I started my P90X3 journey at 2 months post baby #2. I weighed 152lbs. 90 Days later, I finished the program and weighed in at 134lbs and I was down 16.5 inches! How did I finish the program? How am I 7 pounds lighter than before I was pregnant with my second baby? I give credit to my Facebook Challenge group. I checked into that group every single day. I saw everyone posting about their P90X3 workouts and I knew the team was counting on me to do the same. We shared our results, our ups and downs, our favorite (and least favorite) workouts. We talked about how Tony should really talk less during his yoga routines. We celebrated our successes and we were encouraging when someone was having a rough day or week or phase! When you are part of a group like this, you are more likely to stick to a workout. You are more likely to see results. You are more likely to finish a program!
I’m in a few mommy groups online and the common theme when it comes to fitness is: “I had a baby or two or three and I just have to accept the fact that I will never have abs again or my body will never be the same.” I used this as my “why” every single day. And I pounded it into my head on the days I felt like stopping. My two month old was still waking up frequently through the night to nurse and my 3 year old isn’t the best sleeper. But I didn’t let that stop me. I set out to prove that I can take back my body…that I can eventually have abs again! There are no excuses. The other day, I heard someone say that “excuses are lies you tell yourself to feel better”. And that is the truth! On nights when the baby woke up several times, I would tell myself that it was ok to sleep in and skip the workout. There were many mornings when I made excuses and for about an hour, they made me feel better…then I would kick myself for sleeping in!
I did this ENTIRE program following the modifications. 30 minutes a day. There is so much variety in P90X3. My favorite workout is MMX. It is a martial arts based workout and boy did it help me release my mommy frustrations! The nutrition guide is different too. It breaks the food groups down into categories and lists with the healthiest food at the top. The bottom of the list is still considered healthy eating but some of the best superfoods (like kale) are at the top. Also the plan guides you to gradually remove processed foods from your lifestyle. I think this is a good plan because a lot of people start with huge intentions and then they give up because it is just too much change all at once. You don’t have to take baby steps but sometimes a ginormous leap isn’t the best way to go either.
If you are thinking about starting P90X3 or any of the other Beachbody programs, then you need to join one of my Challenge groups TODAY! You will make new friends and have fun while reaching your goals! Feel free to send me a message on Facebook (Regina Spennacchio) if you have questions or leave a comment below. Looking forward to joining you on your fitness journey!
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