Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Week 8 of P90x = Phase 2 Recovery

I have been meaning to write an update for a couple of days now I just haven't gotten around to it.

When we last met, I had a seven day workout week ahead of me.  Well, right after I published that post I spoke to a friend of mine who is currently on his own journey doing Insanity (another program like p90x) and he told me to not kill myself by skipping my rest day but rather to just "kill it" that week.

And kill it I did.  I did all 6 of my workouts.  All 6 were amazing and I burned tons of calories.  I also ate really well.  And now I am in my recovery week.  That's right, I'm 8 weeks in.  I'm so very proud to have made it this far but in all honesty, it has been very, very enjoyable.  Last night I got to do Core Synergistics which I hadn't done in awhile since I switched to the Classic schedule and it was amazing.  I know I've been progressing through this whole process but last night it was glaring me in the face.  From the push-ups to the lunges, to the dreya rolls, I was able to do every, single, one.  Don't get me wrong, it's still a challenging workout and I sweated my way through the whole thing but I was working out at a whole new level.  And yes, it felt amazing.

I haven't gotten around to measuring myself but I am going to try to do that in the next day or so because I'm a little curious to see if I've lost any more inches.  I still haven't lost a single pound according to the scale.  I mean, that number goes up then down then back up so I don't know what to make of it.  I can't wrap my head around it so I'm just going to let it be.  My jeans are FINALLY showing signs of being baggy and to me, that trumps the scale not moving.  Also, for the first time, I noticed my face has gotten slimmer.  Isn't it weird how that kind of stuff just magically happens? 
I didn't notice it yesterday but suddenly today it's slimmer.  Go figure.

I'm still working on my nutrition.  I've heard it a million times over and over again, "it's all about nutrition".  And it really is.  Turns out, working out isn't the hard part.  The eating is the hard part.  If you're going to try this program, trust me, the workouts are nothing.  Planning healthy meals and choosing healthier options is a job all by itself.  But, I AM getting better at it.  I think my tastes have changed as well.  It's a known fact that I love pasta.  Weird thing is, it just doesn't do it for me anymore.  I had a cheat meal about 2 weeks ago and I made my favorite pasta dish.  I was so excited to sit down and eat it and when I did ... NOTHING.  It tasted fine, I just wasn't satisfied with it.  I find myself more satisfied with a good hamburger for a cheat meal.  Crazy right?  I guess I've taken a liking to protein.

Who knew?

Today's menu:

B:  2 egg omelet + diced tomato + shredded cheese + coffee/creamer
S:  edamame + string cheese + buffalo jerky
L:  turkey + fresh mozzarella + broccoli + lettuce + whole wheat bread + pickles
S:  cottage cheese
D: ?

Today's Workout:
I switched out Cardio X for a run on the treadmill.


  1. I would suggest getting started with this place 1st and then development because you feel ones energy construct. You'll will see a big difference in the way ones clothes tend to be installing all-around ones waistline. Progress for the additional core workout when you're ready.

  2. i agree the hard part is the eating. i too had not seen the scale really move but 6lbs, however my jeans are baggy on me as well. for that i am truly excited.


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