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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Can I get a fatter version of P90X please

Yesterday I threw in P90X+ Intervals and I proved to myself that my mind is stronger than my body... and not in a good way. For those who don't know, the P90X+ Interval routine is made up of 15 cardio/strength/plyo moves that have three 20-second speeds: slow, medium, and killer.

So I'm going through the routine but towards the middle of the dvd, I realize I'm stopping about half-way through the last killer 20 seconds not because I'm wasted and exhausted, but because my mind tells me I can't do it.

I see Tony and his two assistance - one of which is a skinny chick with killer abs - and it's just intimidating to me. I never realized this before. Then it starts getting into my head:
I can't keep up with them, they're so fit!
And I'm not.
If they get winded, I should be lying on the floor passed out because they're so fit!
And I'm not.
If it's hard for them, I can't possible finish cause they're so fit!
And I'm not.

Uhh... can I get the P90X with fat people in it so I know I have a better chance of keeping up?

Over and over for each exercise. And seriously I would stop just because my mind thought I couldn't do it not because I physically couldn't do it. The weird thing is this doesn't happen to me when I do P90X plyo and to me that's a much harder workout. Maybe it's because the girl in the plyo dvd doesn't look that intimidating... she's not fat by any definition, but she has more muscle and meat on her bones so I feel I can keep up with her better... she doesn't have that "perfect" fitness model look. I don't know what it is, just an interesting thing I noticed.

Rant and self-pity party over!


Ladybug said...

I want the P90X program... or their new program, The Insanity Workout... I think they would both be a great asset to me!

I'm doing GREAT! 6 more weeks until school is out for the summer and I get to move back home to my family and friends. I'm so looking forward to it.

I've been chatting with a friend from back home online. We've not seen each other in years (he graduated with my little sister). He too is on a journey to better health, so we are looking forward to hanging out and working out together! He's asked me to help coach him in his weight loss journey too and is going to support me 100% in my dream of becoming a Personal Fitness Trainer... :)

I am so looking forward to the next step in my life... I've got so much more support at home... more friends than I really knew I had all because Facebook has brought us all back together.

I am truly blessed!

Hope all is going great... your profile pic is AWESOME! Look at the muscle tone you are getting... especially in the legs! Keep up the great work!

MAJL said...

I hear ya! For me, if I see a fitness instructor who is unfit teaching a class, it makes me wonder how serious they are about fitness altogether, but someone average makes me feel more comfortable. I hope my participants perceive me that way; someone fit but with areas to work on...most notably my FLABS (flab +abs=FLABS). I do tell my class that when I started, I could only do 15 second sprints. I am happy you are posting more lately!
PS I had no idea what mochi was and I have been seeing it everywhere now.

Chris said...

I know what you mean in the latest Yoga video I got from Tony's one on one he's not wearing a shirt which I didn't found myself more saying the I can't keep up cause I'm not in that kinda shape! Put a shirt on Tony you're frightening the out of shape people!

~HoneyB~ said...

I can see where your coming from. I think the instructor should be the ideal, but the "supporting cast" should have a wide range of people in it. By that I mean different body shapes and heights.

At any rate you seem to be doing great if your doing all but the last 20 seconds... my advice close your eyes, by the time you open them again your 20 will be over :P

Salina Lyn said...

That's how I feel in yoga classes. Everyone looks like beautiful swan women and then there's me...the fat little white lump on the floor. :) Jokin'

The P90 programs are awesome. Good for you for even getting through 1/2 regardless of what the skinny bitches look like.

Mentally kick their skinny little asses! ;)

Heidi said...

I can see how that might put you off if your mind was in the wrong place.

I hate it when I'm doing a video and the super-fit assistants are faking how hard the workout is. Like, 2 minutes into the easy version of the workout and their grimacing. Seriously, we all know you can hold this move forever if you wanted to.

CJ said...

Ha ha that's the exact reason why I stopped doing Jillian's video! I think too that they should have fatter models on the video, it would motivate us! But then I tried one more trick, as I got used to the video, I stopped looking at it and just followed the instructions without looking!! In this way you can modify it a bit if you find it hard and not feel like a huge blob of blubber trying the moves!!

Boomer said...

P90X+ Intervals is the most difficult of all P90X/P90X+ workouts. So don't feel bad. IXP (Intervals) trashes me... can you say Carlito Three Ways! (P90X+ folks know what I mean).

Anonymous said...

I have been very curious about the P90X programs. I'm considering purchasing it. I love the feedback that you give us. Thanks!

Mishy said...

hey, you've already completed P90x, you don't ever need to feel intimidated by those videos anymore! you're doing great and you'll get back in your zone soon.

Annalisa201 said...

So funny! I've done two different "Body Attack" classes this week. I noticed that there are a few heavier people in each, which is a nice confidence booster for me, to be smaller than at least two people in the room :) Plus, I was lucky enough to notice that I was more fit (lung & heart (endurance) wise) than some of the skinny mini models in the room :) HA! Yes, the majority of them were skinny mini fitties who could outlast me any day, but at least there were a few. Lucky me.