First of all, I can't believe I finished 2 weeks of the original P90X! I truly never thought I'd be able to do P90X at all, let alone be completing every workout! I feel so strong. And while it's my natural inclination to get frustrated by slow progress I find myself enjoying this process more than I have programs in the past!
I've only ever done short workout programs from Beachbody. I've done T25, P90X3, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Insanity Max 30, Piyo, and 22 Minute Hard Corps. What do all those programs have in common? They are all workouts that are about a half hour long. That's my sweet spot. I've never enjoyed working out enough to consider a longer program and I've always told myself that I am just not someone who can do long workouts. What BS! Why do we limit ourselves the way we do? I'm actually really enjoying these longer workouts and to be completely honest, I dread them less than I have some of the shorter ones I've done in the past!
Why? Because they are slower paced since the trainers aren't trying to maximize the time! So where in 22 Minute Hard Corps I'd be panting for breath and my heart would be beating out of my chest, this program I feel challenged but never completely burned out. It's a nice change of pace!
My nutrition was on point all week except for a few extra carbs. I'm trying to really dial it in and up my veggies and healthy fats and decrease my sugar and carbs. The struggle is real. Thankfully my daily smoothie helps me feel treated. I've been making my shakeology into thick Acai Smoothie Bowls full of spinach, kale, fruit, and some healthy fats like almonds and making it my lunch instead of just having a smoothie as a snack. So far I'm loving that treat in the middle of each day!
The most exciting thing that happened this week was that I started to visibly see progress that I've NEVER seen before: arm definition! I had to take a picture for proof because I was so excited! I've never seen progress in my arm definition so this was a big moment for me. I hope to continue to carve them out over the next 10 weeks!
On top of that I started to notice that my thighs looked leaner. I decided to break out the measuring tape to see if it was all in my head and I was shocked that my thighs are down almost an inch each! I also lost an inch in my midsection although I don't feel like I see much progress there yet. My arms are about the same measurements as before but visibly I can see them getting more defined which is exciting. My upper arms have always been a problem area for me so I'd love to get them looking really strong so I feel confident in tank tops. And I did notice today that my jeans that are usually pretty tight and pinch into my sides fit like a dream so I guess my tummy and hips are narrowing out even if I can't visibly tell yet! All exciting things! I haven't stepped on a scale because I don't really care how much I weigh, I'm more interested in how I look and feel this time around.
On to week three!!!! My July online accountability group is starting on Tuesday so if you want to join me and work on your fitness goals alongside me (you don't have to do P90X, I have a bunch of program options for you!) then just shoot me a message and we'll get you registered this weekend!