Working out with P90X: Part 5
I've been working out with P90X for a month. After last week's recovery period, it's time to get back into a little hard work again.
And so ends another fabulous week of working my ass off. Recovery week is definitely over and my body is feeling it. Skipping the last couple days of recovery week didn't help either. Whether you think it's good or bad, there's no easing back into P90X.
This week marks the start of a Phase Two in P90X with a whole new set of exercises. Good thing knee pushups are acceptable because after a point that is all I was able to do. Starting off the week blasting my chest, shoulders, and triceps was a nice wake up call.
Oh my god, plyometrics is worse than I remembered — in a good way of course. There was a lot of huffing and puffing going on. I had to stop early a couple times but I stuck with it as best I could.
After picking up the chin-up bar, this week was the first time I got to put it through it's paces. Back and bicep day was the first to put me in that situation. I'm glad I picked it up because it has proven to be a major challenge.
My balance has at least kept up to some degree. Yoga was still very challenging this week but my balance has improved quite a bit. Still made me sweat like a pig too.
At the beginning, I thought it was cruel putting three ab workouts in-a-row (Tony even says abs shouldn't be worked two days in a row, pfffff). Doing legs and back, followed by abs is cruel and unusual punishment in my opinion. I'll be excited when the ol' six pack finally makes an appearance though.
Despite my best intentions, I skipped the Sunday stretching again. I'm really starting to kick myself for doing this every week. I even thought I'd make it up by stretching Monday night but that didn't happen either. Fingers crossed — I'll follow through on my promise this week.
The changes my body is going through are starting to show even more now. Every day I'm amazed at just how many changes are happening. This is, by far, the best workout plan I've been on in years. Imagine what I could do if I actually follow the meal plan next time I go through the program.