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P90X, The 4th Attempt: One Week To Go!

The 12th week, this past week, flew by so fast. It didn’t help that my wife and I had a ton of things to do that included a small trip to Phoenix from SoCal. Nevertheless, I managed to hit play even when I had to do it a couple hours before driving 4 hours on Thursday night. On Friday I capped off the week with Kenpo X in Phoenix and took the rest option for the 7th day on Saturday. How was week 12?

I brought it on every workout. On every move, every set, every rep I made it as intence as possible. I dipped lower than ever, I lifted more than ever, I jumped higher than ever, and kept it up longer than ever. Why? Because I have a goal to fulfill. and I’m going to get as close as I can to my goal.

The Challenge

Because I am still in Phoenix, and I forgot to bring my yoga mat, and I am here to help my wife’s cousin, and her husband, prepare and bring home their new baby from the hospital, I will not be able to start week 13 on time (today). Instead, I’ll have to start it tomorrow and hope to catch up. Can I do it? Yes. Will it be hard? Yes.

There’s also a second facet to this week’s challenge. Because of my previous personal challenge to myself, I have not weighed myself in about 3 weeks. I don’t know how well my weight loss goal is really going except for the fact that I can wear clothes I have not put on since late 2008. That’s great, but the last time I checked my weight I still has roughly 12 pounds to lose to reach my goal. I intend to finish strong, but because it is a recovery week, I am going to have supplement a couple extra workouts to add a little more calorie burn for the week. *Sigh*.

The Reward

I can’t wait to finally claim I have finished a full round of P90X. Even if I don’t reach my weight goal, the accomplishment of finishing an intense 90-day workout program is in itself amazing. I have done a great job. There’s no denying it. And because so, I will take the perverbial victory lap next week. I will speak of myself with pride. I will congratulate myself, and after all is said and done seven days later, I will start it all over again.

Originally posted on TeamBeachbody.com

P90X, The 4th Attempt: Taking It On The Road

Week 6 was a success! It was a complicated and tough week, but I managed to pull it off. If you missed my last post I talked about how and why I was taking a Tuesday through Thursday road trip this last week. The issue wasn’t the road trip itself, but how I would continue my P90X workout while making my way through three different states. Here’s how I worked out the P90X Classic schedule last week:

  • Sunday: Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps + Ab Ripper X (just like normal).
  • Monday: Skipped Plyometrics, substituted Back & Biceps (no Ab Ripper X).
  • Tuesday: Left early in the morning for Phoenix, did Plyometrics in Phoenix. Traveled to Las Cruces, New Mexico for the night.
  • Wednesday: Woke up early, did Yoga X at the hotel, left for Texas.
  • Thursday: Flew from San Antonio in the morning, landed in Cali in the early afternoon, did Legs & Back like normal.

No doubt, my friends. It was tough to change up the schedule. I felt the difference by late Tuesday night. It felt as if I had gone through another phase in muscle confusion. Nevertheless, I was very happy I made it through the week even though I traveled over 3000 miles in two days.

The Challenge

Heading into this week (week 7) I’ve decided to take a break today. Let me explain. For some reason I woke up this morning feeling a bit sluggish and out of sorts. I was awake for a few hours, but before I could even begin to motivate myself to workout I was falling asleep watching the 9/11 memorial broadcasts on TV. Instead of trying to pull some unnecessary stunt, I’ve decided to take a break. So, who knows? I might just take a nap after I’m done typing this out. I think it’s only right I give my body some rest when it calls for sleep.

The Reward

A new milestone: Today is the farthest I have ever reached in any of my attempts of finishing a full round of P90X. That in itself is an accomplishment, and I’m going to soak in it for the rest of the week.

Originally posted on TeamBeachbody.com