Monday, May 26, 2008
Good afternoon, Boys and Girls! Happy Monday!
Yes, yes, today was the day. I brought it this morning, Day 1 of P90X, with Chest and Back. Yeah!
I woke up feeling sprightly and so ready to Bring It despite having gone to bed way past my bedtime. I got up, got dressed, made my coffee, got myself a glass of water, set up my bands, put on my heart monitor, set up my workout sheet, and Pressed Play.
I was ready!
Oh, that familiar tune. It was bad-ass music to my ears!
As the red letters reading "BRING IT!" flashed on the screen, I smiled and felt myself get pumped and dare I say, nervous! Yes, even though this is my third round, I felt nervous about the butt-kicking I was about to take!
[I'm realizing, as I write this, that already the X has turned me into a monster! What happened to sweet and gentle Barbie? P90X, what did you do with her?!]
All week I had been anticipating my first of the 90 days to come. In my mind, I saw visions of Barbie doing push-ups galore. Diamond push-ups, standard push-ups, military push-ups, dive-bombers, you name it, I was going for the maximum number of reps.
Well, wouldn't you know it, when I hit the floor for my first set of standard push-ups, I knew right away that I would have to do them on my knees. I was only able to do TWO push-ups on my toes!
Hey, what happened? That wasn't how it happened in my daydreams! All throughout round 2, I had done toe or man-style push-ups and now I physically had no choice but to revert to so-called "girl push-ups."
Did I feel like a failure? No way! When it was all said and done, I had completed 187 push-ups on my knees. Not bad for a girrrrrrl!
When Tony congratulated me after 52 minutes for a job well-done, I turned on the radio and literally did a happy dance. Oh, it was a good dance!
But, oh, no! ...What was that I was hearing? Arghh!!! I had forgotten about the 16 minute Ab-RipperX that follows the Chest and Back workout!
I thought of my coachees, Josh and David, who have ripped abs, and I gave it my all for the duration of the ab-session. I want to be just like them! Was I able to do each of the 25 reps for all 11 exercises? No way! But, I tried my best and that's what counts.
Don't worry, I kept telling myself, soon I'll be adding weights to my ab routine!
I'm after maximum results this time around. I'm not messing around, I'm not holding back. I know if I bring it in the kitchen and leave it all on the mat, each and every time, I'm going to be ripped when Day 90 comes around.