Monument Valley, UT.

Visited this place in September 2009. Definitely hope to go hiking here again.

Easy Sunday dinner: chicken, pesto and asparagus. #p90x3 #notanotherfoodpic

Easy Sunday dinner: chicken, pesto and asparagus. #p90x3 #notanotherfoodpic

Well, this is certainly new. Never done Pilates before…

Well, this is certainly new. Never done Pilates before…

Just felt like eating mangoes tonight, but I only have some south american variety. It  pales in comparison to the great Alphonso. Nothing like Alphonso.

Just felt like eating mangoes tonight, but I only have some south american variety. It pales in comparison to the great Alphonso. Nothing like Alphonso.

Human body, mother earth, 30 mins. Get it done.

Human body, mother earth, 30 mins. Get it done.

Work lunch: lentils, rice, greens beans, mushrooms, broccoli.

Work lunch: lentils, rice, greens beans, mushrooms, broccoli.

Poor man’s shakeology. Only $5.99.

Poor man’s shakeology. Only $5.99.

With this, I’m done with Week 1 of P90X3. But this is only the beginning!!

With this, I’m done with Week 1 of P90X3. But this is only the beginning!!

Tags: P90X3 Dynamix

My mid afternoon snack.

Does anyone have ideas for an afternoon snack?

Day 3 of P90X3 this evening!!

My mid afternoon snack. Does anyone have ideas for an afternoon snack? Day 3 of P90X3 this evening!!

Tags: p90x3 p90x2

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you eat? With all the powerful acids in the stomach how does it not digest itself? How fast does food move through the small intestines and the large intestines? What role does saliva play in digestion? Exactly how LOOOOONG are my intestines????

Starting P90X3 tomorrow 6am bright and early!! Excited and cautiously optimistic. :)

Starting P90X3 tomorrow 6am bright and early!! Excited and cautiously optimistic. :)

No better way to stay your morning. Warm water with lemon.

No better way to stay your morning. Warm water with lemon.

Smoothie: coconut water, berries, banana, apple, ginger and little protein.

Smoothie: coconut water, berries, banana, apple, ginger and little protein.

P90X2 vs P90X3

Here’s my problem. P90X3 looks awesome. But I LOVE P90X2. Here are the reasons why I’m a little hesitant to start P90X3:

1) I LOVE doing strength training on an unstable platform. This is at the heart of almost every P90X2 move. X3 doesn’t seem to have med balls or stability balls. What about all the tendons and connective tissue that Tony raves about in X2 land?

2) P90X2 lets me target specific body parts and I can easily mix and match with other workouts if I want to mix it up.

3) Yoga is only half an hour. Seems rushed. Usually it takes me half an hour for my mind to shut up, haha.

4) There seems to be a LOT of jumping. Due to disk degeneration between L5-S1 in my spine, I avoid moves where I have to land heavily on my feet.

5) I’m finally getting good at the crazy moves from X2….3 Ball Extravaganza…I can finally do a few of those without falling on my face!

6) P90X3 appears to need more space than X2. I would have to do some workouts in my living room and some in the basement where I have some more floor space. But the problem in the basement is that I have very low ceilings. I can easily touch the ceiling without jumping.

7) What about the foam roller? Is it even referenced in any of the workouts? Does Tony say we should keep doing it even if its not part of X3?