I definitely have OCD-type tendencies. Did you know that technically almost ALL “disorders” are just an extreme end of a continuum? Meaning that everyone in the normal population has some of the tendencies – just not to an extreme (this is true of OCD, depression, and a whole slew of psychological disorders!) One of the requirements for these tendencies to be considered a real disorder is that they must interfere with daily life and functioning. Well, I keep my OCD under wraps so it doesn’t interfere with my life…..most of the time, anyway.
Last night I swear I spent almost 2 hours pouring over different triathlon training plans, trying to decide what to do, what I would tweak, etc. The problem is that there are EXACTLY 3 months until the triathlon. Well, every training plan I looked at was a minimum of 3 months long. And remember how I’m doing the P90X challenge this month? Yeah, that means I only have 2 months for triathlon training. Righttttt…….
Well, I finally did it! I made up a little calendar for the next 3 months specific for my training.
Things are going to have to change around here! Mostly, I’ll probably be sleeping less, because workouts from here on out for the next 3 months are scheduled to last anywhere between 60-120 minutes! That’s not even including the shower and getting dressed afterwards. Pretty much every day (1 rest day per week). For the next 3 months. That’s pretty extreme, right? It seems pretty intense to me anyways. But I’m committed to it! It is happening, y’all!
I’ll keep you updated with how it’s going.
Today began with some Core Synergistics
The first 15 minutes I was thinking, “No problem.” This was in the morning before the hubbs & bro-in-law left for work and even they commented on how easy it looked. By 30 minutes deep (half way through), I was getting a little winded. Perfect time for a water break
By 45 minutes in, my arms were wobbling during the incessant push ups and my form was slipping for the “boat” pose (similar to boat in yoga, but with the arms extended overhead). By the time it was over, I was DONE!
I think my arms, especially, were extra tired & sore because yesterday I hit up the gym’s pool to swim laps for the FIRST TIME since last summer! I just did a quick 20 minutes, but I was feeling the burn for sure! I’ve definitely been neglecting my weight training and my upper body strength, as a result, is sorely lacking! It makes me even more excited about P90X though – can’t wait to see the changes in my body transformation!
After the workout I had a big bowl of overnight oats – in a jar! I’d had just a little bit left of The Bee’s Knees (about 1.5 Tbs).
I had put oats in the jar, added unsweetened almond milk and threw it in the fridge overnight! This morning I scooped into a bowl, added a sprinkling of cinnamon and just a pinch of brown sugar and heated up.
Perfect protein-packed breakfast to start me on my day!
Have you ever tried any programs like P90X or 30 day Shred, etc? Favorites? Least Favorites? What’d you think?