I almost forgot to check in! Today is the first day of our Week 4 of the Lean Program, which means it’s recovery week for me and my Fiance. Which also means we’re doing yoga tonight, which I hate. How can you guys look forward to yoga?
I started out using bands for the resistance moves, but now use weights because I feel like I can track my progress better with weights (as opposed to the bands, since it’s more difficult to measure the amount of resistance for some moves). I use as little as 3 lbs. for some of the tricept moves and up to 10 lbs. for bicept curls and a few other things. But mostly I use 5 lbs. or 8 lbs.
Concerning my diet, I have been good about eating in the sense that I eat healthier food and keep my calorie intake at about 1200-1300 calories every day (it’s difficult, but I have a bias-cut dress to fit my curvy arse into!). However, I eat too many carbs to say that I “follow” the p90x program, but I certainly try to eat more protein than I would normally. My daily breakdown is usually 30-40% protein, 35-45% carbs, and 25% fat, while phase I of the program suggests 50% protein, 30% carbs, 20% fat. So yeah, I’m not there, but I try.
Since day 1 of p90x (i.e., after 21 days), I have lost 9.5 pounds! FYI, I am 5’7″ and I went from 180 to 170.5. I can tell that my arms are starting to tone up and my Fiance keeps saying that I am starting to look “sleeker.” I think that’s his way of saying that my love handles are smaller and my back fat is noticeably less (I have noticed it too). My (true) waist is smaller, probably by at least an inch, and although my jeans are only slightly looser, they are starting to fit differently (in a good way).
After we take pictures next week on day 30, I will try to remember to post my Day 1 and Day 30 pics (face cropped, obvi!). Unless of course y’all insist that I don’t, ha ha! They’re not hot at all, but I know that I wanted very much to see what “real people” results looked like when I was researching p90x.
Good luck this week, everyone!!