P90X Day 24 was Kenpo X for me. Today I did a pretty good job at staying in the zone for the first part of the workout (up until the block rotation) and then it always falls off a bit for me. I drop into the 65-70% range during this time. Still a good workout but just not as intense. From what I’ve read this is a good fat-burning heart rate to be in.
Diet was good today minus my afternoon snack which I left at home. I actually did not even prep it, which is bad for me. I tried to find something at work that would sub in, but they had nothing great except another piece of fruit (which I almost got but decided against it).
I’ve been reading a lot on the P90X forums and looking at people’s results as well as where I am and where I’m going.
I realize that I have high expectations, but I also have realistic expectations to my results.
Starting out as large as I was, it is going to be really hard to look like Tony Horton or any of the other people who have been through the program in just 90 days. Think about it: I would have to go from a 47″ waist to around a 34″ to be even close. That’s 13″ of waistline that I’d have to remove.
And while I’m pushing for as much of it off in 90 days as possible, I just do not see it happening. It might, but I’m not setting myself up for disappointment if it does not.
But yet I read post after post of people who are 2-3 weeks in and expecting massive weight loss. It doesn’t always happen that quickly, and there is no guarantee that you will be where you want in 90 days. I know better. I’m already planning a round 2, possibly doubles, after I finish this and we have our third child.
But don’t think that P90X is a guarantee to be where you want to be in 90 days. Think of P90X as a guarantee that you will be MUCH better off in 90 days that what you were when you started.
That’s my approach.
Be real about what to look for. Do not use the scale to determine if you are having success or not. Use inches, not pounds. In other words, measure yourself. Are you losing in key areas (waist, chest for men, hips for women, thighs, etc)? Are your clothes fitting better or even a bit loose?
These are more important indicators than weight.
I have stepped on a scale once since I started. Yes, I was down some weight, but I have not stepped back on it since. If I lose inches off my chest and waist and develop inches on biceps, then I’ll be satisfied. I saw a picture on the forum of a guy who started around the same weight and was only down in the 190′s after 90 days….but his body looked pretty well built.
Be realistic with yourself, set goals, and give it all you have each day to reach those goals. Don’t let pounds dictate success, and don’t think you are going to be perfect in 90 days. Just know you are better off than when you started.
Tomorrow is Stretch X I believe. See everyone then!