Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Week 5 recap of P90x3 with journal entries and pictures

Started week 5 of P90x3 this week!! I have a new schedule this week!! :-) 

The last update I had said I was hurting. Sorry I didn't report back earlier. By last Sunday afternoon I felt alot better after a nap and taking it easy the entire weekend. I used ice and muscle rub for what I think was a muscle strain/swelling. I don't know what caused it-I've been moving alot of file boxes at work and I'm under alot of stress, so it could have been anything.

I do not think it was caused  by any of my workout programs. I don't want people to be concerned about that. I've been doing P90x3 for 4 whole weeks now and I have not gotten injured before so I don't think its not related. 

WEEK 5 P90x3 Classic workout schedule: 

Monday: Eccentric Upper
Tuesday: Triometrics
Wednesday: X3 Yoga
Thursday: Eccentric Lower
Friday: Incinerator
Saturday: MMX
Sunday: Rest day or Dynamix


I should be following the Plan B 1800 calories per day BUT talked to my BB coach and I will be going back down to 1500-1600 calories per day since I'm not seeing any weight loss. :-( 

Breakfast: 2P, 3C, 1F

Am Snack: 2C, 2F
Lunch: 1P, 3C, 1F
PM Snack: 1P, 2C
Dinner: 2P, 2C, 2F
P=Protein servings per meal
C=Carb servings per meal
F=Far servings per meal

Journal Entries for Week 5:

Monday February 3:
No P90x3 today. Didn't want to jump right back into strength training after icing this whole weekend. 

My nutrition went well for most of the day. Logged 3/4 of my food. Had 1/2 homemade sticky bun in the afternoon-ARGH-I can not stay away from the sugar! 

Tuesday February 4:
Did Triometrics which is a good cardio workout. Burned 261 calories in 36 mins according to my HRM. 
Also went to my first Zumba class tonight. Burned 380 calories in 51 mins. Did a separate blog post about my zumba experience. 

Logged all my food and didn't have ANY SUGAR!! whoohoo!!! Great eating day! 

Wednesday Feburary 5:
No P90x today. 

no food logging. I totally fail on wednesdays!! :-( 

Thursday February 6:
Did eccentric lower this morning. I liked using the hand weights! Can't wait to do this workout again! Burned 153 calories in 31 mins according to my HRM. 
Also did 20 mins of new Chris Freytag dvd-burned 183 calories with those 2 workouts. 

No food logging today. Starting to feel like I'm getting a cold. :-( 

Friday February 7: 
Did 31 mins of Incinerator this morning. Burned 138 calories. I liked using the hand weights and pull up bar. Then did 10 mins of arm workout with Chris Freytag burning 53 calories. 

It was so fun taking pictures and watching hubby and my 3 year old do the workout later that evening. yes, my 3.5 year old did the ENTIRE 30 minute workout of P90x3!! I am not kidding you!! He used 1 pound hand weights, the pull up bars and push ups stands. it was HILARIOUS!! He loves to work out with his daddy and gets so excited to exercise. I had made him dinner but I could not get him to stop exercising to eat, so I just sat and took pictures of my boys. and then we all ate dinner together :-) 

No food logging today. super stressed at work and not even bringing my food journal with me. :-( I feel awful! 

Saturday February 8:
Ran errands with the kids-felt a little better than I did on friday. Hubby convinced me to do MMX workout with him that evening. 33 min workout, no HRM for that workout. 

Then hubby and I were sick and kept each other up all night tossing and turning with coughs and blowing noses. sigh. I hate having a cold!! Been feeling bad since Thursday. 

Sunday February 9: 
Rest day! spent all day in bed with the cold/congestion/headache. 

Anyone else sick?? Do you keep working out? 

My pictures from this week: 


  1. Coming from #sitsblogging. May I have some of your energy and motivation. xo

  2. Looks like some great pictures with your new blogging device! ;)

  3. I can honestly say I didn't understand any of this!!! Sorry I just know nothing at all about all these fitness regimes etc, but what I can say is that the change is your physical appearance is amazing and very motivating. Well done you!! Found you through SITS

  4. I'm very impressed by your before and after pictures! Well done! I'm glad to read you're feeling better again. (Sitsgirls)

  5. Congratulations to you and your commitment to yourself! I'm feeling in a bit of a rut this week, but this is super inspiring and makes me want to suck it up and keep going! lol! #SITSBlogging

  6. Good job!!!!

    Yay for the SITS Girls for helping me find your blog!

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

  7. I wish I could join you but I just lack the motivation at the moment. I need to get into a fitness regimen and make it part of our routine.

  8. I haven't tried X3 yet, but just ordered the 21 Day Fix! I'm so excited, it's nice to meet a fellow coach :)

  9. Congrats on the weight loss and for keeping the motivation going. Great job!!!

    Happy SITS Comment Love Thursday!!!

  10. WTG on your weight loss and you commitment to keep going!

  11. Holy smokes! I need to get into some exercise routine. Yours is impressive!

  12. I have heard great things about P90X. I feel like such a lazy shlub right now, haha. I need to get an exercise routine going big time. Keep up the awesome work!

  13. I have heard great things about the Beach Body system, but living on the 2nd floor of a house and using work out videos just won't work for us. My land lady lives on the first floor and they are pretty picky about noise.

    However, we have a YMCA membership and I love going to Zumba and spin class!

    I know what you mean about sugar, it is so hard to stay way from it!

  14. I need to lose 25 pounds and I'm having so much trouble with motivation right now. I'm ashamed of myself. Your dedication is amazing and a real inspiration to those of us who are struggling.

  15. You look like you're doing a great job and it great that your family is there with you cheering you on. Good for you. I need to get more active and fit as soon as the weather changes I plan to start walking and jogging.