What Are Your Fitness Goals For 2011?

With the new year comes new goals and one of my goals in 2011 is to get back in shape. Remember last year we started get fit Tuesdays here at beauty chameleon and youtube with P90X and such. Well last year started of great for me personally then toward the holidays is where I personally fell off. Last year I lost 15 pounds and gained them all back toward the end of the 2010. Life totally got in the way, but I can not let life get in the way of my goals. For once, I have to think about myself when it comes to my fitness goals and put everything secondary or my goals will not get met. Of course that does not mean neglect my family (hubby and child), work and such, but I have to make a start so that I can achieve my goal in 2011.

In the new year I will be starting of fresh and getting ready to get fit using my fitness vehicles available to me to reach my goal when weight loss is concerned. Currently my weight was at 196 ( I am 5'8" tall) on January 1, 2011. I am not joking. .. can you tell in my make up tutorials on youtube my face was getting a little chubby, lol. I could and I immediately knew that I need to do something about it before I see myself back at my heaviest weight of 235lbs. No way!! So, as a results I made some changes in my lifestyle to jump off the new year.

My Goals for weight loss:

  1. Change my eating habits by eating smaller portions and healthier balanced meals 5 times a days. example: oatmeal with fruit and protein for breakfast. A lean cuisine panini sandwich for lunch with a veggie salad, afternoon snack of yogurt and a fruit or protein, dinner protein/ veggies/ low carb side and fruit or salad, and dessert could be a skinny cow ice cream or nuts/ low sodium chips/or fruit
  2. drinking more water. This is a constant struggle but always for to keep trying to drink more every day. at least 8 glasses a day at a minimum.
  3. Get moving. My goal is to practice my martial art 2 times a week and then workout to P90X 2 more days a week either working out to CardoX, KenpoX or PlometricsX which are my favorites. And, then here and then adding on weight training.

As a result of during this in the first 10 days of the year I have already lost 4 pounds so I am excited about that. I also decided for the extra motivation to join my employer's biggest loser contest at work. The winner of this contest wins a cash prize for the bigges percentage lost., which I always like to win. (my competitive side is kicking in, lol)

So, now that you know my goal I am going to ask you:

 

 

What are your fitness goals for 2011? Lose weight, get lean and firm, live healthier? Let's hear from you by commenting below your goals so that we can support each other in this new year.

 

Best Wishes!!

 

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P90X Round 2: Week 1 & 5 Pounds Gone!

Hey you all, like is said in my last video, Tasha is going for another round of P90X!! Round 2!! Last week began round 2 with a new meal plan and new goals to achieve as well. In round 2 I could shed off more weight and return back to my healthy weight of 168 pounds!! Last week began round 2 and my hubby is going along for the ride too! It is nice to have a workout buddy. Having a buddy to workout with makes me workout harder, because I am so darn competitive at times, lol. And, it also helps me keep in track of my form through out each workout. At the beginning of the 2nd round my weight began at 188 pounds. When I weighed in on Saturday my weight was:

  • 183 pounds!! Lost 5 pounds this week!!!

Now I know for sure that I will not continue to lose weight like this every week, but it was awesome to have that jump start with exercising and the new meal plan too! I am so geeked and excited to be into week 2 again! For more details of how this week went check out my video below for more details!

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Fitness With P90X: Week 12 & 13 (90 Days Complete!)

Hey all, I totally forgot to update you all on my final stats with the P90X program. Check out this video for my results and stay tuned because it is not over yet! Last week I started round 2 of P90X and it is on like popcorn, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fitness With P90X: Week 9 Update & On To Week 10.. Sick too :(

Hey all, getting sick is getting very old. At the end of week 9 my allergies hit me hard! Sinus congestion and sneezing then. . . voice is missing somewhere in the universe. I swear it is not fair. I wanted to hit it hard toward the middle of week 9, but I guess not, grrrrr! I guess you have to rest when the body says to huh? I guess I can’t complain because I went a head this past Saturday and weighed in. To my surprise I drop 1.5 pounds leaving me at 188.5!! Not bad!! I am not going to get too excited because I was sick and sometime my weight drops more during that time. So my prayer going into week 10 is that I maintain that loss.

