Boot Camp B (buddies, bitches, babes whatever ;) )

{September 27, 2012}   October plans

I know, this blog hasnt been used by anyone in awhile – and a lot of people have just been using facebook.   I have been trying really hard to get back on track, as I was doing really well with weight loss and running back in the spring/early summer.

I have signed up for my first half marathon – which is in 45 days. I need to get off my ass and get training, so October is going to be GO time.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 17th (Day 8) – 37 minutes of bootcamp, 250cals burned

Friday, May 18th (Day 9) – 20 minute, 2.5km walk

Saturday, May 19th (Day 10) – 40:37 bike, 11.64km, 380cals burned

Sunday, May 20th (Day 11) – 22:33 bike, 6.38km, 210cals burned

Things aren’t going as smoothly as last time.

The vegan part has been a success. No junk food as well. The exercise, is not.

Thursday, May 10th – Day 1: Bootcamp for 21 minutes, 220 cals burned

Friday, May 11th – Day 2: Bootcamp for 22 minutes, 200 cals burned

Saturday, May 12th – Day 3: Walk for 3.45 km (35minutes)

Sunday, May 13th –  Day 4: Walk for 20 minutes. Distance not recorded.

Monday, May 14th – Day 5: Migraine. Sent home from work. Lay in bed all day. No exercise was done. Tried to skip rope. Lasted 3 minutes.

Tuesday, May 15th – Day 6: 20 minutes of walking to the train, then school, then train. Yes, not recorded and therefore technically not a part of my promise to myself.

Wednesday, May 16th – Day 7: Bike for 18mins (4.84km) in the morning, then to work (another km). Will be biking into town and back, then to the station later – so I am guessing a total of 7km. Getting back on track!

Day 28 –  35 minute bootcamp, 255 cals burned

Day 29 –  We spent the day in the car and then at a games convention. YES, nerds. So, this day got skipped. Day 2/30 skipped.

Day 30 – I got up before games (which were at 930), and went for a 20 minute run in Osaka. I saw WAY too many old men peeing. Running in a city SUCKS.  However, perhaps because of the smells and annoyances, I actually ran a personal best, and completed 3.35km in 20 mins, at a pace of 5:59 per km. 220cals burned – and my fastest recorded mile. Pretty proud of that 🙂

That night, we walked home from downtown, 30 minutes, 2.7km. So, does that make up for day 29? No?

Day 31: 1.5 hour walk through one of the most famous, oldest cemetaries in Japan

Day 32: 3 hour, 7km hike at Koya-san.

I feel like I could have done better. I really do, but 30 days of activity out of 32 is pretty good. Starting today, I am beginning another 30 day challenge.

The idea is 30 days of ACTUAL scheduled activity. 20 minute minimum. Must be something that is more than just “playing with students” or something I was already doing. My bootcamp app, a run, a walk that is recorded (distance, time) etc is fine, but I have to pick it up this month.

John and I are also challenging ourselves to eat fully vegan for 30 days. AND NO JUNK FOOD. This is the biggest. We are going to stay away from the convenience stores (a difficult thing in Japan!) for the next 30 days.

So, in point form… my next 30 day challenge (May 7th – June 5th) 

EDIT: May 10th – June 8th

– 20 minutes minimum of recorded exercise

– no animal products

– no convenience store visits/junk

On a positive note, I have lost 3kilos! Woot! Thanks for the encouragement ladies!

{May 2, 2012}   Day 26 and 27 – Raygan

Um… 26 was a no go. Although, I DID throw ninja throwing stars for about 20 minutes, that counts, right?

Day 27 – I played tag with kiddies. Don:t knock it, that shit is tiring.

Today, I AM GOING TO DO BOOTCAMP. I mean it.

{April 30, 2012}   Day 22 – 25 Raygan

Thursday, Day 22 – Bootcamp, just 20 minutes.

Friday, Day 23 – I got up early and did 35 minutes of boot camp. Burning 300cals before breakfast, thankyouverymuch!

