My first day of this routine was supposed to be on Saturday but, since I would be in Maine and didn’t want to drag a bunch of equipment, I did it on Thursday…my birthday. It was very difficult, and I couldn’t understand why I was unable to keep up with Tony and the gang even when I used weights that were much lighter than what I used during regular P90X.
Sunday was supposed to be Interval X Plus. However, after a long ride home and dragging all our traveling stuff back into the house, I didn’t feel like it! Later on at night, I was looking at pictures from our trip and noticed my gut was getting huge again. Combining this with the fact that I wasn’t very enthusiastic about the Plus routines made me start to have second thoughts.
Now I am thinking about doing the Ultimate Reset as soon as I can order it and buy all the groceries needed for the three-week detox. Originally I was going to do the Reset JUST before I head off for Coach Summit next year. However, after seeing that belly, I realized I need to do something NOW. The Reset will help me lose weight now AND help me prepare to eat better for the future. So by the time I am P90X Certified and able to teach in gyms, people will take me seriously. My weak point is still eating right even while I am away, which I am sure people on my team can help me out with.
So all that was worked out in my head, and I figured I would just stop doing Classic Plus when the Reset got here, right? After all, I wasn’t that interested in the routines because I couldn’t do them! Then I did Total Body Plus this morning, and I hit upon something I should have seen from the start: in the Plus routines, you are lifting weights based on TIME LIMITS, not NUMBER OF REP LIMITS. Therefore you should use a weight that you know you could lift for a minute or so.
Despite this revelation, I think I will still quit the Plus program once the Ultimate Reset arrives. I need to get this weight and eating issue under control, or else the money I have spent on the P90X Certification will be wasted.