AbRipperX · P90X · Shoulders and Arms · Tony Horton · weight lifting gloves · weights

Shoulders & Arms

Absolutely love this workout!  Weight lifting gloves are a must.  I used to play a lot of softball and the friction from the bat on my palms built up some mean calluses; well weights are no different.  The gloves don’t completely prevent calluses but they do help!  Tony is great in this session; it’s like having a personal training standing right next to you pushing you.

I used to think I was super fit in high school as I was Ms. Varsity Swim this and Varsity softball that and I can remember weight lifting in my parents garage.  I did three different exercises with three sets of 10 a piece.  I was done in maybe 20 minutes tops and I thought I was “the bomb”.  LOL I just carbon dated myself with that one!  When I first started doing P90X weight workouts like Shoulder & Arms I couldn’t believe how many sets he was doing.  When I looked at the workout sheet I thought to myself “there is no way I’m making it through this!  There are 15 different exercises and I have to do them twice!”  Is he crazy????  Yeah he’s crazy and I LOVE it! My “I’m the bomb” routine only did 9 total sets; Tony’s does 30!

Tip Of The Day: “Don’t Smash Your Face”

Bwahahahaha that’s awesome!  Seriously though you can totally smash your face on the lying down tricep extensions so watch it!!!  Also as Tony so often says; don’t let your ego get in the way.  When I was in really good shape I did most of my curl sets with 20lbs or 25lbs – now….not so much.  I’m starting at 15lbs until I can work my way back up.  I figure the first 30 days I’ll stay at 15lbs then up it to 20lbs during the 60 and 90 day marks.  (I did 25lbs a few times and thought I tore my arms off so that’s a bit too ambitious for the first round of P90X)

Total time: 59:53
Total calorie burn: 589

Chase this with some AbRipperX and you’ve had a very nice workout!  Don’t forget your recovery drink.  Super important for muscle repair.

For more information about P90x and other Beachbody products visit www.beachbodycoach.com/MirandaOpiela

P90X · Shakeology · Tony Horton

And The Quest Begins

I’ve been searching for something to get my fitness kick started.  Sure I can use the excuses that so many other people do:

I don’t have time
I have an office job (thus I sit all day)
I have children
I’m in school
I don’t have money and healthy food is more expensive

And the list goes on and on.  There are ways around all of these things and I’m going to find them and share them with you.  I’ve been 50-75lbs overweight for the past 10 years and I’m SICK AND TIRED of it!!!  I’m fairly fit but I’ve got all this baggage I’m carrying around.  I don’t feel that bad but I don’t like the way I look.  I want to be a size 10 (so I’ve got a ways to go!), I want to feel better than “that bad” and most of all I want to be healthy for myself and my family.  I want to be able to do 10 pull-ups (I’ve  never been able to do even one!)  Wouldn’t mind throwing a triathlon and a Mudder in there too!  And the quest begins with my signing up as a Beachbody coach to both motivate myself and others through awesome products like P90X (which I totally love) and Shakeology (which I can’t wait to try!!).  There will be more more to come and I’ll even throw in some videos where you all can make fun of me if you like!  Can’t wait!  It’s going to be a blast!  Now I’m off to go jump my way through 700 calories on Tony Horton’s P90X Plyometrics!

You can find me on Beachbody at www.beachbodycoach.com/MirandaOpiela. Let’s hit the WOWY Supergym together!