I have the mother of all DOMS today my friends. The soreness I feel right now is deep, in places I didn’t know could hurt. My lower abs, that blasted pooch area is the most surprising place, my hip flexors. It hurts to laugh….yeah that kind of sore. I am reminded of that episode of Friends, “The One Where Chandler Works Out.” Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow, ……The good thing is that I can’t whine about it this time. I have to suck it up and do the work anyway! I was a strange mix of excited and intimidated over today’s scheduled workout. Plyometrics. I am very familiar with plyo because of the Jillian and Bob workouts I am so fond of. But ya’ll….. this one is plyo on steroids. I was excited because I am twisty like that and I enjoy a good torturous workout, but genuinely concerned about my ability to perform because of the soreness and fatigue in my hip flexors from the AbRipperX. I really didn’t know how I was going to make it through but some how, I surprised myself, and I did it.
4 slices turkey bacon, 1/4 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, Ideal and cinnamon.
I got all my morning work done and then it was time……
and I survived!
Feeling pretty much like I was going to collapse, I made my post workout smoothie!
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup ice.
I was able to eat lunch right on time today!
3 oz. baked chicken seasoned with Mrs. Dash Onion and Herb Blend, 2 cups spinach and arugula blend with 2 tbsp. pomegranate vinaigrette. After lunch I had my Zone Bar
I also got my afternoon snack in around 3:30, same as yesterday, carrots, cucumbers and string cheese.
6 oz. of the baked chicken & 1/2 cup brown rice
All-Natural Fruit Bar & not pictured 1 tbsp. almond butter.
P90X has been a very humbling program. I am thankful for that. I am thankful to have a “project”. I am thankful for a new challenge, something that is really hard. I am thankful to have a goal. I am thankful for my able body. I am thankful for these sore muscles. I am thankful that my husband is doing it right along with me. You should see the two of us trying to get around right now….pathetic.
I am not exactly sure how we are going to get through tomorrow’s workout. I told him I need to watch it tonight so I can mentally prepare myself.
Nighty night friends! Off to foam roll and stretch!
As a side note….look at my two hip attachments. Do they love me, or my personal space heater?
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