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P90X Day 17 Completed: P90X Shoulders and Arms, Ab Ripper X

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P90X Shoulders and Arms

P90X Shoulders and Arms

I just completed day 17 of my P90X workout! Today was P90X Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X. I think Ab Ripper X went great, but the Shoulders and Arms workout went ok (could of been much better). I was able to get my wife to do Ab Ripper X with me again, and today I really brought it! We paused the P90X DVD for a few very short breaks. I was finally able to get through the Fifer Scissor and the Mason Twist exercises again without stopping, and for the full amount of reps like on P90X day 12. I was really excited that I was able to do those exercises once again without stopping.

Also, while my wife and I were doing Ab Ripper x, my wife kept complaining about her legs being sore from Plyometrics yesterday. I was somewhat sore, but not to the point where it was hard to do Ab Ripper X. She definitely wasn’t able to hold the 5 pound plate this time during the Mason Twist. I think kicked her butt today! :-)

The Shoulders and Arms workout didn’t go as well today. During the workout I was just extremely tired. I could have literally laid down and fallen asleep in minutes. That caused me to not push as hard like I normally would have done. I did go up by 5 pounds on many of the exercises, but I just didn’t have the energy to push myself.

I think the main reason I didn’t do as well is because I changed my routine up a bit this evening (as far as when I do my P90X workouts). Normally in the evenings I do my P90X workout before my wife and I eat dinner. Sometimes I’ll wait and do Ab Ripper X with her after dinner, but I’ll always do the main P90X workout prior to eating dinner. Today I did Ab Ripper X first, then we ate dinner, then I did the Shoulders and Arms workout. I’m normally pretty tired after dinner anyways so I guess for now on, I’ll make sure to definitely do the main P90X workout prior to dinner. I also ate a little more then I usually do for dinner so I’m sure that caused me to be tired too.

Nutrition for today-

Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal, and a protein shake.

Mid-Morning: Protein shake.

Lunch: Peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich (it was made with splenda, so no sugar). Also had a protein shake.

Mid-Afternoon: Berry Smoothie with 1 cup of frozen rasberries, blueberries, & blackberries, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 1 scoop of protein powder, and skim milk (not sure how much, just filled up the cup).

Dinner: 2 chicken tenderloins (baked in the oven in extra virgin olive oil, and seasoned with jamaican-style jerk rub), salad (with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing), and whole grain wild rice.

After-Dinner: P90X Recovery Drink after Shoulders and Arms.

I’m ready for bed!! Maybe I’ll try do my P90X workout first thing in the morning?! I’ve never been able to workout in the mornings so we’ll see if that actually happens!!

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