Monday = Chest and back. Tip of the day for round 1 is pace yourself.. cause you're gonna have to do it again. And I did.. For those of you not familiar P90X chest and back is an hour of push-ups and pull-ups. They change up the hand grips for some variety and targeting different muscles, but it's an hour of that mostly. You've seen my pics, clearly I'm not a push-up or pull-up kinda girl. If my life depended on my doing just one of either of those, my children would be motherless. But that's ok.. Because I "do my best and forget the rest" You'll see that a lot here.
When I started last May I did push-ups against the wall. Yes, it's a little pathetic, but it's a start. As I got stronger I could put my feet back a little more to give myself more resistance. Now I do them on the stairs. These stairs.
Once again, it doesn't seem like much, but I can feel myself getting stronger. For "Decline push-ups" I've gone to doing them on my knees. -- Well for the most part. I did 6 on my knees for round one. Then Little Miss decided she couldn't turn down the opportunity to ride mommy like a horsie. Dive Bombers? I got 3 really ugly ones in before temptation became too much for her!
With 20 min to go Lila injured her baby self.. twice. In 90 seconds. *sigh* I'm not going to get to finish. I give my girl some na-nas (her name for nursing) and she's happier. When I realize she's not going to sleep I decided I'm going to finish this workout if it kills me! I strap the baby to my back and finish up. How's that for upping the intensity? I just added, well, 20lbs of intensity! (She fell asleep after I was done)
Still breathing hard.. Sweaty and no make-up naked baby sleeping on my back.. Yep.. I'm keeping it real. Anyway.. day 11- Chest and back. Done! What did you do today? (Or what are you *planning* to do?)
Carolyn asked about the pull-ups.. I'm sticking with the resistance bands for now. One of my goals is to eventually graduate to a pull-up bar!
The main point of this is to show that everything can be modified. Everyone hears P90X and they say "Oh I can't do that" I said it too.. and really? I still can't, but it doesn't matter. I do what I can. I'm getting stronger, I'm losing weight. It really is a workout for ANYONE at any fitness level. I mean come on, stair push-ups? lol One day I'll do real ones ;-)