Day 53 in the P90X3 Challenge has us scheduled to do Pilates X. If you read my post the last time a did Pilates on day 25 you’ll know that I didn’t enjoy it. And continuing to be so sore these last few days I was considering skipping today’s workout altogether. I need my body to recover so I can continue without so much soreness. After much consideration I decided to do X3 Ab ripper instead of taking a day off completely.
Day 53 Pilates X – Replaced With Ab Ripper X3
The first transition week was the first time I did the Pilates X routine and didn’t care for it at all. I did get through the first 20 minutes though. Today I knew I wasn’t going to do it at all. The question I had been which workout to replace it with. In a perfect world I guess X3 Yoga or Dynamix routines would be a good fit. The problem was I just did dynamix the other day, and I have X3 yoga coming up here in a day or 2. If this wasn’t a transition week it would have been easy to switch it out with one of those. On top of not doing Pilates X I am still sore so I finally decided to do the Ab ripper routine. Hoping it would give my legs some needed rest. And I know my core could always use some help so it seemed to fit nicely.
Much like the previous versions of Ab ripper in P90X and P90X2 this routine was only 16 minutes. The difference in X3 is that we don’t do ab ripper 3 times per week after our regular workout. Not quite sure why they did it that way but I’m not going to complain, I really enjoy only needing the 30 minutes to workout. X3 Ab ripper is only 8 moves and they are all new from the previous versions. I was able to get each move done with correct form just not as many reps as was set. And the last move “bicycle” Tony has us do 100 reps at 2 different speeds! Ya, I might have got 50 out of the 100. Either way I can feel the burn in my abs and honestly it was a good routine that I’ll look forward to doing more often in the near future
Day 53 Pilates X 3 Nutrition
Breakfast – egg whites, goat cheese, whole grain toast with preserves (8 oz. green tea)
Post Workout – Chocolate Shakeology, add whey protein
Lunch – egg whites, cheese on a whole grain muffin
Snack – Quest Protein Bar, low-fat mozzarella cheese stick
Dinner – grilled pork chop, brown rice, green beans
Snack – Neopolitan Shakeology recipe, .50 oz almonds
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