Tuesday, August 2, 2011

P90X Week 5: Recap & Results

After changing up my routine for last week, this week in P90X felt like Week 1, but with a slightly different schedule for weights and I am stronger 30 days later. This week included the following schedule, for weeks 5-7:

Monday: Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps + Ab Ripper X
Tuesday: Plyometrics
Wednesday: Back & Biceps + Ab Ripper X
Thursday: Yoga X
Friday: Legs & Back + Ab Ripper X
Saturday: KenpoX
Sunday: X Stretch or Rest
(495 minutes of working out with only the P90X schedule)

Last week was probably the only true P90X week. Starting week 6, I have to start incorporating more running and soccer training for both my upcoming soccer season to start and the marathon I signed up to run in February. You'll probably start seeing more double workouts from me over the next 6-7 weeks while I'm still plugging away at my first full round of P90X.


When comparing the numbers, I maintained just about everything this week. I feel stronger, and I feel that I look good too. The main result I love is the increased endurance I feel. Sprinting on the soccer field and all the stop and go training that goes with soccer is still tough in this consistent 100+° weather here in Texas, but I truly feel less winded and favored spots do not feel as weak.

The awesome news is *please insert drum roll* since the beginning of P90X, I dropped one size. This is major news for me. Ever since high school, I have been a Size 10. For the first time in at least 15 years, if not 17ish, I am a size 8. To buy shorts smaller than my normal was a super exciting day for me!

And to top it off...some Day 1 v. day 30 pics...

The day before I started P90X:

End of week 5 (with a bonus week of Les Mills classes):

I know there's a focus of the pics on my arms, but my arms have seen the biggest changes over the first portion of P90X. Stay with me during my adventures for Day 60 and Day 90 pics!!!


  1. Congrats on dropping a size and increasing endurance! That is so awesome. I am impressed with your photos. You Rock!!

  2. P90 works! I did it last yr and had an awesome back from all those pull ups


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