Begin week 6. This P90X2 routine seems to be flying by quickly. Maybe because it’s pretty much all new to me. Maybe because I’m really enjoying it. Maybe both. Coming into week 6 I intend to up my reps and weight once again. My other goal this week is to make sure I get those ab ripper days in, I seem to miss them more than I want. Looking forward to this week!
Day 36 – Chest Back and Balance with X2 Ab Ripper – This was my second time doing this workout. Last week I went fairly easy just to measure where I was at the start of this Phase. After last week I felt like I could have done more so naturally I upped my reps today. Last week I did 10 reps of each move. This week I upped it to 12 per move. Now I know that’s not very high but again I’m trying to find where I’m at. Next week I will be upping my reps again even though I felt I had a good burn today I felt I could do more.
Day 37 – Plyocide – My goal today was not to let my mind determine when to rest but rather push harder for more reps than my mind wanted. I’m proud to say I impressed myself pushing out bigger numbers today even though I would tell myself “ok, I’m going to do 10 of these”, I was able to hit 15 and more in some cases. Bring it! My HRM was a little jacked up today at some points it completely stopped calculating my heart rate, which is why you will see a low number of calories burned.
Calories Burned: 359
Day 38 – X2 Shoulders and Arms w/X2 Ab Ripper – Had a great workout today. I upped the ante today even though I wasn’t sure I would be able to. I surprised myself and had an awesome workout. Next week I will be upping my weight once again to see how far I can go. I had issues last week in getting all the ab ripper workouts in, so this week I wanted to make sure I got at least 2 in for the week. I just about did every rep today in Ab ripper just short a few on certain moves.
X2 Shoulders and Arms w/X2 Ab Ripper Stats:
Workout Duration: 57:27
Calories Burned: 672
Day 39 – LesMill Pump Step – I had a problem trying to figure out what workout I wanted to do today. I knew I wanted a cardio workout I just wasn’t sure which one, Insanity, P90X or LesMills. I went with a workout I had never done with “Step” from LesMills Pump. May not have been the best decision with the fact that tomorrow is my P90X2 legs workout. Only time will tell, either way this was a good intensity (leg) workout. I’m literally soaked in sweat from this 30 minutes program.
Day 40 – X2 Base and Back w/X2 Ab Ripper – This was my first go around with this workout. I skipped it last week due to a softball tournament. I was expecting something similar to the original P90X Legs and back routine which had A LOT of squats. Well this was not the case, in X2 we are doing plyo and back. I really enjoyed this workout and for today kept my number modest to give me a base line. Next week I’ll be upping my reps even though I had an awesome burn today…gotta push through.
X2 Base and Back Stats:
Workout Duration: 56:29
Calories Burned: 574
Day 41 and 42 – Rest
Week in Review:
Had an amazing week of workouts. I am really enjoying this phase. I have stayed on my “clean” diet pretty good. I’m just not where I want to be. So I have reevaluated my diet and will be changing it for the next 5 weeks. I have 5 weeks until I leave on my Beachbody Coach award trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas. So my goal will be to nail my diet for the next 5 weeks and try to cut my body fat down as much as I can in this short amount of time. I have lost more weight and I’m seeing changes in definition on my body, but I think this new change will be dramatic for me. I have also fell off of track when it comes to documenting everything, so I’m getting back on track with that as well. I will document these next 5 weeks in themselves and see what kind of results I can pull off. I’m excited to start this new diet phase. Stay Tuned…
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