I’m in week 4 of p90x. That is the first recovery week. There is no weight lifting this week. You do yoga, kenpo, core work, and stretching workouts. It is still an hour of working out a day.

I can’t stand it. I love weight lifting. I miss it. You’d think I would like a chance to take it easy but it isn’t turning out that way. I feel like a slacker and it is hard to motivate myself to get through the workouts. I find myself really wanting to cheat for the first time.

I’ve gained the weight I lost back which I don’t totally understand since my food habits aren’t different than last week.

In two days I start week five which is the beginning of phase two. The weight workouts are new. I think in this phase I need to really get a handle on my diet.

In other self-improvement news I’ve finished my first set of 22 lectures for the acupuncture course. I’m going to start reviewing key ones now. It is frustrating because I have enough knowledge now to identify good patients for acupuncture and to be able to name a few major points to use in each patient. That is totally unhelpful when I don’t know where those points are or know how to put needles in a patient. I go for my first hands on training in March. 

One Reply to “Recovery blahs”

  1. Great job with the working out, it’s hard to stay focused (especially at home) and you are doing it! Don’t worry about your weight, the other day I weighted myself at night and was horrified at the number on the scale… the next morning I weighed myself and was 5 pounds lighter (back to my normal weight). My point… you can’t control your body, sometimes it retains…

    I had a terrible workout week last week which isn’t good since I need to dress for summer in a few weeks!

    Are you enjoying the accupuncture classes? I have a pinched nerve/knot in my upper back (since the ultra) and need to find someone to help me. It’s been weeks but I thought it was a knot at first and only aggrevated the situation with electric current (tens unit).

    Keep up the good work!
    .-= Mari (Bookworm with a View)´s last blog ..Weekly Recap- January 21 =-.

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