Now that I have an apartment, I can get back to my regular routine of working out.
It's been about a month since I started work here at Dad Central Consulting, and moved from Seattle to Boston. In the middle of it all, I was traveling a lot, working crazy hours, and didn't plan well enough to carry everything I needed to do P90X the way it should be done. I finished P90X in April, then started Insanity. About halfway through Insanity, I started P90X Plus. I was about halfway through P90X Plus, and ended up missing the last month or so.
This time, rather than start P90X Plus back up, I would go back to P90X Classic, and start again at the beginning.
I kept a pretty accurate journal on another site that I HIGHLY recommend, MyFitnessPal.com. If you're regularly working out, or watching what you eat, this free site is really great. Before starting P90X last January, I had never counted calories nor tracked what I ate. It really opened my eyes to what I should be eating, how short I was in one area (usually Protein), or when I should be eating more to keep my energy up.
You might have seen the infomercials for P90X on TV. I'm not usually attracted to that kind of thing, but the results they showed, and the low price of about $100 made me think it would be worth a try. After checking around for reviews, I found almost NO negative reviews online, but I did find lots of positive reviews from enthusiastic people.
I really liked the format, different workouts everyday, a good challenge everyday, and almost immediate results. I went from a size 40 pant to a 34 (that's what I wore in high school), and actually got the beginnings of a six pack in just 90 days. I even impressed my brother enough that he gave it a try, and had similar results.
There's no secret sauce, other than consistently spending 60-90 minutes a day doing the workouts for 90 days, and following the eating plan. So starting today, I'm back to high protein/low carbs (for the first 30 days). Cottage cheese, chicken, greek yogurt, egg whites, and muscle milk--lots of it...
Thinking you might want to give it a try? There is a 30-day money back guarantee... :)
What have you done to work out? What works best for you to stay in shape, with your busy lives?
Disclosure: I paid for my copy of P90X, and all supplements, etc. I really enjoy BeachBody's products, and signed up to be a coach. If you order through my coach site, I do get a small portion of the price. But if you can find the product somewhere else, it won't hurt my feelings.