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!


4 responses to “P90X Pain

  1. Yikes! That sounds painful. I am glad you are feeling better! Hoorayyy for Ireland! You guys are going to love it! My fave vacay(s) were my honeymoon in Hawaii and my trip to Ireland 🙂

  2. I have not tried it- and am thinking I won’t. I’ve heard it’s pretty intense stuff, and I’m just not that serious about my strength training… lol. I’ll stick to my 20-minute shred workotus!

    I hope all the soreness is gone soon!

  3. sounds painful! i heard it was intense. at least it’s making you stronger!

  4. my brother’s ex-girlfriend sarah (remember her?) is going to the yankees game tonight!

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