P90X and Me

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We have pulled in nearly 90% of our expected grape tonnage at this point. I am exhausted. I have not had time to blog, obviously. Not that there are people hanging on my every blog but I like to keep consistent. All my plans for being healthy for harvest flew right out the window. I have actually gained 5 pounds.

The bf has started P90X. It has been just over a week. I have been doing the diet and exercise with him and have gained three of the five pounds in the last week that I have been working out. If you know me then you know that I am not a good worker outer. I believe that losing weight can be done by changing your diet. I do try to get little bits of exercise into my daily routine but I rarely spend an hour doing cardio.


The P90X diet is extreme, as the name eludes. It is based on a very high protein regimen and bolstered with some fruits and veggies. I have done the push ups, the pull ups, the curls, the squats, the lunges, the yoga and the cardio and all I have felt from it is sore muscles. Some say sore muscles is a "good" kind of pain. I say, what the??? There is no GOOD pain!! But I am going to keep with the workouts because it has to be good for me somehow. What blows about working out to a video is that there is no instructor there to tell you that you are doing it wrong. I must have been doing something wrong because last weekend my back went out.

There I was in the bra department of Macy's bending down to examine the bottom rack and 'whoops' my back gave out. My wonderful mother had to carry me, my bags and my purse to the car where she rushed me to her house. My dad gave me some muscle relaxers and I tried to wait it out. Of course, I had a late night concert to go to which became a comedy as I tried to rock out while leaning on the stage and flopping my relaxed muscled arms around. It was a fantastic show by the way.
Kele of Bloc Party

This week I need to really be careful not to further injure my back while doing the exercises so now I have to tone it down. But hey, working out is working out, right? As far as me gaining three pounds in a week, I chalk that up to the crazy protein diet. I am not working out like Mr. P90X man on the tv screen so I don't think that protein is going to my extreme muscles. More likely, it is turning to carbs and sugar as I try to fit all that food into my body then fall asleep because I am so tired from working 14 hours a day, 6 days a week.

So now I am going to go back to my own diet. I am not on P90X to make muscles anyways. I know that the more muscle you have, the higher you metabolism is but if you calculate the ratio of time spent working out to just eating less I think you will find it evens out.
Simple, healthy diet

My diet is the usual: Whole grains, lean protein, tons of fruits and vegetables. My protein will be the real stuff too. What the heck is that powdered stuff anyways? Looks unnatural to me. I will be eating every three or four hours which adds up to about 5 times a day. I can not avoid the burritos I get for free from work on the weekends. So be it. I will still work out but I am going to have to tone it way down to save my back and my sanity.

Let's hope I can undo what the P90X has done to me in the last week.

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  1. As it says it the opening credits, P90X is not for everyone. Works for me, however. Crazy that you had back spasms in the bra department. Would probably have paid to see that.

    -an old friend named Will

  2. BTW, my previous comment wasn't meant to sound mean. Your Macy's experience just paints a funny picture in my head.

    I read through most of your blog just now. Lots of good stuff in here. I'm no dieter, but your writing style (depicting the delicate balance between living the good life vs. leading the healthy life) is very charming, amusing, and informative.

    It's nice to see you are still a very cool geochick!


  3. Thanks, Will, I have the blog to keep myself on track or focused. I dont know how much it helps anyone else out there but it helps me. My life has been turned upside down this past year so my physical appearance is not my priority right now. I need to blog about it soon.

    Thanks for reading!!!!!