Archive for June 18, 2011


Finally getting around to posting this from my last week of the Push Phase. I’m not posting results this time because I really wasn’t 100% committed and kept stopping and starting with too many rest days and not eating what I should. Posting results wouldn’t do the program justice because I really wasn’t following it. Want to see results from something? Check out the first week of my extreme ChaLEAN Extreme/TurboFire hybrid. 

PUSH CIRCUIT 1

Standard Bicep Curl – 20lbs/8 reps (same weight as last time, more reps)

Standard Squat – 25lbs each hand/8 reps (same as last time, 25lbs is the heaviest weight we have)

Single-Arm Bent-Over Tricep Ext – 15lbs/8 reps (heavier, same reps)

V-Press Biceps – 17.5lbs/6 reps + 3 extreme (heavier, few reps)

Single-Leg Squat – 25lbs each hand/8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Overhead Tricep Extension – 25lbs/8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Hammer Biceps – 17.5lbs/8 reps + 3 extreme (heavier weight, same reps)

Heel Squat – 25lbs each hand/8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Push-Ups – 6 on knees + 3 extreme (same as last time)

PUSH CIRCUIT 2

Standard Overhead Press – 20lbs each hand/6 reps (same weight, fewer reps…shoulders were really sore)

Single-Leg Lunge – 25lbs each hand/8 reps (same weight and reps)

Standing Reverse Fly – 12.5lbs/6 reps (same weight, fewer reps…again, really sore)

Standing Arnold Press – 20lbs each hand/6 reps + 3 extreme (same weight, fewer reps)

Single-Leg Dead Lifts – 25lbs each hand/6 reps + 3 extreme (same weight, fewer reps)

Bent-Over Lat Raise – 15lbs/6 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Frontal Shoulder Press – 17.5lbs each hand/6 reps + 3 extreme (same weight, fewer reps)

Single-Leg Tap Lunges – 17.5lbs each hand/8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Lateral Delt Raise – 12.5lbs/8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

PUSH CIRCUIT 3

Sumo Squat – 25lbs each hand/8 reps (same weight and reps)

Single Arm Row – 25lbs/8 reps (same weight and reps)

Chest Fly – 20lbs each hand/8 reps (same weight and reps)

Bowler Lunge – 25lbs each hand/8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Double-Arm Bent-Over Row – 25lbs each hand/ 8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Bench Press – 25lbs each hand/ 8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Single-Leg Sumo Squat – 25lbs each hand/ 8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Reverse-Grip Bent-Over Row – 20lbs each hand/ 8 reps + 3 extreme (same weight and reps)

Long-Arm Pullover – 25lbs/ 8 reps + 3 extreme (heavier weight, same reps)

PUSH PHASE DONE!! (Took long enough!) Now on to the Lean Phase…

It’s Battle of Bunker Hill Day. Just thought you’d like to know. It’s also my grandmother’s birthday. It’s also the first official day of summer vacation for the boys. Know what that means? I got to sleep uninterrupted until one of their friends called to see if he could come over. Knowing that they’re old enough to fend for themselves in the morning is enough to cure me of any thoughts of wanting another baby that pop into my head every once in a while. Maybe one of my friends will have one soon and I’ll be able to live vicariously through her…while still getting to sleep.

12:00pm 24oz water and 2 Beachbody Slimming Formula tablets

12:15pm Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with 8oz water (still out of milk), 1 Tbs. almond butter, 1 scoop Shakeology Fiber Boost, a dash of cinnamon and 3 ice cubes

1:00pm Went out for errands and forgot to eat…ugh

6:30pm Lunch? 24oz water, 3 1/2 oz rotisserie chicken breast from Costco eaten right off the chicken while putting the rest of the food away because I was ready to eat! 1 slice of American cheese as we were headed out the door to go see Adjustment Bureau. My opinion of that movie could easily take up a whole other post. Let’s just say it led to an in-depth conversation with my kids about God.

9:30pm Snack/Dinner/Whatever you want to call it – 16oz water and 2 Slimming Formula tablets, Chocolate Shakeology made with 8oz 1% milk (got milk!), 1 scoop Shakeology Fiber Boost, 3 maraschino cherries, a few drops mint extract (that’s right – cherry mint chocolate – it was actually really good) and 4 ice cubes. This is what was tempting me, but I DIDN’T eat because I wanted to tell you (and myself) that I was triumphant. I was also extremely tempted not to workout but…

10:30pm WORKOUT!! ChaLEAN Extreme Lean Circuit 3 (my FAVORITE of the Leans!) and TurboFire FIRE30. Like Chalene says in this circuit, my muscles were “shakin’ like a scared Chihuahua”. LOL I love her…even when she’s asking me to do travelling push-ups and Army crawls. 32oz water

12:00am Post-workout – 1 scoop/half serving P90X Results & Recovery Formula in 12oz water

12:45am Dinner #2 I guess – 16oz water, 4 1/2 oz lean beef (pre-cooked weight and I don’t remember what cut it was, but it was in the freezer from when I stocked up for the TurboFire 5-Day Inferno) marinated in light soy sauce, garlic and black pepper; 1/2 small onion, 1/2 red bell pepper and 2 large mushrooms. I’ve noticed that lately my photos have had a lot of brown and green, but no red so this fixed that issue. Not that I haven’t been eating red food, it’s just been in my Shakeology in the form of superfoods. For dessert – a delightful 90 calorie Fiber One Brownie…yumm!

Total calories consumed – 1190  Total calories burned – 3299

Protein – 104g, Carbs – 102g, Fat – 45g, Fiber – 28g

Water – 124oz

Well, that was a busy day and I’ve learned that I need to do some better planning for the next one, whenever that may be.