P90X Day 44 – Plyo X and Diet Update
P90X Day 44 was Plyo X. I could tell I am still tired from the weekend, so going to be soon (its almost 9:30, I’m about to head that way). I felt more of a burn in my thighs and just genearlly felt tired. It did not feel like a “did not get enough to eat” tired or a bonking tired, but a generally worn out tired. I pushed through, kept my heart rate up, and felt like I made a good workout of it.
I’ve completed the altering of what I was eating to get my percentages correct, and believe I’m finally there. I’m right at 40/40/20 with protein, carbs, and fats. I’m consuming around 2700 calories, which is a tad less than the 3k they recommend, but I do not believe that will be enough to put me back into starvation mode. I’ll monitor things and see.
My #1 goal with P90X was to lose weight and get healthier. And while I’ve lost weight, it has slowed. I believe the first 2 weeks of phase 2 my diet was not “good enough” to keep me in a good fat burning zone. I’m giving this new plan a couple of weeks to see how it works, and then it will be time for one last modification: 45/35/20. I will probably plan to drop 1 carb at that point, or at least cut one in half. I did well during phase 1 when I had two carbs in the day, so reducing to 2 or 2.5 should be fine.
Tomorrow is B&B (back and biceps!). I expect arms to be jelly!