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Making Lemonade from Lemons

Saturday, November 20, 2010

About a year ago I bought P90X and was so excited to get started. I had big dreams of a new bod. A couple of the guys in our office had done it and the results were amazing. But I quickly lost motivation and found it difficult to train for long races and do P90X. Something had to give, and it was the P90X.

Well now I'm on the injured list and can't run for awhile, but I need to do something to keep in shape. Already a few pounds have crept back on--it doesn't take long. So now that I don't have running as an excuse, I dusted off the DVDs and after my PT exercises I hit play for Day 1--Chest/back & Ab Ripper. Tomorrow the schedule calls for Plyometrics, but I don't think my ankle will be able to take it, so I'm going to skip Plyo and do Shoulders and Arms.

Here's the plan for this week:

11/20 - P90X Chest/back & Abs - completed
11/21 - P90X Shoulders & Arms
11/22 - Boot Camp at the gym
11/23 - P90X Yoga
11/24 - Spinning
11/25 - P90X Legs/back & Abs
11/26 - Walking

This time, I plan to do P90X only 3-4 times a week. Better to set a schedule that I believe I can reasonably do than plan on doing it 6 days a week and falling short. That's what happened the last time--I felt it had to be all or nothing. Sure, the results won't be as great, but there will be improvement.

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DAVEINSEOUL 12/18/2010 6:46AM

    Good luck with the P90X - I have heard a lot of good things about it - I will be interested in your progress as I am thinking about trying it myself.

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UROPA40 11/21/2010 10:39AM

    I am really sorry you are on the injured list. I had a hard time when I could not run and started to cross train to keep the weight in check while I could not run. I am back to running and treasure the days when I run. A bad running day beats a great bike or swim any day. Maybe your ankle can take some cross country skiing this winter. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Suzy

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TRILLIUM22 11/21/2010 8:37AM

    Good luck with P90X. I've never done it, but I've done other videos with pylo sequences. They do seem like they'd be hard on your ankle. Hope you can get back to running soon. Do you have an estimate of your done time. Is it interfering with cycling at all?

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RUDBEKIA 11/20/2010 8:54PM

    Sounds like a good plan!! Good luck and have a great week!
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