As I confessed last week, I fell off of the fitness wagon. An injury followed by getting sick started a chain of events that lead to almost 3 weeks of no exercise.
Thankfully, today I was feeling better and did X-Stretch from P90X, which my body truly needed.
While running some errands today and feeling like a loser for not working out in so long, I realized that these things happen and sometimes they happen because they need to happen.
During my “workout vacation” I was able to truly focus on my nutrition which is something I have always struggled with. The cleanse that I started back on the February 1st has done wonders for me. I have been pretty disciplined with it so far (as you know I already confessed to 2 cheats and I should add a third, but why go there right now) , I’ve tried new foods and I have renewed my love for cooking. These are all things that needed to happen but I didn’t always have time for while cramming workout sessions in on a daily basis.
In a lot of ways I think my body needed this break from the workouts. I have put my body through hell for a year and a half with rarely more than 2 days off at a time. When I would take those 2 days off, I usually ended up pulling doubles the next day, which is quite a lot for the body to handle.
Am I upset that I didn’t complete round 3 of P90X? A little. However I’ve done the program before and I know that I could just restart Phase 2 if I really wanted to, but I don’t think I will. I think it’s time to try something new. Plus my schedule has been pretty crazy and I don’t have that hour to truly commit to my workouts everyday.
For the next 30 days I will be trying Jillian Michaels “30 Day Shred”. I know a few people who have tried it and really enjoyed it. Will I complete the 30 days? I don’t know. I have to test it out and see if I enjoy it.
Some of you may think I am all over the place since completing Insanity, and you are probably right. I started the hybrid and dropped it after 30 days for P90X. Then I did 30 days of P90X before having to stop and here I am talking about the 30 Day Shred now. Maybe since it’s only 30 Days, it’s just what I need. Who knows. The important thing is that I keep fueling my body with healthy foods and that I keep moving. This is a way of life for me now and I sometimes just have to follow the detours and hope that I end up back on course.