Apr 25, 2012
Hello readers. I am glad to say that I am finally a P90X grad! Start the confetti and pop the bottles please! The last 90ish days have been awesome and practically flew by. I’m going to get a results video and pictures up soon. The last week of the program was pretty great for me. It was all cardio workouts so I was able to focus on weight loss instead of muscle gain. I was searching around in my photo collection and found 2 pictures that show the progress I’ve made in my weight loss. The picture can be seen here.
P90X: 90 days in quick review
P90X, as I quote Tony Horton, “is fun fun fun fun fun!” I enjoyed working out every day, keeping to a schedule, eating healthy, and motivating other to stay healthy in my Challenge Group. The first 30 days started of well. I lost over 10 pounds and was able to start slowly increasing my repetitions and weights. The next 30 days I added lots of running and lost some more weight. It was the last 30 days that weren’t so great. I took 2 weeks off of P90X for final exams and spring break, ate a lot of candy around Easter, and didn’t really stick to my nutrition plan. The result was no more weight lost and minimal results in my workouts. This, for lack of a better word, ‘failure’ to complete P90X on a strong note has solidified my decision to do another round of P90X. I started this new round on Monday, April 23.
New running personal best!
This past weekend I set my sights on the 7 mile run I had in my half marathon training program and crushed it! I have a few favorite routes around my house that I like to run, and I strung a 3 mile circle and a 4 mile circle together for finish with 7 total miles. The furthest I had run before was a 10k race (6.2 miles) 3 years ago. It was nice to set a new personal best in distance and I will try and see if I can find how fast I ran the 10k race in and compare the two runs. This week, I have a 4 mile, 5 mile, and another 7 mile run planned!
Motivational quote of the week: Bear Grylls
My motivational quote of the week comes from the television star Bear Grylls. Runner’s World posted the quote on their twitter feed: “There’s no magic to running far…Endurance is mental strength. It’s all about heart.” I agree 100% with this quote. I have been running further and further distances the past few weeks and because of P90X, I find that I have the physical capability of knocking out a 5 or 6 mile run. The only thing I struggle with it winning the mind game that is to keep putting one foot in front of the other for the entire run and not quitting early.
Question of the week:
Does anyone make scrambled eggs with egg whites? I try and eat scrambled eggs for breakfast each and every morning. I usually just crack open 2 large eggs, throw some milk and pepper in it, scramble it up, and cook it. I have heard that using the yolk from only one eggs or avoiding the yolks altogether is better than having 2 whole eggs for breakfast. What do you think? Please share your opinion in the comments!