90 days of P90X3

90 days ago, on November 7th, I started going through Tony Horton’s P90X3 program. Today, I am happy to report that I am done! Forgetting all the results that come with the program, my favorite part is that I feel so much stronger. I can snowshoe without dying on the steep parts, my back pain is gone, and even the tendinitis in my right shoulder is nearly all gone.

What surprised me is how much I enjoyed the whole process. Not that I know much about these modern fitness stuff, but I thought the program is very well rounded. Some days are heart thumping cardio, some days are weights, some days are pilates or yoga, some days are stretching, and some days you just get your butt kicked.

They make it really easy for lazy people like me. A calendar gives me the workout I’ll be doing every day. I don’t even have to think about it. When I’m traveling, I throw the resistance bands in my suitcase and work out in the hotel room. Sometimes I worked out in the hotel’s gym.

The workouts are about 35 minutes a day, 6 days a week, which is really manageable for someone with a busy schedule.

So, here are the results from the past 90 days:

Body fat: dropped 1.8%

Thighs: dropped 3″ in total

Arms: dropped 2.75″

Chest: dropped 1.5″

Hips: dropped 1″

Waist: dropped 2″

Weight: dropped 8.4 lbs

Lastly, the part that I am *most* excited about, is the influence of the regime on the kids. Most of the time I finish my workout before the kids wake up in the morning. But on weekends sometimes I sleep in a bit and they do see me workout, and they have both been interested in following along. I hope with all of my heart that this instills in them the need for a healthy lifestyle.

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