So week 4 was a "recovery week" NOT!!! Well, they call it that, but it wasn't a week to not workout, or go get your hair done because you think you are not going to sweat. Nope, nope, nope. You sweat and burn just as many calories during this week. We did Yoga X (I still don't like it), you do Kenpo (still love it) and you do this crazy, weird, Tony on crack video called core synergistics. What the hell Tony? We were rolling around on the floor doing exercises called Superman, Boat, Bow, and all the sorts. The fact that the exercises had crazy names should further let you know how crazy this disc was.
You got a good combination of core and cardio in 50 something minutes.
Nothing really more to say about wk4. I did my weigh in this week, and well...you have to just watch the clip to see the results :-)
WK3 down...whew!!! So I finally got smart and ordered the Recovery Drink from Beachbody. That has really helped me out a lot. No lie you guys, I would get up at 0600, do P90X workout until about 0715, and then go back up stairs and nap until about 0745 before I would hop in the shower. I was so exhausted immediately after my workouts. I was good the rest of the day, but the mornings were hard because I was so beat down. Don't make the same mistake I did. If you do this program, do ahead and order the recovery drink now,
I finally bought some pullup bars also. I did the first 2 wks without them. I just modified the moves with my bands and an old weight bar that I had lying around the house. I was not going to let the lack of money or resources stop my journey. I am determined to get in the best shape of my life the best that I can.
My take away for this week is truly to do your best and forget the rest. Whether your best is using water bottles, encyclopedias laying around collecting dust, or a broom stick or cane, or no resistance at all. Keep pressing play. Eventually your body will crave the heavier weights and your pocketbook will happily oblige.
Oh yeah, and write everything down. You can't know where you are going until you know where you have been.
Now stop reading, and BRING IT.
So now I am at the end of wk 2 of P90X. I love KenpoX. It is my absolute favorite. I think it is a great stress reliever. Well, at least for an Army Soldier I suppose. It is a great mixture of TaeBo and Cardio. Lots of punching, kicking, and yelling (spirit yells). During the week I did the same exercises that I did during week 1, but I was making it through the exercises with just a tad bit more grace.Plyometrics... it had me on the ground panting and gasping for air after about 35 minutes. My partner in crime kept going and I had to just catch up near the end and then do the cool down.