P90X: Week Three

*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 Two

{Lean} 

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 12: Monday {legs, back and abs} 
Not gonna lie, I was scared for this morning. If you remember, last week I couldn’t move the next day from this workout. I kept at it, doing all of the moves and even using a heavier resistance band, so I’m a little nervous to see how I’ll feel tomorrow. After our workout my husband and I went outside and did yard work, so I think it’s safe to say that we’re gaining more energy from this workout…at least we did today. 

Actually, I’m really nervous because instead of being cautious the rest of the day I threw fire to the wind and went to a Zumba class in the afternoon. I was tempted to leave half way through, because my energy went from full to empty in a matter of seconds, but I stuck with it. I’m literally praying I won’t hurt tomorrow…

Day 13: Tuesday {kenpo X}
I really like doing Kenpo, but today I felt so sluggish. I managed to do 30 minutes of it and then I felt myself not caring as much. I think that happened last week, too, so I need to figure out how to fix that. More sleep, maybe? Or possibly eat a little something before Kenpo? I’ll do something different next week. On the plus side, I wasn’t sore this morning from legs and back! Hooray! I can feel my body starting to get a little sore now, though. Gotta stretch more throughout the day. 

On a side note: I’ve gained 1.5 pounds. I know that’s not much, but it brings me to my absolute heaviest. I also know that it’s just a number on a scale and I need to ignore it. I’m obviously doing very good things to my body and I feel great—better than ever, actually. Just needed to pass along a little frustration even though I know this is normal, especially for me. And before anyone asks or says something, no, I’m not feeling my clothes fit any looser yet.

Day 14: Wednesday {core synergistics} 
Goodness gracious, today was extremely tough for me. It was the first time I wanted to quit right in the middle of the workout. I just felt exhausted. Luckily, I didn’t quit and owe that to my husband for pushing and complementing me along. On the plus side, I pushed myself and did several moves that I couldn’t do the first week (hooray for tracking my progress)!

I started using a heart rate monitor to track how many calories I’m burning and I love seeing the results. Today, of course, sucked, but at least I still did it.

Day 15: Thursday {cardio x} 
Today was much better. I had my groove back and we rolled through the workout. I still didn’t burn as many calories as I would’ve liked, so I need to up my energy next time.

Day 16: Friday {shoulders, arms, and abs}
I’m really glad we’re tracking everything, because it’s keeping me accountable from workout to workout. I’ll post our progress in another week or two, but so far I like what I see. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen a smidgen of change on my outward appearance. Physically, though, I can do much more than I could on the first day, and that’s something I need to remind myself.  

Day 17: Saturday {yoga}
Today was supposed to be our yoga day, but we kinda slept in and enjoyed a very lazy Sunday. Tomorrow we’ll do yoga and enjoy waffles after our workout 🙂 {On the fourth day they rested. And it was good.}

Day 18: Sunday {rest/stretch}
Yoga. UGH. If I hear Tony tell me to go into downward dog and into a vinyasa one more time I may actually scream. The first 45 minutes really get on my nerves. I need to find a new yoga DVD stat. I can handle Tony on all the other discs, but not this one. Despite not liking this particular yoga (i.e. Tony on this disc), I did much better at all of the poses. I LOVE feeling like I’m improving, because it’s really the only thing keeping me going since I’m not seeing any results. I may measure myself next week. Maybe.

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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3 Comments

  1. I find Tony to be extremely annoying in every way. After the first few days of using the videos, his voice grated on my nerves so bad. I would blast music just to not hear him any longer. 😛

  2. Cat: We originally started the program on a Wednesday, so really the whole thing cycles through for a week and then we start the workouts again. BUT, we wanted to have our rest days on Sundays so we had to move the schedule around a bit to work for us. That's why I decided to put what day of the workout we're on. I also decided to post the recaps on Sundays (because I know a lot of people probably don't care about P90X and I don't want to bore them during the week)! Good catch—I hope that explained what we're doing.

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