I have exercised 8 out of the last 9 days.
Let's all take a moment to let that sink in, shall we?
The way that P90X works is you rotate through various strength training and cardio workouts for the first 3 weeks, then recover with cardio, yoga and stretching during the fourth week. That's Phase One. I have chosen not to investigate Phase Two until I survive this one first, call it delayed fear or selective denial, whatever.
The trainer, the freakishly fit, strangely bronzed, Tony Horton, tells me to "Bring It", to "Try My Best and Forget the Rest", not to say "I Can't", but say, "I Presently Struggle With..."(okay, that one made me laugh, like it's the politically correct phrase for tortuous exercise) and then he makes it all look easy. It's not. At all.
The workouts are challenging, okay, downright hard, but I like them. The Chest & Back workout is the hardest for me right now, as I have wimpy upper body strength. I can't fully do all the push-ups in all the various ways like they demonstrate, I do them on my knees and barely move down and up, but I'm trying. And sweating. I modify my pull-ups with the support of a chair. I'm trying. And sweating. And it's good. My favorite cardio workout is Plyometrics, which is a form of jump/agility training. Kenpo X is fast and fun, along the lines of kickboxing. Ab Ripper X makes my cry. Right now, all the workouts are hard. I have to modify some of the moves or not complete as many reps as they do. Or I take a break (shhh).
Even though it's hard, I like the challenge of each workout. I want to see and feel myself getting stronger, able to do real push-ups, able to do a real pull-up, able to lift heavier weights for more reps. Will I get RIPPED? Ha! We'll see. I do hope to get toned, more fit ,
The system also came with a nutrition plan which is still sitting on the counter. So, no, we aren't following that...YET. I seem to have lost my willpower to go to the grocery store. Again. So obviously there is room for improvement in this area, on many levels.
Today calls for Shoulders & Arms along with Ab Ripper X (cringe). Wish me luck. Thanks.
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