P90X Day 23 Completed: P90X Core Synergistics

P90X Core Synergistics

P90X Core Synergistics

I thought this week was supposed to be a recovery week?!? :-) I just completed day 23 of my P90X workout and today was Core Synergistics. This workout is a total body workout that consists of 22 moves that incorporate cardio, stretching, and resistance to strengthen the core muscles. For this workout you’ll need your yoga mat, dumbbells or resistance bands, and you’ll need to make some room in your living room (you’ll be rolling around the floor during this P90X workout).

P90X Core Synergistics was a tough workout! Since it was my first time doing it, I had to watch Tony Horton do the moves first, and then I would rewind the P90X DVD and do it myself (that made this workout seem to go on forever). I also felt like I didn’t do all that great since it’s new and I was so focused on getting the moves down. Some of these exercises were pretty different and it took me a little bit of time to get used to them.

The Banana Roll was interesting! I had to push our furniture out more so I could do this one. The Squat Run move was cardio/resistance all in one and it kicked my butt! I used a very low weight (only 6 pounds), but even with that amount I was struggling to continue towards the end. For any of the other exercises that required weight, I pretty much stuck with the 6 pound dumbbell, but I did go to 10 pounds for the Squat X-Press. I feel like on a lot of the moves I could have gone up more on the weight, so I’ll probably try to use 10 pounds with all of the resistance moves next time. Lastly, the Plank to Chaturanga Run was crazy!!! I could barely do the run while in the Chaturanga position.

I was also really surprised to see that we were doing all of these different variations of push ups. I just figured since it was the recovery week it would be pretty low key…I guess not with P90X! Again, I feel like I could have done a lot better with the push ups, but I was concentrating really hard on just getting them down. They still definitely wore me out though. The Sphinx push ups were pretty tough, and I didn’t last long at all with the Prison Cell Push Ups.

As far as my nutrition during the Super Bowl last night, I don’t think I did all that bad. I had a bowl of chili, and after that I had a very small brownie and a small piece of this cinnamon cake that was sugar free. Prior to going to the party I had a protein shake, and I had a bowl of Fiber One cereal to help keep me from overeating. That really seemed to help out because I was pretty full when I got to the party. I was also expecting that I would see all of the food and deserts and want to pig out, but I was so full that I had no desire to do so!

Nutrition for today-

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

Mid-Morning: Protein shake.

Lunch: Chicken sandwich (thinly sliced chicken with cajun seasoning) provolone cheese, and extra virgin olive oil dressing.

Mid-Afternoon: Protein shake.

Dinner: Salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, pieces of chicken, and extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing. Also had a protein shake (I wasn’t that hungry this evening for some reason).

After-Dinner: Protein shake.

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