P90X Week 1: My New Part-Time Job


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P90X is my new part time job. It’s time consuming but week one is in the bag. And it wasn’t easy. I am happy to say that I made it through all of the workouts and stuck to the diet pretty well. I think the hardest thing so far is the diet. It’s tough eating such a high protein, low carb and low fat diet. I’m getting a little tired of egg white omelet’s. I need to get some new ideas for meals when I get time to do some research. I did however lose a pound and a half this week so I am quite happy about that.

Even though I’ve been getting plenty of sleep, I have been feeling tired in the afternoons. I think the workouts are tiring me out. I have been drinking chocolate milk for my recovery drink after reading a study that was done on it. I’m thinking about trying a “real” recovery drink to see if it makes any difference. The Nesquik is very good though.

I really have enjoyed the workouts, they are tough but fast paced and I like Tony Horton’s style. I think doing some Firm workout videos before starting P90X helped me get conditioned for it. I also did some pregnancy workouts while I was pregnant that helped keep me from getting totally out of shape.

A few notes on the first week:
My favorite workout was Kenpo X, it reminded me of my days of taking karate classes. My least favorite workout was Yoga X. I like yoga but come on, an hour and a half? I was getting bored with it. The hardest workout by far was Ab Ripper X. 3 months out after having a baby, my abs and tummy are still pretty much mush. Hopefully Ab Ripper X will change that soon though!

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  1. Mom says:

    Hang in there, you can do it.

  2. Fred from Long Island says:

    I have read the P90X Nutrition Guide a couple of times through. I had difficulty even trying the Phase 1 diet plan. I discovered over the past few years that I needed more protein in my diet, so you might think I’d be OK with 40% protein. In reality, I am happy with about 30% protein, 40% carbs, and 30% fat, which is what Jillian Michaels recommends and falls somewhere in between the categories of the P90X plans. I have read a couple of P90X bloggers complaining about eating a lot of egg whites and feeling tired from the low carbs.

    It’s great that you are taking the program seriously. I’m sure you will be happy with the results. It’s a nice variety of workouts, the tone is positive rather than “tough”, and after a while you feel like you are part of the Beachbody community. As Tony says, “Keep pressing Play.”

  3. Melinda says:

    @Fred Yes I have having a lot of trouble keeping the fat to 20%. I used to do a 40% protein, 30% carbs 30% fat and that worked pretty well. Maybe I will try that. I am happy with the first week of weight loss though so I’m afraid to mess with it too much!

  4. johncowart says:

    Keep going girl! You can do it! As far as yoga goes look into the one on one yogas with tony horton. I got he fountain of youth and love it. Only 45 minutes and is good. Humming bird is just as good. I can send you some information on it if you want.

    One on One with Tony Horton – More Workouts

  5. Melinda says:

    @John I will check out the one on one work out. Thanks for the info. What is hummingbird?

  6. John Cowart says:

    Patience Hummingbird. Its one of the two one on one yoga cds.

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