Okay, I just finished my first day of P90X. I don't know if you could call this a full workout or not because I was struggling with most of it. I do not have the chinup bar, so I was using the bands instead. I am hoping that I was doing that right. I did not find that too difficult so I am thinking that I did it incorrectly or I need stronger bands. The pushups- oh my gosh.. now I can do a regular pushup, but all the different kinds-the regular, the military, the wide hands, the decline, the heart hands.... so, I opted each time to do the "girl" version, which is on my knees instead of my feet for those of you who do not know this. I was able to do about 15 each time. When I got to the divebombers... hmm... I could only do about 3or 4 of those. I did do the dive bombers from my feet. I totally had to skip the decline. I am just not there yet. I could do the lawnmowers and the heavy pants. Anytime I was using dumbbells, I had no trouble. In fact, I was using 10 lb dumbbells, and I think I need too go up to 12 lb.
So here are some of the changes I plan to make for doing my P90X. Yes, changes already that I am making to insure my success. I am going to be doing it in the hallway of the back of my house instead of my large kitchen area. I am going to try this. We have two Central AC units- one for the bedroom section of the house and one for the living room/kitchen section of the house. At night we don't cool the living area.. we cut it up to 85, but the bedroom is about 75. Well, since I am doing this workout in the morning, the kitchen is not cool enough. So, I am hoping I can have enough room in the hallway. I will try this tomorrow. Also, I HAVE to go to bed earlier so I can get up early and do this so there are no telephone interruptions. I also need to make sure I am more hydrated. I was just not feeling great when I started. I was dehydrated and tired.
Tomorrow I am going out of town so I am hoping to do Day 2 before I go. And I am spending the night so I will have to do Day 3 when I return on Saturday. I am about to go to the grocery store to get more of the right type of food- fish, salad makings, fruit-grapes, cherries, bananas and pineapple. I will get some rice cakes and pstachios. I have the Mozarella cheese sticks. I will get some LF cheddar and skim milk. Also so peanut butter and almond butter. I am going to the beach tomorrow to stay with some friends in a condo, so I am gonna try to get my food cooked up and take it with me. I will go out on Friday night, but for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, I don't want to be tempted with their potato chips and cookies.
After staying up late last night and reading my beachbody coach's blog, I can tell you that I am not dedicated like her. I don't know how successful I will be. I am seeing that to really lose weight and have a healthy body, it takes being focused and determined. It takes a totally different mindset tham what our culture has.. which is all about pleasing ourselves and overindulgence. We are not a very self-denying kind of people. So... I hope to be different in my thinking as well as my shape. Right now I am not thinking I want to reveal my before photos. In fact, I haven't even taken them yet. Oh, and here is what I have had for breakfast-5 egg whites in an omelet with LF mozarella cheese stick grated in it. I added a little enchilada sauce and I had a glass of Diet Dr. Pepper. Yes, it will be gone soon, and no more of that. I will post later about my lunch and dinner.