P90X: The First 30 Days

One of my goals for this year, has actually been on my to-do list for the last 2 years, is to go back to a weight below 200 lbs. At the start of each new year, since graduating from college, I’ve made it my goal to shred some pounds, I start diets and going to the gym only to find myself at the end of the year in square one: overweight. This year I did start a “diet” which really means that I’m eating healthier and smaller portions, but I didn’t plan any specific exercise routine per se. I did know that I wanted to reach my goal by October, a goal that I share with a co-worker who told me all about his diet and about an exercise program he wanted to try out. The exercise program is called P90X.

I went online to try to get some info on this P90X thing and all I could find was infomercial crap and some youtube videos of people’s transformations using the program. I said to myself “heck, got nothing to lose” and got the P90X Extreme Home Fitness with Tony Horton – DVD set @ Amazon. I have to admit I was very skeptical about the P90X program, but to my surprise it is really intense.

So far I’ve been on the program for 30 days and I feel very good both mentally and physically. My actual weight has not gone down dramatically (~7 lbs) but I attribute this to my decision of not following the program’s dietary strategy. I do know that the diet plan will help me shred more weight that the just the exercise routines, but it is really difficult for me to adhere to the plan. Anyhow I must say that I still have to master all the routines, ab-ripper, plyometrics and core synergistics are IMO a bitch, the rest of the routines I can manage well. From all the routines that come on the DVD set (12 routines in all) my favorite ones are: Kempo-X, Yoga-X and Cardio-X.

I have to say that I’m very happy with the program and there seems to be a lot of community support on the internet. For instance when I started tweeting about my P90X experience, other fellow users replied back offering help and support. I have to say though, some of them where actually “spamming”, but others where real people, interested in only helping. I’ll try to make posts when I reach days 60 and 90 to document my progress. I really want to reach my goal this year, lets see if P90X can help me reach it, as Tony Horton would say bring it! I know I’m up for it.

Some bloggers who document their P90X journey:

2 thoughts on “P90X: The First 30 Days”

  1. Nice Joe! Always great to hear someone else trying out P90X and enjoying it.

    Some of the coaches on the web can be a little spammy. The majority of us mean well and are here to help. :)

  2. Great work….as far as pacing yourself, I’ll just give the advice I used when I ran track and the 400M….go as hard as you can from the start and the rest will take care of itself. If you burn out and go anymore, just push yourself further the next time. That way you won’t feel like you left anything on the table.

    Enjoy PLYO….its a tough one, but if you push “PLAY” on Day 3, you’re in for the 90!!!

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