Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day 4, Yoga X

Today was Yoga, or as Sean said "I need a Yogo block." Sofia thought it was Yogurt but whatever you want to call it this shit was hard. The workout is 1.5 hours with about the first 30 minutes being movement exercises that had me sweating my ass off and I was getting a good workout. The next 30 minutes were balance exercises and I almost fell over a few times. There was actually one point where Tony Horton, that is the trainer that does these, told you to put a pillow or something down where your head will hit if you fall so I did the alternate exercise on that one maybe I will try it next time. The last 30 minutes is stretching type exercises but still tough. If you are thinking of doing P90X and you figure the Yoga day will be a day off, think again. It is not the same kind of workout but it will make you sweat. Sarah has done Yoga before so she knew some of the moves but I really had to pay attention to see what I was supposed to be doing. I had to take a few breaks as well because I could not always keep up. I did not pause the DVD today when I took my breaks because I had a dentist appointment at 8:15 and could not take the extra time. I suspect this will be somewhat easier next time since I will know some of the moves and won't have to keep looking at the TV but man those people on the DVD are crazy flexible and ungodly strong. Tony tells you to concentrate on breathing in and out evenly, yeah right it was all I could do to half way get into some of the positions let alone concentrate that closely on breathing but I did my best. I am already noticing after just a few days that I am somewhat more flexible than I was before and I had been doing some stretching every day but apparently not as much or as focused as provided by this program. I think this workout will be the one where I see the most difference over the course of the program and I think that will be good. Like Tony says, there are things he can do at 45 (I think he is 50 now) that he could not do at 25 not because he can do 1000 push ups but because he does Yoga. I did like this workout a good bit too and I think it will also help with my back in the long run.

I also wanted to mention that although I have not stepped on a scale or anything since starting I already think I am noticing some of that hard to get fat that was still hanging around my mid section is dropping off. I have no concrete evidence of this other than how I look and how it feels but I am pretty sure I am right. If this is correct that is pretty amazing considering I am 4 days in and have been busting my ass at the gym to get rid of that for a while. The big difference for me now is I am being very strict with my diet and following the nutrition guide to the letter with the exception of their attempt to get me to buy all their supplements, bars, etc. (I use my own stuff which I will address later). I have often read in my research that diet is the key to getting that last bit off and maybe that is it. I am certainly not starving myself or anything either, I am actually eating more calories now than I was previous to starting this program and I am feeling good. I think this weekend I will put in a wrap up of this week and include some info on the diet and supplements I am using for anyone who is interested. Looking forward to tomorrows legs and back workout.

Post Workout:

  • Whey Protein (26 grams Protein GNC 100% Whey in skim milk)
  • Creatine (5 grams in water)


  • Oatmeal (1 cup)
  • 1 banana


  • 2 low fat string cheese mozzarella


  • Asian chicken salad (Sarah's recipe, maybe she will post it as a reply)


  • 1.5 oz. spicy cashews


  • Pork chops 9 oz.
  • Green beans (2 cups) this was a lot of green beans but I was too lazy to make something else.


  1. The Asian Chicken salad was from Eating Well Magazine.

  2. I realize this is a little outdated but thanks for the recipe! Was super yum, I made it tonight for the first time and am in love! I'm starting P90 to eventually move up to P90X just looking for other experiences when I stumbled across your blog :-)