Fitness With P90X: Week 12 & 13 (90 Days Complete!)

Hey all, I totally forgot to update you all on my final stats with the P90X program. Check out this video for my results and stay tuned because it is not over yet! Last week I started round 2 of P90X and it is on like popcorn, lol 🙂

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Fitness With P90X: Weeks 10 & 11

Hey all, I did not realize that I did not update you all on week 10 video! Opps! Today I will post the video from week 10 and week 11 so that you all can now were I am at so far. Week 10 was great and you will see the details in the video, however week 11 was a struggle, Grrr! I will not get bent out of shape about it, but just refocus and get back on track. Watch both videos to see what I am talking about for sure!

Stats:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.
  • March 13th: 188.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 9.5 in 9 weeks!! Considering I was sick again with these darn allergies! Will they ever leave me alone?
  • March 20th: 188 (-.5lbs) 10 pounds in 10 weeks!!
  • March 27th:189 (+1lbs) 11 weeks 9lbs. Tough week with bad food choices 🙁

Week 10 Video:

Week 11 Video:

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Fitness With P90X: Week 9 Update & On To Week 10.. Sick too :(

Hey all, getting sick is getting very old. At the end of week 9 my allergies hit me hard! Sinus congestion and sneezing then. . . voice is missing somewhere in the universe. I swear it is not fair. I wanted to hit it hard toward the middle of week 9, but I guess not, grrrrr! I guess you have to rest when the body says to huh? I guess I can’t complain because I went a head this past Saturday and weighed in. To my surprise I drop 1.5 pounds leaving me at 188.5!! Not bad!! I am not going to get too excited because I was sick and sometime my weight drops more during that time. So my prayer going into week 10 is that I maintain that loss.

Stats:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.
  • March 13th: 188.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 9.5 in 9 weeks!! Considering I was sick again with these darn allergies! Will they ever leave me alone?

Sorry, no video for week 9. I was at work this past weekend and I was talking all day long and then my voice decided to disappear. Now I am being called squeaky at home, lol. I also was not able to get pictures of my 60 results, but don’t worry they will be coming later this week and I will post them in my week 10 results video this weekend for sure.

I have to say, that many people have been asking  the following questions:

  1. Can I lose weight fast with the P90X?
  2. Do you have to follow the meal plan too P90X?
  3. How do you plan your workouts?
  4. Does this program really work?

My Answers:

  1. No you will not lose weight fast with this program. P90X is not a quick weight loss program. This program is designed to help you burn fat and build strong lean muscle. If you are not used to interval/circuit training and weight training this program is not for you. With every program you should consult with you doctor before trying. be safe and workout smart.
  2. I would totally recommend following the suggested meals plans. I wish I would have at the beginning because if I did I may have had more weight loss. P90X requires you to workout 6 days a week for 1 hour at a time and you body requires a certain amount of calories, carbs and protein to make it through each workout in order to function and loss the fat. If you don’t you can deplete your body of the proper nutrition and hender you weight loss in the long run.
  3. With anything you must plan out your day. I work a full time job, I am a mother and a wife. So it is all about time management. I work a retail job so my schedule changes all the time. So I make sure that if I work a late shift I plan to work out in the morning after I get my son off to school instead of going back to bed to get the extra sleep. or if I work a early shift I workout in the evening after I get my son to bed. So I may be working out at 8 or 9pm in at night. When there is a will there is a way. Then once my workouts are done then I go about watching T.V, cleaning the house, running errands, work or making of course Youtube videos. Remember manage your time. If you really want to change your body you will make time for it.
  4. Yes this program does work if you follow it! I am losing fat and leaning up and I will continue to week by week. just be patient with your progress.

I hope that helps. Well, I am still stuffing for the allergies to this day however I am still working out to my best. Yesterday I did my chest shoulders and triceps workout and I am sore. I really need to order that recovery drink and I think I will. I heard that it really helps your muscles recover from each workout and I need it. A few minutes ago I just finished the cardioX workout. I did the whole workout at my pace and I am glad that I did. I feel accomplished and now I can really rest.

