P90X3: Week 1, Day 1

Accelerator and Bend & Stretch

Yesterday evening when I got home from work I did the first video for P90X3. Mr. T and I actually did this one a couple weeks ago, when we first planned on starting P90X3. Then I realized I was going to be camping for four days and we postponed it until this week and proceeded to eat lots of cheesecake in preparation.

It’s strange, the first go around I got through the entire workout no problem. I mean, I couldn’t do everything, but I gave it the ol’ college try. I think I have the beginnings of carpal tunnel in my right wrist, so all the planking and crap they make you do was difficult. Plus I’ve never been good at planking, or push-ups, or exercise in general. And the very last move is this insane donkey kick BS that I kind of did when I was a kid playing around on a trampoline but if you think I’m going to attempt that in my living room as an adult… HA! And the next day I was sore in weird places, like my abs and arms. I mean…I guess those aren’t weird places to be sore after working out. But I’m not used to exercise, so being sore is just weird in general.

Anyway – last night I got a little over halfway and had to pause the video to lie down. My vision started to fade out and I kind of felt like I was going to throw up. I thought maybe I was just trying harder or something, but today I’m not sore at all. The first time we did it in the early morning, before I got ready for work, and this time it was around 6:30 in the evening, so that might have something to do with it. I hadn’t eaten dinner yet, though, so I had a mostly empty stomach both times.

Here is the schedule for the “lean” workout we’re doing. So last night was the “Accelerator”, and really the only rushed part is right at the very beginning. Even after watching it twice I still get overwhelmed. You’re up, then down, then up, then you do this other thing, then something else, then up, then down… I don’t know. I get frazzled. I understand that they’re trying to get a lot done in a short amount of time, but I need to ease into these things. I’m easily confused. Today is “The Warrior”. I skipped through it, to see if we needed any special equipment or anything. (I don’t think we will – one of the perks of P90X3.) It looks…not necessarily easier, but I don’t think we’ll spend as much time planking. They looked like they were on their feet for most of it. Mr. T does his before he goes into work, since he has a later start to his day. Which is cool for me, because he can warn me about what I’m going to experience. 8D

I did decide to do yoga in the mornings, though. Since I work out in the evening and get all sweaty, I’ll be taking showers in the evening as well (took a bath last night, drank some wine, started reading Dad is Fat…it was fabulous). So I have more time in the morning. I started looking for free yoga videos a few weeks ago and found this website. It’s pretty snazzy. Most of their videos are pretty long, but I found a beginner’s Bend & Stretch one that’s just over 30 minutes. It was perfect. Soothing music, soothing voice, soothing scenes to look at…and it wasn’t very strenuous. Although it was hard to not be friggen jealous of the woman doing yoga on the beach while I was using a Snuggie as a yoga mat in my living room, with all the animals looking at me like I’d lost my mind. lol! There is also a Love Yourself session that takes the same amount of time. I might try that one tomorrow morning. I’d love to look into some of the longer ones, but…we’ll see. I do enjoy my sleep.


I just had an epiphany. We’re going to finish this sometime in January. Well #19 on my 30 Before 30 list is to have sex every day for a month. Soooo…our 90 day reward is sex every day for the month of February! Text exchange with Mr. T:

Me: Just had a great idea! (explain the above epiphany)
Mr. T: No way I hate this plan.
Me: I find that unlikely.
Mr. T: The sarcasm is strong with this one.

Hooray! Now all we need is a 60 day goal…


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