real life P90X3 results

P90X3 real resultsNothing like taking a 4 month break from blogging, huh? I have to be real with you all…I intended to write this post to show you that P90X3 doesn’t really work like they say. I wanted to give you a real snapshot of how P90X3 can work for a real person, with real results. I’m still doing that, but I was pleasantly surprised when I did the fit test this morning. While I didn’t see the results I wanted on the scale, the other results far outweighed that disappointment.

Let me preface the results by saying what I did and what I ate. I eat 90% paleo on a regular basis. In the middle of P90X3 (during BlockĀ 2) I did a Whole30 and lost 7 pounds. The rest of the time I didn’t lose any weight (in fact, I didn’t even lose 7 pounds by the time the program was over). I struggle to know if that’s because my body was creating too much cortisol during the intense workouts or if the muscle mass was a factor. I still don’t know. I believe I missed 6 days of the whole program, plus the last week because we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow. So really I believe I did about a P76X3. I did not do a full 90 days but did the best I could. Here are my results:

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As you can see, while I didn’t lose a ton of weight, all of my other things improved. I can’t believe I lost 2.5 inches on my waist and hips…that’s amazing to me. I was blown away when I did the fit test because I couldn’t really tell with my body that I had improved much.

I can hardly believe I’m putting these awful pictures of myself out there for the world to see, but I think it’s worth seeing. The most difference I see is in my midsection for sure and the definition in my arms. Those are two of the main things that I wanted to see while doing this program. {click the pic for a larger version, if you dare!}

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So would I do it again or recommend it to others? Yes! With a good diet plan I think my results would have been even better. Obviously I have become stronger, my endurance has improved and my flexibility has doubled. I will be continuing with the P90X3 Lean program when I return from vacation to see if that program will lean me down more instead of bulking up my shoulders. I’m eager to see what results I will get from that. If you want to lose weight, this is not the program for you. Studies have shown that to lose weight it’s more about food than exercise. If you want to gain strength and endurance while not getting bored in the process, P90X3 is the program for you.

{p.s. I didn’t post any links to P90X3 because it’s a network marketing company and I am not a beachbody coach nor do I have someone personally that I’ve worked with as a Beachbody coach. If you have someone that you know who is a Beachbody coach, please purchase the program from them so you can get the support you need! If you don’t know of anyone, here is one of my online friends who is an active Beachbody coach}

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