Peddle Faster!

So I kind of quietly started a new round of P90X on Monday. I didn’t really tell anybody but Julie and Ben because that meant having to admit out loud that I totally failed the last round. I’m not sure what happened but about half way through I just lost steam and motivation and gave up.

But I’m back, baby!

I’m not following the workout plan exactly because on cardio days I’ve been out on the bike peddling off the calories. I finally had to admit to myself that I’m just not going to be able to run. At least not right now. My shins have never stopped giving me problems and after trying stretching techniques, icing, aspirin, new running shoes, neoprene wraps, focusing on my landing, EVERYTHING, I’d still have KILLER shin splints every single time I tried. Having to admit it just WASN’T going to work was really hard on me because I hate being a quitter.

BUT! On a more positive note I’ve discovered that while I’m not a runner, I AM a biker! Ben, Cassidy and I started taking bike rides and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. The first day we rode about 10 miles and for the following two days I walked funny and had a hard time sitting down but that hasn’t happened since and I’ve been able to do the 9-10 mile rides with great success. I still can’t keep up with Ben, but I’ll get there soon!

So for right now (and at least the next two weeks) my schedule looks like this:

Monday: P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday: Bike ride (this week we did a 10 mile ride and I burned 700+ calories)
Wednesday: P90X Arms and Shoulders
Thursday: Bike ride (did 9.6 miles, 670 calories)
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: P90X Legs and Back
Sunday: Bike ride plus either X Stretch or Yoga X

Friday was a rest/free day for me and I think that I might stick to that for awhile. I have a LONG week of working and by Friday I am BURNT OUT. Ben and I like to have date nights those nights and then I’m in bed REALLY early. If I can manage to make it to a Friday with enough energy to work out I’ll probably plug Kenpo X, Plyometrics or a ride in there but for now, I’m not going to get down or myself or feel bad if I don’t manage to get to it.

Also, I’ve stopped using Spark People. It’s a great site but SO BLOATED with extra crap that I don’t need. So I’ve switched over to MyFitnessPal and I love it so far. So, if you use it add me! 🙂

And I PROMISE I’ll get back to blogging more regularly again. I was in kind of a slump there for a bit but now that I’m back on track and eating more healthy and getting some great exercise I feel like I’m getting all my energy and spunk back. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Peddle Faster!

  1. Your workouts are exactly the same as mine apart from switching cycling to running! Its nice to know someone is doing their P90X workouts on the same day as I am. Having Friday off this week has knocked me off schedule slightly (I missed Legs and Back yesterday) but I MADE myself run this morning and got my hour long run in. Feel so much better for doing it.

    And yes, BLOG MORE! I miss your blogs and I always get excited when I see you’ve blogged.

  2. I am so proud of you! Good for you for molding your workouts to fit your style! I think bike riding is an amazing way to work out and when I move to New Zealand I am going to buy myself a bike. Also, thank you so much for showing me MFP because it has really been helping me and I definitely think it is going to be the key to my own success. I really can’t thank you enough.

    Keep up the awesome work! 🙂

  3. I’m proud of you. It’s easy to start once, it’s easy to fall. It’s tough to get back up, brush yourself off, look at what worked, what didn’t, and get back in there…but you’re doing it 🙂 I love that you’re enjoying biking, and hope to soon be back out there with you. If there are ways I can help you (succeed), let me know, and I’ll do what I can.

    I love how when you’re ‘in it’, you go out with me and do more things. This last weekend, after you and I’d both done biking activities (you the real biking, me the gym), and then later, you’re were still up for taking the dogs for a long walk along the water way….This is a new thing (for you), and I love it 🙂

    Go baby, go!

  4. Good for you! We recently got bikes (we own an elliptical, believe it or not, but for some reason I’m just not into it due to lack of scenery and smells) and have done them a smidge but one thing we are realizing is while we loved to exercise outside in California (we could jog to the beach, hike through the mountains, etc) it is near death to do it here in Texas. When you can go outside in Spring, you can’t actually do that without dying from allergies. Summer rolls around and its gross to run around in 95 degree heat, 85% humidity, even if its 10pm. Fall looks like it might be our best bet! LOL

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