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****yeah, i nearly died****

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I feel like I have been in a fender bender . . with a bus emoticon . My body was in such shock last night that it HURT to SLEEP. I could feel my muscles twitching and retracting. I could also feel the knots forming in my shins and shoulders. I dreamt about Dolvett from Biggest Loser. And not good dreams. We didn't even have sex!

So how did my life almost end at the tender age of 29. I put in the p90X Plyometrics DVD. I didn't know any better. It was only my 3rd day of P90x. I haven't been going in any sort of order because I haven't had time to buy my emoticon yet. When the video initially starts, they tell you it is not for beginners. I don't consider myself a beginner because I am a workout addict. I love hard workouts. The host guy then says, "This is the Grand Daddy of all workouts. This is the most difficult X workout so if you are just starting, you may not want to try this one." That STILL didn't scare me away. I wish it would have.

Derrell didn't join me this time. Instead, he laid on the couch and was my "encouragement coach". By the way, what in the hell is an encouragment coach??? Oh, you are the person who is going to piss me off with your positive comments while I am gasping for air. Oh, okay. At least I am prepared. Almost immediately, this DVD is hard. Just imagine jumping, leaping, and jogging for an hour straight, simultaneously. It is hard! Doing jumping jacls for 20 seconds is hard work. It is like jumping jack for a solid hour. The squat jumps killed my quads. All the sports related exercises, I loved because I love sports and it gave me a visual that kept my mind off the pain. Leaping across the room "like a kid jumping over a creek" wasn't hard but left me breathless. At one point I got dizzy and had to take a second to get my bearings. That was only 15 minutes in. About 8 minutes later, I felt like throwing up so I had to pause for a second to stop the shakes and acid from creeping up my throat. 32 minutes in I just let out a huge , "Jesus!" But Jesus is always busy on Wednesdays emoticon . With about 20 minutes left I actually whimpered. I don't whimper or whine. But I did. I wanted it to just go away and leave me alone. The damn trainers on the DVD looked whipped! They were struggling too! The entire time Derrell is saying, "keep breathing babe" "Grab water babe" "Your own pace, go at your own pace" "Wow, babe you are doing good!" "Slow down Nik!" He is couch coaching. When the video was done, he wanted to high-five! I looked at him with eyes of death. I gave him the high-five but I stomped off and immediately got in the shower. Makeup was smeared acros my face. Sweat fell off of me and my ponytail tie was hanging on to one clump of hair. When I got out of the shower, I wanted to cry. My body was spazzing in ways I couldn't understand. But I did it. And though I thought I would faint at times, and though I thought I would have a stress-induced asthma attack (I don't have asthma), I made it. Will I do the Plyometrics DVD again? Not for a long, long time.
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  • FERFEY02
    1364 days ago
    You're a great writer! Hilarious! Although, I do feel bad for! I can't believe you held on like that...I sure wouldn't have made it that far. emoticon
    1366 days ago
    Ummmmm yeah! That was definitely the DVD that made me say P90x isn't for me... that was 3 years ago and still haven't retried it...LOL! If you loved that one then you'll love Insanity! LOL! All Cardio! NO Weights! All out sweat til you drop! I'm proud that you DID it though! That't the important thing love! My hubby is also a "Couch Coach" and amazingly it helps push me further than if he wasn't watching....sometimes it's a good thing to have them there... sometimes...LOL! Anywhoo boo! Keep doing what you're doing! emoticon
    1369 days ago

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    1370 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    But you did it!!!! Love those words. You are braver than I am when it comes to those videos. People at work have told me I should do that one and insanity and I said, no thanks, I will stick to my cardio machines. At 47 yrs old, I don't know that I want to do that grueling of a workout but how awesome for you that you finished it.
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    1370 days ago
    Loved your narration!
    I can tell how hard it was, but you made me smile emoticon
    As for the couch coach, I would tell him to go away, but when I think of it again it's kind of sweet emoticon

    1370 days ago
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    1371 days ago
    Wow! I was tired just from reading your blog!! Mental note - don't ever do that one all at once!! Hope you are feeling better today!
    1371 days ago
    awww! Big air hugs for you...don't wanna squeeze you cuz it would probably hurt! You should be super proud. I don't think I would have tried. I DETEST plyometrics. emoticon
    1371 days ago
    Was it tabata? Did you do plyometrics for 90 seconds, rest 30, then do it all over again? (Or something along those lines?)

    I hate Hate HATE tabata. I always feel like sh!t afterwards. No fun. But it's so good for you, so...
    1371 days ago
    WOW!! Amazing that you lived to tell the tale! I'd have DIED right there (or maybe wished I would have) LOL
    1372 days ago
    How do you feel TODAY??? I told you I did 25 minutes of that workout and was sore for over a week. I was panting and sweating. I know what you mean about the asthma attack girl!!! I can't beleive you finished it. You are a BEAST!!!! DAMN!!!! I like the work out but I would NEVER try to do the whole thing at once, not right now anyway.

    Good job Nikki!! If you can do that, you can do anything! emoticon emoticon
    1372 days ago
    As I wipe my tears from laughing so hard, I am really so sorry you're suffering after that battle of a workout ... but I'm proud of you! If you can finish THAT workout then you can accomplish anything! Give yourself a well deserved break to let yourself recover.
    1372 days ago
  • MISSB8604
    Girl, you are a friggin' warrior. Absolutely hysterical.
    1372 days ago
  • STHAX10
    I applaud your efforts, you are doing great!!! But remember to give your body a day of rest in between. Listen to your body, and don't overdo it and hurt yourself. emoticon
    1372 days ago
    rest up never will try it thanks for warning
    1372 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    emoticon I have P90x and have yet to take that particular DVD out of it's plastic...LOL
    1373 days ago
    OMG... i was thinking of trying it...Not now! ouch.... get some rest...and GD LUCK
    1373 days ago
    I shouldn't laugh, but I'm not even going to lie, this blog made me laugh so hard. Better than I would have done!
    1373 days ago
    Oh, no! You poor girl!!!! I hope you can soak in a relaxing hot tub . . . maybe some aromatherapy, candles . . . might put you in the mood for better dreams tonight ? ? ? ?

