Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 3

Whew! Yesterday (Monday) was Day 3 of p90x and the workout was "Shoulders and Arms." After finishing this workout I couldn't lift my arms over my head...putting deodorant on was a struggle of epic proportions.

I'm about to do the Day 4 workout which is a 90-minute yoga workout and Momma Lemmons is going to join me, so I'm pretty excited for it! Mom has been going to a yoga class every Sunday morning for the past few weeks and also goes sometimes during the week so I figured it'd be nice to have someone else to do the workout with.

Completely unrelated but Saturday, November 6th is the Colby Men's Basketball Alumni Game up at Colby and all of my fellow '09 teammates will be heading up for the game and for post-game festivities. Artie, Mac, Nick and I got a hotel room in Waterville and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the guys currently on the team that we played with (Class of '11 and '12 waddup) and getting to see some other people up at Colby that I've stayed in touch with but don't get to see too often. Should be a great time all around.

Other than looking forward to that I'm staying busy with school and working part-time at a great firm in Boston. The people at the firm have been great to me and they have given me substantive work and have been very willing to explain various processes and help me improve my writing skills.

Alright, I'm going to wrap it up for now but I hope everyone has a goodnight and check back tomorrow to hear about Yoga!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 1 and Day 2

Life of Lemmons is back but with a twist...I just started this thing called P90x yesterday...it's a 90 day at-home workout program that I have wanted to try for a few weeks now after hearing such great things about it from friends and family who have tried it.

So yesterday was Day 1 which was the Chest and Back workout. Right away I realized that this program was going to be really tough...the whole workout consists of various forms of push-ups and pull-ups. I've always been pretty good at push-ups but have always found pull-ups wicked hard. I definitely didn't put up the numbers of push-ups and pull-ups that the people in on the DVD were cranking out but I just did as many as I could...this is Round 1 after all!

Today, Day 2, was the Plyometrics workout. This workout was crazy but really helped my confidence at the same time. It was a ton of different squats and dynamic movements that really keep your heart rate up and your legs on fire. I just finished about 15 minutes ago and already know that I'm not going to be able to walk tomorrow...really looking forward to that...

Nutrition is also an important part of the 90-day program so the fridge and pantry was cleansed this weekend and replenished with healthier stuff......speaking of food, I am starving and dinner is almost ready (swordfish steaks, spinach and rice...yup.) so until tomorrow...