This past week I actually started following the P90X routine. I enjoyed the sore muscles I remembered from the chest & back routine but I was not prepared for the sore glutes. It felt like I ran a marathon again, but uphill most of the way. Why have I not been paying attention to all those folks who mentioned squats & lunges? (Face it, I know why. Because squats & lunges make me HURT.) The only routine I skipped was the yoga on Thursday since we’re missing that particular DVD. I replaced it with a 7000 yard swim. That seems fair, right?
I’m also becoming a big fan of Zumba. I like how my friend Rachel teaches it, and I’ve learned to position myself where I can see what she’s doing but not myself in the mirrors. I prefer to remain in denial about how off-beat my steps are.
While most of the routines on the P90X set are somewhat easy to follow, the Kenpo one stumped me worse than my first Zumba class. I can barely pat my head & rub my stomach at the same time and this dude is telling me about where to put my feet, as I twist my hips & throw 4 different punches at an imaginary opponent. I do not have a large mirror in the room to see how my form is, but when it was down to some martial arts style blocking moves, I caught my reflection in the TV screen. Now, in my head I looked like the Karate Kid, but what I saw on the screen closer resembled Elane’s dancing on “Seinfeld”.
Of course, regardless of what Tony Horton tells me to do, I still need my cardio fix, so each routine was followed by some hill walking, eliptical or a swim. And a big lunch.
Move along now.