    I decided to look at it first . . . and I'm glad I did. NO WAY would I attempt it. I've been working on, working up to, the P90X yoga routine . . . I can do about the first 5 or 10 minutes of it!!!!
    1373 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    That's great you did it, just be careful, I know many people who have hurt their knees and ankles doing P90X and Insanity, even my trainer is not a fan of all the jumping- especially if one has a few extra pounds, it is very stressful on the joints. But you should be so proud of yourself for trying something challenging, and completing it!

    1373 days ago
    emoticon emoticon YOU DID IT!!! emoticon emoticon WOW!!!

    Be proud of yourself and get back on the horse as soon as you can!

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    1373 days ago
  • EUEK098
    LOL, welcome to my world, Insanity does that to me every time.
    1373 days ago
    Now that was funny! Great blog.....Take two Aleve extra strength and take the next day off. Oh buy yourself something nice for living through the experience!

    1373 days ago
    LMAO!!!! Way to go babe!!!!


    1373 days ago
    When PX90 tells you something for future reference, BEST BELIEVE THAT! lol This is funny as I don't know what!

    God bless,

    1373 days ago
  • DONNA5281
    If I was you I would have quit and would probably thrown the DVD in the trash. LOL

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    1373 days ago
  • KNH771
    Your post made me smile. I needed that today. Have you looked at any of the X calendars?
    1373 days ago
    WOW!!! Congrats for sticking with it...hope your body feels better soon though!!
    1373 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Now that's what I call "pushing"!! emoticon and you'll be leaving dust behind you!! emoticon
    1373 days ago
    You ARE better than me i would have quit! WAIT! i would have even bought the DVD from jump! emoticon Good for you! To stick with it!
    1373 days ago
    lol. What a funny description of your p90x experience. I felt like I was on the couch with Derrell. Thanks for sharing. You rock it for making it all the way through it. Congrats and have a speedy recovery.
    1373 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    Haven't tried the P90X Plyo but I have done the Insanity Plyo and it is insane (sounds just like what you described on P90X but the video is a little shorter). Congrats on making it through the entire video.... emoticon
    1373 days ago
    there isn't a YOU GO GIRL big enough!! I am heeding the warning and will not be attempting that DVD any time soon. Kudos to you for making in thru the whole thing. By the sound of it, I would've made it 10 min. Oh, and thanks for the heads up on Jesus being busy on Wednesdays- that explains so much emoticon
    1373 days ago
    Lol. The same thing happened to me when I did that DVD. I had trouble moving for like two days. It hurt to even sit still. Ahhhh! Great job finishing it though. =)
    1373 days ago
    You might need some epsom salts to soak in after the P90X....
    1373 days ago
    emoticon I have to applaud you for sticking to it. I tried it once and about 10 minutes in I was greatly concerned at my risk for a heart attack and convinced myself that was enough.

    Insanity workouts are about as bad. I made it through the fit test miraculously but, couldn't move for about 2 days.

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    1373 days ago
    Good grief, that sounds evil! Well done you for carrying on. I probably would have stopped after 5 minutes.
    1373 days ago
  • DALID414
    At least now you know.
    1373 days ago
  • METIS457_79
    A friend of mine tried this video after doing P90X for over a month and had the same reaction. Plyometrics is some pretty serious stuff. Hope you recover!

    I remember doing a Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout that made me so sore I almost couldn't lower myself to the toilet for 2 days.
    1373 days ago
    Good job on sticking through it!!!

    I love your writing style.
    1373 days ago
  • JEWELLE217
    Great job on the workout! I don't know how you did it. Just reading about it makes me think my Insanity program is not as hard as I thought. LOL!

    Was ROFL'ing about Jesus being busy on Wednesdays. That explains alot!

    Keep up the great work!
    1373 days ago
    I definitely laughed really hard at "Jesus is always busy on Wednesdays." I've always heard hellish things about the P90x Plyo routine - thanks for confirming! hahaha
    1373 days ago
    All that matters in the end is you did it. Even though it was crazy crazy CRAZY hard, YOU DID IT!!!! I also think it is great that even though he didn't do it with you, you were being supported the entire time. Great job!!!!!!
    1373 days ago
    Thank you for the warning! My BF and his roommate are P90X fanatics and they keep trying to talk me into doing plyometrics with them.

    I think I will keep using my bad knee as an excuse. :)
    1373 days ago
    Wow, I can't believe a real person got through the plyo DVD! I have been terrified of it. I did the entire P90x lean cycle once, and I was thinking about doing it over again. It's such a great workout series! But plyo... never even look at the disk! You are amazing!
    1373 days ago
    'Jesus is always busy on Wednesdays' might become my new catch phrase!

    'You're a better (wo)man than I am, Gungadin!' I can't believe you did that for a whole HOUR. I would have quit 15 minutes in, I am a sissy.

    You may want to take some pre-emptive Ibuprofen or something!

    1373 days ago
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    Not fun to hurt, what a day you are going to have.

    1373 days ago
    Oh my....hysterical... I love that Jesus is always busy on Wednesdays!
    I can only imagine what agony you are in my friend!!!! Push that water today....take a few advil & eat enough bananas to make a chimp proud. That will save you some pain. I am only thinking...if you feel like that today....tomorrow is going to be catastrophic! emoticon
    1373 days ago
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