Jan 31st, 2012
Author: Anna Gray
Category: Beachbody Challenge
Today is day 2 of Phase 2 in the P90x2 workout. I have recently completed Phase 1 and feel amazing!! I started my Beachbody journey way back when when I did P90x and dropped 2+ pant sizes, and tons of body fat.
Phase 1 is called the Foundation Phase, the reason for this is that rather then slap you in the face like P90x did, this phase helps you build your foundation so that you can kill it in your next 2 phases. The phase is flexible unlike P90x. P90x is strictly written as Phase 1 = 4 weeks, 3 weeks and a Recovery Week. P90x2 gives you the option of doing the Foundation phase between 3 to 6 weeks based on your success in it. I found that by week 3 I was going to have to go at least another week because my balance and core was still not stable going through these workouts. But I was definitely progressing. Week 4 I knew this was my last week in this phase and I was going to really have to bare down and focus and my workout sheets proved it. PROGRESS NOT PERFECT.
Workouts in Phase one or Foundation Phase: (so fun to watch because I have many friends in the workout programs, all Beachbody Coaches that were Success Stories themselves)
P90x2 Core: Lots of Stability Ball work and some Medicine Ball work but very doable by both men and woman of all levels (there is always a modifier in the workouts including one that has zero equipment) My friend Barbie Decker is one of the Cast members and she is such an inspiration.
Plyocide: A variation of Plyometrics in the original P90x but with a new twist, there is less jumping involved, ie NO ROCK STAR JUMPS you feel incredible after completing this workout.
Recovery/Mobility: Here is your introduction to the Foam Roller. What is a Foam Roller? Well it is like paying someone to give you a Thai Massage, but this magical tool does it for you. This is intended to get those knots and kinks out of your body before your workout so that you are not horribly sore the next day. This workout is an extended version of the warmup foam rolling in the other DVDs.
P90x2 Total Body: My friends Traci Morrow and Mark Briggs are in this workout and again a total inspiration!! Traci is an adoptive mother like me so I have a special place in my heart for her. This workout is exactly what it sounds like, head to toe workout and you are BEAT after the workout but feel amazing!
YogaX2: A SHORTER YOGA!!! Very little repetition like the original version but still very tough!
Upper Body: Balance and Power This one is a doozy!! but by day 30 you will be so proud of yourself for accomplishing what you never thought you could possibly do, yes if you do them consistently you will progres..
So finishing this phase:
I feel Stronger, Leaner–my legs and arms are leaner and I have lost some more belly fat.
As far as Nutrition goes: I have been doing a 30 day Vegan cleanse. So I have been following the cleanse and not the nutrition guide but still seeing amazing results. Now that the cleanse is over I will be following the VEGAN VERSION of the p90x2 Nutrition guide. Like the workouts, the Nutrition guide is very flexible based on your current nutrition likes. There is a grain-free version, a vegetarian, a vegan and then your standard. I do believe that this nutrition guide is much easier to follow then the original so people should really embrace it. If you have a hard time following it then make sure to upgrade your Team Beachbody Club Membership to use their Custom Meal Plans. I look forward to getting back on my daily Shakeology especially with a NEW VEGAN SHAKEOLOGY scheduled to launch Feb 14th. You NEED this in your diet. You don’t want all your hard work to go to waste by not tying in your nutrition!
Stay tuned for my Review of Phase 2.