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P90X Week Two Day 5

Friday, March 12, 2010

Oooowwwwwie ! But, ….. emoticon sort of. I completed Legs and Back, ARX and 45 minutes of Yoga X. Could I have done the other 45? Most definitely, but… it’s so nice outside today I’d rather do something out there, and….Damn I was good today! This is the first time I used my new HRM so I hope I did it right. I think I did. During L&B and ARX I worked out for 1 hr 35 mi, burned 466 cals, 55% fat and was in zone for 18 minutes total. Max HR was 151, ave was 106. Interesting…..

During Yoga X I did the first 45 minutes, which, oddly, is the portion I like the least. Hmmm…. Anyhoo, I burned 200 cals there. OK, that makes my total burn 666 cals and YES, it WAS a devil of a workout. Pun intended! I HATE anything devil related so when I saw 666 cal burn, it almost made me want to go another 10 minutes JUST to change the number. LOL! Instead I decided to stick my tongue out at the number and laugh in it’s face, taking away it’s power. OK, too deep? I’ll move on.

I am very satisfied with my accomplishment today and I have no doubt that I’ll add to my calorie burn once I get outside. I’m sure I can find a fence that needs repairing or dig out my bike and enjoy a ride. Although, I’m not sure my tush can handle the bike seat right now. Esp. the left side. I just couldn’t seem to stretch that butt muscle out enough, no matter what I did.

I did something different today as a pull up variation. Since I don’t have a bar and I’m certain even if I did, I wouldn’t be able to do more than one, IF I could even manage that, AND the bands just don’t cut it for me, I made up variations of each using my Bowflex. I laid down on the bench and using the bar, pulled myself up into sitting position using no stomach muscles. I did this facing backward, forward, with legs up, down, knees bent, feet on floor, you name it, I varied it as much as I could. I’m trying to mimic the pull up muscle use as closely as I can and the bands just didn’t seem to hit it for me. Did it work? I’ll tell you tomorrow when I see how sore I am. It wasn't 100% what I wanted as far as a pull up feel but it was the closest I’ve come so far. I think it helped my pushup muscles too because they seemed stronger during the Yoga X portion.

OK, one thing’s for sure. I really don’t want to have to double up very often. It’s time consuming AND painful! I am, however, very pleased that I did as much as I did today and I’m back on track, energized and motivated NOT to skip a workout and have to make it up again!

For those who helped to cheer me on, thanks so much for your comments. As I said before, you have NO idea how much that helped get me going and keep me going today.

Tomorrow, … Kenpo. Wonder if I’ll feel any more coordinated than I did last Saturday? LOL! Only time will tell….
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  • no profile photo CD5132492
    Fabulous job!! That sounds like a creative solution to simulating the pull-ups.

    Hope you're not too sore tomorrow!
    3845 days ago
  • AJSCHROM
    Good lord woman you made me tired just reading all that!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3845 days ago
  • KARENV986
    Wow - you're a star today! Great job, keep up the good work:-)
    3845 days ago
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