I’ve now been on my P90X routine for 3 weeks. The first week I saw barely any progress, though every day after a workout I felt sore and stiff. Week 2 things started to change. My weight started to drop, my body fat too, and best of all, inches. That continued through my third week too. I’ve been feeling amazing, though still stiff the day after workouts but feeling like I’m making great progress through the first phase of P90X.
Last night my girlfriend and I went out with these two friends of hers. I had more or less stayed away from alcohol until last night. I decided to treat myself to a margarita. Unfortunately, after basically 3 months of not drinking, 1 large margarita left me feeling quite a bit buzzed. We were at the restaurant long enough for any feeling of it to go away, but this morning I could feel the effects of the alcohol on me, feeling dehydrated and like things just weren’t quite right. On top of the margarita, I had 3 tacos, 1 with chicken, 1 with steak and one with pork. They were corn tortillas, so not quite as bad as flour, but I think I had a larger caloric intake on that single meal than I had the entire day before. Today that left me feeling guilty, and I pushed myself through Kenpo X as hard as I could, being near the point of falling over gasping on the floor come the end of the workout. I ate very sensibly today, an omelet, veggies with small serving of pasta and chicken, non-fat yogurt with fruit, salad with chicken, and a protein shake for “dessert”. I’m much happier with my intake today, but that still doesn’t leave me not feeling “bad” about Saturday night 😥
After 3 weeks, I’m VERY pleased overall with the changes I’ve seen in my strength, conditioning, general fitness, and inches. Week 4 starts tomorrow and so begins the “recovery” week. No big strength training weeks, but lots of cardio. Then starts week 5 where I, finally, get to boost my carb intake. My body has been craving carbs like crazy lately and it’s been rough to fight it.
Watched 2 movies this weekend, The Invention of Lying & The Box. I thought The Invention of Lying was a GREAT movie. Very funny, well written and original. The Box was horrible. The story never pulled me in, and while I like Sci-Fi to an extent this was just more jumbled than well put together. Meh.