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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Temporarily Disabled

This 55-year old P90X machine is temporarily disabled. I traveled to Frisco to see dd and dgd, and was too busy to do my workout. Then when I got home I was busy with ds who was home for a visit from A&M. Then... Monday, I came down with a cold. It has really bothered me- sneezing, runny nose, headache... even my teeth are hurting. I have continued to work (with a mask of course). What bothers me most is that I am not even gonna finish my 90 days before the end of the year. You know one thing that really stops me is that I do not like the plyometrics or the core synergistics or the cardio X. I think that when i do finally complete P90 X, I will change my workout. I will continue with the leg, shoulder, back, arms workouts, but do something different for the cardio. One thing is that I think that I am getting my heart rate up too high.. hence, burning lean muscle instead of fat. I need to get my heart rate monitor fixed. I think I will get back to walk/jogging and wear the monitor to keep in my target range. Since I am not doing P90X the way it is designed, then it really will not matter that I do not do Tony's cardio DVD's. My boss was talking about a patient that we had come in that looked so good and probably lost 50 lbs. He told me he had been doing P90X. So listen... if you want the results that Tony talks about, then do it the way it is designed. If you want a good workout and something you can live with... then do it like me.. something is better than nothing. I do love P90X- the weights and the bands, and even the pushups. I think one thing that kept me from doing my workout was dreading that plyometrics workout. So... I don't know when I will get back to it- gotta get rid of this cold first.


Jen said...

Dee, I COMPLETLEY understand dreading that plyo workout. I HATED it (until I was done!) and tried to get out of it any way I could. Luckily for me, Tuesday was always my day for Plyo and it is also the day I go to the gym for 1 1/2 hours of cardio many (MOST) days, I skipped the plyo video. I still got fabulous results. I also (like 90% of the time) skipped the yoga video on Thursdays. I wish I could have made myself do it...but since I also go to the gym on Thursdays for 1 1/2 hours....I just couldn't make myself do 1 1/2 hrs. of yoga when I got home too. So even with skipping both of those P90X workouts MOST of the time, I still got the results I was after. There is still the thought in my mind that if I had done it EXACTLY as it is supposed to be done, I might have had even better results...but...I had to do what worked for me. Just like you said....ANYTHING is better than NOTHING!

Jen said...

Ps. Hope you're feeling better!! That sounds AWFUL!