Today will be a rather short post. The title essentially says it all. My plyocide has plyodied. I had a tough one today.
My brain is wondering if my body is telling me – dude, I need a week off to recover. I’ll have to see how I’m feeling after the next workout in a couple of days. Mostly because tomorrow is a recovery day.
The gut feeling is my sleep pattern is off and that is what is truly affecting the workouts. I’ll know in a couple of days I suppose. Till then: Keep Pushin!
I’m not fond of waking up tired. Such is the case this morning. I got a full 7+ hours of sleep. Yet someone I was still sluggish. Uncool. Despite that, I still pushed myself into today’s workout. What happened is that Total Body ends with a bang and a bonk. I’ll explain.
Feeling tired is not likely the best way to enter a workout. What is weird is that I started off doing better in my reps. Increasing reps is a good sign. Especially when you’re increasing your weight used too. Such is what was going on today. More reps. Hell, I got a new personal best on pull-ups too. Mind you, pull-ups are not my strength. Yet this makes two weeks in a row with new personal bests in pull-ups.
By the last 1/4 of the workout I was beginning to bonk. My tiredness was catching up to me. I had to pause in-between moves to catch my breath. Digging down deep to find what energy I could to continue on and do the moves. Being careful not to kill the form and hurt myself.
At the end of the final move I collapsed. So tired. Done. Collect the $200, but don’t pass Go. Lying on the floor in a heap of a sweaty mess. Tired to the core in complete exhaustion. Exhausted to the point where I couldn’t do the cool down moves and certainly unable to push on for the ab workout. Unfortunate.
Strange to have such a personal best of a P90X2 workout in a haze of tired. Odd that I increased reps. Easy to believe that I essentially bonked before the end. I must be mental to have pushed myself like that. Which is why Total Body ends with a band and a bonk. How is your journey to fitness going? Getting stronger? Wanna get into better shape with a fitness challenge? Join me! Time for a Shakeology.
Here’s a personal pet peeve of mine. People that go out in public sick. How important do you think you are that you need to go around infecting other people with your problem? I’m now getting back on track after a week of being laid out due to Strep throat. Put me in bed for a few days, came on real quick too. Today I was finally feeling human enough to be getting back to PAP Upper.
While I wasn’t able to really push the workout hard, it did feel real good to be working out again. I did what I could after being out ill for a week. The hardest move in PAP Upper today was the renegade row. I only got about half the reps. Under the circumstances, I can’t complain.
I’m hoping in the next 10 days I’ll get completely back on my game as that will be then of my 90 day journey with my first round of P90X2. At which point I’ll be starting my next fitness challenge. Who among you would like to join me in the fitness challenge? Contact me and we’ll make it happen!
I feel better for having tackled a workout. Even if it was the hardest of all the P90X2 workouts. Gotta pick up where I left off and that was getting back to PAP Upper.