Oh AB RipperX my middle hates you with the fire of 100 suns. It hurts to laugh or bend! I blame that ALL ON YOU!
Granted it’s a mixed bag of hate, and not really at all hate. It’s a great burn but one that at this point in the P90X program, I’m not sure I was quite ready for this level of ab pain!We are coming into the last weeks of this program and I’m trying to UP MY GAME! I had good results at the half way weigh in but I want to be sure I’m giving this my all. First things first I need to clean up my eating habits. Lately I’ve been pretty free and easy when it comes to eating. And I need to make better choices about what I’m putting into my body.
I know I will feel better with more fruits and veggies, but colder weather brings out the Italian Grandma in me! I want white pastas with sauce and desserts. OK ….I WANT ALL THE DESSERTS!
It might be time to post this on my fridge:
I’m on a personal quest to find pumpkin pie Larabars. The website is currently sold out of them and my trek to each and every grocery store in the area has proven fruitless (Possible pun? Is pumpkin a fruit?) Where oh where are my pumpkin larabars? I might need to create my own!
Technically today is my rest day…but because I’m not very good with those…
I’m instead trying out this new variation of a HIIT. Rather than the traditional work/rest this workout challenges you to 1:30 0f work with three various activities with 1 minute rest between sets.
You will need:
- a mat
- free weights (It’s a lot of reps use something heavy but not too heavy, I’m using 15lbs)
- a timer
Start out with your own warm up. Get the muscles moving jumping rope, jogging in place, a quick jog what ever you like. Start our with body weight squats once that :30 is done reset for jumps and begin the next :30 as soon as you are set. You don’t want a ton of rest in between these sets. With the Bench press//Deadlifts//Back flys set be sure your form is correct each time, a lot of reps with incorrect form will only lead to injury. Control the weight and the motions don’t let the weights drop. Repeat each group 3 times and 5 times for the abs.
Let me know what you think!
Also for my local readers I’m getting ready to begin my #CuseFIT2014 series and what to know what classes you have been dying to try or know more about. You can check out the (2013) last years series here.
Question of the day: Is Pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?