30 Days of P90X3

Monday, August 11, 2014

So, I hope you don't mind, but you're in for TWO progress posts this week.  I just can't wait to share!

So first off is me with my 30 day progress from P90X3.  You've seen Jen's results, now here's my personal take.  I've told you before how much I love this program and how I am pretty sure it is now my soulmate workout.....maybe even more so than running.  And that is saying a TON!

So 30 days of P90X3 - has it really been that long already?  Craziness!  But when I stop to think, when I stop and consider, yeah, I can believe that.  I have made so much progress in the last 30 days that honestly, it's hard to believe it's *only* been 30 days....but I will get to that.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I thought I'd start with my 30 day pictures from P90X3.  To the left, you can see everything all in one.  I kind of wish I had pulled my hair up in the first set so you could really see a comparison with my back, but just know, there is a huge difference!

Before I really delve into the pictures, I need to take a second to tell you about the "other" progress I have made.  Let's talk nutrition first.  So, I have been trying to stick to the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan ever since it quite literally changed my life back in March.  Quite simply, it works for me.  I am never hungry, and my macros are always right on point.  I did up my calorie/container bracket to account for P90X3's recommendations (which, by the way, did give me palpitations), and even so, I am still losing.  Not losing crazy fast, but losing steadily nonetheless.  That's all I ask for.

So how much have I lost, by the numbers?
      • 4.2 pounds
      • 3.5 inches, pretty much balanced throughout my body
      • 2.8% body fat
But what about what I have GAINED?  I am physically stronger in every muscle group.  I can do all the push-ups in the first half of the Warrior workout on my toes.  I can make it through every variation of Triometrics as instructed.  Sprawls?  No problem (now....when I first started, I was literally flabbergasted that it was physically possible.)  One-legged squats?  Absolutely.  One-armed plank?  Tough, but doable.  Bound dog?  Wobbly, but yes.  I am still spent at the end of every workout, but I can DO them all!

And the other thing I have gained?  Confidence.  I carry myself differently.  My head is higher.  My back is straighter.  And my outlook is better.

Ok, so let's get back to the pictures, shall we?  Can we start with my back?  Pretty Please?  I have never - not even at my fittest point - NEVER had definition in my back like this.  Never, ever, ever, ever - can you tell how incredibly impressed I am with myself?  Yes, I am shocked.  And this is 30 days!!!

 Next, let's look at my arms.  They are thinner, more defined.  And they don't jiggle!  Woohoo!

But perhaps the most amazing to me is the change in my legs in just a few short weeks:

My bum is lifted.  My calves are defined.  My hamstrings are POPPING.  And my legs almost appear longer.  Now, I posted on Facebook how my lower half is my trouble zone.  It always has been. The women in my family have what we have affectionately come to call the "Sanner hips."  We were born to birth babies, not strut statuesquely down the boardwalk.  But here is evidence that that could change!  It's a possibility.  Just more evidence that eating well and working my body could overpower genetics.  I'm excited to find out!

So what about you?  What would excite you to learn?  What would you love to see?  What would you love to change?  Your attitude?  Your confidence?  Your body?  I am starting my next challenge group on September 1, and I would love to help you make *it* happen - whatever *it* is.  So what do you say?  Let's DO this!

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