Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm So Sore

Last year I picked up a DVD set called P90X because I needed a change in my workout routine. I went to the gym regularly but wasn't seeing the results I had worked diligently for. The P90X program was great; my husband and I followed the meal plan and workouts. Within two weeks we saw physical results. (I must warn that the cardio routines are best suited for those who exercise regularly. Even then, I had a tough time keeping up with the cardio workout but it was a challenge for me to finish the hour-long video.)

Life interfered, or shall I say summer came and the holidays passed. We stopped using the P90X DVDs and I packed on ten pounds (thus my Losing 10 blog). I've since shedded 7 pounds (actually) on my own through eating cleaner and exercising regularly. But lately, as much as I love the convenience of having a gym at my place of work and the stair stepper I could be found sweating profusely at around 11:30 a.m., I was getting bored of my workout routine.

Saturday I decided to pop in the motherload of the P90X videos, Plyometrics. 30-seconds of each move that replicate basketball and football maneuvers. Lot of jumps (to get the heart rate up) and squats to tone. Oh yeah...I stuck with 40 minutes of it within my Zone 4 target heart rate doing moves that challenged my body.

The next day I was sore. Too sore to even bend over and touch my toes but that's okay since I was only going to lounge by the pool all afternoon. It was nice to have my time in the gym pay off a little bit.
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Today, Monday, two days later--my bums and thighs are still sore. I gave up working out during my lunch hour to get a manicure and pedicure and thought I would do the Kenpo X video tonight (assuming the soreness would go away. I even drank a recovery drink after my workout!). The minute I got home and sat big bum down on our big comfy couch...that was the end of the night for me. I rarely got up, my husband brought dinner to me and picked up my dishes...LOL.

All I have to say is that Plyometrics video is FANTASTIC!! Perhaps next time I'll ease into it with a not-so-butt-busting video. I'm hoping the soreness will go away tomorrow so I can get one more workout in before the Malibu Strings promotion event my husband and I helped to put on.

1 comment:

About said...

Wow - that's a serious workout you did. Did you remember to stretch after that marathon though? It really does reduce the amount of soreness by half in my opinion. I've just written about it this week - maybe take a look. The workouts are clearly working for you!