Saturday, Day 24 – On VACATION no less, I hiked 8kms  of pretty hard uphill/downhilly in 3.5 hours

Sunday, Day 25 – An easier hike, yet still 8 kms- this time in 3 hours.

Today is day 26, and we just got back from the trip and I MAY have had a glass of afternoon wine, so once it wears off, the plan is 45 minutes of boot camp!

{April 26, 2012}   Day 21 – Raygan

Today, being a super busy elementary school/japanese lesson at night day, I went for a quick walk around my school. It took me 20minutes, and I would guess the loop I did was about 2km. I also ran to the train, which took 10 minutes. This was not scheduled exercise, more “CRAP! I AM LATE” but whatevs, it works 🙂

{April 25, 2012}   Day 20 – Raygan

Today, I again did a bootcamp session from my little app. It was just a 20 minute one, but had me doing 6 different types of pushups, all in reps of 50, plus squats, running in place, etc. I felt like I burned a lot more than the 180cals it said I did.. but whatever! 20 days down, 10 to go! We are off on vacation starting Friday… so the last few days are going to be a challenge, but shall do my best!

{April 24, 2012}   Days 15 – 19: Raygan

Ladies! How goes it? We are almost there! Yay us! I don’t know about you, but my thighs are looking gooooood! My tum is even receding a wee bit. Woot woot!

So, here is the rundown:

Day 15 (Thurs) – Bootcamp #3 – 33mins, 212cals burned

Day 16: (Fri) – Tag with the little people at elementary school for 20 minutes. 1000000 cals burned. Oodles of fun had.

Day 17:  (Sat) – not going to sugar coat it, no exercise today. Yup, I missed a day. AND I am not going to beat myself up about it, I have decided. No reason to fall off the wagon!

Day 18: (Sun) – to make up for slacker Saturday, I walked 4km in the morning, and did bootcamp for 45 minutes (350cals burned) in the evening. Atonement? I think so!

Day 19: (Mon) – Bootcamp #5, 24mins, 187cals burned.

Way to go team!

{April 18, 2012}   Day 14

Today my exercise is going to be a 15 minute walk to the train station. I know, this is not really enough… but unfortunately, I realized that I am out of time. Maybe I can do squats on the train or something…. I did have pretty high energy classes, and am super tired today, so not going to beat myself up about it.

{April 18, 2012}   Day 12 & 13 – Raygan

Day 12 – April 16th: I downloaded a walking app, so I can actually track how far and how fast and not muss up my running times. Yes, I am a lame-o. I just really enjoy keeping track of stuff. I walked 2.69km in 26:48. Elevation change of 200m. I walked in the dark, so seriously, I am pretty sure I burned a few extra calories in terror!

Day 13: I realized that cardio isn’t all I need, and that I have seriously, NO upper body strength (lower body or  mid body strength either… who am I kidding). So, I downloaded an app called LOLO, which is a boot camp app. I was a bit skeptical, but I did their benchmark 6min and then first day (31mins). I burned a total of about 300 cals, and it was awesome! I loved the app, in that you create a playlist, and then it changes the beats per minute for how fast you should be working out. Or, when you are doing planks and junk, keeping the beat up so that the time seems to go faster. It felt great. I decided to do the intermediate one, and you can also tell it what equipment you have on hand, so that you arent surprised with ‘pick up your weights’ half way through and dont have any.  I chose the ‘no equipment’ program, and I am supposed to do it every other day. Will give it a go and see how I feel !

{April 15, 2012}   Day 8-11, Raygan

I haven’t been posting, but have been exercising!

After my run on Tuesday, I have been trying to do more low impact activity. My hip pain worries me, so have been taking it easier. Want to get some runs in this week though.

Day 8 (Thurs, April 12) – 30 minutes of yoga

Day 9 (Fri, April 13) – Ran around and around and around with little people! At LEAST 20 mins, probably more.

