P90X – So am I still alive or what?

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……. is this thing on?

Sorry I’ve been a bit neglectful of my p90x updates (read week 1, week 2 and week 3).

But I am still chugging along – I promise!

Want the honest truth? (Do I ever give it any other way?)

If you want to do P90X in its entirety without missing or postponing ONE workout, do NOT start it in the spring/summer. I’m sorry, I don’t care what anyone tells me, but when it’s beautiful outside, I’m going to choose to go on a bike ride with my Mister vs. staying inside with the artificial air (AC) to do Plyo. Sorry Tony Horton, but that’s just the way it is. Mental health vs. Physical health. And I’m not going to beat myself up or get all bummed out for skipping a workout in order to EXERCISE outside! That’s just ridiculous.

The point is, I’ve been doing the P90X workouts at least 3-4 days a week. I haven’t missed a single weight training workout. Sure, I moved some days around to accommodate for other activity, but I’m not going to miss out on summer fun to make sure I work out with Tony. (The Mister is cuter, anyway ;) )

What I can tell you is that I’m getting stronger. I’ve upped my reps AND weight. I started off using 7 lb. dumbbells and I now use 10 lb! I’m also rocking the push-ups like nobody’s business and occasionally doing them on my (gasp!) FEET! Major milestone? I make it through every workout without dropping any f-bombs.

After the third week of P90x, new weight training workouts are introduced (after the week 4 rest week). They are tough, but at this point in the game, they’re nothing you can’t handle. And I actually think they *feel* faster than the workouts from weeks 1-3.

Bottom line: I still consider myself an X-er. Like I said, I’m logging in every weight training workout and mostly choosing outdoor activity over the cardio workouts. This is what works for me. It might not work for you, and that’s OK too. To be honest, I would have loved to finish this workout in its entirety. But to me, it’s all about priorities and (yes, shocking!) BALANCE. For some of you, maybe choosing the P90x workout every-day-no-matter-what is worth it. But for me, I’ll choose the walks, hikes and bike rides. Something tells me they’ll make better memories ;)

Are you doing P90X? How are you doing?