So, what’s the deal with P90X Yoga?? Wow! I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this workout. At first I’m was really thrown off because, well–I’m really not used to seeing Tony in bare feet and tights! But once I finally got settled in (luckily I was a little prepared because there is some yoga on the Cardio X workout DVD which I’ve done several times before) I look at the bar on the bottom of the screen. You know, the one that tells you how much time is left in the workout–and I really want to start crying.
This workout is longer than some movies! 😮
Like Tony explains in the beginning, I try to let it go and not think it about it too much, but it’s a little hard when that enormous bar never seems to go away. Anyway, to sum it up, I really hated the first half of Yoga X but in a strange sort of way I really enjoyed the second half. So much so, that it almost made the first half worth it. There’s some crazy stuff going on during this workout and Tony’s right when he says it’s probably not like anything else you’ve ever experienced before. If you’ve ever seen Brian Regan do his yoga routine, then you know exactly what I mean . . .
There are some awkward moments though, you get the feeling that this really isn’t how Tony does Yoga when he’s behind the camera. But really, the Happy Baby exercise near the very end of the workout is probably my favorite P90X move so far. I will go through that whole 90+ minute ordeal again next week just so I can do the Happy Baby again. There was definitely a lot I struggled with, but I look forward to improving. The surprise ab workout at the end was pretty sneaky though.
I’m also really glad I bought my extra-thick Yoga mat–boy did that make a big difference! I’m also not going to wear socks next time. I went shoe-less and kept getting distracted when they got all bunched up during the downward dogs and such. Barefoot is definitely the way to go.
Here’s what I ate today: two bananas, 1 cup Corn Flakes (no milk), 2 clementines, 2 oz. oven roasted turkey (Markets of Meijer is so yummy!), pretzels, cottage cheese, a pickle spear, and 1.5 black bean turkey burgers topped with salsa, avocados, and corn.
Tomorrow is another one of those strength training workouts. Yee-haw.
You can view a list of all my P90X posts here: P90X
[Brian Regan’s yoga routine is an excerpt from the bonus feature found on his Standing Up DVD]