I notice I forgot to blog after Monday night’s workout, so this is a 2-in-1 blog. Not, sadly, 4-in-1 as I missed two workouts. My son’s first day at school and my evenings got taken up with nametag sewing. I genuinely don’t have enough spare time to do that and P90X. 😦
Still, it’s a once-a-year thing, so never mind. Moving on: Monday (day 29) was the first time trying the Chest, Shoulders & Triceps workout. I enjoyed it a lot, although there did seem to be quite a few exercises that weren’t new. I guess I should have expected that really, but since every workout until now has been new exercises it felt a bit odd.
Once I’d got over that the workout was good – enjoyable, hard work, and boy did I feel it the next day. I followed it up with half of Ab Ripper before I totally ran out of energy. Must remember not to cut my calories too low – I keep eating about 1200 (not including the post-workout recovery drink), and that really doesn’t seem to be enough to get to the end of P90X.
Today, Yoga. This is only my second time of doing it, for various crap reasons, and the first time I wussed out/was exhausted/had done as much as I could (delete as appopriate) about 40-something minutes in. This time, my goal was to get maybe 5 mins more than that – to the end of the dynamic stretches.
Guess what? I got to the end! Whoopee!
Did I do all the stretches and poses? Like hell. There was plenty in there that I couldn’t do, especially as my balance is utterly terrible. Still, I made it to the end and tried everything even if I failed completely at a few (half moon stretches, I mean you!).
So, going from less than half to the full DVD feels like good progress. Maybe from here on out the stretches will get a bit longer!