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P90X Pain

Hello all. How are you? I am slowly recovering from the pain that was completing two P90X DVDs. I will admit that I was a skeptic. I thought for sure that the hype about the difficulty of P90X was all inflated.

I was wrong.

To recap, last Saturday I decided to try the Plyometrics DVD. It was a lot of jumping and cardio, lunges, squats – all the fun stuff. I was pretty sore for the next two days. So on Monday night, since I could run yet, I decided to do the Ab Ripper DVD.

The description of this DVD was very accurate. It ripped my abdominal area to shreds. I am just now (Friday) starting to feel back to normal. To be fair, I did exacerbate the pain by running at the gym on Tuesday night.

At first, the ab pain felt tolerable and my plyometrics pain seemed all but gone. Not so – it was all a mirage. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill on Tuesday night and woke up with searing pain in the middle of the night. My abs felt like they were convulsing and my hip sockets were extremely sore. I felt like I was back to day-one of recovery.

Wednesday I was a complete mess. I could barely stand up straight without flinching in pain and I actually looked like an 85-year-old woman as I tried to hobble around. Hubby actually took to calling me Frankenstein as I lurched my way around our apartment. I was popping ibuprofen like they were candy and nothing was helping the pain.

Today things have finally gotten better – I think just because of time and because I started stretching my abs like crazy yesterday. Every hour or so I would reach for the sky and stretch as high as possible.

So friends, I’m afraid this means my P90x exploration is done for a little while. I am obviously not in good enough shape to tackle this challenge right now. I need to focus on getting back into running and some semblance of shape before I give that another go.

Have any of you out there tried P90x? How did it go? I think other people (in better shape than me) could probably have great success with it–I’m just not in the right condition to do it now.

At this point, I’m hoping to just feel good enough to get in an easy run at some point this weekend. And to finally feel completely pain-free and recovered.

Ok – enough complaining. Besides the fact that it’s Friday, the other good news is that Hubby and I are leaving for Ireland in 9 days!! I am sooo excited – I can’t even explain how much. Next week will be a whirlwind as I try to start packing, finish up all my work at work and generally just get ready for a nice long vacation!

What has been your favorite vacation?

Right now, our honeymoon to Hawaii wins the top spot. We had such an amazing time and it was just the perfect ending to our amazing wedding. Ahh memories.

Anyway – that’s coming up and I can’t wait! For this weekend, I’m headed to a Yankees game tonight with two of my girlfriends and then I’ll try to run later in the weekend and maybe start gathering my Ireland clothes.

Whatever you’ve got planned for the weekend – I hope you have a great time!

Saturday Date Night and P90X

Hi all – how has your weekend been? Mine has been pretty good. On Saturday I decided to sleep in bit and try out one of the P90X videos instead of running. I probably should have just gone running because I’m soo sore today from it that running is out of the question. I woke up with soreness I haven’t felt since after my very first long run.

Before I jumped into P90X I ate a yummy oatmeal breakfast with strawberries.

I want to preface this by saying I am NOT really doing P90X. We have the DVDs, but realistically, our apartment is not conducive to the actual training program. We don’t have a lot of room to move around and do all the activities to the fullest.

That being said, I wanted to finally see what this program was all about. So I popped in the Plyometrics DVD and wondered what I was in for.

The answer – a lot of cardio, sweating and heavy breathing. It was tough. There was a ton of jumping, lunging, squatting, etc. It was really intense. The video was a full hour, but I think we were probably really working hard for about 50 minutes of the DVD.

At the end of the DVD I was pooped. But I felt really good. My legs had been worked in ways they hadn’t been in a very long time. I think today I may try the ab DVD.

After I finished the DVD, I ate a protein bar (still a few left) and then cleaned a bit. A little while later I was hungry again, so I threw some veggies in a bowl with balsamic vinegar.

That held me over until Hubby and I headed out for date night. A Shake Shack just opened up on the UES and I’ve been wanting to try it out. There is always a line out the door, so we gave ourselves a little extra time. When we got there, there was indeed a long line, but it moved pretty quickly and soon enough I was ordering a cheeseburger with fries and a diet coke. And it was yummy! We sat in the outside area and enjoyed our not-so-healthy summer dinner.

After dinner, we headed to the movie theater to see Inception.

We happened to talk to an older couple a Shake Shack and mentioned we were going to see this and they told us they hated it and actually walked out of the theater mid-movie. Well that didn’t exactly excite us, so I was a little hesitant when things started. However, I really liked it. The couple said it was too confusing and hard to follow, but both Hubby and I were able to follow everything okay.

All in all, I enjoyed it and it had me thinking and attentive the whole time. I certainly recommend it. It’s not a mindless movie though.

So that was our Saturday. And I’m sad that it’s Sunday already. On the agenda today – laundry at the laundry mat, cleaning, possibly P90X abs, dinner and True Blood.

How has your weekend been? What’s your Sunday look like?

And yes, I am upset with myself that I didn’t run, but I’m planning to ease back in on Monday night on the treadmill. I think setting a lofty 9-11 mile run goal might have intimidated me. I’ve decided to take baby steps now.