It's no secret that I dislike downtime. As soon as I hit that finish line I was thinking "what's next." I am taking 10 full days off of running per my coach and I am going to try to enjoy it. Today is my last official binge day, however. I have a Christmas party to go to and then I'm pretty much over it. I feel if I keep eating the way I am I might get the gift of Diabetes for Christmas.
So what's next?? I have a couple of things in the works. I am off work until January 2nd so I am going to hit the YMCA and concentrate mostly on yoga and swimming. I also have cycling clinic coming up starting January 7th and then the training for the half Ironman after that.
I have also decided that since I am going to be on a little break from running to concentrate on cycling that now would be a perfect time to start a round (my first round ever) of P90x.
Why do I want to try P90x?
For about a year I was an avid Crossfitter. There are pros and cons to Crossfit, but in the end I was in fantastic shape. I do feel it's fairly expensive and don't believe in some of their philosophies (like eating paleo) but it really did give me amazing results. I gave up Crossfit about 4 months ago now to concentrate mostly on running, cycling, swimming. I really think this was the right financial decision but I am losing muscle mass. I want that cut look back so here I am considering giving P90x a shot. I've taken the past week to gather all the materials and equipment I need and now that my post marathon binge is over I am going to take the initial pictures and start it this weekend.
I know this is a huge time commitment, but I know I am able to do it. I love that I will be able to do it at home as well. If any of you have any suggestions or comments, I'd love to hear them. I plan to follow the exercise program fairly strictly but am not going to be doing their diet or supplements. When I am training I feel like I have found the optimal diet for myself so I am going to stick with that.
Here I go starting my P90x journey.... right after I finish this Twix bar.