P90X – Round 2, Day 41!

Haven’t had that intense of a workout in a while!

P90X – Legs and Back
P90X – Ab Ripper X
Total Time = 80 Minutes

Boom! Big time workout this morning.  I’m glad I did the stretch class last night in lieu of yoga.  I have always wondered why we do the yoga day before the leg day because that yoga workout usually leads to some pretty sore legs.  Also, we do ab ripper x on day 3, then an ab workout with yoga on day 4, then ab ripper x again on leg day.  Hmmm… well, I’m not going to argue with the programmers of P90X, but I am allowed to switch things up as I feel are best for me.  And I feel that doing yoga on day 7 of the week is a better place for it.  I was flexible and loose and ready to work this morning.  I pushed myself deeper into the leg exercises than ever before.  I was sweating hard and breathing heavy.  I worked my legs harder today than probably ever since beginning P90X.  And my pull-ups were strong today as well with no other upper body work to cause fatigue.  I brought one of my drum thrones down by my chin-up bar today and on each set after I burned out on reps, I threw my feet on the throne so I could keep going.  I felt a deeper burn in my back this way… very effective.  It was a solid workout and I was toast!  But then… it was time for abs.  I dug in deep and worked my abs hard today.  I was serious at the top when I said this was one of the more intense workouts I’ve had in a while.  I am still feeling the after burn and I’ve been done for an hour and a half!  I love this feeling.  And I love doing workouts like these in the morning… I really do have more in me to complete them and it also feels great having accomplished that before noon.  And with that… it is time to eat again and get back to work.  I hope you all had a great week and wishing you a beautiful weekend ahead.  And here’s my inspirational quote of the day…

Life is short, fragile, and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals… yet it is ALWAYS a perfect time.

Workout Day 90!

Yes that is correct.  I just completed 90 out of 90 workouts in the P90X program!

P90X – Core Synergistics
Total Time = 63 Minutes

What a way to finish strong!  This workout kicks ass and I’m glad I adjusted my schedule so that I would end on a Core day.  I was sweating so much today that I needed a separate towel to keep wiping down the floor so I wouldn’t slip.  What does that tell you about a full body intense workout?!  I feel amazing right now.  And I feel a great sense of accomplishment as I stuck strong to this program.  With my crazy life and work schedule, it still only took me 102 days to complete the program.  And of those 12 extra days, I did about 4 other workouts such as nature hikes and a gym workout.  Therefore, in 102 days, I only actually took 8 days off to rest! And 2 of those days were due to slight injury.  How’s THAT for commitment?!

I have truly enjoyed this program.  It was more intense than the standard gym workouts I was used to and it was very convenient to do at home, saving me time and gas money.  I feel that I have made great gains in my stamina, flexibility, core strength, and overall body composition.  I have definitely leaned out and I am getting much closer to my overall physical appearance goals.  It was definitely an interesting challenge as I switched to an all-plant based diet the day I began this program.  So the adjustment to that along with the learning curve on how to eat and supplement properly has been an equal part of my growth and experience.  I feel that I truly understand my diet and my body much more now and I think this is only the beginning of where my health and body is heading.

I have also truly enjoyed blogging my daily workouts.  This is something that I have never done before.  I think it is great though.  It keeps me accountable to stay on track.  It also shows everyone out there that you need to stay committed and keep bringing it hard every day.  There is no easy way to fitness.  It is a good diet, a positive attitude, and a lot of continuous hard work.  I have chosen to make my health and fitness life public in hopes of inspiring others to live healthier and happier lives.  And just because I completed my first P90X program, it doesn’t mean that I will just stop blogging.  Oh no… you ain’t getting off THAT easy! lol.  I am going to continue posting daily.  I am going to share even more recipes and fitness tips and will keep passing on good information as I learn more myself.  And I am totally open to YOUR involvement.  Please send me your questions, comments, ideas, etc.  We are all in this together!

So what’s next for me?!  I honestly don’t know yet! haha.  I will be working out again tomorrow morning, that is for sure.  Will I go to the gym?  Will I start P90X all over again from the beginning?  Will I try P90X2 or Insanity?  Or maybe a mashup?  We’ll see.  But I am excited to continue on my journey.  I will definitely have to do the fit test again as well as some more photos so I can show you some of my results.

But before anything else, I need to get ready to play a gig tonight!  I am playing drums with the band DropDead L.A. at the Viper Room tonight.  If you’re in the L.A. area, come on down and hang.  We play at 10pm and we have a $5 guest list.  Just join our event page on facebook and add your name and guests to the wall BEFORE 5pm today! https://www.facebook.com/events/245823375513885/

Ok… long blog, but I had lots to share.  I need to go eat!  And get back to work and then get ready to rock.  Thank you for continuing to read my posts and stay tuned for lots more.  Have an amazing day my friends!  🙂