Back in May, right as I was completing Insanity Max 30, I made the decision to start P90X3. I loved the transformation I made during Max 30, but I just thought that it was time to add some weight training into the mix. I know of several women who’ve lost a significant amount of weight with the P90X programs, so I figured “why not give it a try?” I was pumped up, did my fitness test, and I was ready to go. Five weeks after I started the program, I only completed two weeks worth of workouts.
Even though I was super excited to start, I wasn’t truly prepared for what the program entailed. I was used to the high energy, high intensity of Shaun T, and it was difficult to Tony Horton’s coaching/training style and the slower pace of the workouts. Don’t get me wrong, Tony Horton is GREAT (Power 90 was my first Beachbody program), but it was just different than what I was used to.
After giving up on P90X3, I went through a bit of a rollercoaster ride with fitness and weight loss – and unfortunately, I gained back some of the weight I lost from clean eating and Max30. I realized it was time to commit to a program.
Last week, I made the decision to do P90X3 again. This time, though, I made some commitments to myself.
I Will Not Skip Workouts
My first time around, I skipped workouts. A lot. I’d workout for a day, take three days off, and repeat the cycle. Hence why it took five weeks to make it through two weeks of the program. This time, it’s not happening. Since I always have an excuse as to why I can’t workout when I get home, I’m switching to morning workouts. I’m going to wake up every day at 5am and get my workout in before heading to work. And I’m going to make sure that I go to bed between 10-11pm so I can actually wake up at 5am. I’m removing the obstacles that held me back in the past.
I Will Not Weigh Myself Excessively
The only times I will weight myself are on days 0, 30, 60, and 91. Other than that, I’m not stepping foot on the scale. Instead…
I Will Judge My Progress on How I Feel
Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, I’m doing to judge my progress on how I feel and how my clothes fit. Muscle weighs more than fat, and the number on the scale can be deceiving. If I feel good and my clothes fit better than they did before, that’s all that really matters.
I Will Follow the Meal Plan the Best I Can
I’m human, and I make mistakes. On occasion, I’ll slip up and go out to eat for lunch, order fried food, or eat the worst thing on the menu. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do my best to stick to the meal plan the rest of the time. The best part (in my book) about the P90X3 meal plan is that you get more food because you’re building muscle. So, when I’m hungry, I’ll grab a healthy snack instead of heading for the sweets or a bag of chips.
I Will Push Myself Every. Single. Day.
Because I’m working out before I go to work, there aren’t too many excuses I can make. Sure, I may be tired (especially the first couple of weeks), but what other excuse do I have? I rarely wake up with migraines, I’m never hungry right when I wake up, and there’s nothing else I want to be doing at 5am. Plus, the workouts are only 30 minutes long. From the second I push play to the end of the workout, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.
I Will Complete the Program
This time, I’m going to complete the program. No excuses. It’s happening.
Over the next 90 days, stay tuned for some before/after pictures, workout reviews, and monthly check-ins! I can’t wait to begin this new journey.