My addiction continues! Last week I began my 3rd cycle of a Beach Body 90 day program, “P90X Doubles.” After completing my 2nd cycle, which was P90X+ (Plus), I was thrilled to start P90X again. Though the “Plus” was challenging, and I saw great core strength gains, I personally don’t enjoy those work outs as much as the original videos.
One would think that if you have been working out extremely hard for over 1/2 a year, that revisiting an old workout would not devastate you. (Granted I have been in good to great shape since I was 14) One would think. As I am doing “P90X Doubles” this time, my first month is the same as the last time I went through “P90X Classic.”
- Monday – Chest and Back, Ab Ripper X
- Tuesday – Plyometrics
- Wednesday – Shoulders and Arms, Ab Ripper X
- Thursday – Yoga
- Friday – Legs and Back, Ab Ripper X
- Saturday – Cardio
- Sunday – Soccer or SAMBO (Non P90X fun)
All I can say is, DEAR LORD! I was in more pain after the first week than I was the first time did this routine. Some of it was that good work out pain, a bit of it was my body telling me to piss off. (heh) This time through, my form is way better, I am doing more push ups, more pull ups, more weight, more more more. And I am really pushing myself to the brink.
I knew I was in trouble on Tuesday, when I woke up really sore. (The good kind of sore) By Thursday I was really looking forward to the Yoga routine, and I believe I did it the best I ever have. I needed the stretching and isometrics which is Yoga, or so I thought. Thursday night, I felt really good, I had stretched farther, and had better form than ever. Then Friday came. Still a bit sore, by hamstrings were a little tight, and it was Leg day. By Sunday, where I had a 8:45am soccer game, I was completely sore before my game, and by the end of it, I was done. I needed a rest. So the rest of the day was mellow, and I got a great nights sleep that night.
Yesterday, (Monday, beginning of week 2) I felt great. And after last nights work out, I felt friggen huge! And not huge in the, “I just ate 6 gallons of ice cream” sense, but the “Damn, I look like I should be in the WWE” sense. This is why I love to work out, the feelings of accomplishment, the physical challenge, the drain, everything about pushing myself to the limit. It is really a lot of fun to me.
Tonight is more jump training (Plyometrics), and I plan on tearing my legs and core apart. I am really looking forward to it! What will this 90 days bring at the end? I can’t wait!