Fitbit calculation for calories burned, start 1265- end 1465 = 200 calories burned.
Begin Block 2!
I got off track on Christmas Day but today's weigh in says I lost a pound last night as I hoped to do for the weigh in at the end of Block 1 so I hope I can burn some extra fat by next Monday's weigh in.
I was also VERY much hungry at the start of this. I'd been up for about 3hrs with no food yet. Ugh. I don't mind working out before I eat, but waiting 3hrs to workout and then eat. I will fix that issue.
I'm going to add as many notes in here as I can. And I may convert this to an offline journal. It has no purpose putting this online unless I'm bringing traffic here for a reason. I have a reason but it's not ready yet...
Tony does a fantastically POOR job of coaching this module. He doesn't explain up front that you need multiple dumbbells or what kind. I used 3 of the sets I had ready. 8lbs, 12.5lbs and 19.5lbs.
Tony also does not prompt you to write or give you time to record info after each dumbbell/weighted rep. He mentions sometime after starting that all the reps are 10 and I then found that on the worksheet but the sloppy manner in which he does this one was shocking. Very sloppy. Very inconsiderate.
On the Tricep Skyfers in particular, I have almost No range of motion. These are hard for me to do either because of muscle failure or something else. I can't get into position on these. I gave up on the first pass then when I wrote that down, I restarted that section and did some with Very limited range of motion. Maybe 1 inch range of motion.
I need a better pull-up routine. I may go to the gym and do some negative reps with the pull-up assist. I will be going by there at 9pm anyway.
I felt great again after this. I wasn't hungry anymore but I made a regular Protein Smoothie and did get hungry again. I hope to restrict calories this week and lose some more weight this week for my Monday weigh in than I did for this Monday's weigh in. As I may also pile on X3 AB Ripper and then Triometrics later to catch up, I will be doing more Protein this week than last week most likely. My smoothie is about 400 calories of protein powder and fruit as I've posted on another blog.
I also thought this workout would be MUCH harder. It was really pretty easy. But I'm going to the gym to do some more pull-ups and Tricep, Bicep and Shoulder and maybe Back work. Upper body. I will do the Assisted Pull-up machine and whatever they have for upper body. Maybe Lat Pulldowns. I'll try to take my Fitbit to log the calories because I just ate some fast food and candy so I want to log the calories I burned.
I also plan to come home and do X3 Ab Ripper and then Triometrics but I may also switch that order to do Triometrics first.
My recordkeeping is killing me but I want some very good records for several reasons. I have Excel sheets with stats for each workout and my *last* item is to finish putting the proper dates on the worksheets. I just put all the workouts into my Google Calendar and fixed a flaw in my Excel sheet so I could stop there but I may now try to add the proper dates on the worksheets, type in what notes I have on there now in ink and move on! We'll see....
As I'm behind schedule I went to the gym, came home because I forgot my Fitbit to log calories and went to the gym and checked my calories at 12:01 just after midnight and so I Didn't Get To Calculate The Calories!!!! Aarrgghhh! The Fitbit said I burned about 150 calories going to the grocery store and home after midnight, which I doubt since it took 14mins and was nowhere near as demanding as some of my 100 calorie P90X3 workouts, so I'm not sure at all about the Fitbit.
So at the Gym I did 3 sets on the assisted pull-up machine, emphasizing negative reps, and I did 3 sets on the dip machine (I can Really feel my triceps!) and the ab crunch machine. The Ab Machine let me do side/oblique crunches. Mercy, I felt all of those. I was trying to prep for X3 AbRipper so I hope that helped. I did 2 different bicep curl machines and 1 set of curls with 25lb dumbbells emphasizing the negative. I also did the first round on a few more machines but abandoned them for a few reasons. I got out just before midnight when they closed (it's supposed to be a 24 hour gym....) and didn't check my calories til I parked at the grocery at 12:01am!
So I added some more "damage" lol. I will do X3 Ab Ripper and then post a blog on Triometrics unless I just blog X3 Ab Ripper with Triometrics because they are going to be back to back. I will do that. It will be a 45min routine.
29 Days down. 61 to go!!!
Day 90 is a REST day.
Day 91 is the Final Fit Test and After Photos.