This week was not as efficient as it could have been. In looking back over my FItocracy entries for this week I’m surprised that I’ve only worked out 4 out of the 7 days. That’s not acceptable, and I’ll have to keep myself on the ball this coming week.
Missing the two days wasn’t entirely without reason. In one case it was only a Stretch X routine. The other was quite frankly a case of not eating enough, so I wouldn’t have been able to physically do the workout. No, that wasn’t an eating disorder issue. It was a money issue. I didn’t have enough in the house to eat.
Of the workouts that I did do:
Today (May 12th): Kenpo X.
I made today’s Kenpo X routine a little more intense by adding in some plyo. Instead of simply doing the “doubles” quickly, I turned them into a process of forward jump + technique + immediately jumping back. Kenpo X tends to be a little too easy and I don’t have the money for body weights, so I modified the workout to add intensity.
May 10th: Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps:
Friday’s exercise was very rough. My body was tired, I didn’t have quite enough fuel to do a workout but I did it anyway. Pushing through and making it happen was the theme of the day, but obviously there were no increases in the amount of weight used.
May 8th: Back & Biceps:
There wasn’t anything note worthy about Wednesday’s workout. I lifted heavy things and put them back down for 50+ minutes. It felt good. No problems, no additions.
May 7th: Plyometrics:
Tuesday’s workout essentially foreshadowed the rest of the week. The temps are increasing and it had rained, leading to an increase in humidity. This in turn caused complications with my asthma. I pushed through as much as I could, but was ultimately only able to do 29 minutes of P90X Plyometrics that day. As I recall I used my so-called “rescue inhaler” twice that evening.
Asthma is usually not a significant problem for me, but I do have days where it hits and I will need to step out of that evening’s exercise. It’s simply an issue that I work around. Like Tony says in the P90X videos, you can’t let your ego get in the way.
That was week 10. I’m hoping that week 11 will be much better, but I am a little uncertain. I’m beginning my running training and there’s rain in the forecast, so we’ll see how it goes.
Thankfully this is not the norm for me. Most weeks go much better than this one.