Tuesday, June 1, 2010

a hellish monday

Yesterday marked Day 1 of P90X and I already hate it.  The first work out of the series was chest and back, followed by the ab DVD.  Let me tell you how much I hate working out chest.  I didn't really mind working out back in the past but that was before I realized P90X is all about pull-ups and push-ups, two types of exercises that I a) hate and b) can't even do properly.

The chest and back work out was split into 2 parts; you would go through all of the exercises once and then they would make you do everything for a second time.  It was intense.  I'm not sure how many push-ups and pull-ups I did total (since I wasn't doing the full amount at all) but I know it's more than I've ever done in my life.

By the time you start the ab work out you just want to throw your sneaker through the television.  Less than 15 minutes later the total amount of "crunches" should have been 349.  I can honestly say that I did not reach this lofty amount.  Either way I managed to do some of the core/ab work out so that's better than not trying at all.

Part of the 90 day work out is increasing your protein intake and decreasing your carb intake.  I'm loosely following the diet plan since I'm not really looking at losing any weight from P90X.

I'm going to try to run some miles here and there but so far I don't see that happening in the next couple of days. 

I'll try not to complain too much as the days go on.  Hopefully in the end of 90 days I'll be in much better shape and will be able to do a pull-up without Ryan spotting me and a real push-up and not a "girly" one.

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