For those of you not familiar with the P90x program I have just begun, there is a fitness completion before you begin to test where you are at on the fitness spectrum. You are also supposed to take 6 before photos and then the same photos after each month (I think). Anyway I wanted to show you all something I discovered by taking these photos. My lowest low of 2010 was in July (177lbs). I broke that low this year at 175lbs. Basically I hovered within the same 10lbs for over 7 months. That really sucks and I have been down about that over and over again. Pretty sad that I haven't had more progress than that.
In your before photos you are supposed to wear as little clothing as possible so you can track your results. So I busted out my green bikini that the BFF bought me last summer for my bday. I wore this bikini on our river trip last July (at my lowest). I wasn't exercising much last year. So I wanted to show you what a difference exercise really makes. It is a subtle difference but it's there. I think the biggest difference is in my arms and the spare tire around my boobage that has somewhat shrunk. Basically a little toning can go a long way. Hopefully in 90 days when I have completed my first round of P90X, my after picture will be that much more noticeable.
I felt like complete crap yesterday but I got home and pushed myself to do Day 2 of my workout which was the PlyoX and it was CRAZY! It was 58minutes long and I did the whole thing, no pausing. By the end of it my face was beet red and according to my HR monitor I was well into the 140's (good for me). I was exhausted but damn it felt great. I made my post-workout protein shake which leads me to this awesome recipe I tried and LOVED! I'm sure some of you have already done a similar version if not the same but this was so good I just had to share it.
In a blender:
1 cup of ice
8oz cold water (or milk if you want it thicker)
1 small banana (or 1/2 of a large banana)
1 tbsp of nut butter (I used chocolate almond, but you can easily use peanut, cashew, hazelnut, etc)
1 scoop of Pure Protein in chocolate (sure this would be good with vanilla as well)
Blend until smooth and Enjoy!
I swear it tasted just like a banana split or chocolate covered bananas! Heavenly!!! The total calorie count for the one I made last night is 280 calories of goodness. Great meal replacement for me.
Well that's it for today. I don't remember what workout I'm doing tonight but I'm ready!!! woo hoo!