Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Adventure Day 4 of ???

This evening after I left my guest bedroom I spotted my son.  OMG- he looks taller, he's running- WHAT?  When did that happen?  Have I been sleeping for days, on a vacation I forgot about?  Oh, no wait- I was just doing Yoga X.  Folks- this is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.  And why?  I don't get it.  The first 45 minutes of moving poses was the same thing over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.  Then another 45 minutes of static poses.  Oh and I've clocked a little over a 200 calorie burn for an hour and a half?  Isn't that what I would have burned just standing up?

I have heard good things about this workout and I'm just going to come right out and be negative, but I think it sucks.  The instruction is horrible.  Unless you know yoga, you wouldn't know what to do unless you are watching the tv the whole time which is mighty difficult from down dog and plank without hurting your neck.  Did I miss some sort of instructional DVD that ran through the poses while simultaneously trying to sell me a shake that costs more than your typical car payment?  

This video alone makes me want to chuck P90X in the garage sale pile.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Food- ugh, I have been so off track since mother's day.  I really need to sit down and form a plan.  Today was crazy.  

I picked up a paleo cookbook at the suggestion of my doctor.  I have to be gluten free, my son needs to be  dairy free- apparently paleo fits both these special needs.  For the record- I don't believe in fad diets, I haven't read about paleo so I don't know if it qualifies as a fad or not.  But of course, I gravitated to the sweetest breakfast in the book.  A coconut flour waffle.

I was ravenous when we got home from our morning outing, so I threw together the quickest lunch I could and scarfed it down.  I don't normally eat like I am 5 years old, but I had an almond butter and raspberry preserve sandwich on millet bread.

Then I was lazy and had a almond milk protein shake with chia seeds for snack.

I had a dinner to be proud of though!  A salad topped with roasted veggies (sweet potato, onion, green beans), tomato, a few walnuts and a yogurt based dressing.  So good!!

So there you have it, what NOT to do post body revolution.

Have a great night! :)


  1. I've looked into paleo and I think those people are nuts. I still have a paleo cookbook that I like. Paleo comfort foods. What I've made from it is pretty good so far.

    And yes, yoga x is lame. I made it through half once and was so bored I wanted to stab myself.

  2. Awwww, c'mon ladies! I love Yoga-X!!! Well, I love the first 45 minutes & almost never bother with the last half, if I'm honest. I'm curious how you feel today, Meghan. For me, the slow pace allowed for such full moves that my legs, arms and back were screaming. It wasn't as noticable during the workouts sometimes because you are building towards more flexibility as you go and raising your internal body heat. Plus, after the 1 millionth chuturunga and down-dog, those poses were looking so awesome.

    I never burned over 190 calories for this workout either. It isn't a HR raiser - - yoga typically isn't. I guess it is personal preference. I love the meditation aspect, the slowing of your breathing, the focused movements where you are really pushing your body to hold a static pose; but it is about as opposite from Jillian Michaels as you can get! That's why I hate her yoga DVD - but maybe you would like it because it incorporates more of that JM style?

    Sorry you hated the workout. That stinks - especially because it is so time consuming! :-( I hope whatever is next up feels better.

    By the way, I was going to mention that my colleague is doing P90X-2. It is more Jillian-like with always working multiple body parts at one time, plus the workouts are shorter and it is 5 days/week instead of 6. Just thought I'd let you know in case you want to check it out. I'm considering it.

    1. I did feel it the next day- in the arms and in the bum. I get it, I do- I just think there are so many yoga poses to choose from that there could have definitely been more variety. And 1.5 hours? It just seemed unnecessary!