- Exercise & Fitness
Bring It: P90X Day 6
This is an ongoing compilation of my journey with the P90X system. This is a journey that will take 90 days, the final day being New Years Eve. Not only am I hoping to get into the best shape of my life, but I am hoping you will follow me on my journey to see if this program works, or is just another gimmick. If you would like to start from the beginning of this series, please click here. If you want to read about my previous day with P90X, click here.
I would love to hear your thoughts and stories about ways you have tried to get healthy. If you have tried P90X in the past, I would also love to here what you have thought about the program.
I was excited to finally get to this day. I had been looking forward to this all week. Not because it was finally the weekend, but because the workout in store for me today was going to be pure awesome. I love kickboxing workouts, and this type of workout was going to be very similiar to those types of workouts that I have done in the past.
However, (and yes, I realize there is always a however), I woke up this morning feeling sick to my stomach. This workout I had been looking forward to for the past few days, was no longer something I wanted to even do. I was bummed. To make matters even better, I was going to have to do this with all three of my kids hanging off my legs. Better workout - maybe; definately a distraction.
But, I took a deep breath. I can't go back now. How weak would that be if I didn't even survive one full week. I will get through the first entire week without complaining.... too much. So, I pushed play anyways.
Get the gear...
Don't forget your towel. This workout will be having you sweating.
Make sure you have a good pair of shoes for doing this workout. Supportive shoes will decrease the risk of injury.
Make sure you stay hydrated during your workout. To do that, keep a water bottle handy.
You may be wondering what Kenpo is, however, if you are familiar with kickboxing and martial arts, you will be familiar with majority of the moves that you will see during this extreme workout.
Kenpo literally means "law of the fist" and with the sheer amount of punches you will be throwing, your fist will be getting a workout, as well as your entire body. You will be doing squats and lunges in some form as you throw punches, throw kicks and even do a series of moves that twist you at the core.
This workout is not only fun, but it will burn a whole lot calories as well. It lasts about and hour and the only equipment you need is some good shoes, your water bottle and a towel to mop up your sweat. By the time you are done, you will not only feel stretched out (as some Yoga poses are included in the warm-up) but you will be ready to defend yourself.
So, if you are having a hard time making it through the week, just think ahead to KenpoX. I can guarantee this won't be a disappointing workout!
Doing this workout while I was already feeling naseous, was not a great idea. However, I did manage to make it through this workout without an incident...
That was until my oldest daughter sat on the remote. Suddenly the entire video was rewinding. I grabbed the remote, but for some reason, I could not get it to stop. In desperation, I turned off the playstation. Getting everything set up again took about 5 minutes. Enough time to cool me down and lower my heart rate. Now I had to get back into the groove. Thankfully, I had made it through about 45 mintues of the workout already, so we were already heading toward the end, and cool down was right around the corner.
So yes, I had made it through all the hard workouts of the P90X week one. Tomorrow will be a piece of cake... errrr... I mean a walk in the park!
Note: P90X is an extreme fitness regiment and your doctor should be consulted before starting this or any other workout program. If at any time during your workout you feel uncomfortable or not right, modify the move or stop completely do avoid injury.
Curious about Day 7, click here to read about Stretch X.