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

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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!

Juice Cleanse! Day 7!

This is actually yesterday’s blog, just coming a little late. I spent several hours editing video last night and then was just too tired to even try to put something together. Today is already slammed, but I wanted to share a little something.

Yesterday was the last food day before returning to another 4 days of pure juicing. As with all of the food days, we began with a juice. Here’s what it looked like before…

Juice 1-13

And after…

Juice cup1-13

This recipe included: Chard, Cucumber, Celery, Romaine Lettuce, Parsley, Lemon, Lime, Ginger

I ate very well yesterday. Lots of veggies and proteins, salad, protein shakes, greens, almond butter, alkaline water with chia seeds, etc. With these 3 food days, I also did 3 days of weight workouts. Yesterday’s was P90X Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and I did my own Abs routine.

Today began Day 8… juice day. These next 4 days are going to be a bit of a challenge as my entire week is filled up with meetings, auditions, and a lot of work away from the home office. Being that I will be gone for long stretches at a time, I will probably have to eat a little… just some veggies and stuff, but something to keep me from totally crashing at work or totally bombing an audition. lol.

We are half way done and this has been an amazing experience thus far. In the first 7 days, I actually lost 6 lbs… not that I wanted to lose weight, but obviously it is to be expected. I will gain a little back naturally after the next round of food days, but the best part is that I will now have a perfect and toxic-free foundation to begin building healthy, lean muscle.

Until later… have a fantastic day! And chew on this…

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!

Gym Day… Chest, Back, Abs!

Hit the gym earlier and hit it heavy!

Chest, Back, and Abs
Approx – 75 mins

Extremely busy day today and been packing all night.  Leaving early in the morning for a trip tomorrow.  But I did manage to take a drive over to Gold’s Gym NoHo and get one more workout in.  I pushed heavy chest and back today and rocked a few sets of abs too.  It was a nice way to clear my mind after the day and prepare for our trip.  I WILL be working out while out of town… I just don’t know exactly what and where yet.  I did pack our exercise bands, so in case I can’t get to a gym, I will have the ability to still keep it going.  I don’t think I’ll be able to blog much while gone, so just in case, I’m gonna add one more here tonight and then wrap it up.  I wish you all a great week and a fantastic Labor Day Weekend.

Gym Day! Chest and Back!

I finally caught up on a little sleep this morning after staying up late again editing video.  I could still use more… but I did feel refreshed.  After my power protein shake, I jumped up and headed out the door.  Destination… Gold’s Gym NoHo!

Chest, Back, Abs
Approx. 75 minutes

I took a nice 10 minute stroll on the treadmill to warm up.  I would have jumped off sooner, but my Chicago Bears were laying a hurt on the Washington Redskins in a preseason game, so I had to watch a little more. 🙂

After that I stretched out and than hit it hard!  I alternated between 3 sets of chest and 3 sets of back and threw in a set of abs in between when I switched.  I again went heavier than I have in a long time… actually heavier than ever on a few exercises.  It felt awesome!  I felt like beast… strong and energized.  I wanted to go even heavier, but without a spotter, I held back to not risk injury.  I’ll have to find some more workout buddies if I wanna keep this up.

I powered through and completed chest, back, and abs and then off I went.  I’m working on the new TV show “How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life” tomorrow and have a 7am call time.  So I’m glad I was able to complete my workout and get back.  I’m gonna clean up and pack my stuff now so that I can have a nice productive evening and hopefully get to bed early.  It’s gonna be a long day tomorrow, so I will probably make it a rest day… but ya never know. 😉

Hope your weekend was great and wishing you a fantastic week ahead!

P90X – Round 2, Day 81!

Slammin’!

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

You will notice a line through Back above and in it’s place Chest.  Today I guess would have been a chest and something day.  But I wanted more bicep action… especially since we got the new 90 lb. stretch bands.  I gotta be honest as well… tomorrow I am working on the NBC show “The New Normal”.  This is the rescheduled date from last week.  I will be playing a Go Go Dancer in a gay night club and of course will be shirtless.  I wanted to get a good pump today so that I’m looking extra swelled tomorrow. lol. Chest, biceps, and abs seemed like the best way to go.

I did the back and biceps routine today as that is the best bicep workout in the program.  During the back exercises, I subbed in chest.  I pretty much followed the chest routine from the chest and back workout.  I hit em both hard.  Using the new heavy duty stretch band, I really was able to work my biceps.  It felt like I was pulling a lot more weight and I was diggin’ the challenge.  Overall a great workout… and then I hit abs.  I was pretty burned by then.  The last few workouts, I did Ab Ripper X first which proved to be a good idea.  Doing it at the end of an insane workout is tough.  But I chugged along.  I wanted to mix it up anyway today, so I did about half the moves from the program and the other half with my own twist… planks, various crunches, etc.

Ok… now it’s off to groom and prep for my shoot tomorrow.  I probably won’t be checking in here again til Friday, so enjoy the rest of your week and have a great night!

P90X – Round 2, Day 78!

Saturday night lift.

P90X – Chest and Back
Total time = 58 minutes

I was actually pretty tired today, so it took a lot to muster up the strength for this one.  But once I jumped in, it was on!  I went hard, going to failure on all chest and back exercises.  I felt great throughout, but expended everything I had.  By the end, I was too wasted to attempt Ab Ripper X.  I decided that I will do abs tomorrow instead.  Better to do them right then to half-ass them and not get any results.  I do feel good now and will now enjoy a productive Saturday night of music video editing.  Have a great night!