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    Yeah, I don't necessarily fault the trainers either, especially if they are as cute as Shaun T. I haven't seen Hip Hop Abs, that sounds hilarious. I can see him being pretty self-absorbed. My Shaun T thing is partly ironic (and partly not- he really is a nice looking dude). My brother and I will exchange texts after we've done a workout with stuff like "Shaun T's love hurt more than usual today" and "Shaun T told me I nailed the workout and now I need to nail the cooldown today." Also we're having a rivalry about who will get gay married to him first. (Nevermind that he's already gay married and I'm not a man and also already married.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I'm hoping my 30 day challenge picks up on the arms too--it was heavy legs last time. I think most 20-30 minute work outs (with the exception of Jillian Michaels) that I've tried have been less heavy on upper body strength in general. Though to be fair I never have used the guided systems they make for those things. I do the work outs as my body mandates them--if my hips are hurting me, I do upper body, if they're on a good day, even if I did legs yesterday, I'll do cardio or jump training because I can't do those when my hips flare up.

    Maybe you should supplement it with the upper body work out once a week? I remember the upper body video for the original p90x wasn't physically tiring as far as cardio and exertion goes, it was a lot of just weight training gym-style. I liked that video a lot.
    Word on the street is that Block II begins to work the arms and shoulders a bit harder (especially Eccentric Upper), so I'll wait and see. Next week is my week 4 rest week... thankfully. My body was pretty shot during the CVX and Warrior workouts the past two days, and is definitely ready for a break.

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    Week 17 and Week 18

    The past two weeks I have spent getting a sleeping routine down. I feel pretty awesome after being sick. I have been trying to stay up on the eating right. But the exercise fell behind for like 3 weeks there. I really want to find a replacement for when I can't make it to yoga, like this coming week. Cause that keeps happening. But I need something I can stick to! And summer's coming, so fun is bound to get in the way. /needs more routines
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    @Urarienev: Just find fun ways to be active while the weather is nice! Kill two birds with one stone.

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    Checking in for the past week:

    I increased my daily Ab Crunches from 12 to 15!

    I did NOT do my exercise routine yesterday.
    But since it's only the second time since we started, that's not too bad.

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    I'm to the point where I am able to consistently exercise. My body was pretty banged up and burnt out for my Friday and Saturday routines, so I opted to take a break on Sunday. Thankfully, this week is a rest week for P90X3. I'll still be working out, but the programs are lower in intensity and easier on the joints and muscles.

    I still eat too many "sometimes" foods... so I didn't end up losing any weight this week.

    So solid week, with one or two very clear areas for improvement.

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    Alright guys, gotta make this one quick. Looks like we've had another good week, though.

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    How are you guys holding up? (Also, I know that I'm posting a bit early today, so some of you haven't had a chance to post yet.)
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    Week 18 - successfully got back on track after the week 17 catastrophe. It was a bit hard to motivate myself both because of the "break" and because I'm not really seeing the progress I was hoping for, probably mostly because of the injuries and stuff. I'm slowly working back into lightly exercising my painful shoulder again and I'm really crossing my fingers that kayaking in a couple weeks won't be too awful on it. I also brought back planks last week, while keeping an eye on my shoulder and stopping if it feels "too much" strain, which is fairly arbitrarily defined. It's been a month of skipping all shoulder exercises so of course I've lost all my progress there, but I think if I work back up a bit more slowly this time it'll be OK. And try harder to avoid the marathons of shoulder-intensive lab work, which was the main problem, I think. It hasn't been too sore although I'm still on the computer way more than I should be which aggravates it, so I'm going to try really hard to avoid long stretches and the computer and try to include more breaks. Ankle is back to its "new normal" i.e. mostly OK unless I push it too much, so I'm not going to worry about it for now, but I really need to rehab it somehow before I visit Europe in July and do a crapload of walking. But I don't really have enough focus for that right now, so...priorities.

    Also I'm SO HAPPY that FINALLY the weather is good enough for biking and I biked a bunch last week, just short trips <30 min so far since I'm trying not to overdo it like I always do, but slowly getting into biking shape for the summer. I'm so excited to get some non-dreadful cardio in without hurting my stupid ankle, or anything really. It's been absolutely amazing weather the past few days. I even got a sunburn from sitting outside for ~30 min at lunch, heh.

    Goals for week 19:

    1) stick to bodyweight routine.

    2) internet needs to come under more control. Yeah, it's happening. I don't care if it's crazy hard. My should can't handle being on the computer all day at work and then all night at home.

    Work internet: set timer every hour and must pull myself away, get up and move around, even just a little. Ideally, do some shoulder stretches each time. Also, try to avoid spending entire days on the computer, since that usually is 90% slacking anyway.

    Home internet: this is hard since I spend sooooo much time aimlessly clicking and it's so boring but somehow I have such a hard time pulling myself away from the quick fix. Maybe I could try the timer here too, I dunno. Or even better, I might give leechblock another shot, maybe that thing that blocks websites after a certain amount of time on them, might make my time on them more...efficient. I have tried this many times and always get annoyed and disable it. But I dunno what a better solution is. Having a less boring life off the computer, I suppose. Actually, I think I'm a little lost these days without sports filling up most weeknights! Maybe I need to try a bit harder to develop new hobbies (or the ones I have already). Anyway. I just set it to block after 2h/day of my worst offenders, we'll see how painful that is, I suppose.
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    Whoo vacation!!

    I'm eating a mixture of healthy awesome farmer market food and total garbage at where-ever I am trying new things. (It's not really garbage, but nor is it healthy necessarily either. )

    I completed day 1 of the challenge this week, and I'll do day two tomorrow. ^_^b Also some hiking involved tomorrow as I go through caves. Other activities I did have included tons of walking and swimming in SUPER cold water.
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    Week 18 update:

    A decent week, though not quite as good as last.

    1. Improve eating habits, specifically eating between meals.
    Have been consistent with a moderate level of improvement, but need to step it up a bit, hopefully take advantage of the warmer weather when I don't feel like eating that much.

    2. Get more exercise: at least three times each week, in addition to martial arts practice.
    Got in four workouts to videos, plus an afternoon of gardening and yard work, the last not quite as effective as cleaning up junk wood, but I suppose just uses different muscles. Rain prevented much outdoors activities the past couple days, but plan to get back to that at first opportunity. Last week I wrote, "My main objective here has been to establish the habit of exercising 3-5 times per week." I realized what I have been doing is getting into the habit of incorporating some kind of physical activity into every day, whether an "official" exercise session or not. Still need to make sure the exercises contain enough challenge over the course of a week, but this is not an unwelcome development.

    3. Weight loss.
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