Core Cardio & Balance
This week was a little different – it’s Recovery Week. I do the same DVD every workout day this week. It’s not bad. It is definitely slower and easier. A few moves are designed to get your heart rate up, but not to the intense levels of a normal week. There is plenty of stretching in between some light exercises, which was surprisingly necessary. I noticed some tension in my lower back – I imagine it is because of my back having to compensate for my weak core muscles. Since it is the same workout every day this week, it did get a little boring as the end of the week approached. I’m looking forward to next week when I begin a set of all new, more intense workouts.
Weight: 176.9 lbs.
Body Fat: 40.3%
P90X Results & Recovery drink
This week, I tried a few new things, some of which clearly didn’t work to my advantage. It is my last full week at school before finals week and then winter break, so at least I was able to have a stable, normal routine. I continue to drink 2-3 liters of water daily and eat a vegan diet. However, this week I added a couple of cashew cookie Lara Bars, vegan dark chocolate and a veggie pie made with a vegan pie crust I found at Sprouts Farmer’s Market. All of these things taste wonderful, but they’re all loaded with calories and my body fat measurement reflects my indulgences.
I popped into the bookstore this weekend and picked up a copy of Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore: Light & Lean cookbook. Every recipe has nutritional information, is 100% vegan and are quick and easy to prepare. I spent Sunday planning next week’s menu and preparing a shopping list. I’m looking forward to seeing what results, if any, I get by eating lunch and dinner out of her cookbook. I continue to drink my Shakeology smoothie for breakfast, so with the exception of the weekends, I don’t really see myself making the many breakfast items in the cookbook.