Taking on the P90X Fitness Program
So as you saw from yesterday, my husband and I are going to Mexico this summer for a 10 year anniversary vacation. Well, 2 children, an office job and hectic schedules don't leave much time for exercise. Being in a swimsuit is something I absolutely hate. My bikini days are no longer. So in order for us both to feel better about spending a week in swimsuits laying on the beach, we decided to take on P90X!
P90X is a home fitness / training program based on muscle confusion and it is brutal! P90X contains a variety of different workouts as well as a schedule to follow. Workouts include Yoga, Abs, Chest, Arms, Back, Legs, Cardio and Stretch. There is also a Nutritional plan to follow, however I will honestly say, we aren't doing that portion of the program. My husband and I are trying to eat healthier however we aren't ready to re-adjust both our own and our kids diets. So we're sticking to the fitness part for now at least.
Technically we are starting Week 2 however being our first week and being really out of shape, we had to rest a couple nights just to prevent any injuries. This week we are recharged and ready to go. Last night we did the Chest, Back & Arms and the Ab Ripper X (OMG!). The Ab Ripper X workout is amazing and hard, but who said getting in shape was easy. The first night we did this routine, the next day, I could barely move! This morning, I am happy to say that though sore, I'm not hurting near as much as last week.
The harder challenge last night was the Chest, Back & Arms workout. I am horrible at push-ups and pull-ups. I honestly cannot do a single pull-up. There were certain variations of a push-up where I got 1. I know pathetic right! However as challenging as this workout was, it's also the one I've become most excited about. I have sooo much room for improvement; I can't wait until I go at it the next time to see how many I can hit. It really has fueled me to seriously take on the P90X fitness program.
Now I don't expect to see the TV transformations they use in the commercials, but I am hoping for some much needed toning. After being this sore, something's got to change right? I also have to mention that I love Tony Horton's personality. He's pushing you to keep you motivated yet having fun all at the same time.
Tonight is a Cardio night, so as the program says, Bring It!
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