Sunset Stretch & Meditation

Shortly after I posted my workout blog, I decided to step out onto the roof to enjoy the sunset.  It was a beautiful site as you can see below.  Absorbing energy from the setting sun… I stretched & meditated to save the body & sooth the soul.  I needed that.  As I said earlier, I was very sore today and my muscles were tight.  Relaxing in the sun and feeding off it’s rays, I went pretty deep into some stretches and felt my body totally open up.  I wasn’t following any stretching program, rather just flowing with it and letting my body lead the way.  With the sunset shining so bright, it was almost trance-like.  It felt amazing and the bonus Vitamin D was nice as well.  I settled in to a pretty deep meditation…  appreciating life and enjoying clarity.  I am all set now for a productive evening and I feel very grounded and focused.  Wishing you all a beautiful night… and enjoy this site…

P90X – Round 2, Day 59!

A lil Saturday afternoon cardio…

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

I woke up SORE this morning.  Wow… these last few workouts are giving the gift that keeps on giving.  My legs and back are STILL sore from my workout on Wednesday.  And Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps are of course as well from yesterday’s blast.  Add in 3 hours of drumming at band rehearsal last night and you can only imagine how I felt this morning.  However, we were hell bent on getting our cardio workout in.  Since Mary was joining me for today’s workout, we opted for the slightly easier Cardio X program.  I had originally put the Plyometrics DVD in.  Probably a good thing she requested Cardio X instead.

Today was one of those workouts where you just don’t  want to do it.  Well… you WANT to do it, but you really don’t want to do it.  Instead of finding an excuse, we just went for it.  During the stretch I could barely touch my toes.  Uh oh… haha.  Well, despite the fact that there wasn’t a lot of fuel in the tank, we powered through and still got a decent workout in.  And hey… that’s  ALWAYS better than nothing.

Now it’s time for a hot Saturday night of… laundry, dishes, cleaning, organizing, and getting ready for another big week.  Haha.  Well, I do have 2 gigs this week as well… so that’s kind of like working and partying all at the same time.  The best of both worlds.  Whatever you are doing, I wish you a beautiful evening.

P90X – Round 2, Day 58!

This one rocks!

P90X – Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
P90X – Ab Ripper X
Total Time = 77 Minutes

I am jello right now.  I swear this workout does me in every time.  I can barely move my arms and I’m shaking.  Haha… yes in this case that is a good thing.

Over these past few weeks I have been working out on an every other day schedule with a focus on the weight training workouts.  It has been effective for me as we have been busier these last 3 weeks than we have been all year.  Also, I have been focusing on more weight training than cardio because I had lost a few pounds early on and I wanted to add a few back of the muscle variety.  I have seen some nice gains in recent weeks.  I will start adding more cardio back in now as well as yoga and stretch.  I don’t wanna lose sight of those even with a busy schedule.

Now that I’ve burned myself out, I need to recharge as I have a 3 hour band rehearsal tonight with Hollywood Roses.  I hope my arms will work so can slam dem drums. haha.

Btw, Hollywood Roses is my Guns N Roses Tribute band and here is our July schedule:
July 4th – Malibu Inn
July 7th – The Whisky
July 13th – The Tijuana Beer Fest
July 28th – Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA

Hope to see ya at a show!

Have a great day!!!

P90X – Round 2, Day 57!

Back at it!

P90X – Legs and Back
Total Time = 64 Minutes

Wow it’s been a crazy last few days.  Several big photo shoots, a live show, plus work and not much sleep.  Feels great to be so busy but also feeling a bit run down.  Regardless, I pulled it together this morning and knocked out the big legs and back workout.  I went hard today and expended all of my energy.  By the end, I was toast.  I had barely enough in me to stretch out.  I actually had to chill for a few and then take a shower to get myself back on track for the day.  Still lots of work to do, so no resting for the wicked.  I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.  Need… more… hours.. in… the… day.  I hope you’re having a fantastic and productive week.  I gotta get back to it.  More later.  Ciao!

Wait!  I shared posted this yesterday on my sites, but wanted to share here.  Very inspirational and true…

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate
That can circumvent, hinder, or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul
– From the poem “Determination” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

P90X – Round 2, Day 56!

A bit of cardio before my gig…

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

It has been non-stop over here.  We worked all through the weekend, shooting for about 12 hours yesterday and rolled right into another busy day today.  I was up for a cardio workout yesterday but it wasn’t happening.  Today was busy from the get go and tonight I am playing a gig with my band DropDead L.A. at The Roxy.  Therefore, I had but one smart option… Cardio X to warm up for the show!

I powered through the workout getting the blood flowing through my body and stretching out as well.  This was much needed.  I wrapped up and immediately hit my drum pad to warm up with some rudiments.  Feeling good, feeling loose, and feeling ready to go.  Time to go get rocked out and then go and rock out.  If you’re around the strip tonight, drop on by, it’s a free show.  We play around midnight.

Cheers!

P90X – Round 2, Day 55!

Short on time today, so gotta make this quick…

P90X – Back and Biceps
P90X – Ab Ripper X
Total Time = 73 Minutes

Awesome workout this morning.  I love the biceps exercise on this one.  As for the back exercises, I switched it up and did them all with the stretch band.  I wanted to chill on the pullups today and do more focused moves on my back.  And it was still a fantastic pump.  The biceps of course were great and I am still feeling the after burn.  I hit abs hard as well and feelin’ great for the rest of the day.

Gotta run now.  Prepping for 2 shoots tomorrow… we will be going from 9am until about 11pm tomorrow, so  will most def not be blogging.  Have a fantastic weekend and here’s a little inspiration for ya…

“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” -Denis Waitley

P90X – Round 2, Day 54!

Ahhhhhhhh…..

P90X  –  X Stretch
Total Time = 63 Minutes

This was the perfect workout for today as it’s been a long week and we have a busy weekend ahead.  I had another band rehearsal this evening with DropDead L.A.  Btw… we’re playing a big show this coming Monday at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip.  It’s a free show… come on down.  🙂

I didn’t have time to workout this morning, so after I got home from rehearsal, I quickly made the decision to do the X Stretch.  I really connected with my body tonight.  I could feel my muscle fibers stretching one by one and really was able to settle deep into my breath and open up my flexibility.  I also fell into some additional organic stretches that felt just right.  All in all, a great workout and I really feel good right now.  And… I actually still have more work to do tonight before bed.  So… I bid you goodnight.

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” -Norman Vincent Peale