Start of P90X – the first week

I made a list of 30 things I want to do before I turn 30 this fall…

3. Lose the rest of the baby weight.  (I hope this gets easier once we are done nursing).

4. Lose a little extra weight, with the goal in mind of getting more lean muscle, so I can play & keep up with Little Dude!

Now that our son has been done nursing for a month, and none of the weight has magically fallen off my body, I decided it was time to kick it into high-gear.

My sister had great success with P90X, and she was gracious enough to let me borrow it.

I took my “before” pictures (not going to post those until I see progress) and started the “Lean” program P90X offers, because that’s my my sister said to do.  (There’s Classic, Doubles & Lean)

Day 1 is the Core Synergistics workout DVD.  I think because I was super excited about a new program, the video went fast… I was a tiny bit sore the next day.

Day 2 was Cardio.  I felt accomplished because I was sticking to it, regardless of our son’s lack of napping for the day.

Day 3 I woke up and happened to sneeze due to seasonal allergies… I felt that.  I was sore, but STILL had to do the Shoulders & Arms DVD on top of the Ab Ripper X workout.

Day 4 (yesterday) was YOGA!  I was excited about it before it started.  I posted something about how excited I was on Facebook – then I got a few responses saying it is 90 minutes long and was the toughest workout for some people.  I have been doing yoga on & off since college, so I liked the challenge and felt the best during and after that workout.  I didn’t wake up sore today. 🙂  So far, that’s been my favorite.

Day 5 (today) was my LEAST favorite. Legs & Back, coupled with the Ab Ripper X workout.  I can do back & I can do abs, but I have horrible knees. I was a gymnast, a skier, and martial artist – and sported injuries from all of the above. Today, I played it safe (“don’t be a hero” to quote Mr. P90X), so I jumped on our mini-trampoline on 99% of the lunges in this workout DVD.  There’s a lot of lunges in this workout… and I am finally in a place where I don’t have knee problems, so I am NOT going “there” – if you know what I mean.  I need to be able to care for our toddler (approximately 30 pounds) and able to photograph weddings & portraits.  I’ve decided that I will fast-forward through the parts I can’t do, do the rest of the DVD, and hit the gym for some cycling or water aerobics to work out my legs.

Weight: Today, I thought I should weigh myself… BAD IDEA!  I’m *UP* half a pound, which is not the goal of #3 or #4 on my 30 Before 30 List… but I know that muscle weighs more than fat and I’ll probably gain muscle before slimming down.

Diet: I haven’t been as hungry this week.  Or maybe I have been going through a “nothing sounds exciting to eat” phase – so I’ve been doing my normal protein shakes, some eggs, simple snacks (whatever our son is munching on, usually) and a sensible dinner.  Lots of water!  And I bought some Gatorade – G2, to be exact.

Morale: I like a challenge.  I know P90X will be a challenge. 🙂  So I’m excited to do it.  I’m happy that there is something different to do each day, and since it is 12 weeks long, I only have to do each video/combo 12 times.  Not bad, when you think about it.  I’m a little down on myself today because of my knee restrictions.  I think it bothers me I can’t follow this routine to a T.  I’ll get over it when I fit into my skinny jeans again. 🙂

Tomorrow, Day 6, is Kenpo… I studied karate (kempo karate-do) in college and eventually quit because of my knees.  So I am a little bit nervous about tomorrow’s workout.  I will do what I can and create a substitute workout if I need to.

Day 7 is Rest or X Stretch. I think I’m going to follow God’s lead and rest on the 7th day. 🙂

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