Another journey through a beachbody workout comes to an “official” close. That’s right I’m saying that my 2nd time through P90X2 ends again or does it? I decided that I would close out journey 2 today.
I closed out with a great PAP Upper workout where I got through it all and pushed it hard. Then I followed it up with an Ab Ripper X2 set. Still working on the tummy.
Here’s my stats ending this time around:
After Stats on 08/11/12:
R. Arm: 11 7/8”
L. Arm: 12”
R. Thigh: 21 5/8”
L. Thigh: 21 5/8”
Total Inches: 178.125
I have increased a total of one inch to my body. I’ve added a few pounds but I’m still shy of the 182 that I’d like to be. My other goal of the flat belly is probably a week or two off. What this means is that after taking a break next week, I will fire up phase two of X2 again.
I found that I lost the most belly during phase two. Which is why I’m going to retreat to that phase for an additional week or two after a week off. Give myself some rest, then pound the workouts to achieve that final goal.
Enjoy yourself and if you’re looking to start getting into better shape join me in a fitness challenge starting in September! Until then, P90X2 ends again or does it really ever end? No. It’s a lifestyle change for the better. Time for some Shakeology and some Poker.
Yesterday I forgot to post the fact that I did my workout. Today I’ll be updating with a look back at PAP upper and look at yoga X2. Must mean I’m getting a little busy or something…
I didn’t fully complete PAP Upper yesterday. It wasn’t for a lack of being able to do the complexes. Instead it had more to do with a time constraint. I got 3/4 of the workout down. All of complex one and half of complex two. Still a good workout. I was keeping up with it this time as well. So I’m finally getting PAP Upper to be a workout that doesn’t kick my ass.
Today was Yoga X2. Still able to palm the floor and do some of the wrapping moves where before I could not. I’m pretty sure it means I’m becoming more flexible. One of the wrap moves involves my right shoulder. Before my first journey through the P90X2 workout by beachbody, I had issues from an injury. I always thought at some point I’d have it scoped to fix it. Not any more. I have a wider range of mobility than I thought possible and no pain. The joint has fixed itself thanks to the workout of P90X2. Thank you Tony Horton and Beachbody!
I’m still adding the X2 Ab Ripper workout in three days a week during this phase three. The goal is that I will hit a flat belly very soon. Might not be in the time frame I was hoping for, but it’s nearly completion.
Off to have a complete breakfast with a Shakeology. Then it’s music makin time. Make sure you’re on a journey. Even better if you’re able to look back at PAP Upper and look at yoga X2 and say they same thing I’m saying: Thanks for helping fix my body through workouts and exercise.
As you can see there is a smile on my face and the reason for that is X2 PAP Upper. And today I totally kicked it’s ass.
Much like yesterday’s PAP Lower, I got all the reps in. Had to pause it a couple of times, but I got it done for the first time where I did every single rep without missing a beat. KICK ASS!
Renegade row and towel pull-ups have been my nemesis with PAP Upper. Not any more. Not today. I got all the reps in for each of them. I did have to pause a few times between sets in the complexes, but I made it happen!
I got such a late start to my day yesterday that I didn’t get my post in about my workout yesterday. Combining both days again means more PAP lower and upper in today’s little writeup.
My PAP Lower workout yesterday, for all intensive purposes, rocked. I kicked it in the proverbial ass. I was able to keep up with the kids on the DVD and even get through things faster and harder without pauses. Booyah.
The PAP Upper workout today is a slightly different story. I started strong. However by midway through the first complex I was having difficulty working on keeping up. I had to start pausing the DVD to catch my breath. The bright spot is I only needed to stop the DVD 4 times, twice in complex 1 and twice in complex 2. The other bonus is that I did manage to get more reps in for things like the pull ups and the renegade rows.
I’m still not sure why I find the upper body stuff so much harder. It’s not like I’m not in shape.
Time for me to get on with finishing some musicmixes. A hearty breakfast, a little Shakeology and some time later today on the links swinging sticks. What’s your plan of attack today?
I had a little lull last week. Ended up going out of town and was unable to complete the week. You know what that means? It means I’m adding an additional week to my final phase. Then I kicked in my 2nd week yesterday and ended up not having time to post about it. So today I bring you PAP Lower and PAP Upper as my post today.
Of the two workouts, Lower and Upper, I find that the PAP Lower is much easier to me. I flew through it yesterday, no pauses and able to keep up with cats on the video. The hardest move is the side bridge with the leg lift and I still rocked it.
To add to my regimen of getting that flat belly – I did add X2 Ab Ripper after PAP Lower. The ab workout after something like the PAP stuff is certainly a bit harder. However, I still plowed through it and rocked that too.
On the flip side, PAP Upper is a workout that is still hard as hell for me. I wonder if it’s due to being a musician or something, but for some reason, while I’m pushing myself, I’m still having issues to keep up. In fact the hardest move is the Renegade Row. Good God that one kills me.
Based on this, I find that I’m way more exhausted after the PAP Upper workout. Means I have to spend a little more time after the workout catching my breath and getting on with my day. Speaking of which, it’s time for me to go make some breakfast and a Shakeology. Have a great day!
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