Monday, May 31, 2010

Round 2: Day 30- Reverse ARX, Chest, Shoulders & Triceps

This workout was TOUGH! I was quite wasted after reverse ARX, and continued to Chest, Shoulders & Triceps was no walk at the park. After a recovery week, jumped back into resistance workout was quite a challenge. I bet my push ups were all in bad shapes, though I was doing them on knees. I didn't do a second round of abs workout after CST because of time crunch. Had to do an errand right after it.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Round 2: Day 29 - Beach jog/run

I jogged a little more than yesterday and good thing my right foot wasn't acting up, though it was in the very beginning. However, it was hard to believe that I had a hard time to keep up with K's pace. Sometimes I think my endurance hasn't improved much yet, especially K didn't do exercise as regularly as I do, and yet he still has better pace than me.. It put me down in some ways, makes me feel all my efforts on P90X are useless. Yea I'm pretty competitive sometimes.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Round 2: Day 28 - 6 miles Beach jogging/brisk walking

I had to go easy on my right foot not to start bursting into running, otherwise it might be painful...again. But on the other hand once I got to this momentum, it was kinda hard to resist not to run instead of jog. Anyway, it was still a good workout. 6 miles brisk walking and jogging combination for a full 1 hour 45 minutes.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Round 2: Day 27 - Core Synergistics

I was debating whether I should do Core or Yoga today. Surprisingly my core and back were not as sore as yesterday anymore. In fact I can barely feel the soreness! Wow, I am amazed that I could recover that quick. Before I usually felt more sore 2 days after the workout (delayed sore). Core Syn was good, I could do Reach High & Under Push Up a little better, at least I didn't stumble as much anymore.
I still didn't get how to do a proper Walking Push Up. Are you supposed to move only with your arm step or with a bit of tootsie steps as well? So confusing! I felt more burn on my arms instead.

It's Memorial Day weekend, but so far no plans. Happy long weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Round 2: Day 26 - X Stretch

I woke up with sore core and tight back, probably from the punching series from yesterday Kenpo. I turned my hips and body when doing the jabs and all the punches. That did the trick. It didn't tire me out but still made me sore the next day. X Stretch was a good choice to loosen up this tight muscles. I know I usually just take a whole day off during rest day instead of doing X Stretch. What can I say, I do want to get extra Zs.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Round 2: Day 25 - Kenpo X

Wow felt pretty good doing Kenpo again. Got good sweat, decent workout and didn't tire me out. I always lost my balance whenever I did back kick. Not much to write today.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Round 2: Day 24 - P90X Core Synergistics

This workout is fun if I can do most of the stuff properly. But despite that, I still dripped in sweat. I had to keep my jump relatively light to prevent putting too much stress on my not-quite-healed-right-foot. Tomorrow supposedly Kenpo, might want to do that one too. I haven't done Kenpo ever since I started Round 2. We'll see how it goes.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Round 2: Day 23 - Unexpected Rest Day?

Blame it on abc to play "LOST" final episode last night until 11:30 pm so I had to catch my sleep this morning, instead of doing Core Synergistics. Since I didn't have my usual morning workout, my metabolism seemed to be a bit slow today. I wasn't that hungry in between my main meals. Usually I'd always have small bites of fruits or other healthy snacks. Oh well...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Round 2: Day 22: P90X Yoga

Remember my "slight discomfort" on my right foot? Well it turned it's NOT slight discomfort anymore, but it's painful right foot when I walk. So no beach run today and I decided to do Yoga X. I was debating whether I should do Core Synergistic as today is the Recovery week and I believe it started with Core Syn. But I learned my lesson from yesterday for pushing too hard and not listening to my body, so I chose Yoga X. Finished strong.

Wow, actually I did it right! The first workout for Week 4 Recovery Week is indeed Yoga!

I'm not quite sure how this Recovery week will do since it's mainly cardio and with this pain on my right foot, how should I do it?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Round 2: Day 21: Beach workout

It was tougher than I thought to get up at 4:30 am on weekend. This morning I was debating whether I should forget the beach jog and got more Zs. But I conquered that! Also to my surprise, my abs was a bit sore today! Guess the reverse ARX yesterday did the trick! Not to mention I threw additional bunch of crunches after the main workout.

