Hey gang, just wanted to chime in with the results of phase one of P90x. This is really my second round going through the program. I finished round one somewhere around June of last year. Then I took a few months off to mountain bike and try to be active without the stress of P90x, but I’m back in the saddle.
So I just finished week four. Week four is the “recovery” week, but in reality there isn’t all that much recovering going on. The recovery week consists of two days of Core Synergistics (Tony says it may be your favorite workout, I totally disagree! 🙂 ), two days of Yoga, one day of Kenpo, and then the recovery part…two days of X Stretch.
This week went quite well for me. I wasn’t feeling all that well through for the first day of Core, but I muddled through it and was glad I did. Kenpo was strong as usual, and I am starting to hit my stride with Yoga again. Day two of Core Synergistics I upped my weight a bit and was able to hang on through the whole workout. No pausing here!
So Phase I is done, and I’m looking forward to Phase II starting today. I’m minutes away from hitting Ab Ripper and then later I’ll move on to the weights.
Now, on to the second part of my post. I decided I was sick of using protein that had artificial sweeteners in it so I switched to one that has sugar in it. Would love to go with something that has Stevia in it, but they are super expensive. So I’ll deal with the sugar for now. Definite difference in taste, but really at this point I don’t care all that much what my protein tastes like. I just want to transfer the protein goodness into my body.
So I am now taking Optimum Nutrition 100% Natural Whey Protein. I think I paid about $39 bucks for it. Not too bad for a 5lb’er. I got the chocolate flavor. Taste isn’t bad. Pretty light tasting. I just like to know that I’m not completely rotting out my brain by pumping fake sugar chemicals into it.
My diet was pretty good this week with the exception of 3 beers last night. Hey, it was Friday.
Well, that’s it for now. I’ll try to get some pics up here from the end of Phase I.
Thanks for all the comments through email, flickr, and youtube. I’m more than happy to help with any questions you may have about the routines.
Keep bringin’ it!