P90X3 – DONE!

finish-start

 

BAM!

3 months ago I “pushed play”, as the Beachbody community would say, and now 90 days later I have reached the finish line! I’m really proud of myself and happy with the results that come with working your ass off… figuratively and literally… except that technically I have worked my ass UP. 🙂

So – visual results (Day 1, 30, 60, & 90 respectively):

90daysfront

Legs are the big winners here I believe.

90daysside1

Shoulders, a little ab, and butt win!

90daysback1

Hard to see with this particular sports bra, but my back has greatly improved, especially my pull up muscles.

And a bit of silliness…

Day1&90flexbw

OVERALL REVIEW:

P90X3 is a good workout. I’m a member of (prepare to barf a little) a P90X3 for Women group on FB, and these women lament constantly about how 30 minutes just doesn’t push them. I have to repeatedly bite my virtual tongue, because if these chicks aren’t totally worn out after these particular 30 minute workouts, they are not pushing themselves with any sort of real intensity. I can (and have) lolly-gagged through a couple of days for one reason or another and ended without having broken a bit of sweat, even having done all the moves. Other days, I pushed to the max and was dripping. While only half an hour, the workouts are intense and some of the moves difficult but by no means impossible. There are a couple I still can’t do, but it will happen… eventually. 🙂

Tony Horton is silly and a huge dork. This obviously appeals to me. 🙂 I love that no one takes themself too seriously on the screen. The cast seems to genuinely enjoy their workout, and they should – it’s fun!

Admittedly, my body was torn down far more with some of the old school P90X regular workouts, but two things:

  1. I don’t have time or energy to spend an hour working out after a day at school.
  2. The pictures prove that the program is indeed effective.

Do I recommend P90x3 to those of you interested? YES.

I’m pretty pleased. 🙂 I don’t have my 4-pack yet, but it’s coming. I have made big gains in pure strength as evident by my pull up (I can now do 4 in a row!) and chin up success, and I had gains in muscle mass everywhere but especially in my legs and butt. 🙂 It’s been a great 90 days, but as my original picture suggests, this finish line is the start of the next part of the process.

Tomorrow I start the Elite Block (or my version of it) – a slightly more hardcore month:

  • PAP Upper & Ab RipperX
  • PAP Lower
  • Yoga
  • PAP Upper & Ab RipperX
  • PAP Lower
  • Pilates
  • Rest/Dynamix

Be healthy!

Sweat. Eat your veggies. Sleep. Yay!

About skinnystrongbusybee

Health Conscious. Body Conscious. Working 7:30am-6pm.

Posted on June 24, 2014, in Fitness, P90X3, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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