So I am starting up P90x again tonight and wanted to keep somewhat of a journal more so for myself than anything else. I was doing well last time and was going into the recovery week of Phase 1 before having a PE and being hospitalized for a week. My lung capacity was not harmed to drastically but it was recommended I refrain from physical activity for 4-6 weeks. I have still have minor pain now and then but nothing unbearable. During the 4-6 week period I not only gained what weight I lost the first time but added some I never had. I haven't weighed myself yet but have to be close to my heaviest.
I do plan on taking it somewhat easy on myself until I know I can handle it at 100%, hopefully this isn't my 'last will and testament' also.
Decided on After Max
as a recovery type drink and will journal that as well i guess.
*I very much feel like the Axl picture in the Random thread and I hope to stop it.
Weighed myself in at 208, overall goal of 185 and 200 by end of week. Here we go!!!!
**Day 1 - Chest & Back: I hate Tony Horton, doesn't seem like it is that bad of a workout until you puke. At least it was only once. I pushed it pretty hard just to see my limits and while I did notice a little extra shortness of breath it didn't limit me too much. I was more limited by overall lack of strength and muscular endurance. I lost everything I gained last time. Plyo should be the real test.
**Day 2 - Plyo- Wow noticed a big difference from last time I did this. Definitely lost some oxygenation capabilities when actually exerting myself. Still made it through just couldn't go as hard as I wanted. Weighed 206 this morning, was 204 yesterday so hopefully getting into a routine will stop the fluctuation and I'll now what I am dealing with. 200 by the end of the week is still a reasonable goal I think. Tried the After Max last night and it was not nearly as tasty as the reviews led me to believe but I did not pick it for taste really so I will reserve judgement until I see how I feel later this week. I did the 16 oz.s of water it recommended, may go with 12. I did blend in a banana also but the blender whipped it to such a froth I had to wait to drink it and it was still thinner than I wanted. Shoulders & Arms tonight!
**Day 3 - Shoulders & Arms- Not too bad really. I did well endurance wise and hit my goals. Ab ripper was easier compared to Monday. I am sore all over but not a bad hatin life sore which I did go through last time. Maybe the recovery drink is working. I did mix up the recipe a bit. Only 12 oz. of water, still added a banana, but I mixed before my workout with more ice and kept it in the fridge. It was a little bit better. I am going to try Almond milk with it I think and see how that goes. 205.8lbs this morning was a little disappointing, when I start dropping though it usually drops fast so while not looking good to hit 200 by weeks end I am still shooting for that. Yoga today which sucks ass I hate Yoga.
**Day 4 - Yoga- Sucks ass for 1.5 hours straight
**Day 5 - Legs & Back- Seems like my legs held up better than the rest of me did these past few weeks. Not too bad and no major soreness which always sucks about Legs. I hate the day after of hobbling around. It may have to do more with the recovery drink but hanging in there.
**Day 6 - Kempo- Easily the most fun workout there is. Punch and kick the air for an hour. Constant movement and goes buy quickly.
Week 1 review: Feeling pretty good overall and I attribute that to the After Max I think. All major muscle groups got worked well and even though I didn't hit 200 I did get to 203. Not focusing on weight this week for 1 reason really, I don't have a scale with me on the road. Did Chest & Back in the hotel room today with bands. Missing out on the pull bar but did a ton of reps and my back has that watery feeling after a good workout, so I am happy. No point in repeating daily updates it the same workout for three weeks. Will do a week 2 review Sat./Sun.