Well, I am off for now! I hope that you all have a blessed week and I will chat soon.

hugs,

Tasha 🙂

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Fitness With P90X: Week 8 Updates & Results

Hey all, here are my result for week 8 of the program as you know I got sick this past week, so that really reduced my results this week. Life happeneds, but the key is to keep on going!

Stats For 8 weeks:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!
  • February 20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!
  • March 6th: 190 (-.5lbs) totally 8 pounds in 8 weeks!! I will take it considering I was sick.

Video:

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Fitness With P90X: Life Hits Ya and Ya Get Sick. . .

Hey all I am getting to the end of week 8 results and it will be time for my weekly weigh in and results that will be done on Saturday or Sunday. This week life surely got in my way which affected my workouts and eating this week. Over the weekend my hubby and son was sick with either allergies or sinus infections and I was praying please don’t let me get sick, please! Well. . . Sunday came and I started to get sniffles and I was like Damn! I better not get sick. I was able to do the following workouts which was:

  • Saturday: Cardio Intervals (which can be found on the bonus DVD) I placed that workout instead of doing YogaX.
  • Sunday: I did Core Synergistics (However I only made it through 40 minutes. . . I was starting to feel it then
  • Monday: I did KenpoX the entire workout

Tuesday came and I felt it. I was sick with a small fever and sinus congestion. I was so mad because I hate to get sick.  It just throws my whole week and workout goals out of whack! I hate to lose my momentum with me leaning down. I really want to see awesome results this week, but I have to listen to my body and rest. All in all, I missed my Wednesday and Thursday workout! I guess I will not beat myself up life happeneds, right? So with that said I will continue with the remainder of the workouts and not do my results until Sunday morning and move on to week 9.

I decided to skip out on the Stretch X DVD and instead complete the cardioX. I felt like sweating and burning some calories and I did!! Today I was so excited because I was able to do 5 Dreya Rolls in a row!! Yahooooooooooooooooooooo!! I could never do that! Tomorrow I is supposed to be yogaX day, but. . . I really don’t like this workout. It’s too long and slow paced for me. Does anyone else feel that way? I almost want to replace that workout as a whole, but I guess I shouldn’t. I get the fact that it’s makes you stronger and more flexible, but dang! 1 hour and 30 minutes!! I will have to do that workout right when I get home from work tomorrow otherwise it will not get done at all. So, that is what I plan to do.

Well, anyway, it is time for me to hit the showers and get ready for work. Stay tuned my get fit beauties I will have my results and video up this Sunday!!

Keep bringing it,

Tasha 🙂

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Fitness With P90X: Week 6 & 7 Results

I was just thinking to myself that time has went by fast with my journey with my weight loss and getting fit with the P90X program!! I can’t believe how far I have come and how much stronger I am know and how much stronger and lighter I will be at the end of this journey, continuing in the future. I totally lost track of time and can’t believe that I did not share with my blog readers my results for week 6. I did make a post on my youtube channel, but not here. So definitely watch week 6 video before skipping to watch week 7’s video, lol.

Week 6 Vlog:


My Stats:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!
  • February  20th: 192 (-2lbs) totaling 6 pounds in 6 weeks
  • February 27th: 190.5 (-1.5lbs) totaling 7.5 pounds in 7 weeks!! Getting excited for the next coming weeks!!

Week 7 was okay minus a few challenges that I will explain in the video. How I made it through it and felt accomplished! I am feeling lighter in each step I take and when I have hard days I just think about the quote Tony Horton says which is “Do your best and forget the rest”. This just makes me keep going and my me try harder and make goals to get better.

All and all I am happy with my progress and feeling wonderful. To everyone that is getting fit keep strong and keep going!

