So today was my first experience with the Shoulders and Arms workout from P90X. I think I got more out of the workout than my first time with the Chest and Back routine. The weights I used were pretty small. 5 pounds on the really tough ones (Tony is nice enough to warn you when you might want to scale back) and 10 pounds on the rest. Hopefully I won’t need to use the 5 pound weights for too much longer.
I decided not to use the resistance bands, because I thought it would be too awkward trying to learn two new things at once. Maybe once I understand the purpose of each exercise I’ll try the bands. We don’t have weights between 10 and 25 pounds so I’ll probably need to learn how to use the bands eventually. Then again, I don’t see myself using anything more than 10 pounds any time soon! I do like how at least one person uses the bands during the entire workout so you have an example to follow.
I’m starting to feel pretty sore all over. It’s hard to tell what hurts most at this point, cuz I don’t think during these first 3 days we’ve left anything out! Ab Ripper seemed especially hard today. I have a really hard time with the two V-up exercises. I need to work on those. There’s also a couple exercises where you need to extend your legs straight up in the air which my legs can’t do yet! So I just have to “do my best.”
Let’s see–what did I eat today? A clementine (breakfast), pretzels, 1 turkey sausage (lunch), 1.5 black bean turkey burgers topped with salsa, avocados and corn, two Andes mints (dinner), and two pickle spears (snack). Still probably not enough calories. I really need to try and find our P90X Nutrition book. I did go grocery shopping tonight and picked up some of my favorite items: bananas, cottage cheese, and Markets of Meijer sliced oven roasted turkey. Yum!
Tomorrow is going to be a good day! Although, from what I’ve experienced with the Cardio X workout, I’m not all that excited about Yoga. 🙁
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