Maybe P90X Won’t Kill Me Now?

March 7, 2010

Thanks for the reminder about the healthy snacks, LilSis. I think it's really smart to keep good things on hand in case of a snack attack, which is going to happen, sooner or later!

Remember me talking about P90X last weekend? I was all psyched up to start it. I did the fitness test, and was able to pass it, but the darn thing kicked my butt and made me realize how puny and weak my upper body is right now. Even though I wanted to jump in 100%, a voice of reason in my head told me I'd probably end up getting hurt, or getting so sore that I'd quit, or getting discouraged because I couldn't do the whole workout. Those would all be bad outcomes that I don't want.

So, for once, I decided that I should be smart and ease into the new workout.  In addition to my gym workouts five times a week, here's what I'm doing.  If you're chompin at the bit to whip yourself into swimsuit shape, but need to ease into a heinie-kickin' workout like me, give these workouts a try!

  • Inhale Yoga with Steve Ross – it comes on live here on the Oxygen cable channel at 5 am and 6 am.  I record it on DVR now, so I can do them whenever I want.  This is my favorite yoga.

Amazon has the set of all three Jillian Michaels DVDs for $22.99.

After doing  a month of rotating these workouts, I think I'll be ready to start P90X.  Yoga is great for building strength – both upper and lower body – and Jillian's videos all incorporate excellent upper body exercises.  I'm hoping that doing a month of prep before embarking on P90X will decrease the probability that it will kill me!  What do you think?


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4 Comments so far

  1. Posted by LilSis

    March 7, 201011:45 am

    I think it’s time for me to try the 30-Day Shred, but I may only be able to squeeze in one or two a week. It’s really hard for me to have any uninterrupted time to do DVD’s at home.

    I’ll have to see what time Steve Ross is on Oxygen here in CA. His studio is just up in L.A. How fun would it be to actually go to one of his classes? 🙂

  2. Posted by BigSis

    March 8, 20108:03 am

    It would be AWESOME to do yoga with Steve Ross at his studio! I love the way he teaches. I don’t think he’s making any more Inhale shows, but now I have a whole slew of them recorded on my DVR in case Oxygen ever stops airing them. 🙂

  3. Posted by Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    March 8, 20106:59 pm

    Go for it – I cannot wait to see how you like or love it!!!
    .-= Cathy – wheresmydamnanswer´s last blog post … The Ground keeps shaking: Earthquake Prep tips =-.

  4. Posted by BigSis

    March 8, 20108:34 pm

    Thanks, Cathy! I think I was so pumped up to start it before I was really ready because I’m so curious to see what it could do for me!

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