Day 10 (Sat, April 14) – 4km walk – brisk up hill, fairly brisk downhill… but had a beer at the top. Slightly counterproductive…

Day 11 (Sun, April 15) – 2.5km brisk walk (25 mins) + 25 mins yoga

{April 11, 2012}   Day 6 & 7 – Raygan

Day 5 recap  – I ran 5km.  I felt awesome, and was literally bouncing off the walls while running. Like practically skipping. I ran a 6:45 pace, which is way faster than usual.

Day 6 – my hips hurt. A lot. So, I only managed a slow 3.2 km.

Day 7 – today, my activity was play time with small people.  A lot of playing with little people. Probably about an hour? I ran, I jumped, I tickled. Yes, this is not normal activity, but my hips hurt, it is raining, and I have my period for the first time in 2 years. So, i deserve a quiet day 🙂


{April 9, 2012}   Day 4 & 5 – Raygan

Yesterday’s walk was about an hour and 15 minutes, and during the walk we saw monkeys! Was a good day! 😀

Today, I am heading out for a 30 minute run!


How is everyone else doing?



{April 8, 2012}   Day 3-Raygan

Day 3, I nearly bailed! But got in a 5 km run (33mins). So glad I did!

{April 6, 2012}   Day 2 – Raygan

Day 1: I managed to run 4km (with warmup that was about 30mins – slow, I know!)

Day 2: it is Friday, so I figure once I get groceries, do laundry etc., eat dinner, it will be too late to run today. So, I went for a 20 minute power walk up the mountain behind my school.

Mag, as for your post about giving up if you skip a day – NO. Xo

Hi ladies!

So, I started on April 1st with a 5 hour hike up a volcano.  However, I was also on vacation, and my carefully laid plans of running/hiking/etc did not happen. I could SAY that all the walking and such was exercise, but I would be lying if I said I planned that. So, I am starting late. My 30 day challenge will be April 5 – May 4. Hope that is cool with you chicas. If not, tough. 🙂

I am at work now, but am going to run after work, and shall blog about it. Just wanted you to know I am on  board!

Awesome to those of you that started. Mag, thanks for suggesting this! xoxoxo

{August 18, 2011}   Grr

Dear creepy lady at the gym,

Yes, I am the only one here. Yes, I am a chubby white chick. No, I am not obese and do not need to be walked through the proper way to run by someone who has 60 lbs on me and is a foot shorter, but sees me as huge because I am not Japanese.

Also, the iPod is a good indicator I don’t want to talk to anyone.

Finally, you staring at me while I do sit ups and push ups and making comments to no one but yourself about my yum is not helpful. Just man the desk and leave me be.



Ps… Sorry this is rather negative but she was really offputting and I might go home and cry now. I am including a photo of myself pre workout at 161 lbs.


{August 18, 2011}   10k

Weighed in yesterday at 73kg. Eep. That is 161 lbs. So… Since my goal is 145lbs/65kg, I gots some work to do! Not as MUCH work as I thought actually… that stupid change between kilos and pounds gets me every time! My goal is to lose that weight by January 1st, 2012. That means, I have to lose .4 of a lb every week. There is no reason i cannot get off my ass and do that.

So, how do I do this?

Sitting on my butt is actually not getting me there. Huh! Who knew! I haven’t gained AS much as I thought I had this past year (I thought I was closer to 175 lbs, to be honest) but I am still feeling… hefty. I know I have bad body image, and part of that is from living in a country of wee people, but I recently saw a picture that made me realize I am pretty average sized compared, at least, to the other western women I know, so I should seriously stop beating myself up so much. Yes, I need to lose 16lbs. I know. But that is not the 30 that I thought, nor the 50 I lost when I left Japan the first time!

Anyway, I have downloaded an app called sparkpeople which tracks your calories and exercise – much like the Weight Watchers program I did back in 2003, which helped me lose that 50lbs.

