Day 17: Better Late Than Never

Day 17: Shoulders, Arms, and Ab Ripper X

Today is just one of those days… I came home from work, walked the dog, and jumped into homework. Homework lasted well into the evening and I started to get hungry. I cooked dinner, ate, and packed my lunch/snacks for tomorrow. So here I am at 10:00 p.m. and haven’t even started my exercise! Normally, I would post right after the work out, but when I am done it will be 11:30 and I plan to jump into the shower, then straight to bed. I promise not to make this the norm. Tomorrow is exercise, post, then homework. So now the time has come to work out. Better late than never….

On a side note, this blog had over 160 views today! Feel free to use the comments to ask questions, look for support, and create a community. I am hoping that the comments section will eventually turn into a little community of P90X’ers, newbies and veterans. If you are considering P90X, voice any hesitations you may have. Someone will be there to answer your questions.

Tip of the day: Again.. Don’t get off schedule. It is much harder to motivate yourself and you will suffer. Get a schedule and stay on it every day! If you get off schedule, don’t even think about missing that workout. As Tony says, “Do your best and forget the rest.”

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5 responses to “Day 17: Better Late Than Never

  1. P.S. Just finished the workout! It is really hard when you are exhausted. I do not recommend a late workout.

  2. well I was one of those 160 viewers of your blog 🙂 I check it out daily actually. I started doing p90x this past monday and we’re doing the same workouts this week. the first day was the worst for me. pull-ups?? push-ups??? and don’t even get me started on ab-ripper! it was soo relieving to see that a guy uses chairs for pull-ups just like I do. I hope we both will get stronger eventually. I’m pretty excited about tonight’s yoga and your review about it too, of course 🙂

    • Hi Sena,

      Thanks for reading and congrats on starting P90X!

      The first week is the hardest, but by Sunday any soreness that you have will start to fade. Stick with it and you will be shocked by what you can do in week two. Increases to your flexibility and endurance will be immediate. Ab Ripper will actually get easy by week three!

      I agree that chest and back is by far the most painful day of the week. Doing 120 pull ups would be impossible for me without a chair. I can do a few pull ups here and there, but ask me to repeat the circuit and I am in trouble. I usually do as many as I can without the chair (which is a minuscule amount), than go back to the chair. You can also decide how hard you want your pull ups to be by the distance of your chair and placement of your foot. It doesn’t matter if you can’t do any without a chair yet. You are in the first week! I will be happy if I can go without the chair by day 45! You just have to take on that “Do your best and forget the rest,” attitude. No one is watching or judging. Push yourself harder each time and modify whenever you need. You will get there slow and steadily.

      You are going to love Yoga tonight. Your balance will come next week. Don’t be surprised if you tumble once or twice. It is by far one of the favorite exercises and you can tell how hard you worked by the sweat.

      Keep it up Sena! Make sure to keep me update on your progress too.

  3. I am on day 11 of P90X.. I was so sore the first week but now I feel great!! I actually have energy during the day and have gotten to the point where Im no longer hungry.. Me & my fiance cant wait to get home in the evenings & work out!! Thanks for the blog so we have someone to follow!!

    • Hi Jenn,

      Thanks for reading along. Congrats on starting!
      We are nearly at the same point so I know exactly how you and your fiance are feeling.
      The pain is over and the workouts are pretty addictive once you get going!

      Have fun with Yoga X today! You will notice how much more balance and flexibility you have gained since last week. Keep it up!

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