Stats:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.
  • March 13th: 188.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 9.5 in 9 weeks!! Considering I was sick again with these darn allergies! Will they ever leave me alone?

Sorry, no video for week 9. I was at work this past weekend and I was talking all day long and then my voice decided to disappear. Now I am being called squeaky at home, lol. I also was not able to get pictures of my 60 results, but don’t worry they will be coming later this week and I will post them in my week 10 results video this weekend for sure.

I have to say, that many people have been askingย  the following questions:

  1. Can I lose weight fast with the P90X?
  2. Do you have to follow the meal plan too P90X?
  3. How do you plan your workouts?
  4. Does this program really work?

My Answers:

  1. No you will not lose weight fast with this program. P90X is not a quick weight loss program. This program is designed to help you burn fat and build strong lean muscle. If you are not used to interval/circuit training and weight training this program is not for you. With every program you should consult with you doctor before trying. be safe and workout smart.
  2. I would totally recommend following the suggested meals plans. I wish I would have at the beginning because if I did I may have had more weight loss. P90X requires you to workout 6 days a week for 1 hour at a time and you body requires a certain amount of calories, carbs and protein to make it through each workout in order to function and loss the fat. If you don’t you can deplete your body of the proper nutrition and hender you weight loss in the long run.
  3. With anything you must plan out your day. I work a full time job, I am a mother and a wife. So it is all about time management. I work a retail job so my schedule changes all the time. So I make sure that if I work a late shift I plan to work out in the morning after I get my son off to school instead of going back to bed to get the extra sleep. or if I work a early shift I workout in the evening after I get my son to bed. So I may be working out at 8 or 9pm in at night. When there is a will there is a way. Then once my workouts are done then I go about watching T.V, cleaning the house, running errands, work or making of course Youtube videos. Remember manage your time. If you really want to change your body you will make time for it.
  4. Yes this program does work if you follow it! I am losing fat and leaning up and I will continue to week by week. just be patient with your progress.

I hope that helps. Well, I am still stuffing for the allergies to this day however I am still working out to my best. Yesterday I did my chest shoulders and triceps workout and I am sore. I really need to order that recovery drink and I think I will. I heard that it really helps your muscles recover from each workout and I need it. A few minutes ago I just finished the cardioX workout. I did the whole workout at my pace and I am glad that I did. I feel accomplished and now I can really rest.

Well, I am off for now! I hope that you all have a blessed week and I will chat soon.

hugs,

Tasha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fitness With P90X: Week 8 Updates & Results

Hey all, here are my result for week 8 of the program as you know I got sick this past week, so that really reduced my results this week. Life happeneds, but the key is to keep on going!

Stats For 8 weeks:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.

Video:

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Fitness with P90X (Day 37, 38 & 39) Update

This week I am feeling wiped out! I don’t know why? I am thinking that it is that time of the month and my body is challenging me. Also it has been a busy work weekend too being that it was valentine’s day weekend. So when I got home from work (retail/makeup) I was beat down! I am not kidding. If I had to say this is one weekend I was tired of makeup, lol. Anyway when I returned home I just wanted to rest, but I worked out anyway even though I did not want too, lol.

It was 9:30pm on Sunday night when I decided to do CardioX from the P90X program. It was late, but it got done and I am happy with that. The only down side is that I could not fall asleep right away which is not good because I woke up Monday morning and I was tired! For real! My son had school yesterday even though it was president day, so I was up at 6:30am, yikes!! Got him off to school and when I return home I was getting breakfast and myself ready for work in the afternoon. I was attempting to do the Chest, Arms and tricep DVD, but I was not feeling myself so. I stopped it to avoid not getting the full results of the workout and opted to have my rest day early this week and will continue the workouts as planned.

So, I guess my point is life does get in the way at times when you are trying to stay on point with the workouts, but the great thing is that you can always get back on track when you are ready and feeling well about it too!

With that said today is Day 39 which is week 6 for me and today workout will be Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, Ab ripper X (not my favorite still) My poor tummy is going to burn tonight. My plan for today so that I am not to full from my dinner before working out is to eat my dinner a bit earlier today. So, at work I plan to take advantage of my break time and use it for once. I get a 1 hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks, so I will have my lunch as usual and then closer to the end of my shift I will take a 20 minute break to eat my dinner at 5:30pm. This will help me out so by the time my workout time comes when is at 8pm after I get my son to bed I can get my workout in without having a full tummy. Remember, DO NOT workout on a full tummy. You will get sick, believe me I know.

