Holy Snapplesauce, month 1 of P90X3 is officially over – how is that even possible??? I seriously have no idea where the time went! I can honestly say that it’s been an incredible month. My eating has been on key and I’ve stuck with the Classic Workout Calendar, trying to make this experience as authentic as possible.
Last week I mentioned that I was feeling under the weather, but my body has bounced back (faster than usual) and I’ve been back to normal health for the past few days, which has been nice. Because it’s the end of the first “Block”, I decided that it would be a good time to take my measurements to see where exactly the weight has gone. Below, you’ll find my progress as of today. My scale didn’t budge much this week (so annoying), but being female and knowing there are a lot of factors that can impact the scale, I’m not too concerned (particularly because I find measurements/how I feel/how my clothes fit to be a more accurate representation of my fitness level). So this week I only lost 0.2 lbs (and yes, there were a few choice words in my mind when the scale only dropped that!). Nevertheless, I plan on continuing to eat healthy and keep up with the schedule. If I continue to plateau or stop seeing results, I’ll change up my eating a bit to see if I can kick start my weight loss again. By the way, I am fairly short (5’1″), so any weight loss or weight gain shows up fairly noticeably on my shorter frame.
So here goes nothing….
P90X3 Month 1 Results
Weight Loss – 7 lbs
Chest – 1 inch
Ribs – 1/2 inch
Natural Waist – 1 3/4 inches
Stomach (Belly Button) – 1 inch
Hips – 1 1/2 inches
Abductors – 1 inch
Arms – No change
Thighs – 1 inch (per thigh)
Total Inches Lost: 7 and 3/4 inches!
Fit Test Update: My husband and I were planning on doing the fitness test again at the end of Month 1, but he recently injured his right shoulder, so we’re going to wait until it’s better before attempting it. According to the guide itself, you’re supposed to do the fit test at the end of the 90 days, but we thought it would be interesting to see how much we’ve improved each month. When we finally do it (hopefully soon), I’ll post an update on my fit test progress.
Needless to say, I’m pretty ecstatic with my results. I’m sure other people can potentially get way better results, but for me, that’s a freaking miracle. Last time I stuck with a program and ate healthy, I only lost 4 inches in one month, so this is a significant improvement for me. My biggest problem area, as is common for many females, is my hips, so I was super excited that the greatest drop was in that area. I foresee not as many changes in my upper body in the future (natural waist, ribs, etc.), as I don’t have a lot to lose in that particular area, but I’m sure I will continue to see more progress as the time goes on.
These results definitely added fuel to my fire and I’m already excited to see my Month 2 results! Now that I’m over whatever sick bug I caught, I’m back to feeling energized and amazing. If you’re humming and hawing over whether or not to try this workout, I’d highly recommend it. But, of course, we all know that food is a huge factor in anyone’s progress, so you absolutely need to think about your nutrition, not just your workout (I know my results wouldn’t have been nearly as good if I hadn’t been eating healthy as well).
Again, if you want some easy motivation, check out Workout Tip Jar and find an accountability partner or challenge group. Remember this is a lifestyle change, not a quick diet. Happy fitness, everyone!
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.