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~ p90X.. Week 5 update ~

Friday, October 11, 2013

... so this week has been really busy with unexpected "life events" and not working so well for the P90X workouts.

... anyway, I have done the following workouts for the week:

Monday: Oct. 7: AM/PM Walking (2 hours) (should have done P90X shoulders, Chest & Triceps)

Tuesday: Oct 8: AM/PM Walking and Shoulders, Chest & Triceps (2 hours/30 minutes)

Wednesday: Oct. 9: AM/PM Walking (2 hours) (didn't do Biceps/Back)

Thursday: Oct. 10: AM/PM Walking (2 hours)

*Friday: Oct. 11: AM/PM Walking and Legs/back scheduled

NOTE: P90X has a lot of push-ups and I am finding it difficult to do all of them. I think that push-ups are great, but between my weak wrists and truncal lymphedema it's just not possible for me to perform all the push-up variations, so I modified using Supreme 90's shoulder, chest & tricep workout. Monday, I ordered Cathes, "Pure Strength" workout and will sub/rotate with her workout as well; between S90 and Cathe I will still get a safe challenging workout in.

The P90X leg segment (... not back) is very difficult as well. In week 3, I actually did only the first half of the leg/back rotation and I got a good workout in & still felt sore for a few days after that workout. Being an all or nothing kind of person is difficult because mentally, I feel that if I can't do "all" of the workouts in a rotation, that I have somehow failed. I now realize that this is not true.

- I am getting back into ST after months of not being consistent and have to gradually build my endurance/strength or I will burnout

- If I overdo my workouts the "dread" factor will set in and I won't want to do them.

- I may not be "physically" able or even want to do all of the workouts in a rotation, be it P90X, Cathe, etc., but I can always substitute and still get in a great workout in that is just as effective "for me".

- That I can't rush this process of losing weight, building muscle, etc.; I didn't gain this weight overnight, although it seems like I did emoticon and accept that it will take time and know that it will happen & I will eventually be able to say emoticon.

... so when I am feeling like I am not making progress this quote puts things in perspective emoticon

... keep making it happen! emoticon emoticon emoticon ~ Dee ~ emoticon
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    You continue to amaze me! emoticon
    1104 days ago
    One of these days I'm going to dust off my P90X and actually DO it!
    1104 days ago
    What amazing energy and ferocious determination you have! I know you will smash through any challenges you find as you race towards your goals.

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    1105 days ago
    Jazzid, I have been watching C-Span with my wife and was a little down the last three days because of all the bickering in Congress. I did not do any P90x workouts for the last 3 days. I needed some motivation and went back over my Spark page and saw your comments from last July. Thanks. I also have been modifying my routines to suit me so don't worry about whether you can't do all the the pushup or chin-up variations. I figured I could still complete P90x by Thanksgiving if I skip the 7th day of rest a few times; but I will just slow down and start week 6 all over Monday, if your still interested in buddying up with me. I don't mind it that you will be substituting other routines for P90x routines on occasion as I have been just skipping some of them. I like your last poster, good to take it one day at a time. emoticon
    1105 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/12/2013 6:54:50 PM
  • DS9KIE
    XP90 is both hard and keep up the emoticon job
    1105 days ago
    I agree with you. To be honest, I can't do hardly any workouts from start to finish without substituting for them as my doctor has all kinds of rules of what I am not allowed to do and I won't risk permanent injury. That being said, I do what I can and don't worry about the rest.
    1105 days ago
    The first attempt at P90X is always the hardest! You are doing a great job. Just listen to your body and modify as you need to with other workouts. emoticon emoticon
    1106 days ago
  • _LINDA
    You have to listen to your body and do what is right for you. Way to go in finding effective substitutions!!
    Keep up the great work!
    1106 days ago
    Love that last picture!! Yes! Great motivation! emoticon
    1106 days ago
    You are right. Baby steps toward what you need to do. You eventually work yourself into the exercise.
    1106 days ago
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