Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The P90X...Can You Bring It?

So some of you may have heard of this insane workout program authored by the infamous Tony Horton. Well, Erik and I have decided to do it. For those of you who have no idea what the P90X is, well the only way I can describe it is pure fitness insanity. It is 90 days of super intense workouts that last between 50 minutes and an hour and a half. It is not your average pansy workout video. Just when you don't think you can do another pull up, Tony says let's do 10 more. Then it's back to triangle pushups, and then back to the pullup bar then back to chair pushups, etc. This is definitely not for the faint of heart. You need to be in very good shape and working out every day already to make it through this series.

Erik and I work out pretty regularly. Erik runs for an hour every day, and I do a lot of intense cardio classes at the gym as well as my triathlon training, so we feel up to the challenge.
When I first checked into this I thought, get extremely fit in 90 days? Is it possible? So I did my homework and read about on blogs of other swing dancers and swing dance insturctors who do this workout, and they all swear by it. So I decided to order it and find out for myself. Well my friends the answer to that question came last night after the first day of P90X. Yes, it is possible to get extremely fit in 90 days! It will kick your @$$. I am already seeing results.

Erik and I just finished day two of the P90X. We are still sore from yesterdays back and chest workout, and the Ab ripper X. Today we did Plyometrics X and wow, all I have to say, is that is one intense workout. I already feel more agile though, even though I am so sore. If you want to get in shape for ski season, Plyometric X is a good workout for that. After an intense hour of jumping around and doing a lot of agility excercises, I am worn out. I had to do the workout modified a bit though because of my hernitated disk, but I still got a good workout. Before that we also biked up city creek canyon for a couple of miles so that added to the fatigue. Tomorrow it is arms and ab ripper x. So I am trying to mentally prepare, because I am still sore in my arms and shoulders from the back and chest workout.

Erik and I have decided to follow the diet that comes with the program. Everyone who I have talked to that didn't do the diet, didn't get nearly as good results as far as appearence. So we have decided to give it a try. I must say, I have never seen a more healthy looking grocery cart. It was full of basically all vegetables, fruits and fat free products. The recipies and menue choices are actually pretty good. It isn't disgusting tasteless food like I thought it would be. So I am willing to try it. I have got nothing to lose....but a lot of fat. So here goes nothin.

I will do a weekly update of our progress so you can see how our 90 days of workout hell are going. It will also make Erik and I be accountable, and not wuss out. So Tony Horton, you can suck it, cause we are bringing it!

Erik trying to keep me from taking a picture of him during our plyometrics workout.

I can't remember the name of this exercise. We just keptjumping and switching to the opposite side. I was amazed at how much we could still do after our bikeride. I didn't think we would last the whole workout.
Rosita my awesome new roadbike. I am so addicted to riding now, I am going to have to do P90X and my bike training. I can't choose between the two.


Trish the dish said...

I have heard of several people who have been doing this. I don't know if they woosed out or it they'll still doing it. But I bet you guys can make it!

Tammy said...

Looks awesome. I would try it except that I am already doing lots of training for the races I have in August & October.

Love your new road bike.

Hope the diet goes well - let me know how it goes after a couple wks!

April said...

way to go guys! Paul and I just ordered the work out ourselves. I'll have to talk to you about it when we come out there. Keep up the work. You guys look tough already!

Adele said...

Just wondering how it's coming!