Weight-liftingu? kakkoi desune!
feels good to start the Chest and Back workout today! Worked up a sweat, felt pretty exhausted by the end. Wooh so much pushups in this video I forgot about!
I was in my Japanese class today and she asked if we lived a “health-sy lifu styru-” in japanese lol and asked me to share what I did. I said I run and lift and shes like woah kkakkoi (awesome/cool) haha and that was the little push I needed to bike back home and start phase 3 super bossness. ahaha
In other news, nomming on some Fage (yess no more chobani) with some homemade fruit protein bars! I bought some dried mixed fruit from Costco and it tasted like shit so i had to do something with them lol. The prunes and the overall dietary fiber in there makes you go to the bathroom fsho lmao I guess this is a good constipation reliever if you throw some prunes up in there
Off to class!!
Eating breakfast and on week 7.3
Can’t believe im a few weeks away from being a p90x/insanity(2) graduate! Excited, and motivated to keep pushing and digging deeper!
So far, the weekend set me off kind of badly. I had to attend two big birthday bashes, so a. there was alcohol involved. b. Wasn’t able to make a lot out of meals back at home. Back here in my apt, I have all the foods I’ve bought and portioned out throughout the week. But when I get home, its basically Korean food (sweet potatoes, brown rice, a lot of salty stews and etc) I tried to carb-load higher on the weekend, buy eating sweet potatoes, apples and pb. Which might or might not have been better for recovery…
Anyhews, so far, I’ve also switched from my go-to ON whey to Body fortress’s bundle pack. It’s pretty good economically and taste-wise, I stick by ON but its honestly not that bad.
- vanilla: 7.5/10 Eh.. Kinda Bland in the flavor department. (I use this to mix-in for morning pancakes, regular protein recipes [carrot protein muffins, lemon protein bars««FREAKING FAIL LOL]
- cookies n’ creme: 9/10 yum! honestly, the best one out of all of them for morning and even dessert. I prefer mixing this in my protein pancakes rather than vanilla.
- chocolate peanut butter: 8/10 always use this for my post-workout shake. BANANANANANA makes this sooo much yummier.
I heard there’s a little bit of creatine in the concetration… I heard it makes you bloat a little without drinking enough water.. not sure if its good or bad. I don’t really think it should be!
Anywhos, I packed some turkey muffins and bits of burnt lemon protein bars for school and I’ll be doing Back+Biceps and ABX… hoping to get out of the skinny-fat shape soon. muscalllzz where are uuu
Did Chest and Back today instead of back&biceps (got stuck in the phase 1 pattern), i was working out and my roommate was mentioning that my arm got more muscular which should mean my protein plans working?
I have so much midterms, so little time….My schedule looks like classes- 1hr/30min break-classes- workout/shower fucking quick- classes. so its really hard to squeeze eating more and upping protein intake. However, I realized that if you plan ahead of time and actually cook/bake on-the-go protein snacks it really helps you feel satiated (#nostomachgrowlinginclass) and helps you workout harder and see results faster.
I was researching up on p90x2 yesterday night and found that many have exalted its focus on core performance but many critique it on its lack of strength-training, muscle-building focus like its predecessor. So I was thinking it was more of a supplement to pushing harder in p90x after you strengthen your core,flexibility and balance.
And then I also stumbled on this 8-week program called Rushfit by GSP (MMA fighter) which combine HIIT cardio and free weights and supposedly produces quickass results!
I’m planning out the rotation of gym regimens that I want to accomplish throughout this year. But not focus solely on finishing the programs, A-B but really use it as a stepping point to start using the gym facility at my school and pump some real iron
so im planning to do something like this:
1. complete p90x/insanity hybrid
2. LiveFit+p90x2/running (spring quarter weather rocks at my uni, we’re by the beach!)
3. p90x+Rushfit during the summer
…then gym it forevar.
