P90X Week Three Completed

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    Jan 28, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    Yes folks.... that's it for week three! And as usual, here are the best, worst and hardest for the last seven days:

    BEST - Again, huge improvement in terms of performance... but discovering that the barrier is in my mind was probably the best part. In a weird way this was a relief... it made every workout much better this week because all I had to do was shut the mind off and move. No thinking about the stupid infomercials... hell there wasn't even any pausing to "visualize what I wanted to see when the 90 days was up!" With that mindset, I really felt energized by the time Legs & Back day came, and I think I was at the top of my game during Kenpo X!

    HARDEST - Discovering that the barrier is in my mind was also the hardest part. I'm my own worst enemy and my own harshest critic. Getting out of my own way is always the toughest thing to do. Thank god for the Yoga and Stretch days... all that drifts away. More than anything, those two days are more about mental and spiritual care than stretching and bending, as far as I am concerned.

    WORST - Eating habits were off kilter this week. Finding the Dove chocolate covered almonds in the freezer was both a blessing and a curse. Granted they were a cheat food, but they were also great for a needed pick-me-up during this really hard week which only got harder when my tenant wrote a rent check that bounced. Chocolate does help in a situation like that, and although I didn't go overboard with them, I did make them gone over the course of the week (only a few a day). So much for sticking to the diet. The other problem with her rent check bouncing was that it made it harder to shop for groceries this week. Luckily, I still had enough supplies in the kitchen to stick with some semblance of the meal plan, but as you can see on the preceding days of my blog (http://sahem62896p90x.blogspot.com), I wasn't exactly making the best choices for meals. All I can say is that payday is this Friday, and my tax return is on it's way in... this will pass.

    So the next week is "recovery week" as far as the exercise plan is concerned. Yoga X twice this week, Core Synergistics X (a new program for me) twice this week as well, Kenpo X once mid-week and X Stretch twice. I have to admit... it sounds like a rather dull week to me, but according to the little booklet taht came with the DVDs, this is a time for my body to "recover from the hard resistance training and focus on tightening the midsection... which will supposedly enhance the adaptive process. Well okay.... {shrug} I'm not asking questions, I'm just doing it.

    Nuf sed!
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    Jan 28, 2010 1:22 PM GMT
    I just started week three this morning - first time I got actually sick too. First two weeks just had some dizziness - I think I'm pushing myself harder, but numbers weren't that great. Still I am on the right track. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 28, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    I am in the middle of week 3 of Insanity. As of day 14 I was down 6 pounds (although wieght loss is not my goal...my goal is to get ripped). Still skeptical about results at day 60. Meal plan is annoying to prepare but I don't find myself overly full or overly hungry at any point.
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    Jan 28, 2010 1:55 PM GMT
    Recovery week is key. Take the time, your body will need it for Phase II.

    Yoga is hard as shit and long. Dedicate the time. After the first 45 min it goes quickly (yes it is 1h 45 min.) Stretch is nice and Core synergistic is my favorite workout.
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    Jan 28, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    I've been looking forward to that core synergistics workout.... what can I expect? I haven't "previewed the DVD"...
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    EVERYTHING. It is one of the best workouts he has designed. There is one shitty exercise and well I think the "bonus round" (two more cadrio exercises) is stupid and unnecessary, this one fucking rocks.

    He really, really tags the core (not abs, CORE). Everything from below the pectoral to upper thigh and glut (think HABIT for muscles groups) are targeted. It is just plain and simple a good recovery week workout. Builds up a sweat, challenges you but also pushes the body to the next level for Phase II or III.