Welcome back, Tony!
So, this morning I woke up bright and early (0430) and did the P90X Fit Test. Let’s just say there is PLENTY of room for improvement on the pull-ups…whixh I have not done on a regular basis in almost ten years.
I also need to develop a “deft touch” with the heart rate monitor. It’s a one-button deal by Athletic Works and it doesn’t come with a strap. There’s a tiny sensor that you have to cover with a fingertip to read the pulse. Getting the readings for the heart Rate maximizer was more difficult that the two minutes of jumping jacks that I did the readings for.
I started off the P90X Lean journey with Core Synergistics. PLENTY of room for improvement here as well.
Oh, I almost didn’t make it to the workout today. I opened up my case of P90X DVDs and went to pull out the Core Synergistics DVD…
…and it wasn’t there.
After pulling out a few Playstation 2 DVD cases and two old DVD players, I found the Core DVD in the second DVD player that I dug out of a storage box. Why, yes it has been eleven years since I did P90X.
With disaster narrowly averted, I popped the DVD into my new DVD player, and off I went.
I struggled mightily. It was so bad, I had to skip the “bonus round” offered after the regular workout. Here’s what I learned today:
- I was 39 y/o when I first started this program. I am doing this at 50.
- “B-b-but I’ve been doing circuit course training for six years!” So?
- Form and function today, reps tomorrow.
- I don’t have weights, but I do have bands. End of discussion.
- Is that other purple 5 lbs barbell around here somewhere?
- Thicker yoga mat.
- Oh, and I forgot to get a power bar before starting the workout.
A very wobbly and shaky first step, but a first step taken nonetheless.
Note to myself: “Form and function today, more reps tomorrow.”
Oh, and I get to do this again in twelve hours. Excelsior!