Bring It: P90X Day 85
P90X, created by Tony Horton is extreme training. While you are expected to push play everyday, he is the one creating the videos to give you a good variety. With this variety, and your ability to push it to the max, you will achieve what is known as muscle confusion. This is how the program works. This is what is necessary to avoid plateaus.
This is my own personal journey. I have been exploring the 12 DVDs included in the P90X series over the past few months. The reason - I want to see if this program works for weight loss and overall health. If you would like to start from the beginning of this series, please click here. If you want to read about my previous day with P90X, click here.
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A Peanut Butter Ball... yes I will!
Christmas is over. I hate to sound like a Scrooge, but I really couldn't be happier. The extra stress from the holidays... well let's just say it is unproductive if you are trying to stay healthy. Stress can actually hinder your attempts at weight loss due to Cortisol. Then again, the extra goodies, the extra drinks, and the overwhelming amount of food doesn't help either. So, I will say it again. I am glad that Christmas is over. Now all I have to do is get past New Year's and life will be back on track!
Today was a recovery day from the holidays. Believe me when I say I recovered. I didn't even crawl out of bed until noon. I don't even remember the last time I had actually slept that late. I must have been tired. The holidays really can wear a person down. Once I finally got my lazy butt out of bed, I didn't have much time to get my workout in. We were headed off to a birthday party. Dinner, drinks and cake... Oh My!
Luckily for me, I knew I was going to have time later on tonight to get my workout in. This is my final week of P90X, and it will be by far the hardest for me to complete. You see, not only am I on Recovery Week, but I am on the final Recovery Week for the program. However, recovery week focuses alot on the core section, which seems to be the weakest part on my body!
Today's workout was one I was dreading. For some reason I thought it was Core Synergistics. Last time I tried, I felt I couldn't physically push myself hard enough to get a good workout. Today, I thought that was the workout on the agenda. I was pleasantly surpirsed when it was YogaX instead. I don't think I have ever been so happy to see the Yoga workout the entire time.
Yoga was a great way to let down after the holidays. That also means that tomorrow, I need to get out of holiday mood and start kicking some butt again. I have consumed enough junk (and beer) and really need to get back on track. However, I will give myself today. I did my workout and I didn't overstuff myself. That has been my philosophy for the holidays... now let's see the results!
The Results Are In
I am not going to lie... I was a little intimidated by the scale today. Not because I am afraid of it, but because one of the hardest things to do is come on here and admit that I gained weight or didn't move the scale at all. If I show a change, everything is good. But when I gain or show no change, I almost feel like I didn't do enough. So, jumping on the scale was hard for me. Especially after the determination to behave during the holidays.
Luckily for me, once I jumped on the scale, I saw I didn't have much to worry about. I lost. Now I didn't lose big... but the number still went down. This week, I lost 0.6 pounds. Everything else stayed the same. Yet, I do know that this was a holiday weekend. I do know that I didn't deprive myself of any sweets. knowing I could overdo it later. So, there is nothing more to say except I am proud of myself for listening to my body, but still giving myself the freedom to not be so strict.
This is my last week on P90X. Therefore, this is the last week to give it my all so everybody can see what this program can really do.
- Weight lost: 14.2 pounds
- Body Fat percentage lost: 3.1%
- Inches lost - 15 inches
- BMI points lost - Down 2.2 points
While we may all want to see more results, I still think these results are pretty outstanding. Yet, my journey, while it may be coming to a close with P90X, is far from over. I still have a far way to go to reach my personal goals!
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