A new friend, showed me this video, which is quite inspiring. And it seems to me everyone I know is doing an ironman. Ok. so, 2 people. But still. That is still amazing. Where I am not going to be ironman material any time soon, there is no reason I can not be inspired and get off my butt and do a 10km run. So, October 10th, I am signing up for my first ever 10k. That means I have to actually train – as the farthest I have ever run before (well, since high school) is 7km.

Wish me luck, Bitches/Babes/Buddies!

{June 6, 2011}   Monday – Raygan

Week Total: 31:57

Running, 4.02km
AVG pace 7.56/km
Cals burned 277cals

So, after weeks of on again off again running, and sporadic posting… I need to lose some weight and get into shape. I feel gross. And it is already getting hot out, so hopefully this wont hinder my attempt. My goal this week is to run THREE times. 3. I can do it.

{May 11, 2011}   Week of May 11

52 mins

Ok, so I ran both Monday and Wednesday before work, about 22 mins Monday, 30 on Wednesday. I say about, because my GPS was acting up and skipped some sections in the recording, so I am not 100%. So we will say 52 mins total 🙂

That is also about 7km… meaning I have a lot of catching up for this weeks 20km to happen! Wish me luck.
Last week I was absent due to Golden Week. I did however hike and do a tonne of physical activity, so I havent been a total lump! I mean it! Just a partial lump.

{April 17, 2011}   Sunday – raygan

week total 1:10

Run 46 mins
Distance 6.1km
Cals 410

My longest, both in distance and time, yet!!! Woot!

{April 13, 2011}   Tuesday, April 12 – Raygan

Will ignore that last post about ‘back at it tonight’ as I went nowhere Monday… 🙂

Week Total 33:05

Run: 4.42 km
avg speed 7:28/km
cals 316

{April 11, 2011}   Thursday – Raygan

Week total: 1:53

Run: 32 mins
Distance: 4km
Cals burned: 280

Today, it was once again super windy. I also almost managed to get 3 of my students killed on this run, as while I was running past the JHS, 3 of my new grade 7s (my old grade 6s… who had their first day at junior high that day) were super excited to see me and came running across the street to talk to me. AS A BUS CAME. Holy shit, scared the crap out of all of us.

This does mean that I managed to run 6/8 days for a total of 25.65km. My goal is 25 in a week, so I am pretty proud of that, for my first week. I DID take Fri-Sun off, due to rain, rain and a hangover… Will be back at it this evening!

{April 5, 2011}   Tuesday – Raygan

Week total 1:21

Run: 44mins, 5.6km, 385cals burned

I think I get some kudos for the fact that it was 20degrees and sunny… felt like 30. Bad idea to a.)not wear a hat and b.)run alongside running water. Brutal!

{April 4, 2011}   Monday – Raygan

week total 37mins

Ran in a wind tunnel it felt like today! But, I went 4.54km in 37mins, burning 317cals! Yay me 

{April 4, 2011}   Fri & Sat – Raygan

Week Total 1:54

Friday: Run 32min, 3.87km, 265 cals

Saturday: Run 32 min, 4.22km, 299cals

I love my Nike+ app…. just saying 🙂

{April 1, 2011}   Thursday – Raygan

Week Total 50mins

Run, 25 minutes
Cals 263

I downloaded the Nike+ app for my iphone, and now I want to run! I want to beat my score, map where I go and see where I was fastest and slowest.

Who knew that all I required to get myself psyched about running was a geeky application???

{March 29, 2011}   Tuesday – Raygan

Week total: 25 minutes

Run: 25 mins (ok the actual run time was probably 17mins, but I count from when i start walking away from my house to when I return 🙂 )

I know, it has been a long time since I posted. I have to admit, I have lost all motivation. I was doing P90x again, but as you can see from previous posts, I didn’t get far. I don’t have the stamina or motivation to get up at 6am, in the dark and cold and work out alone. I just don’t.

