Sunday, May 9, 2010

P90X Success!

I did it!  I successfully completed P90X . . . and I'm never doing it again!

I started out tremendously weak and came out the other side being able to complete 7 full pushups.  It may not sound like much to some, but I've barely been able to do push ups on my knees for most of my life.  I feel accomplished and the program was great!  I lost three pounds on the scale and lost a tonne of inches all over my body, but it was tough and I probably strained myself more than I should have.

One hour per day, 6 days per week was a little much and I found most days I didn't want to do the excercises, but I pushed through.  Tony Horton kind of grew on me, too.

I shouldn't say I'll never do it again.  Many of the exercises were great and I developed muscles I didn't think I was capable of.  I will definitely keep using the resistance bands and I will continue to incorporate the variety of push-ups/pull-ups, squats and lunges.

All in all it's a great program and I would definitely recommend it anyone wanting amazing results in a short period of time (although plyometrics always feels like an eternity).

Yesterday was Day 1 of my "Primal" workout and I'm already loving it.  I took my Vibrams out for a very early morning sprint (5:30 am).  The air was cool and there was a light refreshing mist and a symphony of tweets and chirps.  I don't remember the last time I was up and out this early but I really enjoyed the calm and quiet of the city.  I warmed up with a quick jog, then repeated sprinting intervals for 10 to 15 minutes.  I loved it and I can't say enough wonderful things about my Vibrams!  I ended my session with a leisurely walk around my neighbourhood.

Now, I'm off to go Lift Heavy Things ... Awesome!