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Monday, May 26, 2008

Day 1 of P90X: Ripe with Hope


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.

BRING IT!!

Barbie

3 comments:

Julie said...

Way to rock, Barbie! I'll get to that P90X yet! But right now I'm so rarin' to start Slim Series. C'mon recovery week, be over already! ;)

spence8 said...

That chest and back workout really is a killer! I remember when I did it for the first time. I think I was able to only do around 5-6 wide grip pull-ups. Now, I am doing about 14! And the push-ups..WOW! SOO many of them!

Great job Barbie!!

Coach Barbie said...

Thanks, Kids!

Julie, you'll be so ready for the X when you're done with Slim Series.

And Josh, I don't have a pull-up bar! But, I'll be using one starting next week! YEAH!