P90X Week 1: My New Part-Time JobBy
P90X is my new part time job. It’s time consuming but week one is in the bag. And it wasn’t easy. I am happy to say that I made it through all of the workouts and stuck to the diet pretty well. I think the hardest thing so far is the diet. It’s tough eating such a high protein, low carb and low fat diet. I’m getting a little tired of egg white omelet’s. I need to get some new ideas for meals when I get time to do some research. I did however lose a pound and a half this week so I am quite happy about that.
Even though I’ve been getting plenty of sleep, I have been feeling tired in the afternoons. I think the workouts are tiring me out. I have been drinking chocolate milk for my recovery drink after reading a study that was done on it. I’m thinking about trying a “real” recovery drink to see if it makes any difference. The Nesquik is very good though.
I really have enjoyed the workouts, they are tough but fast paced and I like Tony Horton’s style. I think doing some Firm workout videos before starting P90X helped me get conditioned for it. I also did some pregnancy workouts while I was pregnant that helped keep me from getting totally out of shape.
A few notes on the first week:
My favorite workout was Kenpo X, it reminded me of my days of taking karate classes. My least favorite workout was Yoga X. I like yoga but come on, an hour and a half? I was getting bored with it. The hardest workout by far was Ab Ripper X. 3 months out after having a baby, my abs and tummy are still pretty much mush. Hopefully Ab Ripper X will change that soon though!