Monday, February 01, 2010

Yeouch! (Day 1 of P90X)

Hear that? It's the sound of my despondent muscles crying, lamenting the passage of cruel time. Stupid aging. I'm typing this now because I'm sure that once rigor mortis sets in (I give it about an hour) I'm not going to have full use of my shoulders, arms, or back for about a week. HOLY POOP, TONY HORTON! YOU CRAZY.

Today was Day 1 of P90X, not that I'm making any kind of public proclamations here about 90 days of fidelity when it comes to this program--that way if I fail I don't have to feel like I let you all down--but I'm going to try. I tried today and got WORKED. Day 1 is the Shoulder/Back workout (which is the 1 DVD I've done before) and the 15 minute Ab ripper X DVD. Um, pretty sure my stomach got ripped up, but I'm picturing something more like cheese put through the cheese grater rather than the bronzed six-pack I'm sure they're describing.

My reps for everything were embarrassingly low, but I'm reminding myself that when I started running it was all about just doing it, not my stats. It's hard. Military pushups and diamond push ups are a near impossibility for me, even with my knees down. There was a lot of grunting and I will admit to some watery eyes during the second round. Not entirely different than a contemporary dance class or a good Drill Team workout of yore, though. I got through it, my body aches, and I'll be sore tomorrow. I'm just nervous because I haven't previewed all the videos yet.

Dinner tonight is at Mom's, so I'm grateful for the fact that I don't have to cook anything but slightly worried about the effort it's going to take to drive all of three blocks to her house and back. I know, whine whine whine. There's just nothing that sounds better right now than a hot bath and a big night night. I'm still going to try to be in bed by 9:00. I don't really like eating up my afternoon with workouts, but I was in bed too late last night and didn't have the gusto to attack it this morning. Tomorrow is plyometrics, which I hear is the mother of all kick-your-butt aerobics/ hopping around like a lunatic workouts. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm still going to try to run when I can, but I have no earthly idea yet when all of this is going to happen. I think I might wait until I see if I can make it to the end of the week and still be among the living.

Progress report grades are due this week, I'm still mired in this ri-GOSH-DARNED-diculous report I'm writing that won't go away, and for whatever reason today I'm feeling the annoying buzz of impending, random anxiety. That's fun. Thanks for showing up again, Crazies. Hopefully some chocolate almond milk and a bath will help.

Day 1, pwned. Well, whatever three-fourths of pwned is.


  1. P90X is crazy!! And yes the Pylometrics are the mother of all workouts. I had to stop 30 minutes into it because I thought I was going to die. That might just mean that i'm weak sauce but oh well...I will say it loud and proud. Thanks for the post...I always enjoy reading what you have to say...even when I don't always comment!

  2. Doesn't it just burn so good? Haha I think I definitely want to try P90X because I love the stiffness and soreness after a really good workout..thanks for the inspiration!