P90X: Run One
For Christmas my sister gave me the P90X exercise program to help me continue my fitness journey. I had done the original P90 program years earlier in law school and when I first moved to Santa Cruz. But back then I was never able to actually complete all 90 days before I would either get too busy or injured, leading to getting off schedule and, inevitably, failure. But after working out five days a week for an entire year without missing a day, I figured I finally had the needed mental commitment to see the program through.
Last Sunday I finished my 90th day! I’ll be honest, I am less pleased with my results than I had hoped, but the blame for that lies entirely with myself. Yes, I can lift more weight, I can do more push-ups (including one handed and clap), I can do more pull-ups (lots more), and I’ve seen great improvement in my rock climbing. But my physical appearance just hasn’t changed as much for how hard I worked. Of course, the reason for this failure is that I didn’t do the diet, so while I was certainly building muscle, I wasn’t building as much as I could, and while I was burning fat, I wasn’t burning as much as I should. So, starting this week I’m doing the program over again but this time I’m sticking to the diet.
But, just because the results weren’t amazing doesn’t mean they weren’t something to be proud of, because they are. So, without further ado, here is a collection of photos taken at 30 day intervals. You can click through to see a larger version of any photo.