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May 18, 2010

P90X: Phase Two Thoughts


I started week 2 of Phase Two this week and so far I'm not sure how I feel about it.  Basically, you swap out Arms & Shoulders for Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, and everything else is the same for the most part.  I like that I'm working my triceps, because the jiggle isn't gonna go away on it's own, however I'm not too interested in working my chest too much.  I feel that may be something guys are more interested in then women looking to tone up and look a bit more svelte.  It wasn't a bad workout though, I did find it challenging, in a good way.

Truth be told though, I need to really kick it up a notch because I am starting to feel myself slacking off a bit during my workouts.  A lot of time I'm working out while dinner is in the oven and I've gotten bad about PAUSING the workout to check dinner, throw x in, etc. and just letting the DVD run, thus taking a few minutes off of my workout.  Bad, Angie.  Bad!

With that in mind however, I have lost 2 pounds and though I haven't lost any dress sizes, I do feel less bloated and like I have more energy.  Now, imagine if I wasn't slightly cheating the program where I'd be?!  I have a new goal that I feel like if I write it on here I'll be more inclined to stick with it.  Here it goes:

GOAL - Strive to workout 6-days a week, ideally using the P90X program as outlined here.  When working out, don't cheat.  If I have to stop for dinner prep, PAUSE the DVD, or do so during a break.  If I know in advance I won't have 50-60 minutes to workout, stick to the treadmill in our basement, or do a 30-Day-Shred workout.  It's at least something!

I'll be back next week with more!

2 comments:

  1. You can do it! I keep my motivation up by thinking of WHY I'm working out in the first place--the body and healthy lifestyle is what I'm after!

    As far as working your chest, it really will make a difference. You'll see it in your back, abs, and obliques. Plus, it gives the girls a little more lift. Who wouldn't love that?!?

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  2. Eh, my girls are already large enough that it makes finding shirts hard, but maybe if I tone the area around it won't be so difficult! That would certainly be nice!

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