Monday, March 21, 2011

The Week In Review - P90X Week 3

Week 3 was a tough week for me. It started out great but on Thursday I wasn't feeling well and could not drag myself into the home gym. I went to bed early and slept straight through 'til morning. I didn't workout the next two days either. Just didn't have the energy. I felt bad that I had skipped these workouts but, it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

I still ate well and followed the diet with a few modifications. One change was that I had some extra carbs. The phase 1 diet is very low carb and I was craving carbs. So, I did what my body asked and it did seem to help. Beating yourself into the ground is not the way to get super fit. On the other hand, pushing yourself hard is OK. The key is to know where the line is between the two. Since I was feeling better and was heading into a recovery week which would not have any strength training workouts, I decided to make up for the missed Legs and Back (and Ab Ripper) workout on Sunday.

So, I finished the week on a good note. I even lost a pound, in spite of the missed workouts. One thing that helped was adjusting my diet accordingly. It's really important to reduce your calories for the day if you miss a workout.

I was a bit worried when I was on my third day of not working out. I thought that I might have blown it and completely lost my momentum. But, I kept in mind the idea that I mentioned last week, that this is a lifetime thing, not just a 90 day project. In the scheme of things, a few missed workouts is no big deal. You just have to recommit to it and keep on going.

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