P90X - Week 2

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    Jan 21, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Week 2 Completed. So far, so good.... I seem to be on the right course, and enjoying both the exercise and the blogging. So, in the usual fashion, here's the best, hardest and worst of this week:

    BEST - This week saw a significant improvement both in attitude and in performance. I'm getting used to following the diet with some modifications, of course. I am also seeing that when I do this in the morning, I'm (oddly enough) more relaxed at work and tend to move at a more reasonable pace... all good things.

    HARDEST - Remembering that this is going to take time, and trusting that the hard work will get me results.... that's the real hard part. I still want to see overnight change, which is unrealistic. However, I am at least able to "catch myself and bring myself back" when I go there.

    WORST - Ab Ripper X is getting increasingly harder. I'd like to think I am just pushing against a threshold here, but I genuinely dread the days that it is part of the training despite the fact that it's the shortest of all the workouts. Hoping at least for a better attitude there next week.

    Anyway, that's it.... X Stretch tonight and back to the the grindstone tomorrow morning.

    more at http://sahem62896p90x.blogspot.com
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    Jan 21, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    Ab ripper X doesn't get any easier.

    The only progress for that at some point you actually are able to finish every set but it still burns. It will always burn, that is what the "X" is for.
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    Jan 21, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    Keep us updated man and I'll check your blog. I see the commercials all the time and my clients ask me about it but I don't know anyone who has done it and of course you can't really go by the commercials because no matter how much they claim they aren't actors and the transformation photos are impressive, the photos could be photoshopped and the people actors. In fact, one rumor I heard about it is that all the people in the commercial were athletes who put weight on for the before photos and then took it off again so.....who knows. Getting in shape is hard work so if it's kicking your ass, then that's a good thing. Not sure about the diet though. What you've listed on your blog is not much food for maintaining muscle mass on an aggressive workout program.
  • Noah_b87

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    Jan 21, 2010 9:08 AM GMT
    i just started the P90x and its crazy how hard the first week is and now im going to be starting week two but i do like the sweating. and that is true i do feel better through out the day after i work out. and i feel as if i've woken up sleeping musles. crazy huh
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    Jan 21, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    Hardon87 saidi just started the P90x and its crazy how hard the first week is and now im going to be starting week two but i do like the sweating. and that is true i do feel better through out the day after i work out. and i feel as if i've woken up sleeping musles. crazy huh


    I know exactly what you mean! The first week I felt like one of the contestants on "The Biggest Loser." Now into week three.... feeling better already!
  • nismo29732

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    Jan 22, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    I actually just ordered it today!! I am so excited and ready to start...but I know its gonna be a pretty big change, especially the diet part, but I shall endure! I'll keep you all posted on how it works out...when I finally get it, LOL!
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    Jan 22, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    I added 5 inches to my chest shoulder width and boosted my HDL...I did it a year ago and still do the stretch vid (#7) daily