This morning workout was quite a blast. From brisk walking, jogging, running, sprinting and back to jog and brisk walking. On one way it was a bit tougher because we had to run against the wind but was a little easier on the way back. It wasn't too cold but for the first 30 minutes of my workout I couldn't sweat at all, my face, ears and hands were freezing cold. Regardless I kept going.

My husband K could jog pretty good, even towards the end I couldn't catch up with him when he was sprinting. Maybe because he's 5'11" and I'm only 5'5"? Not to mention he doesn't exercise every single day like me and yet he still has better endurance than me. Oh well it gives me another point of view that I need to work twice harder than I am. My right foot still feels a bit discomfort.When I was jogging/running, there were couple times I felt that I should just stop and did brisk walking. But my ego got in the way, especially seeing K kept keeping up with his pace without trouble. I consider myself to be a bit competitive sometimes.

Hopefully my right foot won't get worse tomorrow. Another beach run tomorrow morning.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Round 2: Day 20 - Reverse ARX, Shoulders & Arms, 8 min crunches

I did P90X Ab Ripper X in the reverse order and it made me almost crashed. I was a bit fatigue during halfway (Hip Rock and Raise). Who can guess In and Outs (not the fast food chain) can be so challenging if you do it as the last part of the Ab Ripper X. Shoulders and Arms was quite challenging but I still finished everything. I don't have heart rate monitor but I could feel my heart was beating pretty fast after I finished every weight lifting. Majority of the moves I used 8lbs dumbbells, 10lbs for one or two and blue resistance bands for most triceps and shoulder flys.

I was debating whether I should do another ab workout, whether ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs, or the Pilate Abs that I only did halfway. In the end I just did a bunch of crunches for 8 minutes. I was totally out of energy and didn't think I could crank up another 15-20 minutes abs.

Morning beach jogging time tomorrow if I can get up early enough or just around neighborhood area.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Round 2: Day 19 - Enjoying the Rest Day

Yup, today is my rest day, so not much to report. I'm enjoying it and still keep my eating clean :) Shoulders and Arms, Abs tomorrow. I can't wait to feel my arms being plumped a good way of course!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Round 3: Day 18 - ARX, P90X Legs & Back, ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs

Technically today supposedly my rest day but I decided to switch it to tomorrow. Why? I don't want to have resistance day back to back and I don't want to put Legs and Back exercise a bit too close to my weekend jogging. Gotta give my legs break before pounding them again.

ARX went well, I could complete most reps, but still struggle a bit at left side Oblique V ups. I got a hang on Legs and Back but Exaggerate Balanced Lunge still my weakness. I am still doing regular lunge instead and even that I still had hard time balancing myself, let alone using the chair. I moved back even further for my pull up movements with resistance bands.

I also started to do regular push ups on ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs, instead doing it on my knees, with the exception of triceps push ups. But overall, today workout was pretty good.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Round 2: Day 17 - Yoga X

I think I didn't do Yoga X for the past 2 weeks since I started round 2. I tried One on One Fountain of Youth, Yoga with Rodney Yee but still I like Yoga X more for its variety poses from moving asanas, balance postures, stretches and abs. It is a bit long, about 90 minutes, but don't you just feel you accomplished something when you got to this:

I know I always do :D

Monday, May 17, 2010

Round 2: Day 16 - ARX, Chest & Back, Pilate Abs Halfway

I felt a bit wasted today, C&B totally kicked my butt! I didn't feel have much energy and strength to do the push ups. My numbers are a bit lower than last week. Blame it on my lack of protein consumption for the past couple days. Oh well, at least I still managed myself to do another set of ab exercises after C&B. I didn't finish cause of time crunch and did I mention I ran out of energy?

The jog yesterday was pretty good. I actually felt a bit sore around my midsection. Weird? Not really if you jog and twist your upper body a bit with the movement, you'll work your core as well. Try to jog and keep your stomach tight as much as possible, you'll feel it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Round 2: Day 15 - Beach jogging/walk

It was an overcast day again today but this time we were jogging under the drizzle! I thought at first it might be only the moisture in the air, but it was actually drizzling. Regardless, we still proceeded with our jogging. We got up at 4:30 am and drove about 30 minutes to the beach, a little rain won't stop us! Good thing today I geared up with my wind breaker jacket and a cap, but my stubborn hubby refused to wear a cap. He said he doesn't look good in cap. Who cares!

