Several people have asked me if I could do a calendar for the original Power90 and I finally got off my lazy arse and did it. I actually made two versions. Version 1 has drop down options similar to my ‘build your own workout’ calendars where you can choose whether you do the 1-2 or 3-4 series each day. Problem is, with Power90 there is no clear-cut day where you make the swich from 1-2 to 3-4, it’s more of a “when you feel you’re ready” thing. The way I set up the calendar it switches from 1-2 to 3-4 on day 42, which is the rest day in week 6 and unless you’re going to for sure make the switch on that day, or you know for sure which day you’re going to make the switch, you will end up printing two calendars.
So I created a second version of the calendar where it doesn’t differentiate between 1-2 and 3-4: cardio days just say “Cardio/Abs” and circuit days say “Circuit Training.” You can click on the pictures to the right to see larger versions of what each calender looks like and decide which you’d like to download. Or download both. You can download the calendars at the end of this post or by visiting the Download Page.
Morning weight: 161 (wtf) At least I’m not stuck at 159 anymore.
Did Sculpt 3-4 and felt pretty good. I decided not to push myself to failure trying to do 20 pushups each time – I just did 15 and stopped. For the last “do em til you drop” round, I think I was able to crank out 20. I used the blue (heavy) resistance band for all the exercises and felt pretty good about that. The bad thing was that I had a mug of hot chocolate before the workout… I don’t think I’ll do that again. I also did the workout later than usual – around 6:30 – 7 instead of my usual 4:30. I got home and there were 3 kids in my living room (plus my wife) decorating the Christmas tree. So I waited until the kids were gone, and then Jen made fried egg sandwiches so I wanted to wait a little while after eating before my workout. It was, all in all, kind of an off night. But I’m committed to doing the workouts every day in December.
I feel stuck at 159. The weight itself, the number, doesn’t concern me all that much other than as an indicator that things are changing. What does bother is the belly fat and love handles that I just can’t seem to get rid of. I’ve been plateaued at 159-160 for a couple of weeks now and I’m not sure what to do to get out of it. I feel like I’ve been eating right and I’ve been doing the workouts, though I have missed a couple of days here and there. I’m nowhere near having the 6-pack abs that I thought I’d have by this point in the program, and when I look in the mirror I still see a skinny guy (yes a skinny guy with belly fat and love handles). So… December is it. I’m going to work out every single day for the rest of this month, except the scheduled rest days of course, and I’m going to try very hard to eat as clean as I possibly can.
I did the Fat Burning Cardio workout today. It was good, I felt strong. Exhausted by the end and drenched with sweat, but the exercise felt good. And I swear, if it wasn’t for the P90X Results and Recovery Formula, I may have given up months ago!
Didn’t do my workout today. Had a dentist appointment right after work, then had to return the in-laws’ truck that we used to get our Christmas tree on Sunday. Got home from there and watched the end of Monday Night Football. By that time it was almost 9pm and I just wasn’t feeling it. I did walk probably 3.5 miles today, however, and several trips up to the fourth floor and down and back again, so I wasn’t a total slug. I’ll get back on track tomorrow.
Today was a rest day, so no workout. I was more or less a slug today. Aside from going with the family to get our Christmas tree (we cut our own) all I did was watch football… the 9ers won, but my fantasy team lost, so mixed emotions there. I should have at least gone for a walk or something, but aside from walking around the tree farm, I sure didn’t. I think I ate ok, aside from the two slices of pizza for lunch. Had a banana and protein shake for breakfast and a healthy burrito for dinner. I debated working out today since I didn’t Thursday, but I want to keep Sunday as my rest day so in the end I decided not to.
I’ve been noticing lately that my quads are rock hard. My arms and chest are still too skinny and my legs don’t look big at all, but when I flex them the difference from how they used to be is significant. I guess all those squats in Sculpt 3-4 are good for something aside from making me sweat and curse out loud. =)
They say you shouldn’t weigh yourself every day, but I do it anyway. You just have to make sure you don’t get discouraged if your weight doesn’t necessarily change the way you want it to or you think it should. Especially right after Thanksgiving.
Did Sculpt 3-4 today and felt pretty good about it. Did 17 push-ups each set and 20 on the final, burn-out set. Military Presses and Swimmer’s Presses are still the most difficult for me. I can only do about 12 of the Swimmers Press and I use a lighter band for those too. I kick ass on the squats though!
I ate fairly well today… the only downfall was a nice mug of hot chocolate this evening.
I also added a few links and made a simple but definitely functional favicon. The site is coming along rather nicely I think, but keep in mind it is still a work in progress. I used Axialis IconWorkshop to make the icon, but for some reason when I uploaded the file the black X was showing up white. Then I went to Favicon From Pics and uploaded my icon file and it got fixed.