A few weeks ago I finished my first ever fitness challenge! I did Tony Horton’s newest workout P90X3. I’ve done plenty of at-home fitness programs in the past, but this was the first time going through a program with a group of people online. I really enjoyed the experience. I also got great results.
Not too bad, eh?
I lost 18 inches overall, 5 from my waist alone. I also dropped 10 pounds. Not only did P90X3 deliver the results I was hoping for, I actually had a good time doing the workouts. Sure, there were some days where I just DID NOT want to workout (the challenge group was a great form of accountability on those days), but as I found myself getting stronger, I found myself looking forward to pushing play. Here’s the spiel on the program:
Anyone who wants to get ripped by working out just 30 minutes a day. Tony Horton not only gets you in the best shape of your life with P90X3—he keeps it fun, safe, and effective for people of all fitness levels. If you want exceptional results and aren’t afraid of a challenging workout, P90X3 is the perfect program for you.
The program consists of 16 extreme workouts on 8 DVDs that are broken up into 3 phases, each lasting 4 weeks, for a total of 90 days. During each phase you’ll workout everyday (with an optional rest day once a week). The 4th week of each phase is weight-free and focuses more on flexibility and mobility. P90X3 also includes a Fitness Guide and Nutrition Guide plus a Wall Calender. There a’re loads of other freebies you can get, depending on which kit you choose to order and where you order from.
One workout I really enjoyed was The Challenge. It’s a push & pull up routine that is pretty much non-stop for the full 30 minutes. I started off with the first phase only doing 8 push-ups on my knees each round and 6 modified pull-ups. I used a mix of different pull-up methods, depending on where I was working out that day. I eventually moved up to 15 push-ups (10 regular and 5 on knees) and 10 pull-ups (still modified). I got to where I could do 3 real, legit pull-ups!! That is pretty awesome considering I could barely hold myself in a pull up position prior to starting. I could do like 1 real push-up. I think that’s why I liked The Challenge workout so much, I really noticed the strength I was gaining every week and kept pushing myself to do more.
I enjoyed the push/pull routine a lot, but my all-time favorite workout in the whole suite of P90X3 had to be Tony’s MMX. It is a serious butt-kicker! It’s a mixed-martial arts workout packed full of explosive kicks, punches, and sprawls. I had so much fun doing this routine that the 30 minutes would just FLY BY. Before I knew it, I’d be drenched in sweat and going through the cool down. So much stinkin’ fun… and you feel like a total bad mamma-jamma afterward!
I’d be remissed if I didn’t give a lot of the credit to my challenge group for all the support, encouragement to push play every day, and accountability for my food choices. I”ve always been pretty dedicated once I decide to commit to something and I honestly thought I didn’t need to be a part of any form of group to get it done everyday. I’m sure I would have been okay on my own, but I’ll tell you that the challenge group experience was overall really enjoyable. I liked being a part of other’s fitness journeys. I appreciated their friendly comments and ‘likes’ on my progress posts. Most of all, I really felt like part of a larger whole… like if I didn’t push play because I didn’t feel good or whatever that I’d really be letting my group down. It wasn’t a pressure kind of feeling, more of a if-they-can-do-it-each-day-so-can-I sort of feeling! Just awesome.
I enjoyed the whole experience so much, I decided to pay it forward by becoming a coach. I offer various health/fitness challenges of my own. Some with a specific workout program assigned and some without. Some fitness focused, some nutrition; most are a combined effort as you will not get a lot accomplished by solely working out and not eating healthy as well. While my coaching is always free, I occasionally offer some challenges that aren’t paired with a fit program. If you want to catch any of these, shoot over and like my fitness page and follow it. If you’re not on ‘the Facebook’ you can also make me your coach for free by going here.
I am an independent Beachbody coach. Beachbody sells, among other fitness programs, P90X3. With that being said, I purchased P90X3 and Shakeology with my own hard-earned money, worked my own booty off, and followed the nutrition guide to get the results that I did. My opinions are my own. I truly feel X3 is one of the greatest fitness programs out there… straight up.