Tuesday, March 24, 2009

P90X Day 2: Plyometrics

Here is Tony Horton, the P90X creator. He likes to make this X with his arms during the videos, presumably to remind you of how X-treme it/he is. Tony is good at plyometrics....me? Not so much. I am terrible at jumping. In fact, when I was on dance team in high school we would have to change formations to hide me in the back for any routines that had toe-touches because I cannot get my self more than a few inches off the ground. It used to be embarassing, now I've embraced it. I am just not a jumper, but I did give it my best shot and it is a pretty fun workout. I have a spin class on Tuesday mornings that I love, so I went to that first then came home to hang out with, and curse at, Tony for some plyo. It is a great cardio and leg workout, with lots of variations on jump squats and sports drills. I had to take pretty frequent breaks and stop a few exercises early because my legs were so tired, and I didn't want to completely ruin myself for running the rest of the week. This workout definitely had me huffing and puffing and chugging water.

I had to be at work at 12:30, so between Spin, P90X and playing with the dogs a little bit, there wasn't much time for lunch. I think I should have eaten more than the Shot Blocs, protein bar and chocolate milk that I grabbed because I had a huge brain fart on the way to work and got lost. Driving to the same job that I have driven to 5 days a week for the past 2.5 years...lost. I drove around downtown Charleston for a good 15 minutes before I finally got where I needed to be. I park about a mile from the hospital and walk, so I went from thinking I was going to be early to almost being late. Oh well, I am very directionally challenged so you add a little hypoglycemia to the mix and you have one lost Amanda. Now I am at work eating some green beans, grilled salmon and mac & cheese so it's all good. 2 days down, 88 to go!

11 comments:

Carolina John said...

stick with it, p90x has really worked for so many people. good job getting started!

Marlene said...

Congrats on day 2! And a spin workout too? Hardcore!

That is something I would totally do - getting lost on the way to work. I tend to daydream and if I'm hungry, I can't concentrate!

Brian said...

Day 2 in the books! Tony looks scary, and with the X arms you gotta be psyched, haha

Denise said...

Great job with the double workouts!!

And I'm sorry, but that is too funny about getting lost on your way to work!

Melanie said...

lol @ getting lost, thankfully i work at home now! :) great job with day 2!

Marci said...

Wow that PX90 looks hard core, good for you. thanks so much for signing up for Reese's Run, and for your generous donation. I really appreciate the support!

MCM Mama said...

LOL at getting lost on the way to work. I've totally been there.

Can't wait to hear more about the P90x. Good job on doing double workouts.

Adam said...

Keep it up, I am interested in how effective the P90x is

Kristin said...

Nice job! I don't think I could stick with a video workout very well...

Haha on getting lost, it happens to me all the time :)

lindsay said...

eat girl! i hate that feeling after a workout, i end up eating everything in sight and more. :( glad day 2 was a success!

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO! I am sorry but I am LMAO at how cheesy he looks in that pic. I don't care if it produces results or not, cheese-o-rama! That being said, you are WAAYYYY hardcore!