... 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
and accept that it will take time and know that it will happen & I will eventually be able to say
... so when I am feeling like I am not making progress this quote puts things in perspective
... keep making it happen!
~ Dee ~