Well here we are again. Back with renewed vigor and a new year to tackle! I’m excited! This is the first of my 90 day workout plan for 2011. What workout? P90X of course! I’ve modified the course a bit to add a bit more intensity in certain areas and replace exercises that cause me pain. I’ll post that plan soon for your perusal.
Through the fall, I’ve stayed fairly active, though not at P90X level. I’ve gone to the gym several times a week to lift heavy weights and ran in between. For the last 3 weeks I’ve been fairly sedentary as I enjoy Christmas and New Years while at the same time letting my right wrist rest (that’s fun to say!). I seemed to have developed some tendinitis just below my thumb. I’m still not completely over it, but I’m going to keep an eye on it.
I just finished Chest and Back…. man… my numbers have suffered. I’m sometimes putting up only half the numbers I was at the end of last summer. Though I can bench press more than I could in the summer, the extra muscles I use when doing various pushups have weakened.
Most noticeably, my endurance isn’t what it used to be. My second time through the routine was pretty pathetic compared to the first, even though I paced myself. I’m confident that will come back quickly.
I’m also felt pretty nauseous at the end. At least I can tell I worked out hard. So I was quite relieved when I could finally relax and stretch at the end… just in time for Ab Ripper X! I was able to get about half way through those exercises. I’m going to be very sore by the time Wednesday rolls around, but I’m going to do what I can! I’ve always slacked off on Ab Ripper and intend to put more effort into it this time, as I have a legitimate shot at seeing some abs this summer!
It’s good to be back!