Well, somehow I managed to survive my first round of P90X. Over 90 days ago I was totally intimidated by this program and now I’m already an official P90X graduate. (insert applause) The last four weeks of the program really seemed to go by fast. Probably because I decided to do Doubles during the last two weeks before recovery week so I was in a real time crunch to get everything done.
The Beachbody experts say that you start to notice the most significant changes during the last 2-3 weeks of the program. I’d have to say that’s true. I achieved my first pull-up (unassisted) on Day 83 and around that same time while I was working out my husband walked in the room and said, “I can see your abs!”
Indeed, I can now see the top portion of a six-pack, even when not working out! They sorta remind me of dimples. At first it was only noticeable in dim lighting but now the dimples stand out even when the lights are on! However, there is definitely still some work to do in that area and I’m hoping more improvements will be made during Round 2. It might sound strange, but it almost takes a round of P90X to get you into the shape you need to be in to do P90X. Does that make sense? Sure, you could probably do Power 90 instead . . . but what fun is that??
On Day 88 I elected to skip Kenpo X and instead went on a 5-mile run for my cardio workout. I hadn’t attempted any running or cardio other than P90X before that. There’s a 5-mile block I do around my house that in months and years past consisted of me jogging a little and walking a lot. But this time I ONLY STOPPED ONCE to catch my breath near mile 4, but otherwise I RAN THE ENTIRE BLOCK. I was hoping just to make it to the end of my street before walking, but then I decided to keep going . . . and going . . . and going . . . until finally I had to take a little bit of a breather while going uphill near the final stretch. Amazing! I definitely couldn’t do that 90 days ago! That was a great way to celebrate the conclusion of my first 90 days! I was particularly surprised at this level of improvement since P90X doesn’t focus too heavily on cardio.
Anyway, I’m giving a thumbs up to the P90X program for sure. You can view my before and after pictures here: P90X for Women
You can read through my entire P90X journey here: My P90X Experience
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