Friday, December 14, 2012

P90X - Complete & Results

Sorry this took so long!  I thought I hit "publish" but I must have hit "save" -- duh :)

I have finished.  When I first decided to actually do the whole 90 days of P90X, instead of just picking out the workouts I wanted to do each day, I got nervous!!  I'm not positive why but I'm so glad I did it.

Doing the scheduled workouts for P90X is good for a couple reasons.  Having a scheduled workout for the next day is REALLY a good idea.  There is no guess work.  You KNOW what you are going to do & you get up and do it.  Knowing that Tony Horton has a plan & seeing that it has worked for so many people also helps.  Muscle confusion is a real thing as far as I'm concerned now.  It sounded good before but now that I have done it I have to agree with him completely.  There is a comment in one of the workouts "he's not loose in the cage anymore".  That is how I feel.  I don't have the ab definition YET but I can feel a big difference.  I feel alot more stable also.  Like I have more control over my movements.  Not as weak, to be sure. 

I did not change my food/eating lifestyle to match the P90X plan.  That was the only thing I didn't do.   I kept track of each workout & used my workout sheets to track my reps, etc.  That makes a HUGE difference for me.  It was so nice to know how many reps & how much weight I used the last time I had done the workout.  I can see for myself now how far I have come.

Ok, now for the numbers.  I didn't lose alot.  Not sure I have alot to lose in the first place.  I know the # (weight) I would like to be at but I'm not going to fool myself.  I like that I saw inches coming off though.  My clothes are fitting different and while that may not be because of weight lost my body is changing with muscle instead of jiggle :)  My husband has noticed changes as well & has been very nice to share them with me.  He said my shoulders are more defined for sure & he sees a difference in my waistline.  Remember, I wasn't losing any inches in my waist in the 1st 2 phases.  It was only in the last phase that I lost 1" in my waist.  I'll take that!!

My final phase I lost:1-1/4" and 4lbs

Total P90X - Lost 9lbs & 8"

I will call that successful. 

Now for those of you that say you have no time to workout like this I will tell you this -- You make that choice what you have time for.  The longest P90X workout is 1-1/2 hours.  Yes, that is a long time (that is the YogaX DVD).   He has broken it down into 2 segments (my opinion).  The 1st 45 minutes is the workout to me.  The 2nd is more of a relaxing/stretching time.  Both are so very important.  The other workouts will take you about 1hour & 20 minutes.  Are you worth that time?  Yes you are!  Don't sell yourself short.  You CAN do this! 

Now, I'm getting geared up to tackle ChaLEAN Extreme.  I am looking forward to seeing how this differs from P90X. 

In the mean time I have gone back to my Chalene TurboFire favorite.  Fun & Sweat wrapped into some serious working out!

Have you tried a Beachbody workout before?  Which one?  What were your thoughts & results?

Be Blessed & Healthy!!


  1. Go you, Pamela!! You've done great! I really admire you for being so dedicated...No way I could stick with it long enough to get results. You should be very proud!

  2. Thanks Brittany!! I love challenges & sticking with some of these programs is just that. Already getting ready to start my next one :)


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