Well it has been an interesting 90 days. I have to say that it feels like a lot longer than just three months to me. I guess that is because so much has been going on here at home. New job, that big trip to visit my family, my emergency dentist visit and all the everyday stuff in between has just added up to make me feel a bit stressed and out of control, but thankfully aside from missing one day of actual workout time due to a new work schedule and odd hours, this has been a real success.
My last check in was at the end of phase two and headed in to my final phase of the program. The last phase is longer than the first two by about two weeks and I began it right as I headed to visit my family for a week in Charlotte. In my post on the crazy busy week I spent with them I mentioned that although I wasn’t able to do all of my workouts in order, due to the insanity of my family and their ultra hectic schedules, I did get a workout in every single day and upped my hours of working out dramatically by adding in two-hour sessions at the gym twice that week with my little brother and several hours of yard work with my mom at several of the properties that they are fixing up to sell. So I may have not kept to the exact program that week, but I made up for it by sticking with an entire weeks full of workouts that were equal to, if not higher impact than, what I would have done with the program that week.
When I got home the following week I came back to the program with even more energy and began writing out the set lists for the weight routines and doing them at the gym here at our complex. I also doubled the sets. This meant that where I would have done lower weight, 5-8#, one-hour weight lifting sessions at home with the DVDs I instead hit the gym for higher weight, 15-20# and even higher with barbell work, two-hour sessions that kicked my butt. I also started my new job that week, but because I was only training, it was really easy to fit in my workouts and still keep up with all of the household chores and blogging.
The third week to now has been one giant crap shoot. I went from training that first week to nearly having over-time the next three weeks in a row and still found time to hit the gym and blog a little. Well, up until last week that is and that is when I had to throw my blog under the bus.
After the whole, emergency route canal thing that I had a few weeks back, I had to go back and get the thing finished up this last Friday and that whole day I was a mess. It ended up throwing me way off schedule and I miss one day of my workout. I know it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but I was actually really upset with myself for having to take an extra rest day so I made doubly sure to plow through the remaining week with no missed days, no matter what. Even the day of my super long shift at work that was to be followed up with Yoga X that night was stuck to and I was very proud of myself after I finished.
So enough of this yammering on about all the crazy B.S. in my life and on to my RESULTS! Well, as of this morning I am at 120.2 #, which makes my BMI somewhere around 21.29. I have still not had my body fat percentage checked so I have no way of knowing how correct these numbers are, by the way. These numbers are only an estimate based on my height and weight on the Wii, which I still say is not very accurate, but can give you a good place to start. My overall weight loss since I began the P90X system is none, BUT I have a feeling my stagnation in that department has more to do with building muscle and losing fat at the same time. My inches are also at a stand still with my thighs coming in at 22″, my hips (I measure below my hip bone though because that is where my I like my pants to hit) at 31″, my waist is still at 26″ as well, but I will let my pictures be the proof of my hard work. Overall though since February I have lost a total of 18 pounds.
Here I am at the beginning of my fitness journey in February. I started with the Brazilian Butt Lift DVDs and lost a good amount of the “weight” on that program. I will be slipping a few of those workouts back in to my new routine until I can decide on a new challenge. I am thinking about INSANITY.
Here I am after finishing the Brazilian Butt Lift program and right before I took on the full-time challenge of P90X.
So as you can see I made big changes in those 20 weeks, but I was looking for more of a challenge and I had always been a bit disappointed in myself for not having done the P90X program the way it was meant to be done and finishing. Here I am today after having finished the program.
Now lest anyone say to me that I am getting too muscular and am in danger of not looking feminine or pretty I have two pictures that say otherwise.
So there are my results. I am going to continue working my butt off mixing my P90X weight routines and my BBL cardio and leg routines until I make my decision about my next program. I’d love to hear your suggestions. What program do you think I should do? Any questions about my progress so far? Let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading!