P90X Yoga X Crane
Ahhhhhhh! I just completed an intense, but very relaxing day 11 of my P90X workout. Today was Yoga X. It was definitely tough for me doing some of poses, but I feel like I did a lot better then P90X day 4. I even enjoyed Yoga X today!
I pretty much have the moving asanas down (at least I think I do) but I did struggle with the Half Moon, Twisting Half Moon, Triangle Pose, Twisting Triangle, and the Standing Splits (there may be more, that’s all I can remember). I get off balance very easily and I’m also not very flexible, so I think those will just take time for me to get better at. Oh, and of course I can’t even get close to doing the Crane. I think it would be so cool if by the end of P90X I could do the Crane! It would be a HUGE testament to the P90X program if I could accomplish that!
I really enjoyed Yoga X today. The very first time I did Yoga X on P90X day 4, I found myself starring at the timer thinking when, “When will this be over?!” It seemed like it went on forever! However, today I focused my energy more on the poses and I really tried to clear my mind and “live in the moment” as Tony Horton says to do.
I turned the ringer off on my cell phone, shut the door to my home office (you can see into our home office from downstairs if the door is left open; just seeing it while I’m doing my workout makes me think of everything I need to do) and really just focused on the task at hand. Of course though someone had to call our home phone while I was doing Yoga X, but I paused the P90X DVD, dealt with the call and quickly got back to the workout. I also did my best to ignore the timer; they should have an option so you can turn the timer off on Yoga X. Taking those extra steps to shut off the world around me really helped me get through this workout and made it much more enjoyable.
Nutrition for today-
Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal, and a protein shake.
Mid-Morning: Protein shake.
Lunch: Pan fried salmon (in extra virgin olive oil), and a cup of black beans.
Mid-Afternoon: Strawberry Smoothie with 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 1 scoop of protein powder, and skim milk (not sure how much, just filled up the cup).
Dinner: Pan fried salmon (in extra virgin olive oil), and a salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing. I had lots of salmon today because I thawed out two fillets of salmon on Tuesday. We ended up not eating them, so I ate them today so they wouldn’t go bad.
After-Dinner: Protein shake.
Tomorrow is day 12 of P90X so that means Legs and Back, and Ab Ripper X. I’m really looking forward to those wall squats! NOT! :-)