First recovery week? Check! That recovery week couldn’t have been timed any better. For one, I was starting to get burnt out on the regimen. For two, I had a really busy week planned for last week and not having the workouts every day certainly was more convenient for me. For three, the week of rest gave me energy to get started again.
My week of more intuitive eating worked well for me. Three pounds came off the scale, and that alone was a victory! I tried KERF’s Overnight Oats for breakfast. While I’m still working out the flavor and combination I like best, I have to say it is a nice change of pace and I’m glad to have found something new to eat for breakfast. Enter Phase II. The P90X diet calls in Phase II calls for 4 servings of protein, 2 of dairy, 1 fruit, 2 veggie, 1 fat, 2 carbs, and 3 snacks. That kind of strictness does get irritating. I’m glad I did it for a few weeks just to learn a gauge of what I should be eating protein-wise, but I don’t think I need to do it anymore. Instead I’ll work protein in to each meal, and if I’m hungry for a snack it’ll be either a piece of fruit or veggies. I figure listening to what my body is asking for is best in the long run anyway, who wants to eat such a strict diet all the time?
Since I broke my finger last weekend (Yep, it happened! You can read aboout it here.) I’m going to have to work around some of the routines since I can’t really do a whole lot that involves me putting pressure on my right hand. Since that takes away a lot of the yoga (not sorry at all about), and quite a bit of the back and arm exercises, it’s going to be a little different. I’m debating if I should just rotate through the abs, core, legs, and cardio/kenpo discs over the next week. Core and cardio is certainly better than nothing at all! We’ll see what happens this week, but in the mean time please send happy thoughts to my finger!!
28 down.. 62 to go!