Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Week 1 P90X3 Progress and Meal Plan

Hey guys!! I am so excited to chat about my first full week of P90X3 and how it is working for me! I haven’t done this program in over 2 1/2 years- so i’m excited about it and feeling really motivated to stay dedicated! My mindset is totally in the right place and I am loving the workouts. But more of the results come from proper nutrition, which is something that I have really taught myself over the last 3 years of my lifestyle change! So I will tell you all about the workouts, what each is all about and what I have eaten for the past week!

 

Day 1- Total Synergistics.

A total body workout routine that has you working pretty much every muscle. From plank work, to pushups, some pull ups and abs– it’s all covered! And in 30 minutes you’re covered in sweat and feeling amazing! There is a modifier in every one of the workouts, so don’t ever feel like you need to be advanced to do this program. You can literally be someone who is just startingout, but you want to do something for YOU! This is for anyone ready for a change.

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Day 2- Agility X.

Talk about feeling like I’m training for the Olympics or something! This side to side jumps, squats, lunges, high knees– it makes me feel like a bad@$$!!!! And no matter what your ability level- Tony talks you through every move and how to modify, intensify or do it at your personal best! It’s just another thing I love about Tony Horton!

And my secret weapon for early morning workouts- ENERGIZE! It is my life saver! I would not be able to get up every morning before the sun without it!

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Day 3- Yoga.

It’s HARD. Hands down… I’m not super flexible and this is not in my comfort zone! So I’m saying that I know it is good for me, I know that my muscles need it, but me- I’m just going to have to keep practicing. This whole program gives me moves that I love and that i’m good at, one’s that i love and i’m not good at and ones that I really don’t like all around! But I do it because it’s part of the program and I know that I will IMPROVE! It’s all about mind over matter! And yoga makes me feel so long and lean!! I’m just super sore from it because it takes a lot of work! GREAT workout! Just different than lifting weights!

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Day 4- The Challenge.

This workout will humble you. Trust me. No matter what your ability level is- this one will kick some butt. It’s a push pull sequence for 30 minutes.. which ultimately means that you are doing push ups and pull ups back to back for 30 minutes! All different variations of the moves. Some wide grip pull ups, some close grip, regular, chin ups, etc. And if you are someone (like I used to be) who can’t do a pull up yet- then all you need is a resistance band to hang over a door and the modifier will show you how to do them that way! Still a killer workout none the less. And push ups range from regular, military, wide stance and gahhh the list goes on! Basically- my arms kinda feel like they are going to fall off by the time I’m finished, but I secretly love it because…. I KNOW that I am working my muscles and definition will come!

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Day 5- CVX.

Talk about cardio with weights! A low weight. One 5 pound dumbbell.. but man on man, that 5 pound dumbbell has my sweating like crazy in this 30 minute routine! You will be standing, on the floor, doing abs, arm work, leg work and more! It’s the total body workout package! And did I mention- you’re gonna sweat?! No need for a shirt- it will just be drenched in sweat anyways! Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 4.56.59 PM

 

Day 6- The Warrior.

Have I called any of these workouts my favorite yet?! Because this is one of them!!! I love the warrior! It goes from an upper body move, to a lower body move to abs repeat, repeat, repeat!!!! By far- my jam!! There is this one move- called a SUPER BURPEE and you know I’m gonna have a video to show you 😉 It’s posted below! But man alive! This workout will get you in TIP TOP SHAPE for sure!!

 

Day 7- Rest Day or Dynamix.

So I did Dynamix because I wanted to check it out. It is a really great workout that is slow and low key. I did a few leg lifts and stretches for my whole body. It was a great way to still get my blood flowing, but not get too sweaty or out of breath. Light and just what anyone needs after 6 days of intense training!!

 

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After each workout I always read or listen to PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. What is that?? It’s a self help book essentially! I thought I ‘didn’t need that stuff’ when I started this journey 3 years ago. Turns out- the ones who don’t think we need to change ourselves are the ones who need to change THE MOST! I read or listen to a book or podcast everyday. It’s non negotiable just like my workouts. My mind needs to be at it’s best and so does yours. My recommendation for a book to start with is The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen or Push by Chalene Johnson. I love all 3 and my life wouldn’t be like it is today if I hadn’t read those books!

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Now- what is the MOST important area that we need to focus on to SEE the results is… dun dun dunnnn…

NUTRITION.

I was that person who used to say ‘I workout so I can eat whatever I want.’ or ‘I don’t want to eat clean.’ or ‘I don’t want to be on a diet or I don’t want to drink that shake.’

I always had a whole list of ‘I don’t want to’s.’ but I also had a whole lot of goals for myself that were never coming true.

Why weren’t the becoming reality? Because I was so stuck in my closed minded ways that I was not taking the action steps to set my goals and drive forward to make them reality. I wasn’t changing my eating pattern. I wasn’t trying new foods. I wasn’t even attempting to do any kind of research to see what I SHOULD be eating vs. what I was craving. And when I first heard about Shakeology I immediately put my nose in the air and said no way. Then gave a long list of ‘reasons’ (more like excuses) why it wouldn’t be for me.

take a chance on YOU! You ARE worth it!

take a chance on YOU! You ARE worth it!

Well- guess what? Once I opened my mind and shut my mouth- things started to change! I now have the body that I used to PIN ON because I work for it- I don’t sit around pinning and wishing anymore. I try new things and I keep an open mind. I do my own research!

My meal pan that I used for the first week of p90x3 is below! (I reused the meal plan from a past week! So ignore the workout  section! My workout order is what I chatted about above!)

I had 3 cheat treats. Frozen yogurt, cake and a night full of pizza!!! I am never going to starve myself or deprive myself! I use the 21 day fix meal plan and love everything about how easy it is to how much food I actually NEED to have the body I want.

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Are you inspired to start your own health and fitness journey? Are you a mom who has been using your kids as an excuse instead of a reason to better yourself? Did you just have a baby and you really need an at home program to do in between naps and snuggle time? Are you a busy woman who just needs a fast workout, one that is effective and you don’t have to think about- just do what the schedule says and be done with it!?

 

I’ve got a program for everyone.

My next challenge group begins on September 19th! Fill out the form below and I will contact you with information asap!

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