Bring It: P90X Day 57
P90X is a hardcore and extreme workout created by Tony Horton. If you have been following along with this series, you have heard this a million times. But the concept of muscle confusion he used to create this DVD series works. With results right around the corner, it is hard not to fulfill the whole package with exercise and proper nutrition.
At the begininning of this personal journey, my goal was to disprove this workout program. I wanted to show that it didn't work, like so many others I have tried in the past. But, I am seeing a difference... and it is a big difference... both physically and mentally. Now I am pushing to see how far I will get at the end of 90 days.
Feel free to leave your comments below. I am coming into the final phase of the P90X program and need all the extra pushes I can get. Thanks for your continued support.
It is Monday and frankly I am excited. Today is the first day of my final phase of the P90X program. This program is divided into three phases. Each phase consists of 3 weeks of intense workouts followed by a Recovery Week. Since I just came off of a Recovery Week, I was pumped and ready to get back into pushing it hardcore.
I will admit though today was a little odd. For this week, I am returning back to the same workout I did for the first month. This whole month is going to be complete muscle confusion as the workouts switch up each week for the entire month followed by one last recovery.
After this month, Tony Horton has promised I will be in the best shape of my life. Now, I can't honestly say that is going to be true. I have so much further to go onto this journey. However, I can say that I am stronger both physically and mentally then I might have ever been. That is exciting and I already know that I am going to want to continue this program until I reach my goal.
Overall, today's workout really brought the best out of my. I grunted and pushed through every pull up and every push up that I had to do. So much that my son started mimicking me. It made me laugh, and anytime you can laugh through a workout, you know it hasn't been too bad!
Monday is also an exciting day because I have been anxiously waiting all week to see how I have progressed. I can honestly say this is the first time I jumped on the scale and didn't hold my breath. I knew I had lost weight without even seeing the numbers. (Which is pretty impressive since it was a holiday weekend and I had a mini-vacation in there as wel!)
Drum roll please.....
After the last couple of weeks, my numbers in inches have pretty much stayed the same. That isn't too bad, considering that it is still sitting at 12 inches lost. YEAH! I am giving myself a big shout out because that is a lot of inches.
As for the pounds, I am now at a full 8 pound loss. The weight on the scale is what ultimately effects my BMI, and after recently joining Myfitnesspal, I figured out my BMI (body mass index) according to a tool just a little more accurate then I was using. That being said, my BMI has also dropped a full 1.2 points since I started. That means I have moved out of obese range and just into overweight status.
Now, I am not happy about admitting that my BMI catagorizes me as obese, but it is just a number. BMI is the worst measuring tool for those who have a large amount of muscle. Obviously the higher the weight to height, the higher the BMI. Therefore, I prefer to measure my body fat percentage as well. Since the start of the program, I have already lost 2 percent of my body fat.
Now, the physical numbers are awesome enough, but the fact is, in the last couple of weeks I can really see the difference. Sometimes as we are losing weight, we are blinded by our past self and don't always see our progress. But I can tell I have slimmed down. More importantly, my clothes are starting to look ridiculous on me because they are so big and baggy. Even more importantly, when I went out to buy a new outfit for the Thanksgiving holiday, I bought a pair of jeans 2 sizes down from what I was struggling to get into when I started the program. That to me is even more important then the actual numbers. I am feeling great and starting to look great too!
Breaking the 10
Milestones will vary from person to person. Some will count every pound and every inch. Others will count every size their clothes shrink down. Others will count the calories. For me, I like to count the 10s.
This isn't what you think it is. It isn't that I have broken the 10 pound lost mark... although that is definately a victory as well. I am talking about dropping into a different 10 incriment. For instance, it is a victory to go from the 200s down into the 190s... the 190s into the 180s... the 180s into the 170s... the 170s into the 160s... you get the picture.
For this weigh-in, I finally broke the 10 barrier. I am in a whole new number group now. I know it seems odd, but I feel even more motivated by that then the pounds I lost this week.
Now, my next goal is going to be to break the 10 percent mark! That is when I will have officially lost 10 percent of my starting body weight. They say that is when everybody starts to notice. But honestly, when I showed up and saw family for Thanksgiving, some didn't even recognize me. Muscle does weigh more than fat and I have done some major transformation. Now, to make it to the 60 and 90 day marks to see how much further I can progress!
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