Workout Day 90!

Yes that is correct.  I just completed 90 out of 90 workouts in the P90X program!

P90X – Core Synergistics
Total Time = 63 Minutes

What a way to finish strong!  This workout kicks ass and I’m glad I adjusted my schedule so that I would end on a Core day.  I was sweating so much today that I needed a separate towel to keep wiping down the floor so I wouldn’t slip.  What does that tell you about a full body intense workout?!  I feel amazing right now.  And I feel a great sense of accomplishment as I stuck strong to this program.  With my crazy life and work schedule, it still only took me 102 days to complete the program.  And of those 12 extra days, I did about 4 other workouts such as nature hikes and a gym workout.  Therefore, in 102 days, I only actually took 8 days off to rest! And 2 of those days were due to slight injury.  How’s THAT for commitment?!

I have truly enjoyed this program.  It was more intense than the standard gym workouts I was used to and it was very convenient to do at home, saving me time and gas money.  I feel that I have made great gains in my stamina, flexibility, core strength, and overall body composition.  I have definitely leaned out and I am getting much closer to my overall physical appearance goals.  It was definitely an interesting challenge as I switched to an all-plant based diet the day I began this program.  So the adjustment to that along with the learning curve on how to eat and supplement properly has been an equal part of my growth and experience.  I feel that I truly understand my diet and my body much more now and I think this is only the beginning of where my health and body is heading.

I have also truly enjoyed blogging my daily workouts.  This is something that I have never done before.  I think it is great though.  It keeps me accountable to stay on track.  It also shows everyone out there that you need to stay committed and keep bringing it hard every day.  There is no easy way to fitness.  It is a good diet, a positive attitude, and a lot of continuous hard work.  I have chosen to make my health and fitness life public in hopes of inspiring others to live healthier and happier lives.  And just because I completed my first P90X program, it doesn’t mean that I will just stop blogging.  Oh no… you ain’t getting off THAT easy! lol.  I am going to continue posting daily.  I am going to share even more recipes and fitness tips and will keep passing on good information as I learn more myself.  And I am totally open to YOUR involvement.  Please send me your questions, comments, ideas, etc.  We are all in this together!

So what’s next for me?!  I honestly don’t know yet! haha.  I will be working out again tomorrow morning, that is for sure.  Will I go to the gym?  Will I start P90X all over again from the beginning?  Will I try P90X2 or Insanity?  Or maybe a mashup?  We’ll see.  But I am excited to continue on my journey.  I will definitely have to do the fit test again as well as some more photos so I can show you some of my results.

But before anything else, I need to get ready to play a gig tonight!  I am playing drums with the band DropDead L.A. at the Viper Room tonight.  If you’re in the L.A. area, come on down and hang.  We play at 10pm and we have a $5 guest list.  Just join our event page on facebook and add your name and guests to the wall BEFORE 5pm today! https://www.facebook.com/events/245823375513885/

Ok… long blog, but I had lots to share.  I need to go eat!  And get back to work and then get ready to rock.  Thank you for continuing to read my posts and stay tuned for lots more.  Have an amazing day my friends!  🙂

Workout Day 86!

Another intense core workout today!

P90X – Core Synergistics
Total Time = 63 Minutes

Man this workout is a killer.  But it’s a damn good one!  It was a little harder for me to get into it today… I was feeling pretty tired this morning.  But I pushed myself and even when I was totally winded, I kept on pushing.  Once again, this is a full body blast and I am feeling it from head to toe.

I am now in my final week of the 90 day program with only a few workouts to go.  And this final week is only core, kenpo, yoga, and stretching.  I had missed a couple yoga workouts early on, so I need to do a couple make-ups.  Instead of stacking several yoga days in a row, I may do one more yoga and add in another Core Synergistics workout so I can finish strong!

As I said a few blogs back, it took me a while before I started seeing changes from this program.  Well… at least on a visual level.  I certainly gained flexibility and endurance early on.  But my physical appearance really started to show obvious signs of change only a few weeks ago.  While I did feel a bit frustrated early on, I did not let that stop me.  I wasn’t sure going in how my body would change.  At first I thought since I was already in good shape, that I would immediately shred up.  But after a while, it became apparent to me that my changes would show themselves slower because I didn’t have a dramatic amount of weight to lose or anything of the like.  I can also attribute some of this to the fact that I have been adjusting to an all plant-based diet which certainly took some time to figure out.  I am still learning, but I have found things that work for me now and it is helping along with my gains.

So what next after I complete Day 90?!  I dunno!  I do miss the gym… maybe I’ll hit some weights here and there.  Maybe I’ll start P90X over from the beginning and do another 90 days with some variations.  While I do miss the gym, I DO NOT miss the extra time and gas money wasted on the 20 minute drive to and from the gym.  This workout program has certainly freed up my schedule a bit, especially on days when time was short.  So we’ll see.  I know there is a P90X 2, but I’m not ready to make that financial commitment at this time.  Maybe soon.

Keeping working hard friends!  Have a great day!