With the new year the time has come for my resolution. I have recently completed P90X/Insanity hybrid and then the Insanity: The Asylum , but I have put on some weight during the holiday season. And to be honest I didn’t workout as much as I needed. I did however stick to my Shakeology which is why I feel I didn’t gain to much weight as my body was still getting all the nutrients it needed at least once per day. So my first new years resolution was too start and complete the brand new P90X2 workout. And then in April to start the new LesMill Pump program. I’m excited to get started and know Tony Horton will get me back to where I want to be and probably even further than I can imagine.
This first week of P90X2 will be an accessment week for me. I have not done or even seen any of these workouts so I will start slow and build up after I know what to expect. I am ready to go!
Day 1 – X2 Core – So today was day 1 of at least 90. Today was an all core workout much like Core Synergistics from the original P90X. I always seemed to have difficulty with Core Synergistics so I was kinda fearful going into this routine. The stability ball and roller bar were both new to me and I think I’m going to like using them over the long haul but today was a little akward just trying to get use to using them. All in all a fun workout and I’m sure I’ll be sore in the core tomorrow.
X2 Core Stats:
Workout Duration: 56:30
Calories Burned: 722
Day 2 – Plyocide – I have to be honest and say I was fearing this workout going into it. I hadn’t watched it prior to trying it so I didn’t know what to expect. I really did enjoy it and I liked the fact there were no repeat moves. I had to take a lot of breaks but expect to get better as I progress through the program.
Calories Burned: 778
Day 3 – X2 Total Body and Ab Ripper X2 – In case you didn’t notice I have changed the order of the schedule. In the schedule today is a “Rest” or Recovery and Mobility day. I decided to change it up and have my Recovery days during the weekend. This just works better for me. Although I’m super sore and probably could have used the day off. Total Body is no joke and again we use the stability ball and medicine balls. Doing push ups from the medicine balls was a new for me, not to mention lifting weight while balancing on the stability ball. I definitely need work on my own stability.
X2 Total Body Stats:
Workout Duration: 106:05
Calories Burned: 808
Day 4 – Yoga X2 – Today was Yoga day, I hated the original P90X Yoga. Don’t get me wrong I did try to do it and I could do it, it was just so boring and being 90 minutes it became brutal for me to do. So we bring in Yoga X2 which is shorter than the original which was one of the complaints for Yoga X. They cut out 13 minutes, so Yoga X2 is still almost 70 minutes long. I did the first 20 and turned it off, I just can’t get to enjoy it. I turned it off and popped in another workout (LesMills Pump) to get in some kind of workout today.
Day 5 – X2 Balance + Power – After my little bout with X2 Yoga yesterday I was more than happy to hit Balance and Power today. We did a lot more stability ball work, not much with the med balls. I took it a bit easy today making sure I could get it done with out crashing. Next time through I’ll have to up the ante for sure.
X2 Balance + Power Stats:
Workout Duration: 57:23
Calories Burned: 684
Day 6 and 7 – These are my rest/recovery days but I felt good this weekend. Saturday (Day 6) I took the day off to rest my body although I took it a bit easy this week during the workouts just to get a hold of the moves and the stability ball. Sunday I had planned to do the Recovery + Mobilty workout of P90X2 but I felt good and decided to do a LesMills Pump workout. It was a short 30 minute workout that went by quick and was a good burn.
Workout Duration: 37:27
Calories Burned: 414
Week 1 in Review:
With the exception of X2 Yoga I really enjoyed each and every workout this week. Partly because they were all new and completely challenging. I realize I need a lot of work on my bodies stability. I’m sure through the next few weeks I’ll get better at that dang stability ball, but this week was an eye opener as I felt almost uncoordinated when trying to use the stability ball. All in all I was able to drop about 4 pounds in this first week while I stuck to my diet (although it could have been better) and I hit all my workouts. All it takes is some dedication and you just have to “show up”.
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