Day 4: P90X Yoga X
Last night when I told my wife that today was Yoga X day she laughed at me and said, “Jonathan, you’re the most inflexible person I know!” I said, “Yep, it’s going to be rough!” I just completed P90X Yoga X, and it was really rough, but I just did my best and forgot the rest!
During the P90X Yoga X workout, you’ll be doing about 38 different moves in about a hour and a half. All you really need for this P90X workout is a yoga mat, towel, water, & yoga blocks (for beginners like me). This was the first time that I’ve really tried doing yoga. I have done yoga on the Wii Fit before, but I was just playing around and not taking it seriously. This is a very intense yet relaxing P90X workout and will be especially hard for people who have never done yoga before.
In the beginning of Yoga X I feel like I did pretty good for my first serious try at yoga. I was still pretty sore from P90X Shoulders and Arms, so that made some of the moves pretty hard. I started to get used to the Runner’s Pose, Crescent Pose, Warrior One, Warrior Two (all of the basic moves) and doing the the series of Vinyasas. I started to loose my balance with I think it was the Prayer Twist, Standing Splits, and the Half Moon. Again, I’m not very flexible, so I have a very hard time lifting my leg up and keeping it straight.
The balance postures started out not to bad (Tree & Royal Dancer). I did loose my balance a few times though. I definitely wasn’t able to do the crane move (that was insane)! The ab stretches really burned and I wasn’t able to hold them for the entire time.
Lastly, the part I enjoyed the most during P90X Yoga X was the end when you are stretching your legs, and then when you do the Child’s Pose, Corpse Pose, Fetal Pose, and lastly the Meditation Pose. I was very relaxed once I finished those poses. I think next time when I do Yoga X, I’m going to have my wife do it with me. She has done yoga before, so she should be able to help in making sure I maintain the correct form.
As far as my nutrition for the day, for breakfast I had my usual bowl of Fiber One cereal and a protein shake. For lunch I had a turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese, and extra virgin olive oil dressing. I also had another protein shake. Prior to starting Yoga X, I had a small cup of grape juice (to give me some energy). Then after Yoga X, I had another protein shake. For dinner I think I may grill some boneless chicken and use a Jamaican-style jerk rub on the chicken, along with a salad (romaine lettuce, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar).
It’s time to go make some dinner! Tomorrow is Legs and Back, and Ab Ripper X. My abs are still sore from P90X Day 1, P90X Day 3, and now from today. I’m just going to have to suck it up and do my best!