Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OK, I Give!

"If at first you don't succeed, try try again."
Um, no.
After 4 attempts at P90X, I've come to the conclusion that doing the program, as mapped out, just isn't going to work for me. It works great for some, but right now, I'm not one of them. After being injured twice on the program, being exhausted, sore, and unable to get a good night's sleep, it's just not worth it.
I'm the type who likes to get in a good, full-body workout when I lift weights. I don't want to work one body part one day, another the next, etc. And I don't do as well with "power" yoga. I like to hold the pose and really feel it before moving on, rather than trying to "muscle" my way through (which is what I end up doing during YogaX).
I also tend to work my clients pretty hard in my classes. And I'm working right along with them. I don't want to over-train. I've done that before, and it's NOT pretty!
So, after much consideration, I've put P90X away.
Part of me felt like I was quitting. But you know what? I got over it. Especially after I brought out my "Squeeze" DVDs and my Jillian Michaels DVDs. 'Cause they ain't for quitters, lol!
I also thought about selling my P90X on EBay, but I'm gonna keep it. Just in case.
'Cause you never know.


Charlotte said...

You are not the first person I've heard say they got injured on this program. I don't think it's you - I think it's P90X! That said, I'm still really curious about this program - is there any way to do it in a gym setting? Or is it videos only? If the former, perhaps I can buy or rent yours off of you for an experimetn?

azusmom said...

Ah, so other folks have hurt themselves, too? I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I usually figure it's klutzy ol' me, lol!
It's DEFINITELY doable in a gym (but I'm certainly willing to part with it for the sake of science!).
I believe there are some sites that describe, in detail, all the workouts in P90X. I can surf and let you know what they are.