P90X: Week Four

*My husband and I started P90X on June 1, and we want to make this endeavor as successful as possible. I’m tracking my/our progress, by writing down how I feel after each workout and will post a weekly update. This may or may not be beneficial to you, but I think it will help us in the long run.*
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P90X: Week Four

I firmly believe in only doing what your body can handle and making sure you can do a move properly, so I always try watching how a particular move is done before I attempt it and I don’t push myself too far. Please keep in mind that the following are my own thoughts and opinions; I’m just a girl trying to lose weight and get in better shape.

Day 19: Monday {legs, back and abs} 
Monday mornings are always difficult with p90x. It was hard today—I could actually feel the resistance and the moves getting more intense, which is good. I love, love, love seeing my progress with how much resistance and reps I’m doing. I can definitely feel myself getting stronger. We were so tired, though, that we skipped abs and said we’d do them later….we never did. SHOOT! That’s the first workout we’ve missed so far. 

Day 20: Tuesday {kenpo X}
Today kicked butt—literally. There’s a point at the end when Tony mentions keeping up the momentum and not crashing, and every time we’ve done Kenpo I’ve been tired by that point. Today wasn’t that day. When he said that line I was like, “Hey! I’ve got this!” I love that I kept up the energy throughout the whole thing. 

Day 21: Wednesday {yoga} 
My husband and I both had an early day (he had to go to work and I was driving to Atlanta), and doing yoga that early was the opposite of appealing, so we promised to do it later that night…And we did! We actually used another yoga workout, though. Neither of us were in the mood for the hour and a half workout that late and before dinner, so we found a video on Netflix’s instant play that we used that was 45 minutes instead of 90. I really liked it and enjoyed the change of pace, plus it really got my heart rate up. 

Day 22: Thursday {core synergistics}
I broke down during this workout. I felt defeated and really wanted to give up. It had been a full three weeks since we started and instead of losing weight or feeling different in my clothes, I felt the opposite. I gained 2.5 pounds and instead of my clothes feeling looser, I could barely button my jeans (thanks a-whole-freaking lot, Aunt Flo). I know women out there know exactly what I’m talking about. Anyway, it was just a really tough workout for me. The only positive to today is that I did the workout.

Day 23: Friday {rest}
Since we’re in the recovery week (that started on Wednesday), the original workout plan was to do Kenpo on Friday and rest on Saturday and Sunday, but we changed it a bit and slept in on Friday. I really needed that extra sleep (see Day 22). 

Day 24: Saturday {kenpo}
The stretching at the beginning of this disc really hurts to do, so I need to start modifying them. I almost feel even more stiff and sore after this particular warmup. I had to modify a lot of moves (back kicks, mostly) because the knee I had surgery on was hurting. Surprisingly though, even with modifying, I burned more calories with this particular workout than I have with any workout in a couple weeks. Go me! 

I also weighed myself again (see Day 22) and was down three pounds, which means I’m now down a whopping .5 pounds since I started this. It’s the first time I’ve seen the scale move in that direction, so it was extremely nice to see.

Day 25: Sunday {rest}
Recovery week gives us an extra day of resting/stretching. I actually feel strange not working out twice this week.

I’m absolutely not an expert on this in any way, shape, or form, but if you have questions, ask and I’ll try answering them next week. We’re really devoted to this workout and researching it will be beneficial to both of us!

 

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5 Comments

  1. so proud of you for keeping this up, no matter what the scale says! it is great for your body and your total health. you're doing an amazing job!!

  2. You guys are so kicka$$ for doing this! So proud of you for keeping it up. You're really inspiring me to work harder. Or, heck…to work at all. I'm a big ol' workout fail these days. Please keep posting!

  3. You go girl, I've never had the balls to do P90X … my husband comes home INSANELY sore; and I figure if it does that to my buff Marine? Imagine what it'll do to itty bitty me. o.O

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