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!!