Anyway, I bought a new pair of running shoes at Road Runner Sports yesterday and it's AWESOME! The staff over there were really friendly and they even did some test to help me find the perfect pair of running shoes. And I just found out all these times I've been wearing a WRONG SIZE OF SHOES for running. I've been wearing size 8 and when they checked yesterday, I'm supposed to wear SIZE 9 1/2 .....OMG! But I'm glad I got this pair of shoes and I could jog perfectly fine today without any stiff knees like I've been having it all these times! I also got 3 pairs of non cotton socks as cotton is not good for runners. Those are perfect! I didn't feel any blisters or frictions on my feet when I jog. Believe me, I could even run a bit too and didn't feel any stiff knees! The shoes did cost me a bit more, but I'm paying for the goodness they provide me. Also the best part is I have 60 Days to exchange if the shoes don't feel good on me but don't think that would happen! I'm glad I finally got this good pair of running shoes.

My workout schedule might be a bit off this time. As you can see, I have resistance days back to back. It shouldn't be too bad because one day I'm working on my shoulders and arms and the next day is more for legs and back. My abs can recover fast enough for back to back ab workout.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Round 2: Day 14 - Beach Power Walk/Jogging

Woohoo, finally I went to the beach this morning with my hubby for a jog. Since my right foot is still in the process of healing, I only did brisk walking and light jogging in between. My husband jogged all the way (good for him!). I was only going to do jogging around neighborhood area but my hubby said might as well we go to the beach. So I got up at 4:30 am this morning..haha! Who wants to get up this early on Saturday? See how empty the beach trail was!
The weather was PERFECT! It was overcast the whole morning and wasn't cold at all! I am not a person who likes to be under sunlight too much so overcast weather is perfect for me!

We jogged/walked about 6 miles total (3.1 miles one way) for about 1 hour (started 6:10 am, finished 7:30 am). That was not bad! I tried to jog a little bit in between my brisk walking, couldn't run yet. Had to take it easy on my right foot. But I'm getting there!

Tomorrow we might want to go there again. It did take us a while to drive down to the beach (about 30-40 min local street drive), but it's worth it! It supposedly resistance day for me (P90X Chest & Back, Abs), but I want to take the advantage of weekend to do my outdoor activities. I'll switch the resistance day on Monday instead.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Round 2: Day 13 - Cardio X

Seriously I spent a good 10 minutes figuring out what should I do for today's cardio. Last week I tried to do Cardio Interval and injured this right foot with too many jumps. I was going to try Plyo but might not be the best time to try it as yet. In the end I chose Cardio X. It has a good mix of yoga, kenpo, plyometrics and Core. I didn't jump as intensively but I still drenched in sweat and got my heart rate up decently.

Another cardio day for me tomorrow and it will be jogging.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Round 2: Day 12 - P90X ARX, Legs & Back, ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs

Seems like my ab muscles started to remember the ARX moves and I wasn't as struggling as earlier, but ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs Obliques moves still burned my oblique, not to mention the push up sequences.

Legs & Back was fine, I still struggled to do the Exaggerate Balanced Lunge and any other thing that needs to stand on one leg. No worries, I can still work on my form more. Wall squats are still challenging, especially the single leg wall squat. Almost complete the whole minute....almost....

Not sure what to do tomorrow...maybe some type of cardio, not interval. I injured my right foot last time I did....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Round 2: Day 11 - OFF

Rest day for me today and Legs & Back with ARX and another ab workout tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Round 2: Day 10: ARX, Shoulders & Arms, ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs

I decided to do 2 kinds of abs exercises during my resistance workout days. I'd love to try ARX double as Pete, but I figured I want a bit more variety so I won't get bored quickly.

ARX went ok, did it first thing before my main workout. It's good in some ways so I could skip some of the warm up exercises and just do the arm stretches and ballistic stretches. My right foot still feels a bit hurt, so I'd take easy on any kinds of jumps.

I think I can up my weight a bit more for some Shoulders & Arms movements. For certain ones, the blue band is getting too easy. I might want to use 2 bands together for greater resistance. We'll see about that. Getting better at triceps dips, did it with legs straight, bumped up to 15 reps with good form. Side Triceps rises were good too, I was up to 20 reps with brief mini breaks in between. Felt the burn on the triceps made me feel I did great. Still struggling with Two-angle shoulder flys, not quite sure what I did was right.

