Well, Week 10 of P90X3 has officially come and gone. Last week I was sick, so this week was my recovery week and trying to get back at it! Workouts were all good, but for some reason, my eating went a little awry (I blame my parents visiting from out of town. Scratch that. I take responsibility, as I was the one who chose to eat the unhealthy things this week, so yes, it was all me!). However, since this is a lifestyle change, I know there will be days where I’m not always eating perfectly clean, and that’s life, so hey, I’m okay with that. This week, I’ll get back to normal routines, so, as Pete the Cat would say, “It’s all good!” (how can you tell I’m an elementary school teacher?). Again, my eating wasn’t completely off, but I did have a few extra indulgences here or there throughout the week, so my progress wasn’t likely as significant as it has been in the past.
Weight-wise, I’m down another 0.4 lbs (so hey, still a loss despite not having the best eating week!), which brings me to a loss of 15.6 lbs. Wahoo! Slowly inching towards that 20 lb mark! My ultimate goal would be to get to 20 lbs by the end of the 90 days, which gives me a goal of losing 4.4 lbs in 3 weeks. Definitely doable, but it will take some dedication and focus. Time to zero in on the finish line.
On the bright side, I keep track of my weight loss each week on a chart that I made. I’ve done this for years and every time I start, my chart ends up looking like an elevator (as in it goes down, then up, then down, then up, then down, then up, etc.). Not usually very pretty (and clearly not really making my goals!). Usually I end up getting frustrated, recycling the chart, and starting over afresh (because who really wants to see that?). This time round, however, my chart has consistently gone down! This is literally the first time ever that my chart has never gone up. I have to thank P90X3 and clean eating for that (and the support of my husband). You can check out my chart below (sorry it’s blurry!)…
As for everything else, I’m still feeling great. I actually bounced back from the flu in pretty much record timing – which I’m going to thank my healthy lifestyle for the speedy recovery (P90X3 + clean eating + Shakeology). I still have tons of energy, still look forward to my workouts, and still noticing changes in my physique and clothes. This week was nice, because it was slightly different than last week, so there was more variation. The workouts, being short and varied, keep things interesting and fun to do.
In all honesty, I couldn’t be happier with the program. It’s getting me the results I want and it’s keeping me “in” the workout (as in, I don’t feel any urge to “quit” or switch it up).
Anyway, I think I’ve been rambling for a while, so I’ll stop boring you all with the details. Again, if you want some easy motivation, check out Workout Tip Jar or find an accountability partner or challenge group. Enjoy!
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.