Today was a my first major fitness milestone: Day 90.
No, I’m not filling in the blanks. And no, I don’t have any Before and After pictures of me looking all beastly. Mostly because I forgot to take any “before” pictures (oops!) And also because I didn’t do the full P90X program, so it wouldn’t be a fair representation of the program.
Result: Down a total of 8.75 inches!
I’m pleased with the total number, even if I didn’t reach all the individual goals. (*thisclose* though) However, I fasten my bra and my belt on smaller clasps, I’ve got visible definition in my arms and legs, and I’m no longer afraid of clothes shrinking in the dryer. Peace of mind is a beautiful thing.
What about weight, you ask? Well, I gained weight. Yup, gained. Which is exactly what I expected since I was focusing primarily on weight training and trying to stick to a protein-rich diet. So I decided at the beginning not to track my progress by weight. Plus, I bloat a LOT, regardless of the lunar calendar, so I knew weight wasn’t going to be a good motivator for me.
I did P90X M/W/F, and Rockin’ Body Dance T/T/S. I did not run once. I don’t intend to ever run again. Not even if my life is in danger. That’s why I carry a gun.
If I’m honest, I really averaged 4 days a week of working out, not 6. And I sure didn’t go by the P90X diet plan. I like food too much.
So, basically, 90 days of modified P90X and a more conscientious diet that still let me enjoy foods I love. That was my #1 rule going into this – don’t be miserable. Yes, if I had cut out XYZ foods completely or did the full P90X Plus 3-hours-a-day system or something I would have gotten more radical results. I just know some well-meaning person stands ready to point that out. But as a whole, I’m satisfied.
Now I’m starting on Round 2. I have way more confidence going into this round. I already have a good system worked out. I’ve got better habits all around. And I can already see progress and that keeps me motivated. Day 90: Round 2 happens to fall on July 4th. Great day for After pictures, amirite?
Oh yeah, I‘ll take a picture tomorrow, which is Day 1.
See you in July!