Friday, April 24, 2009

Reality setting in

It's quite fitting that Carly posted about Time Management today. I have been seriously thinking about this for the past couple of days.

Based on hearing about it from another blogger, Kelly and watching the infomercial 2 or 3 times, I bought the P90X program back in January. It has been collecting dust ever since as I was marathon training. Now, my marathon is behind me, and my workplace is in the midst of a "Health and Wellness challenge" based on lowering body fat % and waist measurement that my colleague and I are in to win. This seems like the perfect time to break out the P90X dvds.
OK, so now that I have planned to start it, I should check out the schedule for it and figure out how to work it into my running plan. Oh, and don't forget that my daughter will still want to go to the gym on occasion, completely in addition to P90x and running. And, (yes, I'm starting a sentence with "and") I've started on my MBA program, so I have homework every week that also takes a large chunk of time. Am I going to give this up until my schedule can get easier? Um, no way. I'm going to suffer through it. That's what I do. It will get easier, I'm just gonna have to cut most television from my life.
So, this is going to require an hour each morning, and anywhere from 16 minutes to an hour in the evenings. My first week will look something like this:
Sunday AM: Chest and Back
Sunday PM: Ab Ripper X (16 min)
Monday AM: Run
Monday PM: Plyometrics
Tuesday AM: Shoulders and Arms
Tuesday PM: Ab Ripper X
Wednesday AM: Run
Wednesday PM: Yoga X
Thursday AM: Legs and Back
Thursday PM: Ab Ripper X
Friday AM: Run
Friday PM: Kenpo X
Saturday AM: Run
Saturday PM: Rest or X Stretch
After the first week, I will either feel great and continue or I will turn into a puddle of jello and give up.
I have just a few pictures of the crew from our trip to Boston:
Barbie and me on the tram to the airport in STL

Me just before the BAA 5K

5K Finisher:

Barbie and Me, and Shanna is sitting on the statue's lap:

Shanna and me waiting for the subway

And, here we are with a couple of others from our running club


raulgonemobile said...

I've thought about trying out that P90X program.. looks pretty cool. Be curious to hear what you think of it

Sreedhar Jeshurun said...

Exercises and running is always good health!

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! That's an ambitious schedule. Good luck!

Great pics. It's so nice you were able to travel to Boston with friends.

Diana said...

Great pics. I've seen those late night/early morning info-mercials on the P90X program. I'm happy and proud to say that I stick with the russian kettlebells.
You will stick with whatever makes you happy and with whatever you really enjoy doing without it being considered "work" For me it's the runs, the rides, the swims and the kettlebells!

Melanie said...

Great pics! I have a copy of the P90X as well, and will start it... once my marathon is behind me as well. I know myself too well, that i'd probably hurt something if i started it now. not a chance. LOL Can't wait to hear how it goes with your running!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Reading your schedule makes me tired.

Good Luck!

X-Country2 said...

I've heard great things about that PX90. Good luck, and I'm dying to hear how it goes.