I earned 873 points for my workout on Fitocracy!
General P90X +873 pts
- 0:51:00 || Intense! (+464 pts)
- 0:45:00 || Intense! (+409 pts)
- P90X: Back & Biceps + Les Mills Combat: Combat 45 “Power Kata”. This would have been yesterday’s workout, which I skipped due to back pain.
Thoughts & Comments:
My lower back is still sore, but I chose to not skip my workout today. I went in knowing that I could easily decrease the intensity where I needed to do so, and I did so at a few places in Combat 45: Power Kata.
The over all workout was still pretty intense and even included the jumping side kicks that I had assumed I would need to skip this evening. Hopefully my back doesn’t take issues with this evening’s exercise. It’s fine at the moment, but we’ll see by tomorrow morning.
The good news from this evening’s P90X workout is that I was able to begin my pre-pull-up exercises again. The problem in my pect muscle appears to have healed and I experienced no pain. I also noticed that I have more arm strength and I was able to lift myself a bit easier than before. I still can’t do a proper pull-up, but I’m getting there.
I also increased the amount of weight in a couple of dumbbell exercises. I don’t know if that’s permanent or if tonight’s lift simply went better than usual.
During the day I could swear that nothing’s changing as a result of all of this exercise. I need to keep reminding myself that this is only the first round, and that I don’t actually expect a significant change by the end of this 90 days. Mid-December is my true goal to take my “After” photos.
Noticing these small improvements, increasing my weight by five pounds, noticing that I need to drink significantly less water during a workout, reminding myself that I am doing the Les Mills routines at a MUCH higher intensity level than I was in the beginning, etc. These are all important observations to remind myself that I am making progress.
I’m also getting bored of doing the same workouts. If I can manage to actually do this “Beginner’s 5K” training program from RunKeeper then that should add some much needed variance to my daily workouts. I’m actually getting a little excited to try. I need to remind myself to be realistic about it; I do have mild asthma, I have experienced shin pain when jogging in the past, I may not actually be able to do it. Summer is coming up, too, which will mean 90+ degrees (32 Celsius) when it hits.
Crossing fingers. Hopefully I can.
See you all tomorrow.
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