ONE WEEK LEFT??!! How crazy is that? That’s right…Week 12 of P90X3 is done, meaning there is only one week left of my 90 day P90X3 experience. However, my journey won’t end there, as I plan on doing the additional 4 week Elite Block, so technically my experience gets extended for another 28 days….
So, on to the good stuff – how did I do? Again, not much in the way of the “duh duh duh” scale – no change. In the past, this may have gotten me a little bit bummed, but I’ve been noticing other things that reinforce the concept that the scale really doesn’t tell you everything. For one thing, my body is definitely smaller than it was last month. How do I know? Well, the pant test of course! I decided to try on a pair of pants that I haven’t really been able to wear since I got married. They’re one of my favorite pairs and I am always awaiting the day that they finally fit. A month ago, I couldn’t get them on. Just the other day, well, they finally fit!!! Slipped on, did them up, no problemo. Last year, when I was a good 5-10 lbs lighter, I still couldn’t get them on, so I know something’s working. It feels great to see progress in different ways.
As with the workouts, I am continuing to feel good and enjoying them. I’m generally able to eek out more reps or go up in weights, which is nice. That independent pull-up is still a bit off, but I eventually I know I’ll be able to do it. Yesterday, I decided to pull out an Insanity video to see how they felt with my new fitness level. I popped in Plyometric Cardio Circuit and was amazed at how much easier it was now than it had been in the past. I’m not saying it was easy, but it was definitely easier.
I guess what I’m trying to point out is that even if your scale isn’t budging, you could be seeing changes in lots of different, more important ways, such as your measurements, how your clothes fit, how improved your overall fitness level is, etc. The point is to keep trucking along. If you’re eating healthy and working out, you’re heading in the right direction, and that’s ultimately what matters. I still have weight to lose and more progress to make, but I’m on the path to accomplishing it and I couldn’t be prouder.
This coming week is the “Victory” week – it looks like it’s a lot more low key, preparing you for your fit test and your measurements/after photos. I’ll be sure to share my progress next week on my overall results of the 90 day program and will continue to fill you in on my progress throughout the Elite block. Thank you for taking the time to share in my journey. I hope, in some way, it helps you on yours.
Again, if you want some easy motivation, check out Workout Tip Jar or find an accountability partner or challenge group.
Are any of you doing P90X3? I’d love to hear about your results so far! Please share.
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.