Working Out Week 5 of 2014


Five weeks into 2014 and this is my fourth week of completing P90X3.  The past week was called a Transition week and the schedule was a little different than the previous three weeks – some new dvd’s replaced a couple of the other ones.  The schedule the past week was:

  • Monday – Isometrix
  • Tuesday – Dynamix
  • Wednesday – Accelerator
  • Thursday – Pilates X
  • Friday – Agility X
  • Saturday – X3 Yoga

The workouts were a nice change and I really like Dynamix and the Pilates workouts a lot.  Below are my photos from those two sessions:

P90X3 Dynamix

P90X3 Pilates

The Pilates workout was a great challenge for the core.  I really felt this one in my abs while doing the actual workout and that evening and the day after I could feel a change in my hips and legs.  One of my favorite moves in this workout is the pretzel – shown in the above middle photo.  I am familiar with the move as they do this in one of my Exhale Core Fusion dvd’s.  This is an awesome move to tone up the legs, glutes and hips.  It looks easy but looks can be deceiving with this one.

Results so far with the program are:

  1. Overall feeling really good and healthy (I considered myself healthy when I started but feel even better)
  2. Increased energy and positive mood
  3. Seeing a lot more definition of lean muscle in my arms, shoulders and back;  loss of inches in hip and thigh area

The exact amount of inches I have lost so far are 1/2 inch in my waist, 1/2 inch in my upper hip area, 1 inch in my lower hip area, 1/2 in. in each of my upper thighs.  My lower thigh and calf have actually increased about 1/4 inch but I think it is the muscles definition because it doesn’t look any bigger to me.  My upper arms have stayed about 1/4 inch within my day 1 measurements, too but there again I am noticing a lot more defined lean muscle so I am okay with that.

Do Something Different


Above are some motivational words I posted for myself this week.  I thought it appropriate since we were in a “transition” week and doing some new things, like the PIlates workout.  That workout will take anyone who has never done Pilates way out of their comfort zone and work muscles you didn’t know you had.   I also think these words can apply to anything in life really.  If things aren’t working it is time to try something else or do something about it.

My challenge group on facebook is a great support group for all of us that are doing the P90X3 program.  I think there are about 30+ of us in the group and we are all keeping each other accountable and motivated on a daily basis.  I think being in a dedicated group makes all the difference in the world of completing a 90 day program like this and I am so glad to be a part of it.

Next week we are on to our new group of exercises called Block 2 – Days 29 to 56 of the program.  I am looking forward to some of the new dvd’s we will be using – especially MMX – the kickboxing workout.  I have not done it yet but I watched a little of it to see what it was about.  Another new one is called Incinerator – I have not looked at that one but the name alone kind of scares me.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


7 Replies to “Working Out Week 5 of 2014”

    1. Thanks for your comment and kind words. How cool that you will be doing that interview! Is it with Tony Horton? I just ordered his new book and am looking forward to reading it. The workout is very positive and motivating so I figure the book will be, too. I will check out Fit Tip Tuesday – Thanks.

  1. Great job! Monday I’m going to start my default P90x/Insanity combo. I need to work on toning, and making myself do push-ups, just aren’t working! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  2. Yeah, yeah, yeah…….. I need to start exercising again – especially after all those pounds I have gained over the holidays! You make it look so easy! Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. All those exercises look awfully familiar to me. EMphasis on “awful”! lol But I love the quote from FB. So very true.
    # socialmediasaturday I don’t tweet or pin, but I liked you on FB and followed with bloglovin. Have a great weekend!

  4. I have “exercise” on my to-do list for 2014. I haven’t started yet, yikes~ where did January go? I like your quote, you’re right, it’s not going to happen on its own. I have to make the time and change my attitude and priorities if I want to fit it in!
    Thanks for popping by my blog. You came up as no reply and you asked about yarn. It was a Michael’s sale purchase, Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice in Colonial Blue.
    Good luck with your fitness goals! 🙂

    1. Thanks for your comment. I think I have that yarn – maybe not in that color but in a medium blue or navy. It looked really nice in your photo. Yes, you have to make exercise a priority is what I have found. I have been working out regularly for at least 7 or 8 years now. Now if I don’t work out I feel like something is missing from my day! Good luck with your fitness goal – its a new month – great time to start!

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