Sunday, February 16, 2014
So tonight I did my last work out for P90x- Week 1. I did it, I didn't skip any, even the 11/2 hour yoga workout. I was supposed to have my rest day today but Saturday is my long run day and I don't want to give that up either. So depending on my energy level after my long run I will either do my work out on Sat or have to forfeit my Sunday Rest day.
Day 1- Chest, Back & Ab Ripper: I don't have anywhere to put a chin up bar so I had to come up with some alternative exercises. I decided to go with Lat Pull downs, using the same grips that they use. It seemed to be a good fit. As for Ab Ripper- I was crying While I would admit I have lost some of my ab muscles from not working out like I used to I really thought I would be ok with this work out. It was KILLER!!
Day 2- Plyometrics: (After Day 1 workout I felt like I had been hit by a truck!! But in a good way, anyone that lifts will know exactly what I mean by that. it was amazing! I was slow moving and could barely push open a door but I was smiling!)
I was kind of surprised by this one. Being an Insanity Girl I was expecting hard core, Go, Go, Go. Its not.. not that I didn't think it was a good work out, it was, in a different way. P90x is a totally different workout, nothing like Insanity. I have to keep reminding myself of that.
Day 3- Shoulders & Arms & Ab Ripper: Another good work out. Nothing really stuck out for this one. I did do better on the Ab Ripper. I could do more reps than I could on Day 1, with less tears! Except for the last move, I really struggle with that one. I end up with so much pressure on my hip or the side of my thigh during this one. I don't know if I am doing something wrong or what? I just take my time and keep focusing on their form, hoping I will get it..
Day 4- Yoga X: I am not a big fan of these HOUR long workouts. so this one was kind of a mental hurdle for me. To top it off I had to get up early to do this one, 3AM EARLY... We just had too much going on this evening for me to be able to get this one in. So it was either skip it or get up early. Since I didn't want to start off on the wrong foot by skipping a work out already I was up 2 hours earlier to get this one in before work. It was hard to drag myself out of bed, I mean come on...it's yoga. On the other hand it was a teensie little more appealing since it would be slower pace and allow me to wake up slowly instead of being thrown right into burpees or some hard core cardio. This was an entertaining one. First off it is EXTREMELY hard to keep your eyes on the tv to watch and learn the moves if you don't already know them. Especially since for most of the moves your head needs to be down, so I had that working against me the whole time. Obviously I am not familiar with most of the yoga poses.. I was usually behind on everything. It was hard to keep my balance and watch the moves at the same time. And WHO can hook their fingers around their toe & straighten their leg out?!?! I came to the conclusion that the Corpse and the Fetal Position are my favorite! Just kidding, overall I did enjoy this and I look forward to seeing my flexibility and strength come around, I really think there is some positives to be gotten from yoga.
Day 5- Legs, Back & Ab Ripper: Another good work out. Again, nothing sticks out.
Day 6- KenpoX: This one is fresh in my mind since I just did it. This is my first exposure to the fighting/kickboxing workouts. And I LOVE IT!!! Hands down i think this was my favorite. It was fun and fast. However I am pretty sure that anyone that happened to watch me would think it was a HOOT! Again I had to cut down on the reps on some of them because I had to really watch them to know what to do. And a few of the moves once all put together went pretty quick! Hard for me to watch and put together before they were done! I was probably the sweatiest on this one.
That sums up my first week. I really enjoyed it. I don't really have anything negative to say about any of it. I DO have to remind myself it is NOT Insanity. It is NOT hard core Cardio 6 days a week. But that being said, hopefully I will get better results, better long term results from this program. I haven't lost any weight.. But I did take my measurements and right now I am going to focus more on those than the scale. I can honestly say that even if I haven't lost any weight (yet) I feel different.. Leaner? Stronger? I don't know but I can feel it.
I think I will probably get a better workout (for all these workouts) once I am more accustomed to the moves and can focus more on me and pushing my limitations and not watching them so closely to get the moves down.
I am hoping that this is a good thing for me and I get the results I want. I really need some positive changes to put me back on track mentally. I know that is all I need to build up my confidence again