So, John and I agreed to motivate each other into waking up and trying the whole jog in the morning thing. It was -2 when we started out, but it definitely felt good to get outside, and I think I need to build up some cardio before I retry p90x. It is a great workout, but as it states you have to be at a certain level of fitness before you attempt it, and I obviously am not. I am out of shape, chubby and lazy. gah. A recurring theme in my life.

Motivational speeches, texts at 6:30am etc are always appreciated 🙂

9 down…. 81 to go

Week Total 2:35

I did the plyo workout this morning. Sucks when your knees sound like rice crispies while working out. I left out the “bonus round” due to time restraints… (I had hit snooze! eep!)

NOTE: It is Tuesday, and I havent posted nor exercised…. feel sick with potentially what everyone else has…:(

Week total 1:50

Yes, this says day 8, because day 7 is rest/stretch day. I did actually get 20 minutes of intensive running at elementary school, as I played onigokko (tag) and was the oni almost the whole time. Phew!

Today was back to the beginning. Chest and arms. Did a few extra reps on the push ups, and didnt do any from my knees! woot!

Week Total 1:00

Kenpo X! Woot!

Week Total 4:40

I forgot to put in Thursday (Wednesday, I groaned in pain all through elementary…) when I did the shoulders and arms workout. 1 hour.

Today, in an effort to get back on track after being naughty yesterday and being in pain on Friday, I did Day 4 (cardio X) and Day 5 (Legs and Back) together.

This was a bit shorter of a workout, since I didnt repeat the warmup and cool down (just one warm up at beginning and one cool down at end, of course) but I have to say…


I am kind of being crap about 7 days straight, but I am trying! I swear! I am also cutting back on calorie consumption and in particular carbs.

Week Total 1:50

Plyometrics. 50 mins (of 60)

I actually had to skip about 10 mins of this because I woke up late, but still got a hell of a workout…
I hurt today. I forgot to mention I also did part of the AB Ripper X yesterday which makes me want to cry.. could only get through 5 minutes! Yikes. My core sucks.

Anyway, Day 2 done. 88 to go…

Week Total 1:00

I started P90x again… Chest and Back Day 1.
Why is chest and back day 1? 1,000,000 push up and fake pull ups (with bands) suck

{February 22, 2011}   Monday – Raygan

Week total: 2:00

Yesterday, John and I went for a hike up Mt. Kinkasan. We actually hiked a bit longer, but I am thinking about 2 hours of that was strenuous 🙂

Of course, it felt so good to exercise, that I vowed to restart P90x today, and that was a colossal fail. 😦 Got new iphone last night, which meant I played on it until midnight and barely made it up in time for school. Lame!

{February 8, 2011}   Monday and Tuesday – Raygan

Week Total: 1hour 20 mins

On Monday I did Kenpo X (part of P90x) for 1 hour.
This morning I got up and went for a walk in -3 weather. It was sunny though, and it got me out of bed a few minutes early. Need to work my way up to early enough for a real workout! Our evenings are filling up!

My goal this week is at LEAST 4 hours of exercise.

Winter blehs are abating. Need to get off my ass and exercise again!

{February 1, 2011}   Saturday & Sunday, Raygan

Week total 3:15

Saturday: John and I braved the elements and went to the gym to play badminton and basketball.
I lost every game. 1 hour

Man, I am a sore loser 🙂

Sunday: John and I again braved the elements, this time hiking for about 1.5 hours through the snow to take pictures of our town and the old cherry tree. I was sweating like mad, so I think this was a decent workout. Unfortunately, my HRM has died… might be time to get a new one…

{January 27, 2011}   Wednesday – Raygan

Week Total 45mins

Plyo…. but just the first 45 mins as my knees were in agony and my abs are still killing me from Sunday 😦
Sucks being a pudgeball and trying to exercise.

But I burned about 350cals, so that is a start!

{January 24, 2011}   Sunday – Raygan

Week Total 3:30

Went to Renaissance Sports Club with my friend Mina, and worked my butt off! Group Power class was awesome!!

