Tuesday, April 27, 2010


P90X fever has hit the Touchstone house! We were going to the gym but just needed a bit more of a push to get back into shape so we threw out the idea to a couple of our friends and...they joined in!

So with ONE WEEK down we decided to start the Meal Plan (Seriously I think they call this a DIET plan, but there is NO WAY Jenny Craig would approve THIS MUCH FOOD!)

We did take BEFORE pictures, but um... unless we look like we belong on the cover of Fitness Magazine in 90 days you will probably never see those! I will consider it though if there is a HUGE change in us!

Ok so our P90X studio is now fully equipped and workout starts at 5:30am SHARP (or Shazaam Sarah will make you drop and do extra Chataranga Push Ups!) The buff guys Richard the Ripper, Cut Up Craig, and TNT Ty all workout in their own seperate "garage" studio (yes fully equipped with 2 flat screen monitors in order to better see Tony Horton's bulging biceps) and the fit chicks Shazaam Sarah and Dynamite Danielle workout in the plush "lounge" studio with a Plasma screen to better see Dreya the Robot's moves! Yoga day is by far the most fun since we spent a better part of it splat on our colorful yoga mats!

This week though a few of us have decided to attempt the P90X meal plan as well. I will warn you...the amounts of food you are about to see are real and have in no way been photoshopped or exaggerated.

First of all, Ty and I are headed out of town this week so we decided to do Day 1 at least to get an idea of what it will be like (keep in mind we had NOTHING in our fridge so we had to buy EVERYTHING even salt and pepper!)

Ty made a spreadsheet that creates a shopping list for you based on the servings and recipes for the day, we printed it out, split it in half and raced around the supermarket trying to locate our half of the list! We probably asked every Ralph's employee for help at least once so by the time we checked out the lady at the register loudly announced "Oh so YOU GUYS are the ones on that Meal plan" ha!!! We are FAMOUS at Ralphs now!

Do you want to see the groceries we bought for DAY 1?

Yes seriously that is all for ONE DAY!

We got up, worked out and then made our first meal OMELETS! They were delicious and had mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese and green onions. The only CRAZY part was the 6 egg whites for me and the 10 egg whites for Ty. I had to use our largest skillets and still they ended up falling apart and looking like scrambled eggs. We are not omelet pros yet.

That's NOT all we had for breakfast. NO! We also had strawberries, cottage cheese and a recovery drink (Ty and I drank gaterade because we haven't bought anything else yet - I think we will though - we could really use the glutamin that they have and much less sodium than the gaterade offers - yes Marlene I'm going to take my glutamin & glucosomine in my morning drink rather than a dog-biscuit -ha!) Anyway, here is today's breakfast. It took me 6 hours to finish it and Ty also packed it up and took it to work with him to eat when he got hungry.

Here is PROOF that I finished eating it ALL! (ok not ALL of my omelet but at least all of the strawberries and cottage cheese!)

I started this post last week and now a week later I can comment on how the day ended. We did manage to make the salad.

It was very tasty! I actually nearly finished all of it and Ty LOVED every bite! We also didn't eat until 3pm because we were so full from our breakfast and Clif Builder Protein Bar (which by the way is my FAVORITE part of the day! I love these bars!)

For dinner though...we had a Proten Shake and called it a day! We WERE supposed to have this (courtesy of Shazaam Sarah)

ALONG WITH a Red Pepper Soup. Which I HAVE to blog about because it was an adventure in and of itself.

So Ty's amazing Spreadsheet had a little kink in it. One that caused us to buy 10 peppers instead of 5, and since we were leaving town we didn't want them to go bad so we decided to make the soup and freeze it. Well Ty left town before I did so I was stuck with the task of soup making. JOY! I love to bake NOT cook! Anyway, I figured I could throw it together, finish 14 dozen cakeballs, pack, do 2 homework assignments, take a quiz and get to bed at a decent hour. WRONG!

I got to Step 1 and realized I had to go to COSTCO to buy CONTAINERS.

I got to Step 2 and realized I needed more tomatoes.

I got to Step 3 and realized I had to ROAST THE PEPPERS! I've never roasted a pepper. I spent about 20min on YOU TUBE learning how and another 20min whining about it.

Here are my Roasted Peppers (all 10 of them)

Little did I know that THAT was the easy part! I then had to take the skin off each one. Again...all TEN!

I'll spare you all the details. I eventually made the 24 servings of soup and measured out the exact amount into each of the serving cups, set them out to cool and around 2am put them in the freezer. Needless to say that was NOT a quick task! We do however have enough soup to cover each Monday for the next month and a half!

P90X - BRING IT! 2 weeks down...

1 comment:

  1. So here is my take on your new diet. Ty will do great, you on the other hand will gain weight. These diets are done with a much taller person in mind. People like us cannot eat so much food. Believe me, your results will be higher numbers on the scale. On the positive side, you will get stronger. David did power 90 when he was in ninth grade; he did not follow the diet plan, but he lost a lot of weight and gained muscle!
    And if anything else fails, you will at least learn how to cook and know where things are at the supermarket!!!
    Love ya!