09 January 2012

Day 1 of P90X

Last Friday, our pull up bar arrived and we put it together on Saturday afternoon.  It was only missing one part, which was easily remedied by a quick trip to the hardware store.  Last night, we practiced pull ups using the weight bench for help.  I've never been able to do a pull up in my whole life, but maybe in 3 months I'll be able to? 

Today was day 1 of P90X.  I woke Tim up around 8:20am and we headed downstairs for our workout.  It was the "Chest and Back" dvd, as well as the Ab Ripper X workout. Tim and I alternated the exercises, so while I was doing push ups, he was doing pull ups and vice versa.  It was a tough workout, but we finished...although I'm not sure we were smiling.  I think we're going to be sore tomorrow, but I also think we get to have hot tub time tonight, so I'll take it.

Tomorrow is "Plyometrics", but since we're training for the 1/2 marathon in May, we're going to run instead, although I may try to fit in another workout, just to get some extra calories burned since we have a weigh in coming up on Saturday morning.


See You at the Finish Line said...

Oh, I feel your pain! I started week three of P90X on Monday with Chest/Back/Ab Ripper. I am using the chair assist technique for my "pull-ups". I'd love to be able to do a REAL pull-up. Maybe you're right - we'll get there.

Good job for both you & Tim! P90X is not easy. I can't wait to see your picture on the cover of Downward Dog magazine! :)