Posts tagged biking
Finally back on track. I spent some time thinking about what was and wasn’t working for me, both in terms of motivation and ability. Basically I made two fundamental errors: one, I started P90x when I was still sick, and two, I started P90x freshly injured (strained arch). Because of being sick, I ended up being exhausted and worn down, and it took way too long to get back to normal. The foot thing has been an even longer, nagging problem, since it’s really not healing as well as it should.
The last thing that’s thrown me off has been simple cabin fever/lack of motivation. I can’t just flip a switch and fix all of these issues, but here’s what I’ve decided I’ll do. And that means it is applicable for approximately 24 hours from right now, and then I will probably change my mind and do something completely different. But I pretend to plan. Anyway…I couldn’t help but notice the silver lining of biking: no foot pain. So as long as the weather holds (probably until half an hour ago), I’m swapping biking/some other outdoor activity for all the P90x workouts that hurt my foot. So, Plyometrics, Yoga, and Legs and Back. This takes me pretty far from a true-blue P90x experience, but we gotta do what we gotta do.
In the meantime, I finally DID do P90x today. So it’s progress.
Wow, did I disappear or what? For whatever reason, a combination of stress, life, etc., I didn’t get much done last week. I didn’t work out at all, and I ate not so great either. So we’re pretty much throwing that week out and trying to start fresh this week. Not that I win many points for today so far either…I’m on for P90x but I haven’t found motivation to actually do it.
It’s actually nice outside, and being stuck inside for most of the winter made staying inside and working out seem less than appealing. So I walked the dog, and then took my bike (that I finally retrieved from home) out for a ride on the trail that’s a few blocks down from our house.
Not that I got very far. Apparently, biking takes muscle and stuff, and I haven’t been on one in years. But, I got some fresh air and sunshine. Maybe I’ll try to get P90x in tonight, and get a little further in un-doing the damage that last week did to my progress.