Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 57

Are you comfortable? Would you like to get a glass of water? Bathroom Break? Good? Alright, then sit back and prepare for me to gush a bit.

So, Day 57 for me starts Phase 3, which means I do Chest and Back, and Ab Ripper.
So I'll start with Chest and Back. I haven't done this workout since Week 3, and this is Week 9. I go in to it not really focusing on numbers, my goal is to just max out each exercise and see what happens. How much has the last 6 weeks without this workout prepared me to do this workout again? Folks, BLOWN AWAY!! If I have ever once doubted if P90X was working even though the scales don't reflect it much, today erased all trace of doubt.
The very first set, Standard Pushups, I didn't even look at my number from week 3. I just start. I do 25. When I go to record it, I realize that in week 3 I only did 15, and noted that I couldn't go all the way to the floor for them. Well, the 25 I did today were DEEP nose to the floor (this little voice in my head tells me I have to do that to make up for the fact I am on knees). So right away, huge improvement. My pullups all just about double in numbers, from 7 wide fronts in week 3, to 15 today, both sets. It goes on like that. In week three, I could only do 8 decline pushups, and that was on my knees. Today, I did 10 on my toes. I up all my weights from 8's to 10's, and still crank out huge numbers (like 17-18 in Back Flys). So yes, thrilled doesn't even begin to describe how I feel today.

Moving on to tonight, and Ab Ripper. My goal going in was to attempt all 50 Mason Twists, a feat I have yet to accomplish. GUESS WHAT PEOPLE?! Success! I can't guarantee my fists fully hit the floor on the last 10, but dammit, my legs were up the whole time.

And Phase 3 starts with a bang!


  1. you are awesome!!! that is truly a magnificent improvement. how do you stay so motivated and focused? i am so impressed. i have been struggling the last couple of days. are you following the nutrition plan as well?
    hooray for you!

  2. Yay! Congratulations! I am so happy to hear that it really does work. I was 2 1/2 weeks in and the we all got the flu and followed it with a cold. It's in my chest now, so I'm still waiting. Such a bummer to have to start all over again! re you going to post any pictures!?

  3. That's awesome! You should try switching to normal pushups next week. You might surprise yourself at how many you can do.

  4. Wow, that is awesome and so helps with the motivation and focus! I'm seeing big improvements in Week 3 and can't wait til Week 9 to revisit and see how far I've come (especially since the scale is not moving!) I tried standard pushups on the regular and wide this week and was definitely surprised, so I like Brad's advice - go for it!

  5. Wow! You are really dedicated! You put me to shame. I'm usually happy when i get a good walk in. Ha ha!