Tuesday, September 16, 2008

P90 X Day 10: Shoulders/Arms/Abs

Hey y'all -

Power is still out here in Houston. Starting to get a little old! Cell phones/text messaging hasn't been working either. I have been in very limited contact with my family and friends outside of the area and am beginning to feel a little out of touch with the rest of the world. Getting a little stir crazy!

The wife and I woke up early today and had two wheat english muffins with peanut butter and then went to a Kroger Grocery store. They had power, perishables, and ice!! We loaded up on beef, chicken, egg whites, veggies, fruit, and turkey sausage. We had to stand in line for about 20 minutes to get into the store, but it was so worth the wait. When we got in we were both very excited they had everything. We came home and loaded up our coolers with ice. This should get us through a couple more days without electric.

I got the rest of the yard cleaned up and my neighborhood is starting to feel somewhat normal again - minus the large up-rooted trees everywhere!

Around noon I felt very tired. It is the first time that I have been doing P90X that I felt worn out during the middle of the day. I took about a 20 minute nap and then got up and had an organic skim milk protein shake (45G Protein) and apple for lunch. I immediately felt better. I think the lack of energy was just the last 5-days finally catching up to me.

I did the Shoulders/Arms/Abs workout around 5pm today and I really was able to BRING IT! I used the green bands (40lbs) through the first 12 exercises and then switched to the red (30lbs) for the bonus round. The bonus round had me running on fumes. I am happy because I did more reps on almost every exercise this time compared to last week and I increased my band weight. I can feel my strength and stamina increasing. I love P90x so far!

My left shoulder was still a little tender but I took a couple of advil and pushed through. I am glad I did because the workout really stretched me out and the shoulder feels awesome right now. It is more of a pain than an injury. Big difference between the two.

I am going to post pictures again on day 15 (the 1/6th mark). My wife says she can already see the difference in my body. When the gym opens again I will go weigh myself also. My clothes are fitting me so much better then they were 11 days ago!

Anyways, I am going to go walk my dogs and then cook some steak up on the grill with some mixed veggies for dinner. I think tomorrow is Yoga again. I may wait until it is dark and do the workout with candles on just to set the Yoga mood -- or maybe not.

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Yoga mood....you are SO gay.

  2. Hi, Jeff. I am getting ready to start P90X and found your blog thru various other blogs.

    It sounds like you are extremely dedicated and doing really well. Having lived in Florida for 20-plus years and surviving three direct hits from hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, I can totally relate to your experience in TX. Standing in line to get into a grocery store that has power - people just can't relate until they've done it themselves. And how about driving? No stoplights - that's always fun!

    Anyway - continued success with P90X. I am going to keep checking in on you and Annie.

    Good luck with getting electricity. I used to work for the power company in South Florida. I know they just sent a bunch of crews your way to help restore power. 3 weeks is usually the worst case scenario...

  3. Thanks for the postive comments!

    Oh yeah, the 4-way stopping at the traffic lights in crazy...middle fingers flying all over the place!

    Good luck with P90X. So far I am extremely pleased. I thought the nutrition part was going to be very difficult but so far I am really enjoying eating healthy!

    Remember to take your before photos and stop by and let me know how it is going!