Well. . . You all are probably wondering how were your meals that past few days? Well here is the menu and some pics of new meals I tried from the P90X nutrition guide.

Sunday’s Meal Plan:

  • breakfast: Protein Shake
  • Snack: Protein Bar
  • Lunch: Island Pork tenderloin salad
  • Snack: String Cheese
  • Dinner: Beef and broccoli stir fry Miso soup and protein powder

Pictures:

Monday’s Meal Plan:

  • Breakfast: Turkey Bacon, Cheese scramble and fruit
  • Snack: protein Bar
  • Lunch: Chicken Salad with salad greens and vegetable soup
  • Snack: String Cheese
  • Dinner: Chicken with honey chille sauce, wild rice and green beens

Today’s Meal Plan: No pictures but you can find pictures of the meal here:

  • Breakfast: Mushroom Omlet, strawberries and cottage cheese
  • Snack: protein Bar
  • Lunch Chef salad
  • Snack: Almond
  • Dinner: Salmon, wild rice, asparagus and red pepper soup

Well, I am off to get ready for work. . . Chat soon!

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Fitness With P90X: Day 36 Core Synergistics and More new Foods

Yesterday was hard for me. I had to work a busy shift at work from 10-6 and then rush home and cook dinner for the family. I did cook dinner for them and me, but. . . I think I ate a little too late. Well, I waited an hour and 1/2 after dinner to exercise, but I think that was not enough time for my tummy to settle. Why, well while I was working out during core synergistics from the p90X I was feeling a little bogged down and I think it was due to my food still trying to digest. Needless to say I only made it through 40 minutes last night. I stopped because I did not want to make myself sick.

I learned a lesson which is not to exercise to closely after eating. Not a good mix. Other than that error I made healthy food choices and my water. . .ย  I still need to work on getting 72-80 ounces of water in. I don’t know why I can’t seem to do it but I feel so full when I do that and then I am not able to eat the small portions of food made and when that happened I am a bit hungry. Any suggestions? My meals for yesterday where:

  • Breakfast: Spinach Scramble, milk and grapefruit
  • Snack: Protein Bar (atkins)
  • Lunch: Turkey Burger with provolone cheese, coleslaw and red pepper soup
  • Snack: Missed (busy day!)
  • Dinner: Halibut, with Mango Ginger Sauce, wild rice and asparagus

So, that was my day yesterday. I swear I was so exhausted I showered and went straight to bed and slept in until 8:30 this morning which is late for me with a 6 year-old son, lol. Well. I will be back to post about today in a bit. Must polish my nails and work on some beauty blog post. Chat later

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Fitness With P90X (Day 35 Rest Day, Week 5 Results & New Foods!)

Hey all yesterday was my rest day and the end of week 5 of the P90X program for me. This week was fun seeing myself improve and challenge myself with the cooking. I tell you of all the cooking was well worth it because I was not retaining as much water this week. You may ask retaining water? Well, this week is my pre-menstruation time when I start to retain a lot of water and hence water gain with the scale and this week that did not happened!! Yey!! I guess the science behind it all is when you eat healthy and clean, drink water and exercise your body will not retain, so that is a great thing for me because I decided to weight myself to see if I lost any pounds this week. Well. . .ย  This week I lost another pound!!!! I am so excited about that. So, in 5 weeks I lost 4 pounds and I will take it along with the muscle gain too! I am noticing that my arms and legs are starting to get more lean and my abs are also reduce in size, so program is working for me for sure! I will give you me details on my video in a bit.

Stats Thus Far:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!

This week I changed my meal plan and went according to the nutrition guide and I believe by doing that I was successful in the weight loss. Speaking of the foods that you may prepare from the meal plan. I recommend to have lots of Tupperware to store you food or freeze. You will make lots of soups and sauces throughout the first week and hence a lot a servings for leftovers. So, make sure you have freezer safe containers to store. The will preserve your food and in the next week you will have left to thaw instead of having to prepare new soups, rice, and sauces everyday.

