Day 3 P90X
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
It felt good to warm up. I couldn't squat to pick up my weights because the squats from the day before had my quads on fire. I felt pretty good working the arms and think I have the right weights for it. This was the first day I logged my reps and weight (as Tony suggests). I'm looking forward to seeing progress on paper.
It's also the first time hubby and I used heart rate monitors. Even though it was strength training, we still wore them to see how our heart rate changed - and it did through exertion. According to my heart rate monitor, I burned over 400 calories in 80 minutes. That surprised me!
I wonder how many I burned the day before doing plyogenics? 500? 600? I bet my HR was through the roof which is why I thought I was gonna toss my cookies.
I'm still eating between 1200-1400 calories but now that I know what I'm burning, I don't feel so bad if I splurge on occasion. I hadn't anticipated losing weight during these 90 days. Instead, I anticipated replacing fat with muscle and being leaner. But muscle weighs so much, I didn't expect the scale to move.
We'll see. Burning 400 calories on a STRENGTH day and even more on a cardio day.....maybe I will lose a few pounds along the way. Maybe I will see 120 while having more muscle to boot.
Time will tell.
My legs are sore as he** right now from plyogenics 2 days ago but everything else feels so much better and I'm proud of myself for what I've accomplished..........and this is only day 3! I hope I feel this good for the next 87 days. :)
Hubby's plan was to complete this 90 days and then return to the gym. My plan was to complete this with him and then do it again on the lean setting (more cardio). I really like the variety in his program. But it's early yet - we'll see if our plans change in a couple of months.
But if I see the progress I HOPE to see, I'll definitely keep it up.