I apologize for not being "active" on blogging for the past four weeks.  Back in September 9th, I started a wellness program here in Des Moines, called Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping (FXB).  The program is Monday through Saturday for 10 weeks.  You heard right, 6 days a week for 10 weeks...  The program is laid out as follows:

  • Kickboxing (cardio) 3 times per week for 45 minutes.
    • Punches:  jabs, hooks, cross punches, upper-cuts.
    • Knees: high, medium, low and side.
    • Kicks: side kicks, front, back, crescent and the always fun round-house.
    • Cardio Maintenance: jumping jacks, grasshopers, mountain climbers, quick feet, push-ups and jumping squats.
  • Bands (resistance/weight) 3 times per week for 1 hour
    • .Upper Body: Shoulders, biceps, triceps, etc.
    • Lower Body: Thighs, calfs, etc.
    • Resistance Maintenance: push-ups, crunches, planks and (my least favorite) running.

All of this happens at 5 AM so I can easily fit it into my schedule.  What this means is that I'm usually out (literally) by 9:30 PM (aka, prime "playing around" & "blogging" time).  On the upside, I am able to do 75 push-ups in a minute, have tons of (new) eneregy and have lost almost 10 lbs (but gained ...however, I still pass out at 9:30 PM.

This is something I've been wanting to do for the past couple of months (not this specific program, but a program to help me get in shape).  What do you guys do to try to stay in shape?