A Woman’s Take on P90X3
January 2, 2014
January 2, 2014
P90X3 From the Female Perspective
So when it comes to P90X3, or any P90X workout for that matter, I hear a lot from women “I can’t do push ups, I can’t do pull ups!” and I tell them “yes you can!” I’m not saying it’s a bad thing for women to doubt themselves when it comes to what they think they can or can’t do, but I encourage them to at least give it a shot and see what they’re capable of. My wife Alisha is living proof, she can do pull ups now and would blow your mind with how far she’s come.
So I decided to ask a couple of our women challengers in our P90X3 group that is currently running, to blog for me what they are experiencing from week to week, everything from the successes to the failures and how they feel.
Meet Our Ladies
It’s is my pleasure to introduce you to Jenny and Michelle. Jenny came to us after having tried Insanity without the support of a coach and felt frustrated and disappointed in her results and lack of finishing the program. After P90X3 came out, she said she wanted to jump in with us and give it a shot. So I asked her to blog, not only for the purposes of you hearing her story….but to give her even more accountability to me as well as the group. Here’s her first post:
I was once a gym rat. Well, let me rephrase that. I was your typical treadmill and crunches girl. I maintained a moderately active life, fluctuating between those same 10-15 pounds. Although somewhat active, my lifestyle was not as healthy.
I was introduced to Beachbody years ago and dipped my toes into a couple Beachbody programs, such as Insanity and TurboFire. Feeling discouraged with my lack of discipline, accountability and motivation, I stumbled upon Todd Midgett’s You Tube videos. I was intrigued by his passion and enjoyment in the workouts. I decided to reach out, and to my surprise, Todd reached back! After sharing my story with my now coach, (I have a coach!), he encouraged me to join his Challenge Group with the latest Beachbody program, P90x3. It wasn’t that hard of a decision after realizing all workouts are only 30 minutes long…30 minutes!
I started my first week, and was quickly humbled. Each workout left me panting for air and sweaty. Tony Horton is no joke! I wasn’t able to keep up with Tony and his group most of the time, but I am looking forward to progressing and the day that I will be. Keeping up with Nutrition has been an even bigger challenge however, especially since it’s the Holidays and I’ve been surrounded with food and desserts galore. What has started working for me is taking each day, one at a time. Obtaining my goals on a daily target makes it a little less daunting for me. Additionally, with Todd and my fellow P90x3 Challengers walking this journey with me, I know that I will be successful this time.
Here’s to pushing play!
Now meet Michelle, Michelle is a P90X and P90X2 graduate who admittedly struggles with push ups and pull ups. Here’s Michelle’s first post:
I’ve almost completed my second week of X3. I’ve already done P90X and P90X2, and X3 doesn’t seem easier or harder than them – just different. Who knows what Tony has in store for me, though? Ask me again in a few weeks and I’m sure that I’ll have a different opinion!
The first two weeks I experienced a lot of soreness and muscle fatigue, which I also experienced in the first few weeks of P90X and P90X2. I know that this soreness has a purpose. My experience with the other two programs has helped me understand the importance of these first two weeks. I am building a foundation for what is to come.
Exercise for me is a vital part of my life. I have a very stressful job, and exercise is my release. Some people work out solely to lose weight or sculpt their bodies – and certainly X3 will help you achieve those goals, but for me it’s the way that I release tension. While I’ve been serious about exercise for several years now, I still find myself struggling with some of the same things that were struggles when I first started – namely push ups and pull ups. X3 seems to be chock full of push ups and pull ups, which can be a challenge. But it’s forcing me to face my weaknesses head-on, which I am excited to do. I am excited about this new program, and I look forward to documenting my journey.
The Journey Continues
I could not be more excited and thankful for these two ladies being brave enough to share their journey with us as we go through it together. It’s one thing for you to see us all the time on You Tube and Facebook, but this time I want to also tell other peoples’ stories along with ours.
If you’d like to be one of those people, or want to jump in a Challenge Group with us, reach out to us today and we’ll help you out any way we can.