Monday, March 14, 2011

The Week In Review - P90X Week 2

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Well, I made it through another week of P90X. The good news is that I did every workout. The bad news is that I went away for the weekend and did not follow my diet and the two pounds I lost last week are found.

I followed the meal plan 100% during the week and I didn't go crazy with what I ate this weekend. I even got in a short workout at the gym while I was away. My portions were very reasonable. I know it's not that I ate 7000 extra calories this weekend (3500 makes 1 pound). Anyway, my experience has been that the weight comes off very gradually,  even reluctantly, in the first phase of P90X. In past rounds of P90X, following the diet perfectly the whole time, I've come out of the first 30 days having  lost only 2 or 3 pounds. Fortunately, I know that the weight will come off faster in phase 2 and even more so in phase 3. Not knowing that makes it really hard to stick with all the hard work. I think that's one reason a lot of people don't make the full 90 days.

As for the workouts in week 2... I was happy with how I did. I could see a little progress from week 1. Although I did have a couple low energy days. My guess is that it had to do with my eating schedule. I had a late lunch on those days that left me hungry at the wrong time for my workout.

One important thing that I'm doing this time around with P90X is to remind myself not to think of it as just 90 days. It's too easy to get caught up in the idea of finishing the program and getting through the 90 days. Then when 90 days is up and the structure of the P90X program is gone, it can leave you feeling a little lost. This happens for people with any kind of goal. The key is to start thinking about what you might like to accomplish next so you can keep the momentum going.

My goal for week 3 is to be able to do all the reps in the Ab Ripper X workout by the end of the week.

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