Friday, December 3, 2010

Days 1 & 2

Day 1 - Chest/Back & Abs
Day 1 was made up of ALOT of push ups and pull ups.  I am still building up the strength to be able to do unassisted pull ups/chin ups.  It was TOUGH even with kinda skipping the pull ups.  The sets included regular push ups, military style, wide, decline and diamond.  I max out at about 20 boy style standard push ups.  The military was new to me - and I only squeezed out a couple of those.  The decline was way harder than I would have thought.  The toughest of all was clearly the diamond ones.  Ouch.  I am embarrassed to admit that I did actually do those 'girl style.'

Following the back/chest workout is the Ab Ripper X.  This ab workout is Ah-Mazing.  I would say I can keep up with it and perform the exercises correctly at about an 80% level.  I have a really hard time with the oblique crunch.  It feels so awkward to me and I'm not sure if I'm doing the right motion(s).

All in all, I think I had a successful Day 1.  I am anxious to get the resistance bands to use for future chest/back days so that I can build up to doing actual pull ups soon!

Day 2 - Plyometrics
Am I the only one that had no idea what Plyometrics was?  Well, its fregggggin hard!  Lots of jumping, lots of leg work with squats and lunges.  Ouch.  Even though this workout totally kicked my butt, I am looking forward to future meet ups with PlyoX.  I think this workout has the potential to make some awesome change in physique as well as athletic performance.

I read on some other blogs and reviews that typically people staring P90x perform the Week 1 exercises at about a 30% level.  This fact is encouraging to me because it reassures the fact that I'm above average.  I would say that I kept up with the moves for about 80% of the time with an accuracy percentage of 60-ish for my ability to do the exercises correctly.

I am SO excited about the transformation that I am going to see in my body even after 30 days.  So far, my opinion of this program is that its awesome, but its up to me to put in the time and more importantly, the effort.  My only complaint overall is regarding the Nutrition plan.  I'm not following it 100%precisely, but close.  There are no desserts!  I need to figure something out to satisfy my late night sweet tooth!

Not sure whats next on the schedule for tomorrow's workout - - but I'll be Bringin It!


  1. Way too exciting! It is going to be alot of fun to watch your progress

  2. Goodluck on your Journey. I put my journey on hold till after the tempting holiday season.