It has been great not having the pressure of working out 6 days a week. I'm still losing weight as well (due to my way of eating which you can check out HERE). I am now 109lbs.
So I wanted to let you guys know some of the pros and cons of P90X3 (for me) and some confessions of mine. Just a disclaimer - I did the Mass Schedule which focuses more on weight lifting whereas most people do the Classic or Lean Schedule which incorporates more cardio I believe.
- Muscles I built. I had an incredible amount of muscle tone in my legs. Even in the back of my thighs which I've never seen muscles there. Not even while I was running marathons.
- The workouts were only 30 minutes which was great.
- You are able to do things you never imagined doing. Like I cannot believe I can balance on one leg with my other leg stretched out straight with me holding onto one toe. The yoga really made me so limber that I can put my leg behind my head.
- You inspire people even though that might not have been what you set out to do.
- Seeing the pictures of others who have completed P90X3, they got 6 pack abs. That honestly was my main goal. I did not achieve that. Now whether it was from me not being skinny enough at the get go or whether it is genetic or what...I do know that I do not think there is enough of an emphasis on working out the abs as I think there could have been.
- Working out 6 days a week no matter what.
- I did the full 90 day program. I followed it to a T until about the 2nd week of Phase 2. The last day of that week we were supposed to do MMX. I had done it the 1st week of Phase 2 and HATED it. I do not do jumping around etc. nor do I do cardio (unless I'm running outside for fun). And MMX was basically boxing and then jumping down to the ground and moving around like a crazy person. Not for me. So I replaced it with Pilates from that point on. Also, from that point on, if there was any cardio type move, I would improvise with something else that wasn't cardio. I just wasn't having it.
- I was doing pretty good with the whole program until maybe the 45 day mark. And then I was over it. I was completely and totally bored. That is just how I am I guess. I'm that way with marathon training. I'm good to go for the first half and the 2nd half, I have to force myself every day to train. This is exactly how I felt with this. If I did not have a coach and others to be accountable to (we had a Facebook group), I would have most certainly quit. I'm glad I continued on but it was definitely rough going.