So after the main workout done, I decided to do ChaLean Extreme I've Got Abs. I did like she had variety abs/core exercises, not just crunches. She had side plank rise, lots of push ups in between and oblique rise. I'd love to do this more regularly as well.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Round 2: Day 9 - Power Yoga Total Body Workout

This morning I decided to give Rodney Yee's Power Yoga Total Body workout as a change.

The routine was about 1 hour long and it started with a lot of asanas with vinayasas. It was not as challenging as P90X Yoga but still has its own difficulties in some ways. I had hard time balancing when transitioning from Warrior 1 to Warrior 3, from Triangle pose to Half Moon pose. He did wheel pose much longer on his toes instead the whole feet on the ground.
And the instructions were pretty detailed, telling you exactly what's the next pose is about and what's the next one. He kept emphasizing to breathe regularly, synchronize the breath with each movement.

Speaking of which, I think I took off a bit too long from Ab Ripper X as I felt a bit sore on my abs area. It's good in some ways, that means I haven't reached my plateau yet.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Round 2: Day 8 - P90X ARX, Chest & Back

After putting off doing ARX for a week because of boredom, I decided to crank it up before starting Chest & Back. The outcome? Boy, I felt not much energy to keep up with the pace, especially after did Fifer Scissors. And I also still struggled with Obglique V-Ups ..BOOHOO!

After did Mason's Twist, I was already sweating. It's good in some ways, so I could skip the warm up for Chest & Back, especially the jumping ones and just did the arm focus warm ups. My right foot is getting better, but still feels hurt whenever I stepped on it. At least it won't stop me doing Yoga tomorrow.

I like Chest & Back workout and getting better at doing push ups, even though still on my knees. I could crank up 20 standard push ups, about 12 military push ups. For declined push ups, I just did push up from my toes. Not too good yet, I struggled a lot even doing the first 5 and could only get up to 8 max in decent form. I have small shoulders and arms so will take me a while to be able to do a regular push ups.

I planned to do second round of ARX after Chest and Back but I ran out of fuel. Maybe next time.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Round 2: Day 7 - OFF

I am not feeling too well today, having bad cramps. At first I thought I could do some X Stretch but seems like I'd take a full day rest today. My right foot feels a bit better, but not going to do any cardio for a while.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A lesson to learn

Remember I mentioned my right foot hurt after doing 2 sets of jumps this morning. It gets worse, especially during daytime in the office. I could barely walk straight! My right foot hurt every time I took a step so I had to put less weight on my right foot and more on my left leg. It was very painful and I wished I didn't do so many jumping this morning. I always felt some slight pain on my right foot every time I landed on any kinds of jump during my round 1 P90X. But after that it was always been fine.

However, this morning after I did first 2 sets of jumping sequence (jumping jack and run in place with high knees), a sharp pain hit my right foot. A lesson to learn, always listen to your body. That slight pain on my right foot all this time might be a sign from my body to warn me to slow down. Oh well I guess I can't do too much high intense cardio for couple days. That means no outdoor jogging tomorrow, might substitute it with Yoga instead.

Also did I mention that my butt, upper back thighs and my back are sore as hell today? I didn't feel it yesterday, but this morning my butt and upper back thighs are sore, especially when I sit down and getting up. I just started to feel my back sore in the evening. I have a slow responding muscles, don't I? Anyway, it proves that Legs & Back really kicked my butt and I did the pull up movement with the resistance bands correctly. I stepped even further back from the hand rails. I guess it did the trick. I worked my back muscles more compare to Round 1.

Round 2: Day 6: 20 minute Interval Cardio Mix

I made up this work out by combining different cardio moves from P90X Core Synergistics and Cardio X and use this Online Tabata timer as the cues. It gets better. This site also provides some Tabata song mixes so make your workout more enjoyable. Too bad I only like 2 of the songs they provided (Buddy Holly by Weezer and Tabata Interval Delish 3 By Damien Del Russo). The Weezer song doesn't have the sound cues. The music only gets cut off every after 20 seconds. Tabata Interval Delish 3 is a good music mix, because it has the countdown cues and the transition from one to another is smoother. Heck, I just jumped back and forward from those 2.

The website also has Tabata online timer which you can download to your own desktop (you need flash player installed in order to play it).

