Friday, April 04, 2008

Day 16 P90X, Poo!

I got in 7.5 miles yesterday thanks to Tang Soo Do class last night. We also worked on Staff forms, which meant swinging a 6' staff over my head and controlling it into downward blocks and attacks. My arms and back are feeling used and abused! The best thing is that I looked in the mirror before getting in the shower last night and noticed that my back has become so much flatter. There is very little 'back fat'.. compared to months ago when I had 2 or 3 rolls back there. I have a tattoo on my shoulder blade, or at least that's where it was when I first got it. As I gained weight it was moved higher up on my shoulder.... it has now settled back down to where it was meant to be! I'm telling you, little changes make the best motivation!

Today I am heading into town to go grocery shopping. I think it is funny that we live hundreds of miles away from the city yet we have no 'farmers markets'. I really wish we had one. I would love to have fresh fruits and veggies... and not have the temptation on every isle. My goal for today's shopping trip is to buy clean... in other words, nothing from the middle isles. I will stick to the outside isles that have the meat, bread, veggies and fruits. We need to focus on eating better in this house. We don't eat bad, but I would like to see us get away from spaghetti, mac n cheese (the kids eat it, I don't!), hot dogs and packaged food all together.

I was watching 'You Are What You Eat' on the BBC channel. This lady is hilarious... she even takes poo samples (and she is very honest about how they smell!). Anyway, she had the couple write down everything that they ate in one week. When she went to their house she placed all the food on their table. It was disgusting. It was mostly a mountain of french fries topped off with more fried 'stuff' and one lone peach sitting among the heap. It made me think about what I had eaten all week.... would there be a mountain of fruits and veggies on that table? Or would bread and sweets out number them? She has her own website where you can be a virtual client of hers... check it out here. One of the things that is mentioned on her website is that 57% of people fail to produce a poo everyday! Is this you?

Ok, enough dirty talk!

Today's Plan:

Cardio X
Walk, walk, walk

Focus: food, water, vitamins

See you tomorrow!


Fatinah said...

mmm, I can't wait to see your next set of photos!!

Tiffany said...

I watched this show while I was home on maternity leave and I loved it. It is amazing the type of food these people eat in one week. It is shocking to know that there are people out there who do not eat any fresh fruit or vegtables all week long.

Jill said...

You're supposed to go poo every day????? I didn't know that. Why does she take poo samples? I am intrigued - I'll have to check her out sometime.

You amaze me with all your different workouts - half of which I didn't even know existed and most of them I can't pronounce. You rock girl!!

totegirl said...

Tigerlilly, I think about Gillian McKeith almost every single time I eat. I would want my table to look a lot like the table she shows the clients! And if I don't have at least a poo a day, I know I've been bad! And they have to be like Acapulco divers, too! Thanks to Oprah for that visual! Okay, TMI.

So yes, stick to the outer edge of the store. You are doing AWESOME!

P.O.M. said...

Little things are the best motivation! Glad your tattoo is back where it belongs :)

I love that lady. She is great. Good luck at the market :)

Laura N said...

Losing the back fat is a HUGE deal. I remember when my rolls were gone. It was one of the best days ever. Good for you!

I've not seen that show, but the idea of laying out the food I ate this past week is scary. Makes me want to go eat some fruits & veggies. Oh yes, and since we're sharing, I poo every day, often 2 or 3 times a day. It's ridiculous. I think it's because I drink so much water and I eat a salad just about every day. Frankly, I feel like a kind of freak, but I guess it's healthy. Okay, enough poo talk. Have a great weekend with your family!

SuccessWarrior said...

Mine would be a mound of apples on top of a bunch of chicken breasts on top of a huge salad.

And some peanut butter. Gotta have my peanut butter. =)

I usually have 3 apples a day so rest assured, there is no problem with the daily poo.

groovybabe said...

Gillian McKeith was a really big hit when she first came out over here but no one really pays any attention to her anymore. She had some good shows though, and some great results.