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:
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:
- Overall feeling really good and healthy (I considered myself healthy when I started but feel even better)
- Increased energy and positive mood
- 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.
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.