Today I decided to try something different and ditch the Yoga day. I did Yoga on Sunday and the calendar called for it again today. Since tomorrow is a rest day I felt like I wanted more of a Cardio workout than Yoga can provide. So, I went with the alternative workout which is Cardio X! And I am glad I did!
Cardio X is only 42 minutes long but there are zero breaks so it burns some major calories! This is the first time I substituted a workout for cardio X so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. It starts out with Yoga moves. It does the warrior poses. Warrior one, warrior two, reverse warrior. I really liked Yoga this way. I warmed me up for the rest of the workout but didn't bore me because of the length. Then it jumps into KenpoX and I start to get a nice little sweat going. Then Tony, without pause, jumps into Plyometrics. Now I am really starting to feel the burn. Then after plyo he goes right into Core Synergistics ....Superman...Banana...Superman.....
Good times! I am glad I did Cardio instead of Yoga especially since tomorrow is the off day. Sunday I start Week 9 of the program and officially begin Phase 3 of P90X. I will still be eating 2700 calories a day but the focus will be carbs instead of protein (60% carbs/20% protein/20% fat). The carbs are added because this is the time when you are supposed to get ripped and you leave everything on the carpet during your workouts. The carbs will give me the added energy to Bring the hell out of IT!!
I will have to cut down on the protein bars as my snacks or replace the protein shakes in the morning with good carbs (ie: whole wheat bagels, english muffins, oatmeal, waffles and pancakes ...etc). Dinner will be a lot of whole wheat pasta, tortilla shells, and wild or brown rice! I have reservations about going to the high carb diet but the P90X program has been spot on so far so I am going to trust it! Now if I start to gain a bunch of weight I will go back to the balanced protein and carb diet I am currently on. One other change I am going to make is to switch to a different recovery drink. I am still going to take the P90X recovery drink for snacks (since it is 220 calories and has a lot of carbs), but I am going to start taking Anabolic Halo after my workouts. According to reviews it is a top notch recovery formula and is supposed to really help with muscle growth and healing. Only downside is that it tastes like ass!
So, Tomorrow is a rest day and Sunday I jump back into the Week 1 workout cycle in keeping with the P90X muscle confusion theory!
Thanks for Reading,