Bike: 15 mins, 40cals
Elliptical : 15mins, 70cals
Treadmill incline jog: 15mins, 60cals
Group Power 60: 382 cals

Total time: 1hour 45 mins, 552 calories

{January 20, 2011}   Thursday – Raygan

Week Total : 1:45

Kenpo X (P90x vid)
1 hour

500 cals burned
In zone 45 mins

—– accidentally left HRM on for 4 hours… and in total burned 1100 cals in that time! ha!

{January 18, 2011}   Tuesday – Raygan

Week Total: 45mins

“started” p90x again… John and I decided to do just the cardio for now. The couple of feet of snow outside means nowhere to workout, so hallway cardio it is!

This morning I did Cardio X!

45mins, in zone 26 mins, avg hrt 144, max 190, cals burned 350

Not bad for in my socks, in the hallway, at 5:50 in the morning. Oh and it is STILL snowing.

{December 8, 2010}   Tuesday, Dec.7, Raygan

Week total 2 hours

Today, John and I played badminton and basketball for an hour.
I love doing this… I am improving at badminton and it is a great workout (surprisingly!)

Week Total: 1hour

Plyometrics! Woot!

Did this when I got home at 4:30. Still cold, still dark, but not as bad as 5:30am. I also could hear some wild boars rooting around (I worked out on the landing of the first floor apartments… didn`t want the workers on the roof of our neighboring house to see me and wonder what I was doing). Was kind of surreal, actually.

Anyway, plyometrics is awesome.

In zone 45mins, max HR 190, avg HR 157. Cals burned 540. Yes, 540! Woot!

I am not going to stress about doing P90x every day at the moment, and just do it when i can. With Christmas holidays coming, I think that is realistic. Back at it harder when it starts to lighten up a bit in the mornings and i can imagine getting up at 5:30 again.

On another note, some of my students at elementary school told me I look like I am thinner. Yes, this is weird, but Japanese people love to comment on weight. It was quite the compliment to start my day 🙂

Week Total: 7:50ish

Thursday I attempted P90x plyometrics, but from the knee banging on floor incident of the night before at the gym, I was in rough shape and could barely do the warmup.

Friday, 1hour, gym fun of badminton and basketball – to be done Sat and Sun too.

I know, P90x is not really getting very far. I had a feeling this might happen as it got colder, but it is pretty hard to get out of bed and go outside to workout in the dark for an hour and still have it dark when you are done. It has also been below 0 in the morning. I am not giving up entirely, but there is a good chance I will re-attempt the full 90 days in the spring, when it starts to warm up and get lighter out.
For now, John and I are having an awesome workout playing basketball and badminton in our local gym. Heading there shortly, and this time I will try to remember my HRM.
EDIT: I stayed for 2 hours and sweated my ass off… but forgot my HRM

Week Total 3:52

Tuesday (1hour) I skipped P90x. Is that becoming repetitive? I slept in on Tues morning, and then tuesday night John and I decided to go to the local gym. We spent an hour playing badminton and basketball, which I am counting, as it was a pretty sweet workout!

Wednesday (52 mins) P90x day 15
Today was the beginning of week 3, and so back to chest and back.

I am not a big fan of this workout, as it is pushups and pullups… and although I am using a band instead of a pull up bar, it is bloody hard. I did about 150 push ups and 250 `pull ups` in the 52 minutes. Add to that it was only about 1 degree outside… yikes.

{November 29, 2010}   Monday – P90x Day 14 – Raygan

Week Total: 1hour

Today was Stretch X. I know, that sounds dumb, extreme stretching… but an hour of stretching was just what my sick, tired, sore body needed.

