Today I was in PAIN!
I went to work and moved in slow motion the whole day… My boss was calling me an old man because it would take me 30 seconds just to get up from my desk. Every time I reached for something, I sounded like a sad puppy. It was brutal…
I made it home at 5:00 p.m., slowly climbed the stairs to my apartment, and got ready for P90X Plyometrics. They say that this is the most extreme part of P90X. Although I was sore, I sucked it up and went full force. Surprisingly, the soreness in my arms and abs disappeared half way through the work out. Maybe I was being distracted by the new soreness coming into my legs. To be honest, Plyometrics wasn’t all that bad. To be honest, I have a lot more work to do on my chest and abs.
Something else happened today…. Remember how I said that I was about to explode from eating for than humanly possible yesterday? Well… Today I was ABSOLUTELY STARVING! In fact, I just ate dinner and I am still hungry. I think they I will add another 6 ounces of protein to my diet tomorrow.
The lessons for today:
1. Your body and appetite will rapidly adjust to the calories that you need/burn. If you are stuffed on day one, that is ok. You will be hungry and need to add food on day two.
2. The P90X videos are REALLY fast for beginners. Tony and the gang are running through the work outs like it’s nothing. Remember that they have already put in their 90 days. They likely put in years of exercise before the dvd’s were made. Unless you are starting at their level, don’t worry about keeping up. Concentrate on form and modify as needed. You will gain speed and endurance as your progress.
3. I have been reading a lot of blogs and people are asking, am I too out of shape for P90X? Here is the bottom-line on that question: You will not be able to keep up with the exercises, or even do some of the moves…. But you need to start somewhere. If p90 is the answer, so be it. If you feel like a challenge, go ahead and get P90X and modify everything/take your time until you are in good enough shape to go full force. Don’t be afraid to start working towards your goal. You will never get there unless you take the first step.
Good luck and feel free to leave a comment if you ever have any questions. So far P90X is working for me. I have a lot more energy than normal and I am feeling soreness like never before. That soreness is a good thing. In two weeks, I hope to see some progress in my performance and decrease in the pain. As they say, I am going to keep pushing play.