Monday, September 28, 2009

Week 2, well sort of

So this is week 2 of p90x. Actually I'm kind of starting over...let me explain. Towards the end of last week, I was so sore and tired and pretty much done with p90x, when it hit me that it's ok to take a break. I decided that I would just use last week as a test week to get conditioned to the workouts so I can go hardcore this week. I took 2 days off, which was a great idea. My body had time to rest and recover, and I didn't feel like quitting any longer. When I started over yesterday, I was actually excited about doing the workouts. I now know better which weights to use and how many reps to perform. I do plyometrics tonight, which I dread. I'm not a huge fan of jumping all over the place. Last week when I did this workout, after 10 minutes I wanted to quit, but I kept saying just a few more exercises. After an hour of coaxing myself every 10 minutes, I made it through the entire workout. This was actually the DVD that kicked my butt and made me sore for the rest of the week. I am determined tonight not to get discouraged by this one workout and take more breaks. After all, I have 90 days to be able to fully do the workout, so why am I trying to make that happen right now?

I have also started my half-marathon training for the Mercedes half in February. Between p90x and running and work and school, I have no life...j/k. I'm learning time management and what my priorities are. Well, that's a long enough break. Off to write a paper :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

1 down...89 to go

I just completed day 1 of p90x, and it's definitely going to be a loooong 90 days. Most of you know that I have struggled with weight issues in the past and have lost 50 pounds over the past year and a half. I have become an avid runner and can run various distances. I also weight train and cross train. I thought I was pretty in shape, and I am but p90x kicked my butt on day 1. I did the chest and back and ab workouts today. I knew chest and back would be difficult, but I didn't expect the ab workout to be as tough. I do Pilates and Yoga, so I thought I had a pretty decent core. Ha. The ab workout is 16 minutes of complete toture. By the end, I couldn't do the moves completely, so I was doing everything modified and not doing all the reps. It's just day 1, so I'm hoping by the end that I can complete all the reps in proper form. I'm not discouraged at all, but I really didn't know how difficult it would be. Tomorrow is plyometrics. I do some plyometrics to help with my running, and quite honestly I very much loathe plyometrics. I'm not super excited about a whole workout involving plyometrics, but I'm going to do my best. I'm going to bed with shaky muscles and hoping that I don't hurt too bad tomorrow.


So it's been quite a while since I have updated, and much has happened. For now, I'm just going to start with the latest development in my life...p90x. I am starting this 90 day journey tonight, and I'm really excited and extremely nervous. I have heard great things about this program, and I really want to achieve amazing results. My problem is that I tend to start these types of programs then get burned out and quit. I am determined to do the full 90 days, though. I'm actually doing it with some co-workers, so we're going to keep each other accountable and possibly meet once a week to motivate each other. I think blogging about the journey will help also. Here's to day 1. I'll let you know how it goes :)