So didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday, so writing a bit today about P90X.
Yesterday was day 15, Chest and Back, Ab Ripper X. Put it this way: I’m more sore today…the day AFTER, than I was the day after last week. Pushed harder on my push-ups, worked harder on my pull-ups. Hoping this extra work pays off in the end.
Today was Plyo X. Woke up tired. Really wanted an excuse to skip. Didn’t skip. Burned 640 calories. Not great, not bad. Was so glad I didn’t skip.
Nutrition today was pretty good minus being a bit under calories. But hey, no one is perfect.
Another catch-up post. Business has kept me busy at night, so writing here has not always been easy.
P90X Day 37 was Plyo X. I felt very, very drained when I first started. But the further I went into it, the harder I could push. I guess just getting the heart pounding and blood flowing more released some extra energy that I had stored up. I burned 915 calories during this routine today, including skipping the bonus round. I just felt to tired after pushing hard for the last 3 phases of the workout to do it.
P90X Day 38 was today, Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X. Everytime I do this routine, I feel weak. I’m watching Tony bust out 45′s on curls and I’m using 20′s and struggling at 10 reps! Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever put on muscle but, for now, I’m perfectly content with just burning fat. Ab Ripper was a trip today. I’m trying to make it a goal to do 20 of each move in one session by the end of round 1.
Speaking of fat loss, I’m going to be curious what happens over the next week and half. Week 3 of phase 1 is when the fat really started melting off of me, as well as the weight (minus the ups and downs from the steroid pill I was taking for the reaction). So far this round, I’m not losing weight, which is odd. I’m hoping that week 3 of this phase ends up being a LOT like week 3 of the last phase and the weight and fat burns off.
I’ve also upped my calories just a bit to see if that will help me continue to burn at a better rate without bonking. Right now I’ve added 1 single carb based snack. I’ll observe over the next two and half weeks to see if that does the trick.