Juice Cleanse! Day 9!

Still going strong… but had to adapt a little more. I had a few green juices today, but I was gone for too long to not eat. I also got a headache at one point, so I knew my body needed food today. I had 2 salads as well as a few clean snacks in addition to my juices. And I’m truly feeling great now. Tomorrow is going to be an even busier day as I will be gone from 10am until 11:30pm. So I’m going to have to plan several juices as well as several meals. I will keep in the same theme of the salads and what not, so I’m still definitely cleansing, it has just been adapted on this second round. No workout today… I took a rest day. Tomorrow I’m gonna try to get one in early and I also have band practice for 2 hours at the end of the day. So… I will still get some physical activity. And that’s pretty much the story for day 9. Not the most exciting report but all is well and there lot’s more to come. Have a great night!

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

Juice Cleanse! Day 8!

It’s late and I have an early start tomorrow, so I need to keep this short. Today we started the second round of juicing and it was tough. My body was hungry all day regardless of how much juice I drank. I did manage to workout this morning. I went with the P90X Cardio X routine… a nice 45 minute workout and that was about as much as I could do. I feel good, but have also realized that I will need to slightly adjust this part of the cleanse. While I do plan on consuming mostly raw green juices for the next 3 days, I also must supplement with some clean food. About 30 minutes after my workout I ate a cup of organic blackberries. An hour later I had another juice.  Tonight we had a nice clean salad as an evening meal. I will continue like this for 3 more days and then it’s back to eating and juicing. I will say, I have gained an entire new respect for my digestive system and I am so much more aware of how it works, what it likes and dislikes, etc. I plan to continue juicing daily even after this cleanse and I expect my body to continue to improve with each day.

Nite nite and here’s a little inspiration for ya…

Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can! and I will!

P90X – Round 2, Day 82… plus 2 more workouts!

Haven’t been on much in the last few days… time to catch up.

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

Just finished this.  Needed an easy cardio workout today to just keep it going.  I’ve been on the go lately as well as hitting the gym, so this was exactly what I needed today.  Cardio X was on par as usual.

Yesterday… Mary and I hit the beach and rented some bikes down in Venice.  We rode up and down the coast for nearly 2 hours.  It wasn’t a strenuous workout as we were just on some beach cruisers.  But it was still a workout, complete with sun and fresh air.  A very enjoyable way to exercise.  After that, we walked back to our car which happened to be parked in front of Gold’s Gym Venice… a.k.a. The Mecca!  I couldn’t leave without joining the meat heads and pushing some weight.  I did shoulders and triceps for about 45 minutes.  I was going heavy too.  It felt good to hit the heavy weight as that has been more of my goal lately.  Great workout.

And… on Thursday, I worked on the new show “The New Normal”. It will be episode 2 where I am playing a go go dancer.  They had me in nothing but a little pair of CK undies. lol.  I shook my ass and had a blast.  When we wrapped, I was in Hollywood and had some energy, so I busted over to Gold’s Gym Hollywood to hit some legs.  I did about 30-40 minutes straight through as it was already pretty late.  I went heavy… I mean I went heavier than I ever have with legs.  I need to build my leg muscles up the most and the only way that is going to happen is if I really start challenging them.  Again, another great workout.

As you can see from my last few blogs, my trend has been moving more towards heavier weight workouts at the gym lately.  I am just a few days shy of wrapping up my second round of P90X and I need to keep adapting and growing.  All in all… I’m feeling great.  And now on to a productive evening of video editing.  Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

P90X – Round 2, Day 76!

Late entry today…

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

I knocked out a solid cardio x workout this afternoon but then rolled right into a 3 hour meeting.  I immediately followed that by heading off to a 2 hour band rehearsal.  After finally wrapping up my day, I needed to get cleaned up and prepped for tomorrow.  I booked a featured part playing a Go-Go dancer in a gay nightclub on the new NBC sitcom, “The New Normal”.  Good thing I’ve been working out! 😉  This should be a fun and interesting day.  And I need to finish getting my stuff together and get to sleep.  Nite nite.

P90X – Round 2, Day 71!

Feelin’ good today!

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

Yesterday’s gym workout was awesome.  I am enjoying the beautiful soreness in my biceps and shoulders as we speak.  In following along with the program, today should have been yoga day.  I admit… I have not done yoga in a while.  I do love yoga, but I got a little burned on the P90X yoga class.  I need more variety in doing yoga and I prefer a class setting better where I can have an instructor and also share the positive energy with others.  Not to say I will not do P90X yoga again, but on days like today, I just don’t want to take 98 minutes away from my day and would rather just burn calories and get back to work.  So today I took an early afternoon break and did Cardio X… which btw, starts with yoga, so I still got some yoga in.  😉

I actually had a great cardio workout today.  Cardio X is not an overly intense workout, but I went harder on each move today.  I just upped the intensity and man, I was sweating like a beast.  A perfect workout for today.  And now I am back to work… plus we have a shoot this evening.  Have a great day!

P90X – Round 2, Day 68!

A little Saturday night workout…

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

I am quite sore today from yesterday’s leg workout at the gym.  It feels great. 🙂  And as I plug through a productive Saturday, I decided a nice cardio workout would do the trick.  So… Cardio X it was.  Just intense enough to get a good sweat going, but not too crazy to kill me and my sore legs.  I feel good and ready for a productive Saturday night of video editing.  I hope you are all having a great weekend!

P90X – Round 2, Day 66!

Keepin’ it rollin’…

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

2 days back and 2 workouts down.  I had a great sweat today.  I usually breeze through this workout, but the lingering effects of the weekend led to a more intense cardio workout today.  I was sweating out the toxins and feeling great.  Guess I needed that.

And, busy day happening, so quick blog.  Hope you’re having a great day!

P90X – Round 2, Day 61!

A little cardio before heading out…

P90X – Cardio X
Total Time = 49 Minutes

Happy 4th!  We’re getting ready to head out for the day.  Gonna hit up a party or 2 and then make our way over to the Malibu Inn for my show tonight with Hollywood Roses.  Before leaving for the day, I knocked out a quick workout… Cardio X.  Just long enough for today’s time schedule.  Also, not too intense that it will wreck me as I have to play drums for 2 sets tonight.  I wish you all a beautiful and safe day today. 🙂

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 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.