P90x3 CVX is now my go-to cardio workout.

P90x3 CVX is now my go to cardio workout. 🏃 that was awesome. Feeling GREAT 👍🏻 I’ve been dreading it too. I thought for sure, that it was going to be crazily brutal. But it wasn’t. Heart ❤️ rate stayed up, nothing was over worked, good amount of resistance.

Not to mention. Fun. It’s a fun routine and it flies by! Not at all what I was expecting.

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Whatever it takes!

Whatever it takes!

Stairs are going to make me their bitch today. Legs are totally done in from this mornings workout. The rest of my body isn’t so impressed with me right now either.

That means I did it right. Now the muscles will grow! It has to be hard, you have to put in the effort.

Without challenge there can be no victory. 💪

My Lord did I miss that workout!

My Lord did I miss that workout! 🏋️‍♀️ BodyBeast Build Chest/Tris. It’s good to be beasting up again. My Chest and Tris were on FIRE 🔥 by the end.

Not to mention Sagi’s sense of humor. Which is right up my ally. The producers of Hammer and Chisel seemed to restrict him to hair jokes, but in BodyBeast, he’s free and does a good job of razzing the guys. Right Barbie?

The down side is tomorrow is build legs. Which will kill me. But I’ll get through it and be better off for it.

I managed to raise the weight on a few sets, a nice difference from when I last did this at the beginning of April, and generally felt stronger throughout. I’m likely going to have to invest in some heavier dumbbells soon. Mine max out at 40lbs, which isn’t the best for things like squats and deadlifts.

Going to kill it tomorrow!

Discomfort, Sweat, Pain.

Discomfort, Sweat, Pain.

Necessary parts of the process. Building muscle, burning fat, requires physical stress to which your body WILL respond. 🏋️‍♀️ It’s not easy, it’s not quick.
The body builders and fitness models on the magazines didn’t get their bodies at COSTCO or in a single trip to the gym. They got it by forcing their body to respond, consistently, over time.

And you can too! The results you want are already their inside you. Put in the effort, eat right, and you will succeed.

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It’s about Survival

The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler was, as far as I know, the first diet to advocate Intermittent Fasting. At the time it was met with a lot of hate from the community, but since then, research into IF has produced some very interesting results.

The basic concept of the Warrior Diet, is living as our primitive ancestors did. Hunting / Fighting during the day and Feasting at night. He argues that this isn’t only what our ancestors did, but it is how our body is designed to work.

Our nervous system is broken into two sub systems. The sympathetic nervous system, which controls our bodies fight or flight response, to rule the day. And the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls digestion and sleep, to rule the night. This is scientific fact.

Ever wonder why you get tired and sluggish in the afternoon, after a big lunch? Its because you have engaged your parasympathetic nervous system. Which is now pulling blood from your muscled and brain and moving it to digestion, and sleep. Put simply, you interrupted your bodies natural cycle and now it wants sleep.

Keeping your body on the proposed cycle of fasting during the day, feasting at night allows the body to use both parts of the nervous system independently, as intended by evolution. This is about SURVIVAL.

What researchers have found since, have been nothing but health benefits. Especially for men.

In the fasted state major fat burning hormones skyrocket:
Testosterone increases up to 400%
Growth Hormone up to 2000%
Glucogon unhindered by insulin, burning fat like a garbage fire.
Insulin sensitivity goes up, lowering insulin resistance. Which means, your body has to produce less insulin to do the job when you eat, storing less fat, and preventing type 2 diabetes

Thats just the major stuff. I’ve been doing this for a month and have noticed:
I’m more focused during the day.
more assertive, aggressive.
no sugar cravings at all.
enjoying my meals more
solid, restful sleep.
body composition changing, my weight hasn’t changed much, but the fat to muscle ratio is visibly changing.
feeling awesome over all.

I can’t this. I can’t that.

I can’t this. I can’t that.

I used to be full of “I cant’s”:
I can’t get up that early
I can’t pack a healthy lunch for work
I can’t not snack in the evening
I can’t run that far or long
I can’t lift those weights
I can’t exercise
I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.

And I don’t as right. Until I tried and found that I in fact could! Saying “I can’t” is a self full filling prophesy, negativity that beats down your own self confidence and worth.

Never, never tell yourself you can’t do something that other people are doing. If any other human can do it, so can you!

And always remember the immortal words of Master Yoda. “Do or do not. Their is no try.”

Didn’t want to do it this morning…

Didn’t want to do it this morning. Bed 🛌 was too comfy and sleep 😴 felt too good. Not to mention, total body soreness from the last couple days. Got up and got it done ✅ anyway. 💪 This is why it’s good to have short “recovery” workouts built into the schedule. Gets the ❤️ pumping and increased blood flow into the muscles so they can repair, without overdoing it.