So Batman received P90X from my parents for Christmas along with a set of click-weights. He was so excited because really it was the ONLY thing he truly wanted. He/ we read through all the materials, took a look at the nutrition plan, although we won't be following it since we read this book and the P90X plan is kind of a joke compared to it. We watched the "bring it" video. He was totally pumped! I was happy they listened and got it for him and was really excited to get started with it myself... now I'm not so sure.
For the past 4 days we have been going through the program and while I am excited to lose weight and get healthy, I'm not so happy about the way my body feels. I realize they say "no pain, no gain" but did they really mean so much pain that I can't even move my fingers to type without something hurting? Sheesh! The only thing keeping me going is knowing I WILL lose all the weight I have gained since starting this last round of TTC 18 mos ago.
Day 1 had us start with shoulders and arms. Honestly the workout wasn't as difficult as I thought and I made it through the whole thing thinking, "this isn't so tough, I can totally do this." To follow up all weight days you do Ab Ripper X- 15 minutes, not too bad.
I was only marginally sore come Day 2 so figured I was going to be alright.
Day 2 had us doing plyometrics... here is where hell started. If you have never done a plyometrics work out, my suggestion is to NEVER do one. Basically the whole point of it is to "produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of the nervous system, generally for the purpose of improving performance in a specific sport." (wikipedia). For the P90X plyometrics work out you spend an hour + jumping, squatting, lunging and all sorts of the 3 combined. It was torturous, but again by the end I was ecstatic that I had made it through the entire program. My muscles were shaky and fatigued, but I felt great! Then came Day 3...
Day 3 had us doing chest and back. This meant lots of push ups and lots of pull ups. I really can't do a pull up on my own so I used a chair for assistance. By the end of workout I couldn't even do 1, even using the chair for help! My pushups went to my knees and I even had trouble doing those.
Day 4 (today) had us doing Yoga (aka Yoga X- everything ends in an X). Since I can't really move any muscule in my body without experiencing EXTREME pain, Yoga X didn't really go so well. The first half hour was INSANE! It got slightly easier for the second half hour which is where I had to stop because I had to get ready for work. I'm kind of afraid to go all the way to the end though. Even my face hurts.
Tomorrow I believe we do a lower body work out with weights...
To sum up all this, I have to say, I couldn't be happier with this program. It works you until you can't give anymore and then makes you do another one. Sore muscles aside, I really feel fantastic and can't wait to see the after pictures in 86 days. I may post the before and after... or not. I'm not sure I want the world to see how out of shape I really was... eek! That's a scary thought. We'll see what happens I guess... ;-)