So today I took a deep look at myself and decided it was time to dig deep and push till I could do no more. What a stupid idea! Well, not really.
I have been following a few other bloggers that are also battling through P90X, running, pilates and other great exercise type things. Today I figured why not me? Why can’t I start doing more in my workouts? Today marked the beginning of week 9 in my P90X schedule. It should have been week 11 but I had a few set backs. In actuality this should be my second time finishing P90X but I had leg surgery a few months ago that set me back so much that I just started all over. And now by the looks of things I won’t be able to correctly finish this round either. I am scheduled to have another leg surgery the beginning of March, which would be week 11 of this go around of P90X. I probably could finish it but I would have to skip the leg workouts, which are my favorite.
Anyway, back to today. I needed to get moving before my brain realized what I was about to do. I like to run but I haven’t in quite some time. I’m just lazy and it’s been cold. But today was about 50ish out. Plus my wife went for a run early in the morning making me feel like a big bag of pooh. So being guilted into running without actually being guilted, I went for a brisk 2 mile run around our housing development. It felt pretty good to run again. The only bad thing was that the air was still a bit harsh so I will be hacking like a cat on a fur ball the rest of the day. That didn’t make for a pleasant stomach for my round of Chest & Back with Tony Horton. He didn’t seem to care either, he just kept on going like he was on a DVD or something.
The results of my workout were kinda surprising. I figured I would be spent after the run since I haven’t done it in a while(plus I did Core Synergistics yesterday) but I actually had a good day in push-ups and pull-ups. It’s not the best a human can do but for me it wasn’t a bad day. I ended up doing 156 total push-ups and 76 pull-ups. It’s not exactly the ratio I want to be at nor the amount. I would like to be more at a 3-1 or 4-1 push to pull ratio. But I’ll take it! Especially after almost seeing my Chocolate-Cherry Carb Boom again a few times during the P90X segment.
I would like to leave you with a few words to keep you going:
Pain is weakness leaving your body!
If you will excuse me, I am going to lay down and pass out now…..