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Yearly Archives: 2011

Phase 2- Resistance is Futile

A few readers of this blog have said that I am inspiring them to get on board the P90X train. To them I say, “Why? Dear Lord, why?” You’ve seen no proof of actual sweat, no evidence of manly muscle, only snarky comments sprinkled hither and yon.  For all you guys know, I’m just watching […]

July 27th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

A Lemon Meringue to Remember

Enough discussion of healthy exercise regimens and calorie counting— today we’re talking cake! Hooray! Wanted to make a special dinner for a very special friend, so I drew upon all the wisdom gleaned from five seasons of “Top Chef” and went for it. Though some of it did not pull together the way I had […]

July 19th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

My Toxic Romance… with Yoga.

After three rigorous weeks of strength training and cardio in P90X, you get one “recovery week” of  stretching and core-building routines to give your body a chance to recuperate. Go figure, this is the week where I injure myself. It wasn’t the weights, it wasn’t the (modified) high-impact cardio, it wasn’t the sound of Tony […]

July 18th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

P90X Phase 1 Over

For the loyal subscribers: Blogger has updated its site, and because of this I think you’ve been getting some errant notifications. People have reported being notified of old posts and posts which are still in draft mode. Sorry! I hope the kinks have been worked out, but I’ll keep an eye on it.  I have […]

July 13th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

The Sounds of Silence

The one thing that can really drive you crazy about the P90X workouts is the music. It’s that synth-y, thump-a thump-a music so popular with porn videos throughout our fair nation (or, ahem, so I hear, have heard, someone told me about that). But that’s not the bad part. What is truly irritating, especially for those with any kind of […]

July 6th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Happy Doug Day!

I met him almost immediately after this photo was taken. I fell. Wouldn’t you? I’d like to pause in my endless recitation of exercises and poundage, and wish everyone a Happy Doug Day. My husband was born on this day many many many years ago. It was and is a joyous event. I can think […]

July 2nd, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Oh, there’s a Diet plan too?

About a week into P90X, as I’m about to embark on the 2nd rotation of 6 DVD’s (you get one day off to rest), I start grousing to my fellow grunts that I have no idea what the nutritional component they talk about is comprised of. “What am I supposed to be eating?” I ask […]

July 1st, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Day 2: Plyo Hell

The good folks at want you to truly COMMIT to this P90X program, and to that end they encourage you to take your weight and body measurements before, during and after you’ve done the three months of conditioning. They even give you a little workbook to do record this information. Not only that, but […]

June 26th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

P90X: Bring What?

Skepticism abounds, yet I pop in my first DVD. Day #1 of a 90 day exercise program. Am I really going through with it? Yes. I’ve got the stretchy colored bands, I’ve got the mat, I’ve got the push-up bars. All of this equipment the detritus of other, older workout regimens. At least I’m recycling. […]

June 24th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas