it didn’t scare me like i thought it was going to. I started writing down how many reps and how much weight i am at right now. I do more reps and less weight because my main goal is just to tone. So i find myself doing 15-20 reps with 10 lb. for basic shoulder and back and with triceps I do 15-10 reps with 8 lb., that is if i can finish the reps! Now Vince on the other hand is doing 8-10 reps with 25 lbs and 8-10 reps with 20 lbs. That is what the guys should do to bulk up. So there you have it!
What is my diet?
Now honestly i’m not on a certain diet. I do however eat a lot more healthier than i use to. In the morning for breakfast I have a smoothie packed with vitamins, fruits, some low-fat yogurt and soymilk. Yummmy!! I have 2 slices of 100% whole wheat toast to fill me up. I am drinking at least 3-33.8 oz of water throughout the day. For lunch I tend to have some sort of protein along with healthy carbs and veggies. At night i find myself either having some small amount of protein along with a protein shake and veggies, or cereal. I do munch throughout the day though. I snack frequently almonds, fruit, carrots, etc. again incorporating my water and vitamins.
Like I said today is Day 4 and amazingly enough I am seeing already a positive difference in my body! I love P90X!! It’s not easy but I can already say well worth it!
so yesterday i was messing around with ebay and decided to bid on a brand new box of P90X for $56. I thought i’m just going to see how this “bidding” thing works, NEVER thinking i would win it. I mean, come on?! This video sales for $130!! But less then 5 minutes into the bid and guess what? I’m winning! I’m filled with mixed emotions, “I’m actually winning something” and “oh crap, i have $8 dollars to my name (thanks you gym membership + lack of jobs!) not nearly enough to buy this, even if it is a bargain!” So yay for me i win, but then i wonder, hmmmm… how is this getting paid?
DUN-DUN-DUN- it charged it on my MOM’s credit card!! FML!!! But lucky for me i called my awesome boyfriend and through hyperventilating i told him my stupid mistake. He responds,” Don’t worry honey, that’s an awesome deal! I’ll pay it for you and think of it as an early anniversary gift!” [Thank God that our anniversary is only a week away!] So my boyfriend saved my ass and now i am waiting for P90X to get here this week! But even though i’m excited about a new workout and the deal, i’m scared as well!
Why you ask?
Well since the beginning of summer i have been hitting the gym hard and have lost 6” off my waist, and a few pounds here and there. But yesterday i was reviewing the videos for P90X and I realized that the 2 hours i’ve spent every day at the gym are nothing compared to what is entailed in this 1 hour workout. So i’m kinda hesitant…but BRING IT TONY!!
I’ll go by this in days…
day 1: kill me know… day 5: what the hell was i thinking? day 30:i guess i don’t hate Tony that much anymore… day 90: TONY you are to be the best man at my wedding! =D
I’ll keep updating days and progress and once school starts how i manage to pass nursing school and keep at P90X!
So with that, let the journey begin!! Well actually it will begin when the videos get here!