Friday, December 10, 2010
A few years ago, I started a workout program called P90x. It is a 90 day program and I was able to stick it out almost until the end. It was a very difficult program and I did not put into it the effort that I should. However, I lost 16 pounds and my body became more toned than it had been in many years. Since the completion of that program, I have made a few attempts at it again, but have only been able to eek out enough motivation to get through one or two of those grueling workouts (they are all approximately an hour long or more).
I have ordered many workout program from the same company over the years, but each one has defeated me in record time. There was one program, though, that I hadn't considered until recently. I don't know why I didn't try it before. It is similar to P90x, which, looking back, I do have a certain fondness for, but will probably never complete again.
I received my Power 90 DVD's and informational literature and accessories in a small brown box that I could barely wait to open. I hope this is the program that helps me achieve my fitness goals. I have decided to keep a journal of my progress here on Sparkpeople. Here goes...
I completed level 1 sculpting. I didn't feel like I was doing a huge amount of work, although I could feel the burn in my arms and legs. The workout was a good length of time. I wasn't bored and I worked up a decent sweat.
Sore all over! I completed level 1 cardio along with Ab Ripper 100. Not bad! The workout was at a pace fast enough to make me sweat and keep me interested, but not too fast. So many workouts that I have tried make me feel overwhelmed and I am so out of breath in the first minute that they go back into their cases and never see the light of day again. You see, stamina is not my strong point. Neither is the coordination it takes to get through one of those dance to lose weight videos. They look fun, but I am not going to buy anymore of them. Oh, did I mention that I am sore all over?