There’s simply nothing bleak about committing to making yourself a better person inside and out for the long run. Yeah I know there are ups and downs but at least I know I can do it. If I can, I will. If I can, I’ll do it the right way.
so seriously, if you’re reading this and your main focus is to get skinny(-fat)…you need to seriously meet my best friend (weights)<3
lavauguys~(currently nommed on some fage+peach jello powder+crumbled carrot protein muffins, weird ass combo not gonna lie)
WEEK 4 OF P90X/INSANITY HYBRID COMPLETE-O
Just finished it off with an 8am Legs and Back workout before class. So stoked, especially from the last post when I told you guys I was upping my protein/cal intake :) Hopefully I’ll see those little ab babies pull through!!! (Gahhh i dont know if im imagining shit but eversince I started eating more 3 days ago my abs were getting more defined FOOD FTWWWW)
Excited and pumped up for phase 2. Bring it on SHAUN T AND TONY HORTON…WINTER IS COMINGGGGGGG tehehe. typing really fast before going to class, eating breakfast. (Busy Day, going home for the first time in a while from uni..)
PROTEIN PANCAKES are my go-to brekkie now. So nommy.
-mix a scoop of vanilla ON whey, 2 egg whites, 2-3 tbsp almond milk, 2 tbsp lowfat pineapple cottage cheese.
-My roommmate woke up and said it smelt like cookies haha. (It smells like those funfetti cakes lol)
Would anyone know how to make them less drier though?
Bodyspace is the shizzz
So I was checking out some progress pics over at bodybuilding.com and come upon this one chick who totally transformed her body 360 during the course of 12 weeks!
I pmed her about her diet and she gave me some tips for upping my protein. Ladies (and guys) bodybuilding.com is such a great tool for finding not only a support community but real-life tips and forums full of resources telling you what.
So here’s the jist. I’m going to try transforming my diet all-around starting tommorrow morning. I’ve come upon numerous articles, responses that all point to the basic fundamentals of building lean muscle and losing a ton of
weight FAT at the same time.
1. DO not be afraid of lifting ladies! (My p90x/insanity hybrid proves it; I saw faster results in week 3 then just sticking to only the Insanity program)
2. Diet 70%, 30% exercise, which brings me to these points:
-Up the Protein, feeding your body with some type of it every 2-3 hours. (your stomach should not growl.)
-These meals aren’t supposed to be huge but small and balanced. (4-5 is good)
-Calorie deficits in the long run eat away all the hard work you did (stunts muscle growth; where would you get fuel?) Stay at least at a 1200 cal range.
-LOW CARB, try ELIMINATING sugars/processed shit. (usually oatmeal/sweet potato/ good grains 2 servings is aite)
Excited for Shoulders and Arms tmrw :) … and a take-home midterm in an hour. Reading about the domestication and globalization of coffee and drinking it at the same time tehehe. AFFFFFFFFF. and im procastinating through nutrition articles
So even though my cell camera died
and I don’t have any recent posts up with progress pictures. I promise you I’ll have them up on a quad-week basis? lol (made that up)
Meaning at the end of week 4 (this week :D) week 8, week 12 blahblahblah ;)
Bummed, but I just made a bodyspace page if you guys want to check it out!
Gotta go to class (finished insanity plyo) make a protein shake and take half an apple along for the bike ride… I love the mini-cardio I get from biking 10 minutes to class and in the cold (YESSSSS no sarcasm)
love you all
Week 4 (non-recovery) :)
why? Because I feel like my body deserves a little more beatdown with the aftermath of this weekend (let’s just say 4 loko lololollll.)
I freaking love Chest and Back seriously! I never thought I would be gasping for breath through just working your arms and back with a pull-up and free weights! If anything, I love push-ups now seriously (Military, diamond, wide-fly HELL yezz)
My arms have definitely gotten tighter and my legs have a gap that is slowly widening upwards :D . lifting+hiit is far more effective than hiit cardio alone. (so stop doing insanity for the 5th time) Other than that, I also decided to throw in some extra ab moves in ab ripper x since I’m feeling that it’s getting a little repetitive.
So instead of the last two rounds of leg climbs I do ball rolls and reptile twists (25 reps as the usual)
digging deeper and being the best >)
Btw, one of my gfs wanted to try out Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis. Anyone had any luck with it?
Best part about showering
Cardio Day 2
Insanity Max Interval Circuit
I admit, after a week of being on/off with insanity its harder to keep up with month 2 workouts, but it hurts so gooooood. An hour of torture, bring the pain and sweat ;)
Drinking my protein shake, I think I’m going to make some korean seaweed soup tonight since its getting wayyy to chilly over here. My joints hurts so much not just from insanity but from biking in the damn cold! My house is like a mile away from campus which isnt too bad but the wind makes it longer. Sigh. Night classes suck ass.