A few weeks ago I started the P90X program. I was primed to start the new year off right, getting in shape and losing weight. I got about two weeks into the program and all was going well. Sure, my eating wasn’t as good as it could be, but it was going OK. I was almost a month in on the program when life happened – slowing down my progress.
Sometimes Life Doesn’t Cooperate
Sometimes when you’ve got a plan and you’re determined to follow through, life just doesn’t want to cooperate. At our house I’ve had a couple of setbacks that have slowed down my P90X progress.
First, we all got sick at our house. We’ve all been sick off and on for the past 2-3 months it seems. One person will get sick and we’ll all slowly take our turns. This time we were all sick for about a week – and for a second week I was taking care of my wife and son who got sick before me. Being sick and caring for others takes a lot out of you, so I just didn’t get any of the P90X program done during those two weeks.
After being sick for a couple of weeks – despite the fact that I had almost been a month in already, I decided to reboot the process and start P90X all over again from the start.
This past week I restarted the whole P90X program from day one. Then on the yoga lesson of week one I re-injured my shoulder. I’m not sure what I did, but I have an old shoulder injury from a while back that seems to have resurfaced. I never had it diagnosed, but when it hit it made it extremely painful to do certain exercises or motions. I took a couple of days off from P90X, but continued again with Kenpo over the weekend. The shoulder still hurt, but I was able to get through it.
Yesterday I did the chest and back workout with pushups and pullups. I was able to get through it because most of the motions in the workout didn’t seem to aggravate my shoulder. There were maybe 3 sets of pushups that I had to skip because they were too painful, but otherwise I made it through.
So for now I think I’m gonna continue with P90X while avoiding some of the reps that have motions that hurt my shoulder. If it doesn’t get better in a couple of days I’ll probably head in and get it diagnosed. We’ll see.
The Good News…
It hasn’t all been bad news thankfully. Despite the fact that my P90X experience has now seen a couple of false starts and reboots, I’m still confident that the program will work for me. In fact it already is. Since December I’ve lost about 10 lbs doing the workouts and healthy eating, dropping from 255lbs to 245lbs in weight. I’m determined that this body will never see 250lbs again!