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Don't give up now! Week 3 of my P90x Challenge

I think someone wants to join me in my P90x challenge!

In almost any endeavor, in order to succeed, one has to be committed to performing the task, do the hard work and see the task to completion!

Just like the squirrel that’s standing on my deck Monday morning. I bet he (or she) wanted to find those acorns, and no matter how freezing the temperature was, the squirrel was not one bit intimidated by us or the weather! It had to do what he (she) longed to do…


Sometimes I wonder what it is he's actually thinking...

This week marks the 3rd week of my P90x Challenge. Day 15 is back to Chest and Back – my least favorite exercise! I can’t really do the pull-ups and the push-ups,
but I pushed myself to do it anyway.

This week, the schedule is as follows:
- Chest and Back, Ab Ripper X
- Plyometrics
- Shoulders and Arms, Ab Ripper X
- Power Yoga
- Legs and Back, Ab Ripper X
- Kenpo (my favorite)
- Rest or Stretch (Tried 30 minutes of this on Sunday and I must say that I’m looking forward to Sunday…)

According to the P90x Classic guide, "Phase One, which is weeks 1-3, the goal should be to master each movement and finish the workouts in one piece."

So it's more of learning the routine and not how heavy the dumbbells.

Sometimes during the routine, my body just says, “enough”. Just like yesterday (Monday), I couldn’t do the last 10 minutes. I couldn’t lift my arms. It’s chest and back and yet my arms are getting a ton of exercise!

I do the Ab Ripper X when I first wake-up in the morning...

So I'm looking forward to Week 4: Recovery and Ab Focus.

It snowed over the weekend, and my kids, especially my 8yo loved it! We only got about 3 inches but plenty enough to play. While the kids and I shoveled the snow in the driveway and the backyard, my husband was cooking apple-blueberry-cinnamon pancakes!

(Lucky, too, that we have a neighbor who built his own ice skating "square" in his backyard, and my little guy got to play ice hockey with his pal!)

And guess what my goal-oriented 8yo completed! Time and patience allowed him to complete his detail-oriented roller-coaster. He spent whatever extra time he had for 5 nights and meticulously worked on this Kinex contraption all by himself!

It’s pretty amazing! (I play with it every morning after I straighten his room and every night before I tuck him in! )

We're expecting another snow storm Tuesday night. Hopefully not much but enough for the kids to have a snow day...and for me to have some time to write a few more pages.

See you guys next week .
Stay warm and keep smiling ;-)

(Clipart courtesy of Microsoft Office)


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  2. @Nathan, after this week, I'll definitely look into it...Thanks for the motivation!


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