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.

1 comment:

  1. I would have to agree that p90x is pretty intense! Stephen started it right before we left for camp this summer and he too was in pretty good shape and it wore him out! So, though I am not speaking from personal experience ~ stick with it and you will get to the point where you can keep up with the workout and do all the reps! :)
    Have fun and don't wear yourself out! ;)
    ~Katy H.