It’s really late so this post is probably going to be short but I wanted to write an update before too much time slipped away. Today I completed Week 5 of my first round of P90X. I say “first round” because I’m working under the assumption that I’ll most likely be doing a second round eventually. In case you didn’t know, Round 1 is considered your first 90 days, Round 2 consists of 90 more days, etc. It took me a while to figure this out because whenever people said that they were on Round 1 I just assumed that was the same thing as Phase 1. But they’re not the same thing!
Call me crazy, but I honestly don’t see myself with a six-pack eight weeks from now. Of course, I would love to prove my assumptions wrong but we’ll just have to wait and see! I’m really doing this for a few different reasons: a six-pack, one pull-up unassisted, toe-touching stretches, and to build as much calorie-burning muscle as possible. At this point, I’ve almost convinced myself to stop looking at the scale–but not quite.
The two new resistance training workouts are tough–but probably just because I’m not used to them. I had the pleasure of re-visiting Legs and Back this week which seemed twice as hard for some reason. I’m still using the green bands for the pull-up exercises. I tried using a stool and a chair again–but I just don’t get it. I still feel like my leg is doing too much of the work. Although, I forget the name of the girl on the Back and Biceps video, but she really looks like she’s using the chair too much. What’s up with that?
On Friday I also went a little crazy and did Doubles: Back and Biceps in the morning before work and then Cardio X + Ab Ripper after I got home. I think the hardest part about doing Doubles is just finding time to fit it in your schedule (plus you need to shower twice and change your wardrobe at least three times during the day!)
I’ve been doing a lot of reading and am still experimenting with my diet. This is probably one of those things that will just take time to figure out. I’ve been trying different types of protein shakes and smoothies but I haven’t found one that I really like. My sister (a Beachbody coach) is a big fan of Shakeology but I really don’t like the taste of it. I think I would like it better if they made a vanilla flavor. Plus, the whole idea of substituting a drink for a meal is something I’m not quite used to. But maybe I’m just being too picky.
Anyway, I did X Stretch today like I always do on Rest Day, shortly before gorging myself on chicken nachos (minus the sour cream) while watching the Super Bowl. Granted, this is something I haven’t done for quite some time–so I felt a cheat meal was in order. I also drank a diet Dr. Pepper–which tasted super yummy. Since I’m off tomorrow I’d like to Doubles again . . . so with that in mind I really need to get some rest! Bedtime beckons!
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