Workout Rundown

This past week went pretty well. I ran every day and even kept up with the P90X. As I mentioned in my last entry, I even finished Yoga X, though not in one go.

To be honest, I’m not sure P90X is entirely for me. The workouts are great, but they take so long and it’s hard to find the time to do both that and my running and I know I’m always going to pick running over Tony Horton. Sorry, Tony!

So far the workout I enjoyed most was Shoulders & Arms

I still like having something to complement my running so I’ll keep hunting around. Until then, I’m back to my friend Lee Labrada and his 12-week program. Today was a leg day and I’m sure I’ll feel it tomorrow.

Dopey training steps up this week. I am not sure yet how I will find the time to get the long run in, but I’ll figure it out. It can be a little difficult to carve out several hours in my schedule right now. I’ll do my best and that’s the best I can do.

Turn On for What?

Back home in Alaska, sometimes it would get too cold to workout outside (imagine that!) so once in a while we’d be treated to P90X or Insanity. I knew that when I got here and lost our gym that I’d need something to keep me motivated, so I ordered P90 thinking it was P90X.

It wasn’t what I’d really wanted, but I tried it out anyway and was happily surprised at what a good workout it was, especially the ab workouts.

I still wanted P90X though so next paycheck I treated myself. Some people might wonder why I bothered to keep with a DVD physical fitness program when I have a gym now, and honestly, it’s because it’s fun. I like pushing myself, I like the cheesy jokes and I like the challenge aspect of it.

Look what showed up here!

Look what showed up here!

I did the first day, Chest & Back, but skipped the Ab workout because I was short on time and had to get a run in still. The workout was HARD! So hard! I even do push-ups on a regular basis because it’s part of out PT test and it was still really challenging.

Some of the main criticisms of the program are how long its workouts are. I can see, especially since Yoga X is 90 minutes long. I think I am going to have to find new ways to wake up in the morning to get it in. I wish I could just do it during the day with the rest of my workout, but as I’m training for Dopey there are some days where I’d have to shortchange it in favor of miles and I don’t want to do that.

Cheesy bathroom selfie

Cheesy bathroom selfie

I’m looking forward to seeing how I get stronger and leaner though it’s going to be hard to get myself motivated to wake up early when we work such long days here.