Reboot P90X 2015: Day 2 Plyometrics

It’s Day 2 and it’s time for Plyometrics.

After yesterday’s workout, I’m definitely feeling it in my back and armpits. My chest and arms, not really. Perhaps I could have gone further with the exercises, but I know next time, I can push harder.

The Exercises

  • Plyometrics: jump squats, run stance squat switch pickups, double airborne heismans, swing kicks

Plyometrics was brutal! After doing 40 lunges and 40 squats in the warm-up section, my legs were already burning. I didn’t get very far into the program, I completedĀ the first set and I was done. Cardio isn’t my strong suit and my heart felt like it would pound right out of my chest! I took a break after the first 4 exercises and the second set wasn’t very good. So I called it a day and hopefully my body will recover from the shock of all this movement.

Shape and Mold spicy mayo salmon tacos on corn tortillas #food

The Meals

  • Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • 2 Spicy Mayo SalmonĀ Tacos on Corn Tortillas
  • 3 fried chicken wings, steamed lettuce with oyster sauce, seafood egg flower soup, and steamed rice
  • 1/2 Asian pear
  • 1 small bag of tortilla chips

I made an effort to eat healthier today. I need more vegetables in my diet but it’s a challenge when the rest of the family doesn’t like them. Not sure about fruits because they’re too sweet or tangy for my taste buds. Since I’m more of a savory person than a sweets person, I grabbed a small bag of tortilla chips that was leftover from a Chili’s outing. A few steps forward today and I know it will get better.

It’s only the beginning, so I can’t beat myself over it. I showed up, I pressed play, and I did my best.

Forget the rest.

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Phase 2, Day 2: Plyometrics

Today was Plyometrics.

It feels so good to start up again. I can jump higher and accomplish more of the exercises with ease than I did before. But at the same time, I didn’t push myself as hard as I should. My shoulders and triceps are definitely sore from yesterday’s workout…I don’t know why, but they felt more sore during Plyo than when I woke up.

Whenever I exercise, I eat a lot more. I know it’s balancing out the calories burned, but it feels like I grew another stomach overnight. Part of me knows that I don’t eat enough protein throughout the day, so that might be the unsatisfied feeling. Guess I have to start eating more and adding more meat into my diet.

 

Still Chugging

I forgot to update, but I did Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X yesterday. And today I did Plyo.

I’ll be off skiing for two days in Tahoe…so I’ll update when I return.

Yay snow!

Go Full Throttle

Plyo today…bright and early.

It took me a while to warm up today, but once I got going…I was so sweaty I was down to my underwear to stay cool throughout the workout. Hate that!

But during the jump knee tuck and rock star hops, I had a breakthrough. If I try to jump modified, it’s so much harder than fully committing to the jump. So I jumped super high and fast…and it was so much easier to do!

I’m adding vitamins to supplement my diet…1 multivitamin and 2 fiber tabs. I’m not getting enough nutrients according to my calorie counter. I’ll add vitamins for now and hopefully improve my eating habits so I can wean off of them later. I hate supplements, but if I’m not getting them in my food, I need to get them elsewhere.

The other day, my sister was asked how she stayed so slim and she replied that she doesn’t eat sweets or snacks. Then it hit me, I don’t really either. Although I love me a cupcake or a French macaron every couple months, I don’t really eat that many sweets.

And this is the second year I’m doing without Girl Scout cookies…hooray!

Oh My Glutes!

Once again, I swapped in Plyometrics instead of Kenpo.

I must have really pushed myself yesterday during Legs and Back because my glutes were aching today. Or maybe it was because I spent 3 hours last night in 3 inch heels. Well, whatever it is, my glutes were begging for mercy during the squats in today’s workout.

I toughed it out to the 45 minute mark before I hit a wall. My mind said “Yes! Keep pushing!” and my body was like, “Move, and I’ll puke all over you!”

Guess I need more sustenance than a bowl of corn in the morning before Plyo.

I have a love/hate relationship with Plyo. I hate feeling weak, getting sweaty, and seeing my fat jiggle during the workout. But I love Plyo because it’s kind of fun to jump around and I can see improvements every time I do this program. I can go a little lower, jump a little higher, and last longer each round. Plus, the majority of these exercises are applicable in other areas of athletics.

This is the core of P90X!

I Rocked It!

Plyo today.

It was GOOD! I finished it except the sports bonus, but I could have handled it.

It was a breakthrough moment when I really pushed through the program and made it to completion. I felt so accomplished! After days of whining and complaining about my aches and pains, I got over the first major stumbling block.

The rest of the day, I was pretty energetic but looking back, I could have pushed myself harder. I know I can do more and that means the next workout, I have to go past my comfort zone.

It’s week 2 and I need to ramp up the intensity and BRING IT!

Not on Purpose

Day 7. It should be Kenpo, but I don’t really like it…so I’m swapping in Plyo today.

I need this.

Recently, I came to the realization that I can never be vegetarian. It’s not because I like meat too much but rather…my body needs meat to survive. When I don’t eat enough protein, I get really gnarly mood swings and lethargic. So, to prevent an emotional collapse and so I don’t lose friends, I think it’s best that I start adding more meat to my meals.

For example, I had ribs today and was happy. I wasn’t able to do my morning workout, so I did it at 10 PM.

I was amped and I really pushed myself to go lower on the lunges and squats while jumping higher. Halfway through the program, I started to get light-headed and dizzy. Then came the “Impressionist” vision. It’s only happened twice before…the first time was during a 1 mike steep hike on an empty stomach and the second was during Tough Mudder Norcal at high altitudes. This “vision” is when everything starts to blur like a Van Gogh painting…colors swirl, patterns pop out, and everything feels like it’s moving in this fluid, watery motion.

I had to stop.

It felt like if I were to continue, I might just black out. And that’s not a good thing.

I have no idea why this happened, but I’m listening to my body and it’s telling me to stop.

Someone said it might be because I wasn’t getting enough oxygen in my blood and I wasn’t breathing properly. They might be right…I guess I have to re-learn how to breathe.