Of course I did. Actually, I looked for them (doesn't that sound creepy and stalker-like?). I think you mentioned it in some other thread. It was your video I showed my partner first and that's what got the determination stuck in him.
Just wanted to say I finished my first four weeks of my p90x/insanity combo and have lost 12 pounds and lots of inches all over. All told, I'm feeling pretty great. I went running for the first time since Thanksgiving yesterday and boy do I feel that today! Never really noticed that my obliques get worked when I run! I'm especially surprised how sore they are considering all the oblique work I get from insanity...I would think they would be more resistant to soreness but apparently not.
Oh, and for those familiar with the p90x plyo dvd, I wanted to express a personal best! The tuck knee jump move, tony typically does around 8-11 reps to start with a little pause between jumps, then tells you to go crazy for the last 15-20 seconds of the exercise and do as many as you can. In previous rounds of the X, I could crank out quite a few reps, but still had a tiny pause in between. Well this time around, I was going one after the other (just like the guy in the back does!). Granted, I only did that the last 15-20 seconds or so and not the entire time, but it works out to something like 20 reps instead of the usual 8-10 I was doing. I was so proud! I've been subbing out the X cardio for the insanity workouts so I did plyo during my recovery week instead of any insanity cardio. It's the first time I'd done plyo since December and felt really great. My calves were really sore from 'hot foot' the next day, which again is surprising because insanity really works my calves too.
I guess mixing workouts is doing more than I could have anticipated for various muscle groups, which is exactly what I needed. I had a birthday party to go to yesterday, which is the first time in that four week period that I let my eating stray a little (fatty condiments on the sandwiches, a cookie, and even a tiny piece of flourless chocolate cake...which is like a cross between fudge and brownies, my absolute fav!) I know the little splurge affected my typical sunday morning weigh in (my premature weigh in on friday had me about two pounds less than this morning), but it wasn't a huge overindulgence and I don't feel too bad about it.
Anyway, now I'm rambling on but wanted to share some of my fitness advances and encourage those along the p90x road. It's completly worth it!
Wannabefitgrl, congratulations! I'm not sure at what level of fitness you were starting at, but those are definitely some nice numbers for your first month doing P90X. I saw a similar drop my first month as well, with the 2nd and 3rd months slowing down a bit in terms of weight change but accelerating in terms of appearance.
While running is defnitely a full body exercise, I personally have never gotten oblique soreness from running. Is this something you were doing in conjunction with P90X exercises? If so it might be related to that. Even if it wasn't the same day as running, it could be a delayed muscle soreness reaction, which has happened to me a couple of times, especially when I do intense leg exercises.
behaze, don't you go thinking that recovery week is going to be a walk in the park! You still are going to need to bring it to do the exercises during the recovery week, it's just not the same concentrated intensity of the normal exercises. I will admit to having some serious muscle soreness during the first round of recovery.
Well I'm a bit pissed off, it still hasn't arrived, thinking I got ripped off on EBay.
On a good note, I'm moving to my cousin's, and she's a cop and so is her girlfriend. They're really active (pet german shepherd) and eat a cooked dinner every night, so good step for my, lifestyle-wise.
Still hoping the DVDs come, cause now that I'm moving out I don't need to set up the gym at my other cousin's, I can just do it where I live, yay!
Thanks wannabefitgrl and zaldabus, and info on what I'm getting myself into is appreciated!
Thanks for the words of encouragement. My recovery week was great. I've been subing out the yoga for the insanity recovery workout, so I did the yoga on my recovery week. I missed it.
As for results slowing down, that's always been my experience as well so I'm hoping that by varying my morning workouts will keep the results coming. I'm also hoping the running will make a lot of difference in my physique.
Anyway, I'm also juggling grad school and a full time job so I have homework I should be doing! Then off to bed early so I can get up and do it all over again tomorrow!