After 90 days of bringing it, I finally completed p90x! I can’t believe it! Honestly, the time flew by and I enjoyed the program a lot more than I thought I would.
Before working out with Tony Horton everyday, I wasn’t much for strength training. I always knew it was important and dabbled in it from time to time, but I never really got into it. Now, I love strength training! I can see and feel the difference it’s made on my body.
Before I share some pictures, I wanted to share some stats. Week 1, I was able to do 22 standard pushups. By Week 11, I could do 33! On Week 1, I was able to do 10 wide front pull-ups. By Week 11, I could do 24! The numbers are like that across the board. I was able to do more reps with better form and switched to heavier bands.
I can also see the fruits of my labor looking at pictures of where I was and where I am now. I can see the different in my abs and arms (especially around my shoulders) and I can see and feel a big difference in the strength of my legs, as well.
I am so happy that I decided to do p90x and so proud that I stuck with the program. I can’t picture my workout routine without strength training built in. In fact, I included p90x workouts in my marathon training plan! No worries, Tony, I’ll still be bringing it! Special thanks to my Beachbody Coach Chris and all the amazing and supportive Team Real Healthy members! I couldn’t have done it without you all backing me up :).
For anyone out there that is intimidated by p90x, don’t be! Tony leads each video and shows you how to do each move. Just watch, then try it! Everyone in the video is doing each move at his or her own pace, and Tony walks you through you some modifications if needed (I still use a chair to assist with pull-ups). It’s definitely challenging, but what good workout isn’t? And for the ladies out there that don’t want to get bulky, you don’t have to! You can lift and still be lean, but you’ll be strong! It’s all in the amount of reps your doing, and p90x also offers a lean program for those that want to incorporate more cardio (I used that to help create my marathon plan). Moral of the story is: if you’re looking for a new workout routine with a strength training component, I definitely recommend p90x.
Are there any workout moves/classes/programs you once were skeptical about and now can’t live without?