P90X Week Five Day 1
Monday, March 29, 2010
No, you didn't sleep through an entire week of my blogs. I was sick during Week Three so I counted that as my recovery week and did my Week Three routines last week to stay on schedule. And, .... I'm entering this a day late due to internet issues yesterday. You see, I'm getting so "into" my workouts that I did my Wk Five Day 1 routine on SUNDAY!
OK, now that we have all that straightened out, CORE SYN! Good workout! My biggest accomplishment? I was able to hold BOAT every time, the entire time! And it actually LOOKED like Boat this time! On top of that, before I went to bed last night, I knocked off 10, count 'em, 10 ... pretty respectable push ups! Picture perfect, no, but definitely respectable. Four weeks ago, I could barely do one ad it wasn't pretty! As for my Boat four weeks ago, well, let's put it this way, definitely far from sea-worthy! My core and my upper body have always been my weakest areas and those two exercises, practically IMPOSSIBLE for me to do. Pull ups are still unattainable without leg assist but I'll get there.
The thing that I find interesting about P90X is that even though I'm nowhere near as sore as I was the first few days, I'm still feeling the day after burn several days a week. I know it's because even though I'm doing the same workouts each week, they are varied enough AND I'm pushing myself further each time. I'm giving it 100% each day but I always have room for improvement. I mean, let's face it. I'm a 48 year old mother of 5 who hates going outside if it's below 20 degrees and I live in NNY. Between long, cold winters, working at a desk 20 - 30 hours a week and sitting on the bleachers watching my kids get the exercise in the pool or on the court, I've been pretty sedentary 6-8 months of the year for the past 15 years of my life. During which time I took a very nasty fall from a horse, crushed my right wrist to powder and spent 6 months recovering, four of which my hand was held in place by 6 pins and a bar and I functioned under the influence of some pretty potent pain meds. The remaining 2 months I was in a cast for 6 weeks of it. My surgeon told me I would be lucky to get 75% use back and the majority of my function needed to come in the first 6 months after the injury because after that I would see very little change. Considering that I am now 100% AND doing push ups, I feel pretty fortunate. I figure if I can manage a recovery like that, against the odds, I can handle Tony and P90X.
You know how they say that exercising makes you feel younger? Well, I can vouch for that after only 30 days on this program. I can't wait to see how I feel after 90!