One of the greatest things about the P90X workout are the objective measurements you initially take when you start the program. They keep you accountable. They can keep you motivated. They don’t lie.
With the recent Seattle Chiropractor Challenge, I skipped most of these tests, since I knew I was in bad shape. I didn’t really want to know my weight, but had a reasonable guess where I stood. I found out yesterday, just how wrong a person can be in their assessment of their body and the reality of things.
When I went to retrieve my son from playing in a woman’s public restroom at our midwife’s office, I noticed the scale. Although I don’t believe a scale ever tells the whole story, I stepped on it, and was horrified at the findings. The good thing is, the findings explain why I was having a tough time with plyometrics and Yoga X.
6’0, 210lbs +/- 3lbs for clothes.
I was guessing I may have been at 200lbs, and that was after 2 weeks of solid training and eating perfect. Knowing that my body’s metabolism increases quickly, I would have to estimate my beginning weight a few weeks ago at 225lbs. MAN OH MAN.
Body composition is more important than how much a person weighs, but I would be fooling myself to think that my frame should be holding 210-225lbs. My shape is changing, and I still have some muscle mass from previous years of training, but this is a great motivator for me.
Plyo felt much much better today, and I got my sweat on. I found time for it, even though I had many excuses ready to skip it. Today Shoulders and Arms.