P90X- Week 1


Despite last week being a crazy week with Natalie's surgery, I decided to start P90X last Tuesday. I needed the distraction.

I know...I know everyone says to start a new fitness program when you're well rested and have time to devote to it. But life with kids can be crazy and unpredictable and if I waited for this or that I would never get anything done. Especially fitness. For me the best thing I can do is just do it!

Last week after the first couple of days I started to get pretty sore. The two killer workouts for me were the Plyometrics and Ab Ripper X videos.  But my core is pretty weak and I have never done any sort of plyometrics before so it's a real challenge.

So that brings me to today the start of week two. I will work my Chest & Back and do the Ab Ripper X workouts tonight. I'm pretty excited especially since I had a rest day yesterday and I feel very rested and ready to kick booty.

Pre-measurements and all that good stuff I plan to share around day 30 because I feel more comfortable sharing if there is something to compare the numbers to.

I have scaled back my running to zero. I totally miss running but my body really needed a break. I can't wait to start adding running in as I start to adjust to this new program. I'm totally jealous every time I see someone running! I'm scanning the race schedules trying to figure out what I would like to do next. Right now I plan on adding small runs after day 30. I'm still swimming but only once a week and very easy going with the meters.

I am following the nutrition plan that comes with P90X. I feel like the nutrition needs it's own post. I am writing a P90X nutrition post for later this week. I have a lot to say about it. I'll start by saying I tried using their meal plan last week and it was a lot of preparation and it just didn't work for me. So after the weekend I came up with a new plan and so far so good.

Weekly weigh-in:  -2 pounds

Have you completed P90X? Do you have any tips to share?


Deanna@MilesToRun said...

So glad your daughter's surgery went well. I constantly tell my girls, "If I didn't have God, I don't know how I'd ever survive being a mother." I know they don't truly understand it, but I like them to know that I consistently give my worries over to Him because I can't control everything and it's scary.

I have started P90X many times but have never completed the full thing. I do use certain DVDs in between runs at times though.

You've already got one week done! Great job!

Christy said...

We have borrowed the disks from a friend, and they are collecting dust on top of my dvd player. I need to get them out again and give it another go. Good for you for completing week 1!

Meercat said...

I am totally looking forward to your post on nutrition and your customized P90X eating plan. I am glad to hear you're giving running a break. Sounds smart. May I suggest the Newcastle 10K in July...?

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