Monday, February 21, 2011
getting back on the p90x wagon after the flu.
I started P90X on December 26th and up until last week I hadn't missed a single workout. Even on the rest days, I opted to do the optional Stretch workout. Everything was going smoothly until the end of Week 7, when the flu that had taken Cam, Max and Scott down finally brought me to my knees.
Lucky for me, I was headed into my recovery week, so if I was going to get sick and miss workouts, this was the week to do it. I still felt awful about missing my daily date with Tony though. I had been so dedicated up until this point! I really was kicking myself for not following the P90X schedule perfectly (that's not a surprise for anyone who knows me). I'm either all in or not at all.
But then it came to me. Getting sick was actually the perfect challenge. Acing P90X for 90 days is not what my ultimate goal should be (though it is a terrific challenge and definitely something worth doing and celebrating). Incorporating exercise into my life on a daily basis is what I am shooting for. Getting knocked off the horse gives me an opportunity to prove to myself that I can get back into my exercise routine after a much needed rest.
I decided that instead of taking up where I left off, I would start Week 9 on my original schedule. The first two workouts back have kicked my ass, but I think I made the right call. I plan on doing P90X again after I finish this round, so I'm sure I'll get the chance to do that recovery week next time. I am starting to see some changes to my overall physique which is keeping me motivated to push through this last phase! I took this picture on my blackberry last week (it really doesn't show much progress but trust me, things are happening). I think the before and after pictures are going to blow your mind!