Monday, September 14, 2009

Did first P90X Workout

Oh sweet Jesus. That I have the strength left to type is a miracle. I did the fit test earlier today, and you are actually supposed to do that a few days BEFORE you start. However, you get ONE rest day a week, and I want that to be Sunday. Since I didn't want to wait until next Monday to start, I said screw it and did the first work out today.

It was a doozy! It's an amazing 1 hour routine that includes a great warm up and cool down. What's in between the warm up and cool down however, is grueling. I can easily see how this program is going to kill me, er, I mean whip me into shape.

I am sweating like a pig! I really like how the workout goes though. It is short groups of many different exercises, and they show several modifications for your level. I was a little below the lowest level! LOL! But I trucked on and did the best I could.

According to my heart rate monitor, I burned 423 calories, which is of course much more than I normally burn sitting on my butt for an hour playing Bejeweled Blitz. LMAO!

A special thanks to my friend and weight loss partner, Mechelle, for always encouraging me and sharing my triumphs, lows, victories and everything in between. You are an inspiration to me, girlfriend!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats for climbing back on the wagon. I hate to sound naive, but what is P90X?

    My weight loss is kind of mirroring yours. I did great earlier this year losing 30 pounds, then things got busy and the weather got too hot to comfortably hike, and I stalled. Luckily I maintained and didn't gain back though, so for me, this was a huge accomplishment in itself.

    I have a food writer's press trip to Cajun Country coming up, so it's useless to think I will lose then. I tried to do a vegan diet now for the month before that trip -- I lasted 2 weeks (but I did lose 4 pounds). Vegetarian is easy but it's really hard (at least for me) when you cut milk, eggs and cheese too. I found myself relying on too much sugar, so have stopped. I liked the challenge of it, but just don't have the time or energy to deal with anything that drastic at this particular point in my life.

    Curious about P90X though.

    Best of luck on this continued journey.