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Lather, Rinse, Repeat…

…well, not exactly.  A couple of months ago, Jeff and I ordered P90X.  We were looking for something we could do that did not include running in the Texas summer heat and trying to save some money by getting rid of our gym memberships.  If you’ve never heard of it, just flip through the channels, they have an infomercial that plays every so often.  Yes, we bought something advertised on an infomercial.  My boss, Les, has been doing it for a while with amazing results.  Then, two of Jeff’s running buddies from his marathon training group started it, so we had real life proof of its effectiveness.  After watching the initial video and reading through the fitness and nutrition guides, we went shopping and bought all the supplies we needed: a pull-up bar, push-up stands, and resistance bands (I already had a yoga mat).  I would like to say that we started it immediately, but I would be lying.  We were scared, and rightly so…

I finally got angry enough at my laziness up the courage to start it last Monday (about 2 months after we bought it).  Here is the routine:

  Weeks 1-3, 9, 11 Weeks 4, 8 Weeks 5-7, 10, 12
Day 1 Chest/Back, Abs              Yoga Chest/Shoulders/Triceps, Abs 
Day 2 Plyometrics Core Plyometrics
Day 3 Arms/Shoulders, Abs    Kenpo Back/Biceps, Abs 
Day 4 Yoga Stretch  Yoga
Day 5 Legs/Back, Abs                 Core Legs/Back, Abs
Day 6 Kenpo Yoga Kenpo
Day 7 Rest or Stretch                   Rest or Stretch   Rest or Stretch                  

Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?  Yeah, right!  This program was designed to get you in shape in 90 days, without hitting plateaus, through muscle confusion.  It is the most intense workout I have ever attempted.  After Day 1, I could barely raise my arms, after Day 2, I could barely walk, and so on and so forth.  By Saturday, my entire body hurt.  But the funny thing is, this morning I was ready to do it all over again.  It will be a while before I look stronger, but I already feel stronger.  It’s crazy!

I wasn’t brave enough to take before pictures, but I plan to take pictures on Day 30, 60 and 90, unless I get pregnant, but that’s a discussion for another time.  

Jeff started on Wednesday and is writing about it here.

To my fellow P90X’ers:  BRING IT!

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