Week 7 Vlog:

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Fitness with P90X (Day 37, 38 & 39) Update

This week I am feeling wiped out! I don’t know why? I am thinking that it is that time of the month and my body is challenging me. Also it has been a busy work weekend too being that it was valentine’s day weekend. So when I got home from work (retail/makeup) I was beat down! I am not kidding. If I had to say this is one weekend I was tired of makeup, lol. Anyway when I returned home I just wanted to rest, but I worked out anyway even though I did not want too, lol.

It was 9:30pm on Sunday night when I decided to do CardioX from the P90X program. It was late, but it got done and I am happy with that. The only down side is that I could not fall asleep right away which is not good because I woke up Monday morning and I was tired! For real! My son had school yesterday even though it was president day, so I was up at 6:30am, yikes!! Got him off to school and when I return home I was getting breakfast and myself ready for work in the afternoon. I was attempting to do the Chest, Arms and tricep DVD, but I was not feeling myself so. I stopped it to avoid not getting the full results of the workout and opted to have my rest day early this week and will continue the workouts as planned.

So, I guess my point is life does get in the way at times when you are trying to stay on point with the workouts, but the great thing is that you can always get back on track when you are ready and feeling well about it too!

With that said today is Day 39 which is week 6 for me and today workout will be Chest, Shoulders & Triceps, Ab ripper X (not my favorite still) My poor tummy is going to burn tonight. My plan for today so that I am not to full from my dinner before working out is to eat my dinner a bit earlier today. So, at work I plan to take advantage of my break time and use it for once. I get a 1 hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks, so I will have my lunch as usual and then closer to the end of my shift I will take a 20 minute break to eat my dinner at 5:30pm. This will help me out so by the time my workout time comes when is at 8pm after I get my son to bed I can get my workout in without having a full tummy. Remember, DO NOT workout on a full tummy. You will get sick, believe me I know.

Well. . . You all are probably wondering how were your meals that past few days? Well here is the menu and some pics of new meals I tried from the P90X nutrition guide.

Sunday’s Meal Plan:

  • breakfast: Protein Shake
  • Snack: Protein Bar
  • Lunch: Island Pork tenderloin salad
  • Snack: String Cheese
  • Dinner: Beef and broccoli stir fry Miso soup and protein powder

Pictures:

Monday’s Meal Plan:

  • Breakfast: Turkey Bacon, Cheese scramble and fruit
  • Snack: protein Bar
  • Lunch: Chicken Salad with salad greens and vegetable soup
  • Snack: String Cheese
  • Dinner: Chicken with honey chille sauce, wild rice and green beens

Today’s Meal Plan: No pictures but you can find pictures of the meal here:

  • Breakfast: Mushroom Omlet, strawberries and cottage cheese
  • Snack: protein Bar
  • Lunch Chef salad
  • Snack: Almond
  • Dinner: Salmon, wild rice, asparagus and red pepper soup

Well, I am off to get ready for work. . . Chat soon!

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Fitness With P90X: Day 36 Core Synergistics and More new Foods

Yesterday was hard for me. I had to work a busy shift at work from 10-6 and then rush home and cook dinner for the family. I did cook dinner for them and me, but. . . I think I ate a little too late. Well, I waited an hour and 1/2 after dinner to exercise, but I think that was not enough time for my tummy to settle. Why, well while I was working out during core synergistics from the p90X I was feeling a little bogged down and I think it was due to my food still trying to digest. Needless to say I only made it through 40 minutes last night. I stopped because I did not want to make myself sick.

