Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Plyo WHAT?!?!?!

Before I get into today's workout, I'll chat a bit about how I felt today. So I woke up, and wow, I was really energized! I think it was partly physical from the workout yesterday but also mental because I felt like I had accomplished something really tough! I was NEVER an athlete, so doing things like this as an adult is awesome. In fact, I've decided I'm going to be way fitter at 30 than I ever was at 20! So anyway, I was definitely sore but good sore today. My lats are feeling it, my chest is feeling it... so I know I did some good work. I think I might have been losing form a little bit in the pushups because my neck is a little tired today, so I'm going to have to be conscious of that next time.

I wasn't good about food yesterday, but today I'm right on track. I'm not following the exact meal plan as written. I'm doing the food groups thing where I eat 7 proteins, 4 veggies, etc. It's definitely a lot of food but I'll need it! Let's just say plyo was TOUGH today! There were a few times I decided I needed another 30 seconds to rest so I hit pause and walked around while my heart rate came down a bit. Again, Thank God I have a HRM! It's my saving grace in this workout. Today it told me I burned 1,085 calories! Are you freaking kidding me? That's insane! My legs were burning a ton during some of those moves. Some of them I didn't do double time like the people on the video but I'm sure by day 90 I'll be working it like them.

Phew. That was tough! I'm glad I did it though! Now I have to pull myself together so I can do a take home final exam. Three straight hours of writing... woo. Isn't that fun? Only one more week till a little vacation though, so I'm going to work hard for the next few days!

Back tomorrow when I bring it once again for the next workout!


  1. Hey chicky... Just wanted to say that I'm glad to have another person to talk to about P90X-the more support, the better!!! I'm a big fan of Plyo, too, and after my first time doing it last night, I'm an even bigger believer in P90X. I think that we're pretty much on the same cardio workouts(except I'm on phase 2). Great job pushing through yesterday!!!

  2. hi alissa! i always see this infomercial so i'm curious to see what you think of it! ps - an easy way to add protein to your diet is to use whey protein powder. you can make smoothies with it, or add it to your cereal in the morning. they sell it at target (it's way cheaper then the GNC version).

  3. I know it's crazy, isn't it?! It'll get easier, trust me. It'll always "take your breath away" though, LOL. Great job for pushing through, most first timers don't even finish it. So that says ALOT of how you are going to do on this program. Kudos! :)

  4. Tell Jenespo98 to let me be her coach too, it would be fun! :)