Monday, February 15, 2010

Call 911!!!

While most of you watched Olympic figure skating on the couch while finishing off a heart-shaped box of chocolates last night, Christopher & I tortured ouselves with Day 1 of our P90X work-out.

What is P90X, you ask? It is complete h-e-double hockey sticks! This stuff ain't for sissies. We hated it the whole time. We whined the whole time. I think a tear even rolled down my sweat-soaked face at one point. But we're pushing through together and will be smiling after 90 days.

We did take "before" pictures...but I will not be sharing mine until I have some kick-butt "after" pictures to show beside it!

Here's a description of the program:

P90X is an intensive 90-day home fitness program that combines a variety of exercise styles, including strength training, cardio, and stretching. The system also stresses overall fitness by including bodyweight exercises such as pull-ups and push-ups, as well as plyometrics (jump training), yoga, and kenpō. Most of the workouts are just under an hour in length. The program requires 13 weeks of 6-day workouts with an optional stretch on the seventh day. On most of the weeks, Days 1, 3 and 5 of the workout are strength-training for various parts of the body including biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, and legs. On these days, a 16-minute abs session is included after the regular workouts. Days 2, 4, and 6 are for the cardio-related exercises: plyometrics, yoga, and kenpō, respectively. The secret behind the P90X system is an advanced training technique called Muscle Confusion™, which accelerates the results process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus, and you never get bored!

All I can say is pray for us and have 911 on speed dial!

No comments:

Post a Comment