I learned a lesson which is not to exercise to closely after eating. Not a good mix. Other than that error I made healthy food choices and my water. . .  I still need to work on getting 72-80 ounces of water in. I don’t know why I can’t seem to do it but I feel so full when I do that and then I am not able to eat the small portions of food made and when that happened I am a bit hungry. Any suggestions? My meals for yesterday where:

  • Breakfast: Spinach Scramble, milk and grapefruit
  • Snack: Protein Bar (atkins)
  • Lunch: Turkey Burger with provolone cheese, coleslaw and red pepper soup
  • Snack: Missed (busy day!)
  • Dinner: Halibut, with Mango Ginger Sauce, wild rice and asparagus

So, that was my day yesterday. I swear I was so exhausted I showered and went straight to bed and slept in until 8:30 this morning which is late for me with a 6 year-old son, lol. Well. I will be back to post about today in a bit. Must polish my nails and work on some beauty blog post. Chat later

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Fitness With P90X (Day 35 Rest Day, Week 5 Results & New Foods!)

Hey all yesterday was my rest day and the end of week 5 of the P90X program for me. This week was fun seeing myself improve and challenge myself with the cooking. I tell you of all the cooking was well worth it because I was not retaining as much water this week. You may ask retaining water? Well, this week is my pre-menstruation time when I start to retain a lot of water and hence water gain with the scale and this week that did not happened!! Yey!! I guess the science behind it all is when you eat healthy and clean, drink water and exercise your body will not retain, so that is a great thing for me because I decided to weight myself to see if I lost any pounds this week. Well. . .  This week I lost another pound!!!! I am so excited about that. So, in 5 weeks I lost 4 pounds and I will take it along with the muscle gain too! I am noticing that my arms and legs are starting to get more lean and my abs are also reduce in size, so program is working for me for sure! I will give you me details on my video in a bit.

Stats Thus Far:

  • Jan 8th: Start weight: 198lbs
  • Jan 15th: 198lbs (no gain/lose)
  • Jan 22nd: 196 (-2lbs) Yeah!! A loss and I will take it!
  • Jan 29th: 196 (no gain/lose) But I lost inches!!
  • February 5: 195 (-1lbs) totaling 3 pound for the fist 4 weeks!
  • February 13th: 194 (-1lbs) totaling 4 pounds in 5 weeks!

This week I changed my meal plan and went according to the nutrition guide and I believe by doing that I was successful in the weight loss. Speaking of the foods that you may prepare from the meal plan. I recommend to have lots of Tupperware to store you food or freeze. You will make lots of soups and sauces throughout the first week and hence a lot a servings for leftovers. So, make sure you have freezer safe containers to store. The will preserve your food and in the next week you will have left to thaw instead of having to prepare new soups, rice, and sauces everyday.

What I ate today was:

  • Breakfast: Soy muffin my version with milk
  • Snack: Protein Bar
  • Lunch: (My favorite) Steak and Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette!!
  • Snack: String cheese (don’t like turkey jerk)
  • Dinner: (the sauce was yummy!) Chicken breast, Honey Chille sauce, Quinoa(different, but tasty) and snap peas

Pictures of my main meals:

All in all, the meals were yummy and left me feeling full and never hungry, so I was glad about that. So going into week 6 I will continue with the meals and prepare for more success! How did your week go? Anyway, check out the video for more 🙂

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Fitness With P90X (Day 34: Legs and Back|KenpoX)

I better get back to the rest of the Legs and Back workout, but I just had to comment that I made it through the wall squats and the one legged wall squat, WOW!! Okay. . . will be back.

Just Finished the workout and man I need to get a recovery drink. A reader gave me a alternative which I may pick up today at the grocery store in a minute. So, I will return in a bit. .

Well, Later today I did the KenpoX and made it through the entire workout and it was wonderful as usual. It is my favorite workout for sure. I am glad that I did both workouts today because it gave me a chance to catch up and stay on point with my workouts for sure. My meal plan for today was:

  • Breakfast: Turkey Bacon, chicken scramble and grapefruit juice
  • Snack Protein Bar
  • Lunch: Left over Shrimp Stir fry
  • Snack: String Cheese
  • Dinner: 1/2 turkey burger from Moonies and 1/2 french fries (total sub meal since the family wanted to go out. Stay I made sure to cut my portions and drink lots of water on this meal.
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