Here's my Interval Cardio Mix. Each set is about 4 minutes long (8 rounds of 20 seconds workout with 10 seconds rest):
Set 1 - Fast Jumping Jack
Set 2 - High Knees Run in Place
Set 3 - Steam Engine (from P90X Core Syn/Cardio X)
Set 4 - Towel Hopping (from P90X Core Syn)
Set 5 - Fast Squat Run (P90X Cardio X, without weight version)
Set 6 - Lunge and Reach (P90X Core Syn)- I used 5 lbs dumbbells
Set 7 - Wacky Jack (P90X Cardio X)

Before starting the main workout, I did a quick 2-5 minutes warm up and cool down afterward. I had to skip towel hopping because my right foot hurt whenever I put my weight on it. Might be the first 2 exercises already tired it out. Again, I need good shoes.

I like this combination workout, especially paired up with music. It helps to pace myself out a bit. Believe me, towards the end of the workout, 4 minutes felt so long! I was drenched in sweat by the time I got to the 3rd one already, had to wipe out the sweat from getting into my eyes. Felt grossed out but at the same time I knew I had a good workout! I might want to do more of this type of workout to ward off boredom. Also I want to put together my own tabata music mix as well :D

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Round 2: Day 5: P90X Legs & Back, Abs

It's good to get up early in the morning and do workout again (yesterday I ended up NOT doing any workout. It's pretty clear that early morning workout works the best. It doesn't get in any of my schedule). Unfortunately at the same time I was a bit restless last night. I woke up a couple of times (12:30 am, 2:30 am, 3:30 am then finally 4:30 am when my cellphone went off). At first I was debating whether I could survive this workout, given my stiff knees every time I stand up a bit too long. However, I managed to crank up a bunch of reps. I could even hold on to single leg wall squat a bit more than half way. Wow, I was amazed.

I tried another ab workout from Perfect Abs by Meghan White. There are 8 ab moves but I only picked one of them and did the rest on my own combinations from Abs Ripper X. Meghan did a lot of regular crunches, added with some other moves in between. But in general, they were just crunches. I am not sure if I did my crunches right but for some reason in addition to the burn on my upper abs, I felt discomfort on my back neck as well. Even though I kept focusing to lift with my abs, I still felt that strain behind my neck.

Tomorrow is supposedly cardio workout but I haven't decided what should I do. P90X Cardio X or some other cardio workout? We'll see.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Round 2: Day 4 - Rest?

I decided to make today as my rest day. It was pretty weird not to get up at 4:30 am and did workout during weekday. I feel I have less energy and now I have a slight headache. So annoying. I might want to crank up some push ups later today after I got home. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Round 2: Day 3 - P90X Shoulders & Arms, various Ab moves

Shoulders and Arms workout went by pretty fast. I finished just right at 6 am. I am still using 8 lbs dumbbells and blue resistance bands for the triceps and any moves that require me to raise up the arms. My left arm felt pretty weak and seems like I haven't work it out as it supposed to be. After the workout, my right arm felt tense while felt nothing on the left arm. That's not right. I might "cheated" here and there when lifting weights with my left. Gotta work on this.

For the abs, I just mixed up a bunch of ab moves that I've collected on my own. Some from Ab Ripper X (Oblique V ups, V up Roll ups), crunches (regular, side), jack knives, leg raise, hip rise etc. Total 10 moves. The reps were varied from 20-15 reps, except the regular crunch (I cranked out 50 reps). Next time I should just make all moves in consistent reps, probably 15-20? Any crunches I felt a lot of burn on my abs, but not scissors. Weird huh?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Round 2: Day 2 - Fountain of Youth (One on One Tony Horton Yoga)

Guess what? I think my body already accustomed to get up super early to do workout, even though I am not in any P90X workout schedule anymore. And today I did One on One with Tony Horton, Fountain of Youth Yoga.

How nice it is to do Yoga less than 1 hour and still got some good sweat from it? Fountain of Youth Yoga is a nice substitute for P90X Yoga X. It has less poses, however, you need to hold them a little longer and what's more fun than doing chair pose for 3 times? And doing plank to chaturanga sequence is no a walk in the park (at least for me!). And Tony showed his impressive skill to do airborne when transitioning to plank. Instead of jump your feet back, or stepped back, he raised up his legs a bit on the air and landed his feet softly at his back. How cool is that?
Fountain of Youth only takes 48 minutes. Basically the firs 30 minutes you did the Vinyasa sequences with some familiar poses from Yoga X: Sun salutation, warrior poses, chair pose, side angle pose, Half moon etc. My sweat started to drip around my face by the time I was in the first 15-20 minutes. Tony didn't spend too much time explaining the poses as he did in Yoga X. And he hold the poses a bit longer as well.