I found a list of what these stretches were on the net, in case anyone is interested:

1. Sun Salutations-3 times through
2. Neck Stretch-Reach one arm behind body, grab wrist of that arm with other hand and pull while tilting your head in opposite direction of side you are pulling. Do other side
3. Back Up the Car-With arms straight out shoulder height, Slowly look over shoulder on each side. Held for a nice long count.
4. Head rolls to each side
5. Expand/Contract Back chest shoulder stretch-Nice upper back chest stretch
6. Topas shoulder stretch-In horse stance start in prayer position open arms straight out with palms up pointing thumbs behind you.
7. Wrist-forearm flex-While on hands and knees done in 2 positions, fingers pointed in and fingers pointed back, leaning back and forth and toward the back, REALLY stretching the forearms and wrist. Nice!
8. Dreya Forearm stretch-Tensing arms moving arms through air pretending like you are going through cement stretching your fingers, arms etc. Tough to describe!
9. Seated Spinal Stretch on each side
10. Cat Stretch-nice and slow
11. Glute stretch-Lie on back place one ankle on opposite thigh. Reach through and pull your knee toward you. Repeat other side. Nice hip opener as well
12. Arm Circles – standing, start small, then point fingers down and do large ones, first 20 seconds forward, then 20 back.
13. Shoulder-Tricep Combo stretch-Extend one arm at shoulder height, pull toward your body. Take same arm and do standard Tricep stretch. Repeat other side
14. 30 Seconds Ballistic Stretches (hugging, swimmers)
15. Wide-feet forward hamstring stretch
16. Side twist-From forward fold place right hand on floor reach left arm up and look to ceiling. Do both sides.
17. Camel
18. Standing side stretch
19. Roller-Rolling in a ball on your back 10 times
20. Shoulder Stand to Plow pose (Although I can’t get into plow)
21. Back Hero-Kneel with knees and feet wider than hips, slowly lie backward to stretch quads.
22.Kenpo quad Stretch-Sit on bent leg in front of you with back leg extended. Reach back grabbing back ankle and pull toward you stretching quad. Both sides
23.Bow pose
24. Low Squat-Stand with feet shoulder width apart, squat all the way down keeping chest and head up with hands in prayer. Use elbows to press against thighs and open hips. Rock slowy back and forth.
25.Frog-One hands and knees, legs spread wide in parallel position. Lower upper body down toward floor while gently pressing hips backward.
26.Seated Single-leg Hamstring stretch. One leg out, the other foot up on inner thigh, reach forward. Do both sides. Each is held a long time.
27. Seated Two-leg stretch-held for a long time
28. Ballistic Hamstring Stretch-Keeping both lebs straight with flexed feet, scissor legs so that one is parallel with floor and other is pointing up, switch back and forth.
29. Standing split leg Hamstring Stretch-Take a step forward with one leg with heels aligned, turn back heel out, exhale forward over front leg
30. Toe Flexor-point and flex feet and do circles to loosen up ankles
31.Downward Dog with calf stretches
32. Upward Dog with Ankle stretch
33.Child’s pose with right and left side stretches

Week Total: 2:45

Today was Kenpo X! Woot! I love this workout! Kicking and punching, the hour flies by. AND I didn’t get locked out this time 🙂

Cals burned 500!
Max HR 191, Avg 160, in zone 45 mins of the 1:02 workout.

{November 26, 2010}   Friday – P90x Day 12

Week total 1:43

Legs and Back

Ok, so I know I should actually be on day 15 or so, but I decided to take a few days off due to being sick. I also went hiking on Tuesday, so I haven’t been totally slack… but fairly 🙂 No, I am not giving up, i am back at it. It took a lot to get up and go outside in the 5 degree darkness, but I managed! I actually wanted to do this last night, but I worked late and by the time I got home I had a killer headache and was hungry.
Yup, a page straight out of ‘Raygan makes an excuse – the novel’ but whatever!

Tomorrow: Kenpo X!

{November 22, 2010}   Monday – P90x Day 11 – Raygan

Week Total 0:43

Cardio X

I decided since I didn’t rock the yoga that I would do the cardio X option… burned 320 cals in 43 mins, not bad?

A good mix of yoga, plyometrics, core and I definitely enjoyed it more than the yoga vid!

et cetera