Did you know that Plyometrics is basically the closest you’ll get to labor-like intensity/pain? No, I am serious. I mean, its not as bad obviously, because you can stop or slow down, but if you are a slightly depressed person, I don’t recommend it. Its definitely not for you if you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is my least favorite.
So, yesterday, I started Day 1. It was the Chest/Back and the Ab Ripper X. I woke up this morning, after a stressful dream about snakes straggling my limbs, in a lot of pain. I had trouble lifting myself up out of my bed. The plus side: it means I actually have some ab muscles. They are sore and tired, but they are there! WIN!
What I liked: When the crazy P90x guy (I don’t want to remember his name) said “Don’t say can’t. Instead say, I currently struggle with____, and then overtime, you will get better and better.” Ok, he said something sort of like that, but I liked his spin on something that we consider hard/impossible. You put in a little bit of effort, and then do a little more, and a little more, and overtime, it is not as hard. Chest/Back is like a gazillion and one push-ups all acrobatic style. Diamond ones and Wide-fly ones are my “I currently struggle with.”
Today: Plyometrics. Ouch. I was breathing heavy, felt like collapsing, was relieved when it was over. I had to do a lot of modified moves because of my knees, but ultimately, I know I will be feeling it tomorrow.
You never regret working out. It sucks while you are doing it, but once its over, you are always happy. Now, I have to go mother. I’m sure it would be easier to do p90x if my baby knew how to change her own diaper.