This is officially the most I’ve weighed while attempting to do P90X. Tipping the scales at a robust 195 lbs is really taking it’s toll on me. I took a peek in my P90X journal from previous years and got an idea of what numbers I put up in the past. uhhh… I’m not there yet.
At one point I was doing 21 reverse grip chin-ups at a time. This week I’m at 5.
During previous rounds I would be tiring out at 35-30 standard push-ups. This week I’m at 18.
It’s crazy to see how it can all go away with a little… ok… a lot of inactivity.
I’m attempting to once again do my workouts in the morning. The good part is you get the workout done early in the day and don’t have time to come up with excuses or ways to “get too busy” throughout the day. The bad part is it’s in the freakin’ morning! It’s cold in the garage and I don’t have much caloric energy to fuel me. I’ve been fasting in my sleep for 5 hours, so at least I’m digging into my fat stores sooner.
Day 1: Chest and Back
As you can guess, this was a real de-motivator. Only being able to do 1/3 to 1/2 the reps I “remember” being able to do really makes me feel like a fat ass. Combined with the atrophy of inactivity, the extra 40lbs I’ve put on since my best after pictures makes for a lot more work pushing and pulling this tub of lard around. Once the weight starts to come off and muscle starts to build, I expect my numbers to go up really fast. Continue Reading →