2 weeks of P90X3 are done and I couldn’t be happier. This second week has flown by and I’m definitely noticing many positive changes, such as:
Weight Loss – As of today’s weigh in, I’m officially down 4.8 lbs, which is another 2.4 lbs since last week. Wahoo! This is a huge victory for me, as it generally takes me FOREVER to lose weight (I’m serious when I say I am lucky to lose 0.2 lbs a week). I was a little nervous about this weigh in as I wasn’t sure if last week’s 2.4 lb drop was a miracle. So far, so good though and I’m hoping to keep losing 1-2 lbs/week. Again, I’m sticking with the food/exercise plan very firmly, which I account for my success thus far.
Strength – Oh my goodness, I can definitely tell that I’m getting stronger! The pull-ups are starting to get easier and I can eek out more reps than before. Everything just seems “better” – push-ups, burpees, curls, etc. If I keep this up, my fun cardio obstacle runs in the summer should be a breeze!
Cardio – As with strength, my cardio conditioning just seems much improved (yes, I know, it’s only been 2 weeks, but I can already see a difference!). The workouts in general are starting to seem easier (not easy, but easier than the first time) – I’m not as winded, am recovering faster, and am pushing myself harder with better speed/agility/results.
Energy – My energy is amazeballs right now! I prefer to exercise in the morning, when I have my peak energy, but with work, it’s just not part of our equation, so we have to exercise after work. In the past, this was one of the most difficult tasks for me – having enough energy to get home after a long day on my feet and try and muster up enough energy to actually work out. I’d either have to drink some E and E or have a sluggish workout. Now, I still have energy after work and can complete a hardcore 30 minute workout all out (and feel amazing afterwards with added energy from the workout!). I think a lot of this has to do with eating healthy and being consistent. This doesn’t mean that every day I’m jumping up and down to workout. I’m human! I still have days where I’d much rather veg on the couch and watch some TV. Having my husband as an accountability partner, however, has pushed me to keep to the schedule even on those days when I really don’t want to.
Overall Well-Being – Overall, I’m just feeling amazing. My body feels better (and in body, I’m referring to my insides). I don’t feel sluggish or icky like I sometimes felt before. I have tons of energy and I’m seeing changes in my mood, body, and mind. Workout Tip Jar, my husband, and my Challenge Group keep me motivated and on track. This time, the 90 days don’t seem unattainable. Rather, I know I’m going to finish them and I’m excited to see my 90 day results!
Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.