I woke up this morning with one thing on my mind….FIND MY P90X DVD’s!! I had made a commitment to myself (and to you) to begin my P90X challenge tomorrow. I had hung up the workout calendar and the program guide on the wall in the exercise room over the weekend. As I was getting everything ready to begin this week I realized my DVD’s were missing. I was frantic. I searched all weekend without any luck.
Yesterday, my husband agreed to help me look for the DVD’s today. We woke up and began searching all the moving boxes that had not been unpacked yet. We searched the garage (every single box), we searched the entire house (old house & new house), and we searched all the DVD cabinets (there are many). Still no P90X DVD’s.
I began to get depressed, thinking that I was not going to be able to begin my challenge tomorrow. After dinner I conducted another sweep of the entire house. Still no P90X DVD’s.
While I was doing my last sweep of the house my youngest son began gathering the family together for our family game night we had promised him last night. He had received the new Kinect (for the XBox 360) for his birthday and wanted us all to play together as a family tonight. I must admit that my heart wasn’t in it. We did have a good time playing but I was still depressed that I had not found my DVD’s.
During a break in the game I turned to my family and pleaded with them to help me find the DVD’s. I asked them if they could search their memories to see where we had put them. Quite a few of us remembered seeing them in the move. I had remembered placing them in a “special” box so they wouldn’t get lost. Where that box was, and what it looked like, I did not know.
Within minutes of asking the question, my 13 year old son said, “Wait. I think I might know where they are.” He took off, ran to the storage room, and came back a couple minutes later with the DVD’s in his hand. When I asked my son where, in the room, he had found them, I was surprised when he told me. I had picked up the same box he described earlier in the day and not seen them. He said they were tucked under another DVD case. I was so relieved I gave him a huge hug and thanked him for finding them.
My husband looked a little saddened at the sight of the DVD’s and said sheepishly, “I was kind of hoping we didn’t find them yet.” He admitted that he was not necessarily looking forward to the 90 Day workout schedule. We all had a good laugh about that.
As I reviewed the schedule I realized that I probably should have begun the program today as each week requires 6 days of working out. Since I have allotted Sunday’s as my rest day that will only allow me 5 days this week. With that in mind, I am going to begin on Day 2 of the first weeks schedule so that the rest of my program will be in sync with the schedule that Tony provides in the book.
For the first 3 weeks of the program I will be doing the following workouts: Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X, Plyometrics, Shoulders & Arms, Yoga X, Legs & Back, & Kenpo X. During week 4 I will be doing: Core Synergistics, Kenpo X, X Stretch & Yoga.
The first 3 weeks are the “Adaptive” phase, where I learn the routines and my body gets used to the workouts. Week 4 is a “Rest” week, however Tony assures us that there is really no “rest” involved. You still get a good workout, just in a different way.
I am probably not in “peak” shape, however I have been walking, running & boxing quite a bit over the past 5 months. I have promised myself to begin slowly and just do the best that I can.
My desire to live a healthier life covers many areas. When it comes to the fitness/exercise area my goal is to become more physically fit. I don’t necessarily have a certain weight or clothing size that I want to be. I just want to be toned and in overall good shape. I believe I will know when I have reached a “good” weight and size as I continue to focus on eating healthy and becoming more active through exercise.
I’m looking forward to beginning the program tomorrow and will provide you with updates along the way. I hope you will join me in this journey and check back often to read about my progress.