Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reassessing

If you're wondering why I haven't written about my P90X workouts in about a week, it's because I haven't done any of them since last weekend. This week was just too awful for me personally, and I missed the entire week of workouts. Of course, it was a recovery week, but "recovery" doesn't mean rest in P90X land, it means intensive cardio and core work without the normal resistance training. I don't know if it was a motivation problem (I prefer the weight-lifting videos to the cardio) or a stress problem, but I dropped the ball. So I've been hemming and hawing about what I should do, and meanwhile E has been wanting to start doing P90X with me... He has one more smaller test (the MPRE) to take this coming weekend, so he'll be studying a bit this week, but I'm thinking I might start over at Day 1 so we can be at the same phase at the same time.

It's kind of hard to think about pushing my goal date a month out, but I don't look at what I've been doing as wasted time--I made it three weeks without missing a workout, so I know I'm much stronger than I was when I started. I think it will be nice for us to work out together--he really wanted to before the Bar but he knew it wasn't a good idea. So I think my new "Day 1" is going to be sometime in the next two weeks. Have to try to time it so when we're in Hawaii I'm at a phase where I don't have to bring weights or resistance bands or anything with me. Of course, I fully plan to run in Hawaii rather than doing a video in the condo--so I'll be subbing my own cardio that week anyway. I'm really looking forward to running there. I'll also try to add in extra cardio this month like I was planning to try (like the "Doubles" schedule) on resistance days so I can start running again. I miss running.

Right now it's just after 7:00 AM and I'm the only one up at my house. E won't be awake for a long time--he outlasted me watching The Hurt Locker last night and came to bed at some ungodly hour--and the monkeys were up until almost 10:00, so they won't be up either.

[I'm watching CNN right now--they're reporting that Japan "saw a tsunami more than three feet in height." ARE YOU FOR REAL, CNN? It seemed like they were (embarrassingly) disappointed that a major one didn't hit Hawaii, but now we're reporting on 3 foot waves? Am I missing something? CNN, put your cameras back in Chile where something real is happening.]

So anyway, I'm thinking about going to Winco this morning before the monkeys wake up and before all the Yahoos show up and stand in the middle of the aisle. I really don't want to go shop, but I know I want to have fresh produce all week so it's kind of a must. Today's E's BIRTHDAY EVE so that's pretty cool. I'm hoping we can go out and shop for his present together even though I HATE it when he picks out his own present, but I can't really see a way around it this year. I've got two birthday boys at my house this week--E is Monday, and Hanko is Friday. Fun stuff.

Okay, this probably goes down in history as the most boring blog post ever, so I'll try to think of something witty and self-effacing to post this afternoon. There has to be some embarrassing story about myself I haven't told you yet. For now I've got groceries on the brain. Peace out.

2 comments:

  1. Someone else who understands the concept of birthday eve? I thought it was just my family...

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  2. Hope you had a great day. And Happy Birthday to E!
    I think starting over on P90x so that you and E can do it together is a great idea - and not a waste at all!
    I'm so jealous you get to go to Hawaii soon!
    Hope Monday goes well!

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