(My first go 'round with P90X is here.)
At Week Eight of P90X, a few developments:
Yoga is among my favorites. What was hard and boring has become a challenge. It’s still hard but only this morning I was able to do a bound extended right angle pose on both sides for the first time. I’m still working on that crane pose.
Saturday after I worked out, I picked up the P90X book, so glad to have finished the fourth week of a slower-paced routine. I looked forward to see what I’d start on this week. That’s about the time I realized that this slower routine I’ve been doing for four solid weeks? Was only supposed to be for one week. Week Four, not four weeks. What an idiot. Whatever ground I may have gained in Weeks One – Three I’ve probably lost.
Idiot. When all else fails read the instructions. And pay attention when you do so.
On some of the workouts, Tony calls for frequent breaks. This break is two minutes of jumping jacks and running in place. I think my idea of a break and Tony's idea of a break are two very different things.
Even though I’m doing the workouts - an hour a day, six days a week - I haven’t really lost any weight. My clothes may fit slightly differently (differently as in looser). Then again, they may not (I could be imagining it because I want it to be so). But I feel stronger and leaner than I probably ever have, even if I don’t look it.
Really. How hard is it to confuse Week Four with four weeks?
Yesterday the workout was chest, arms, and triceps, which included one-armed push ups. Yeah, I can’t do those. Yet.