Overall, I like Fountain of Youth Yoga for its short time, but I miss those balance poses (tree, royal dancer, standing leg extension, wheel, table) and some of the stretches (cobbler, seated twist (not sure what exactly it's called), frog, lotus pose, fetus pose). He didn't spend much on the abs either (no boat poses and touch the sky).

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Round 2: Day 1 - Interval Jog, partial P90X Chest & Back, Abs

Woke up today around 7 am and it was overcast. It wasn't too cold nor too windy so I decided to go outside and did my cardio workout. I did a mixture of jogging, running, fast walking. I only did around 3 miles for 30 minutes if my knees and feet weren't acting up (heck I might want to do 6 miles if I wanted too but I don't want to get injured) :( I need a good pair of running shoes.

Back home, I decided to crank up the first set of P90X Chest and Back. Since I already sweating with my outdoor cardio workout, I skipped the warm up.

The decline push up is an impossible for me to do. Instead I modified to a regular push up on my toes instead on my knees.

After I finished the first set, I was debating whether I should continue with the second set or not. Heck, I skipped the 2nd set and did Ab workout (not Ab Ripper X - gotta take a break from it for a bit). I did ChaLean Extreme Abs workout for a change. Boy, I thought I could go through it, but she did a lot of push ups in this workout and I am still bad at those. Not to mention already did lots killer push ups from Tony's Chest & Back.

No choice instead go on the knees. In fact, the crunches are nice change for my abs. I might want to do another abs later today. Felt lots of burn in my abs while doing these crunches. Guess after doing lots of Fifer scissors and others form ARX, a nice good old fashion crunch kicked my abs in surprise.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 90 picture and P90X review

Ok, so I've finished P90X boot camp and I am quite proud of myself to stay dedicated with the workout schedule for the past 3 months. It wasn't easy to get up at 4:30 am every day to workout while everyone else in the house were sleeping. Not to mention I felt a bit sleepy at work. However, after a while my body got used to it and I even develop a habit to go to bed at 10:00 pm! :D

Overall, P90X is an EXTREME program, especially if you are totally out of shape. I actually got P90X last year, but I have never tried to do the whole 90 days program. Basically I just picked and chose whichever workout I wanted to try on certain day, so there wasn't any particular schedule that I followed. The first thing I tried was Ab Ripper X, because it's the shortest and I want to tone up my abs. Another one was the X Stretch because of it's the least intimidating one and I need to develop my flexibility. Then I tried Core Syn, Yoga, Kenpo, partial Legs & Back, and Cardio. The only ones that I wasn't bother to try are the resistance workouts and Plyometrics.

I started to see some results, especially around my core and my flexibility. I wasn't able to reach my toes at all before and after doing Stretch then moved on to Yoga, I could place my whole palms on the floor. That got my excited and now I want to push it even further. I decided to do the whole 90 days program.

I picked the Lean program because I wasn't a big fan of weight training, but now I wished that I picked the Classic version. Another reason I didn't want to do the Classic was because of Plyometrics. I have weak knee joints and don't think I want to push them too hard at this time. Maybe I should try Plyo once a while on my cardio day on my next workout.

After 30 days, I started to see come changes on my body, especially around the core area, which is part of my goal. Day 60 didn't show much progress but I felt much stronger and flexible. I could even perform more push ups even though I still doing on my knees, even now. I don't have much upper body strength to begin with, so this will be a long term goal.

I am content with my Day 90 results, even though I haven't reached to my ultimate goal: tone up my abs and arms. As for my abs, I have nobody to blame but myself for not diligently doing Abs Ripper X because I started to get bored with that. But workout doesn't stop at Day 90, right? It goes on with my life and it will always be part of my life.

Speaking of which, what should I do next? My original plan was to keep doing P90X resistance workout and do outdoor activities such as jogging, running or hiking for the cardio. Of course I won't forget abs and yoga as well.

Lastly, it's very helpful to have a workout buddy to stay motivated. I joined message board and looked for the thread of people who also started P90X around the same time. Also having this blog to keep track on my progress does the trick too. And I'd like to thank my readers and other P90X bloggers to keep me motivated as well :)