Day 14: No Rest for the Wicked

Today was rest or Stretch X… Since I want to get the most out of P90X, I have decided that I will not be taking any days for rest. Stretch X is somewhat of a workout in itself, so I pushed play and went for it. By the end of the hour I could have fallen asleep.

I ate as normal throughout the day and went out for dinner: Cedar plank grilled salmon and steamed veggies. I also treated myself to a berry smoothie with no-fat milk. It was delicious! I took a little grief for the lack of masculinity in my choice of beverage. Apparently manliness is not an ingredient in a no-fat berry smoothie…. Who would’ve known?

Tomorrow is Arms and Chest. Maybe the millions of push ups and pull ups will boost my manly-o-meter. 

Tip of the day: Guys… Don’t be concerned of judgement against your masculinity when ordering a no-fat smoothie. That taste is well worth ignoring your pride when all you have been drinking is water for the week.

6 responses to “Day 14: No Rest for the Wicked

  1. I agree about that stretch workout. It’s sooooo long and boring!!!!!

    You are doing a great job!!! Keep up the good work!


  2. Hey, first off great blog of your adventure. I’ve been lurking and reading daily, and the info you provide is great! I’m actually on the second week of phase 3, but am still learning more and more things, also love the tip of the day.

    I see you use a pre-workout supplement. I was thinking of using Jack3d because of its great reviews as being the best NO pre-workout drink and it’s on sale at GNC. I do not know much about supplements, and am on the P90x recovery drink and p90x vitamins as well as gold standard whey protein. My question for you: is taking something like Jack3d as well as the P90x recovery drink, vitamins, and whey protein overdoing it for my body? Is there such thing as over-supplementing and in your opinion is this too much? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Derek,

      Thanks for reading along. Congrats on your progress. I hope that you keep going past 90 days.

      Jack3ed has a lot of great reviews. I haven’t personally used it, but I have used other pre-energy drinks in the past. To answer your question, I don’t think that adding pre-energy to your workout is over-supplementing. It will give you focus and endurance during your workouts. I did do some reading on Jack3d to get a better idea of the product. The main difference between the N.O. Vapor that I an using and the Jack3d, seems to be carbohydrates:

      N.O. Vapor = 9 grams of carbs per serving
      Jack3d = 300 grams of carbs per serving

      A slice of 100% whole wheat bread has about 12 g of carbs. Watch out! If you are planning on controlling carbs for the long run, you may want to fork out the extra money on a lower carb pre-energy. Cheap isn’t always good in supplements.

      Hope this helps,


  3. Wow, 300 grams of carbs!?!? How did I miss that! On the p90x diet I’m barely hitting 1/4 of those carbs on a daily basis.

    Thanks for not only responding quickly but looking into it. Much appreciated!

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