Sunday, May 20, 2012

P90x Day 7 of 7

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing 
~ Leo Babauta

I am using this quote to justify my P90X fail.  I am going to be a quitter.  But, I only committed to a test run- so technically it isn't a fail.

I can say with absolute certainty that I do not love P90x.  I have a greater respect for those who have completed the program after experiencing this week.  These workouts are grueling! I really looked forward to the Body Revolution workouts, but with P90x I just kept putting them off and putting them off.  They are too long and boring. 

Since my last blog I have experienced Legs and Back and Kenpo X.  I found Legs and Back to be one of the more challenging workouts in phase 1.  Each circuit consists of a variation of a squat, lunge and pull up.  There is a 90 second wall squat where you get down lower and lower every 15 seconds or so.  By the end my legs were SHAKING, then as you are coming out of the squat Tony casually says "Don't be a hero, if your legs start shaking- come on out".  Thanks Dude- it's over.  While we are hanging out in squat Tony uses this time to plug the recovery drink AGAIN.  Am I the only one who finds this constant commercial off-putting?  I definitely felt this workout the next day. 

Kenpo X was pretty light weight.  This is an hour of punching and kicking.  Rarely are you using your upper body and lower body at the same time. I burned less calories in this hour than I did in my 33 minutes of cardio 3.

Plyometrics definitely gets my vote as the superstar of this series.  I wasn't staring at the countdown ticker the whole time, worked up a sweat, burned some calories and had a little fun.  

Tomorrow starts a new adventure!  I am looking forward to it!  I hope everyone had a great weekend! :)

1 comment:

  1. Well, I cannot WAIT to hear what your new adventure is!! I completely get your complaints about P90X. When you have completed a program that is super efficient in 1/2 of the time, why spend 60-90 minutes A DAY? That's been my beef the entire time I've had the box set...and now my neighbor has it collecting dust on his shelf for similar reasons.

    I really think you'd love Insanity. If you like Jillian's Cardio, Insanity is essentially 45 minutes of that in month 1 and 60 minutes of it in months 2. Personally, it sounds like pure hell. But then again, I've not been shy about sharing how much I hate the cardio DVDs in BR! :)

    Keep looking for that next best thing. You'll land on something else you love.