I better type this quickly before my arms completely freeze up into an immoveable mass.
Yeah, so today was Day 1 of P90X. A little background first though. As many of you know, I run. Not a lot, but every day. As many of you may not know, over the last month I have tried to lose weight. I went old/new school. Counting calories. In by way of food and myfitnesspal’s calorie counting app. And out, by way of exercise and the Nike Fuelband. Yay me I lost 10 pounds.
It seems my entire life has been spent gaining weight or losing weight or thinking about gaining or losing weight. I used to even be a leader for Weight Watchers. I know a thing or two about diet and exercise.
Anyhoo, enter P90X. I got my materials yesterday. Hooray! Read, read, read. Whaaaa?! I’m supposed to eat 2400 calories? 2400?! Read again. Surely I’ve made a mistake. 2400? As in double what I’ve been eating? Holy crap that is going to be one motherf-er of a workout if I need to eat that many calories. Woohoo! Party time! 2400 calories. Wait, what? It’s supposed to be HOW MUCH protein? And so, day 1 was sort of a failure as far as following the nutrition plan. It is going to be really hard to eat that many calories, with the majority of it coming from protein. I would have to eat an entire cow. In a day.
But exercise, was in my book, a ringing success. Did I do all the reps that the 2% body fat freaks on the video did? No. But did I at least attempt every single exercise and do it to “failure” (that’s a good thing in exercise terms)? Yes, yes I did.
So here we go. I’ll be in traction tomorrow. But I did Day 1, baby!