Friday, July 20, 2012

P90X Progress

I've had 6 really good workouts so far this week.  I love that I bought that adjustable pull up bar that allows me to do “girl” pull ups.  That’s awesome because I can’t even do just 1 regular pull up.  I’d completely miss out on like half of two different workouts (the Chest & Back and the Legs & Back workouts)…and that’s just unacceptable to me.  I *must* be able to participate as much as I’m physically able to.  So, when I was in Walmart the other day and saw the Perfect Pull Up bar and it cost less than the other pull up bars that don’t allow you to do “girl” pull ups and just kind of clip on over the top of your door frame.

I’m feeling pretty good about going into my first weekly weigh in tomorrow.  I don’t know if I've really lost any weight yet, but my clothes are definitely a little tiny bit looser.  So, if I haven’t lost any weight, I’m at least sure I haven’t gained any.  The first 3 weeks of P90X don’t have a whole lot of cardio in them and, in my experience, it’s cardio that really burns the fat off my body.  But, I’m also not stupid and am fully aware that strength training burns probably just as many calories as cardio, you just don’t necessarily sweat as much…unless, of course, you’re rapid fire going from one exercise to the next to the next and so on.  But, I know it does burn calories just as well and effectively.  Plus, it also builds muscle, which helps you burn even more calories during your workouts.

I already thought this, but now I’m pretty well convinced of it…P90X is going to do wonders for me and my body and my self-esteem.  My goals that I want to achieve by the end of the 90 days include being able to do the Ab Ripper X workout in its entirety, without stopping to rest and with good form.  I also want to be able to do 3 actual pull ups.  And, last (for now) but not least, I want to lose 30 pounds.

About 3 weeks before I’m done with P90X, I’m going to start looking for a copy of P90X2 on craigslist to buy.  I’m not sure I’ll be able to find a copy of it or a used original just because it hasn’t been out on the market for very long.  So, I may end up buying it new.  I’d rather not spend that much money, but I will if I have to.  I’d really like to do P90X2 after I've completed P90X.  Then, of course, after I've completed P90X2, I want to try my hand at the Insanity workout program.

I’m not sure when I’m going to start adding going to the gym into my schedule with P90X, but I do plan to do that.  I want to go like twice a week and do the circuit training area for 30-60 minutes 2 or 3 times a week.  I imagine I’ll wait a few weeks to see how much impact P90X really has on me.  Maybe I’ll only go to the gym on my days off, which would be on Fridays and Saturdays, making it 2 days in a row, where I’d really rather break it up and put a few days in between the trips to the gym.  I’ll get it all felt and figured out.

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