Friday, September 18, 2009

P90X Day 41: Kenpo X

For 40 days, I've been getting up no later than 5:30 a.m. -- and often even earlier -- to squeeze in my P90X workout before the kids pop out of bed. Today, with M in Chicago on business and the kids at their grandparents, I got to sleep in.

When I finally woke up at 7, though, I found that my whole routine was out of whack. I padded into the kitchen, rubbed the sleep out of my eyes, plopped my butt on a kitchen stool and flipped open a magazine. I didn't feel like exercising, and I had the luxury of being able to procrastinate, so I did. It wasn't until I ambled into the garage to start Kenpo X that I realized that I was going to be late for work if I didn't get my ass in gear.

And boy, did my ass get in gear. Kenpo X is a mighty fine workout if combined with weights; my shoulders were burning as I pushed through the moves. At this point, I can anticipate all the exercises on this video, so I'm pretty much on auto-pilot throughout Kenpo X -- I barely noticed Tony and the gang on the TV screen. My mind was focused on maintaining good form and high intensity, and when the workout ended, I was actually a little disappointed.