Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 64, 65 - Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Abs & Cardio

This picture doesn't really have anything to do with what I'm about to write, but I thought it was just so darned cute!

Yesterday was Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and Abs. I think this workout is the hardest for me. I can do all the moves (not necessarily a lot of reps), but it is really quite challenging. So many push ups!

Today was cardio. I'm not sure what was in my water today, but I had tonnes of energy! I really felt like I got a great workout and sweat buckets. I really like the cardio workout. It's great that it's only 45 min and I love the yoga at the beginning. The whole thing flies by so quickly and it's over before you know it.

This past weekend I didn't do very well with my nutrition. Today I'm getting back into it and did pretty well, except for a few Toffifee's someone at work brought in. I'm kind of thinking that I might need to adjust my nutrition plan. According to my weight, I should be in Level II of Fat Shredder, but I'm just barely in that level. When I'm following the plan properly, I feel like I'm eating too much and end up feeling like I do when I over eat. I'm not sure that I would get enough food if I move down to Level I, but if I pick something in between the two, I think I'll be alright. I'll play around with it and see how it goes.

I've also started taking a product called Osolean by Mannatech. My friend sells Mannatech products and suggested it to me when I asked for something to help me boost my weight loss just a little bit more. It is all natural and is supposed to help you lose fat, but not muscle, when you are following an exercise and nutrition plan. It's more about helping you to lose inches, rather than lbs. You mix it in a drink 2x per day, before breakfast and supper. The main components are whey protein and calcium, but apparently it's more than just taking protein and calcium. I don't really understand the chemistry behind it, but it has worked for others, so I'm willing to give it a go. So far I've noticed that it doesn't taste very good, but if you mix it with the right drink, it's ok. Chocolate milk hides the slightly bitter taste pretty well though. I've also noticed that it makes me feel full faster when I'm eating my meal, so I don't tend to eat as much....which is a good thing!

So I'll let you know how it goes with the Osolean. It will be hard to tell over the next phase of P90X, whether my inches lost will be from P90X, Osolean or the two combined. But if it can give me an extra inch or two off my waist, that would be great!


  1. Chest, Shoulders, Tris is probably one of my favorite workouts. It's mentally and physically challenging which is perfect to kick off Phase 2.

    Osolean is pretty much a protein supplement. I would recommend protein for anyone trying to build muscle or lose inches. With Osolean, they do recommend that you reduce your caloric intake though. Through proper diet and exercise, you are sure to see results!

  2. In addition to taking Osolean, I'm also taking protein powder to suppliment the protein in my diet. I just can't eat that much meat! I usually have protein after my workouts too.

    I'm told that Osolean is better than whey powder for fat loss. Here is what I was told:
    "Some people wonder what the difference is between whey powder and Osolean.
    Although they begin with the same ingredient, milk, they are very different. Dr Nugent , who teaches about the Mannatech products and was past president of the American naturopathic society, says that comparing the two is like comparing a block of stone ( whey powder) to and very fine sculpture ( osolean) . Osolean is " sculpted" from whey, using a protelytic enzyme- a very specialized technology- leaving the fat targeting properties in the product. Usually people use the whey powder who want to add bulk to their physique, not specifically target fat loss."

    Anyway, I'll see if it's any better than simply taking whey protein. And by following the P90X nutrition plan, I am decreasing my caloric intake and obviously increasing my exercise, so I've got both those areas covered.

  3. Hi

    Just adding my 2 cents worth here. I started taking OsoLean just over 3 weeks ago and I have lost 17.5 cm of fat so far. And I have changed very little in the form of diet or exercise. I have also written a blog on my journey if you are interested.