P90X Weeks 8 & 9: Recovery and Phase 3By
Week 8 was my second recovery week, and I was glad when it rolled around. I was still recovering a bit from a cold and sore knee. While I didn’t gain any weight like I did on my last recovery week, I didn’t lose any either. I’m thinking maybe I need to cut the calories a little during the recovery week although I don’t remember seeing that anywhere in the guide. At any rate, I was a little bummed not to have lost any.
I was excited to start phase 3 since I have heard that is when a lot of people see the best results. I felt like I was a little more intense on the workouts this week. I think one thing that has helped, is that I started working out in the afternoons. My baby has started taking longer afternoon naps than morning naps now, so I decided to switch. I feel like I have more energy in the afternoon than in the morning. Also, I have been continuing to use Accelerade before, during and after my cardio workouts. It has really helped me work harder I think. I am happy that I did lose a pound during week 9. It’s hard to believe I am on the last phase already, I just need to keep going and not lose steam now!