Posts tagged P90X
When I started this back on July 2nd I didn’t really know what to expect. I looked at the success pictures and although I hoped and wanted similar results I guess I figured there was a disclaimer that said in fine print “results not typical”. Well you know what, there isn’t. It isn’t rocket science. If you commit to the exercises and diet you will see results.
I didn’t take all of my measurements and if I could go back and change one thing I would have done this. I did weigh myself and took my pictures and my body fat and I know what size pant I was wearing that I thought was shrinking before I started. I guess I figured that I didn’t have that many inches or weight to loose. (Ha, I guess I was wrong!)
Probably about 3 weeks into the program I really started to notice differences in my body and started seeing some definition, weight loss and was getting comments from friends at the gym and work about what they noticed. About 6 weeks into the program I realized that I needed to get some new clothes (hidden cost of P90X).
I have a great pair of jeans from Express, Fit to Flare for curvy figures in a size 8. I wore these all the time before starting P90X. They weren’t tight, a size 6 would have been tight, especially in the thigh. I just bought another pair from Express, the exact same cut and style (the first pair weren’t that old) in a size 4. And not a tight size four, in a well fitting, comfortable size 4 (I didn’t try the size 2). I also went into Forever 21 where I couldn’t wear any of their pants since they were always too tight in the thigh and am wearing a comfortable (almost too big) size 5. My blacks for backstage I am swimming in, my belts don’t have enough holes. I don’t know my exact inches lost but know I have gone down 2 pant sizes.
My body fat percentage was 22.3% when I started, went down to 21.6% on day 30 and to 20% on Day 60. My weight was 142 on day 0, 136 on day 30 and 133 on day 60. I have never really cared what was on the scale since I know that muscle is denser than fat so it “weighs more” and a number on the scale isn’t what I am after. I encourage everyone to only weigh yourself 1-2 times a month. But take your measurements!!! I started P90X at 31.5 inches in my waist and am down to 27. I am estimating that I have lost at lease an inch or so in each thigh.
My strength has improved and I love that. I keep track of my reps and weight used in my workouts and that has been fun for me to track my progress. I am naturally competitive, even with myself so I like to push myself and try to do more than I did the week before. When I started I was only able to do about 3 reverse grip pull-ups, today I did 10 unassisted. I wasn’t able to do about 1 1/2 close grip overhand pull-ups and today I did 5 unassisted. With wide front I wasn’t able to do any today I managed 3 unassisted.