Jon Thysell

Father. Engineer. Retro games. Ukuleles. Nerd.

Month: May, 2010

P90X Day 45 “Half-way”

I’m proud to say that I’ve made it to the half-way point in my P90X experiment! It’s not an official milestone in the program, but I feel it’s enough of an accomplishment to warrant a status update.

So far, I’ve only missed one workout, yesterday’s in fact, because I’ve been battling a wicked cold for the past few days. Yesterday was Plyometrics, and I didn’t feel up to an hour of jumping around, but this morning, even though the cold is peaking, I couldn’t pass up an upper-body workout.

One thing I’ve started doing is moving the Ab Ripper X workouts to the evening, instead of doing them right after the day’s main workout. I find that if I do them back-to-back, I have trouble keeping up with the ab exercises. But saving the Ab Ripper until the evening means I can do maybe 75-90% of the total reps.

So with the exception of the one workout I missed (and will of course make up), I’m chugging along quite nicely.


P90X Phase I Complete

It’s been a long four weeks, but I’m still sticking with it. I’ve just finished my “recovery week”, which was mostly a lot of stretching and yoga, with some “core synergistics”, which is P90X for “random exercises we couldn’t put elsewhere”. Easily my least favorite workout.

I started Phase II this morning, taking it easy as I hadn’t done this new video, and was feeling pretty confident… until I remembered the Ab Ripper X. That video still kills me every time.

Tomorrow I’ll take my Day 30 photos and squirrel those away with the others; I’m making a point of not looking at the photos after I’ve taken them so I can take in the whole progression at the end. Not that I’m not seeing progress, but I really want the full impact of the before and after, without the reminders.

On to Phase II! Bring it!