What I ate today was:

  • Breakfast: Soy muffin my version with milk
  • Snack: Protein Bar
  • Lunch: (My favorite) Steak and Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette!!
  • Snack: String cheese (don’t like turkey jerk)
  • Dinner: (the sauce was yummy!) Chicken breast, Honey Chille sauce, Quinoa(different, but tasty) and snap peas

Pictures of my main meals:

All in all, the meals were yummy and left me feeling full and never hungry, so I was glad about that. So going into week 6 I will continue with the meals and prepare for more success! How did your week go? Anyway, check out the video for more ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fitness With P90X (Day 34: Legs and Back|KenpoX)

I better get back to the rest of the Legs and Back workout, but I just had to comment that I made it through the wall squats and the one legged wall squat, WOW!! Okay. . . will be back.

Just Finished the workout and man I need to get a recovery drink. A reader gave me a alternative which I may pick up today at the grocery store in a minute. So, I will return in a bit. .

Well, Later today I did the KenpoX and made it through the entire workout and it was wonderful as usual. It is my favorite workout for sure. I am glad that I did both workouts today because it gave me a chance to catch up and stay on point with my workouts for sure. My meal plan for today was:

  • Breakfast: Turkey Bacon, chicken scramble and grapefruit juice
  • Snack Protein Bar
  • Lunch: Left over Shrimp Stir fry
  • Snack: String Cheese
  • Dinner: 1/2 turkey burger from Moonies and 1/2 french fries (total sub meal since the family wanted to go out. Stay I made sure to cut my portions and drink lots of water on this meal.
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Fitness With P90X: (Day 32 & 33 Chest, Shoulders & Tris & YogaX)

The past days have been pretty busy for me Tuesdays I workout and clean my house and the later my son is home from school and later that evening we prepare for his Taekwondo glass until 7:30 and we did not return home until 8:00pm. After that is bedtime for him, story time and bed. After that is all said and done then I rest or blog, however, I was so wiped out I rested instead of blogging and filmed makeup tutorials. So, with all that said and was not able to blog for the past few days. Now, I will bring you all update to date with my progress with the P90X program.

On Tuesday was a new workout for me which was Chest, Shoulders and Triceps. OMG! Push up city!! So many different ways to challenge my chest. Let me tell you my chest was on FIRE!! I was looking forward to the shoulder and the triceps workouts so bad in order to give my chest a break. Even two days later my chest is still sore, lol. The workout was 50 minutes long and I made it through 35 minutes. I tried to keep going but I was done. So, my goal for week 6 is to go through the entire workout. My meal plan was delicious and very filling. I don’t think I ate dinner that day because I was so full from lunch and my afternoon snack and I forgot to eat because I dosed off. I ended up eating a protein bar for dinner. But anyway . . .

Meal Plan for Day 32 (Tuesday)

  • Breakfast: Turkey sausage muffin ( I had to substitute because I did not make it to the store)
  • Snack: Protein Bar
  • Steak and Arugula/spinach salad (Yummy!!!)
  • Snack: string cheese
  • Dinner: Protein Bar

Here are a few Pics of my breakfast and lunch



As Far as Day 33 (Wednesday)

Wednesday was a work day so, my workout was late last night before bedtime and it was a YogaX day! So not much to explain, since this workout is becoming routine to me. How about you? Is this workout less challenging for you after the 4 weeks? My meal plan for yesterday was leftovers from my other meals because I need to do another grocery haul today. So what I ate was. . .

Meal plan:

  • Breakfast: Mushroom Omelet, strawberries and cottage cheese
  • Snack: protein bar
  • Lunch: Shrimp Stir-fry
  • Snack: Soy nuts
  • Dinner: Turkey burger and potato (yes potato was not apart of the original guide)

Of course I did not mention the water intake for both days, but I did consume 64-72 oz each day.

Today Day 34 will be a double day for me. This morning I will do Legs and Back and Ab ripper and then later tonight I will do KenpoX , so that I can stay on schedule for my rest day tomorrow. I will update later for today’s post on a new blog posting tonight. Other than that I am out for now! Chat soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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