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
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