Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 0: Starting Stats

I'm good to start P90X on March 1st. Listed below are my measurements and fitness test results. I put in some extra measurements of other areas that P90X doesn't say to measure just for my own reference. I'm ready to get this started!

As far as my goals are, I'm not setting a certain weight I'd like to get to, because I want to gain muscle as well. So, my real goal is to have a body fat percentage in the upper teens. I'm also hoping that by gaining muscle, I'll have better posture. Generally in pictures, I'll stand up straight so I don't look like I'm slouching, but for these pictures, I made sure to stand normally so I can see if there's a change in posture by the end of the 90 days.

To help achieve my goals, I plan on counting calories, with no less than 1200 kcal/day. I'll be shooting around 1500 kcal/day, possibly raising that number a bit as I become better at the workouts.

5'8", 146.4 lbs, 32.2% BF (47.8% body water)
Sizes: 6 dress, 8/10 jeans
Neck: 12.5 in
Shoulders: 36.5 in
Chest: 34 in
36 in
Right Arm (Flexed): 11.75 in
Left Arm (Flexed): 11.5 in
R. Arm (Not flexed): 11.5 in
R. Forearm:10 in
R. Wrist: 6 in
Waist: 27.5 in
Abdomen (at umbilicus): 32.5 in
Hips (fullest part): 38. 5 in
Right Thigh: 21.5 in
Left Thigh: 21.5 in
R. Knee: 14 in
R. Calf: 15 in
R. Ankle: 8.75 in

Resting HR: 85 bpm
Vertical Leap: 11.5 in
Push-Ups: 12 (on toes)
Pull-Ups: 0
Toe Touch: +0.5 in
Wall Squat: 1:10 min:sec
Biceps Curl: 14 reps @ 15 lbs
Abs In&Outs: 40
HR Maximizer Immediate: 177 bpm
1 min: 123 bpm
2 min: 99 bpm
3 min: 102 bpm
4 min: 91 bpm

Saturday, February 21, 2009

And the Journey Begins...

So, I did it. I ordered P90X yesterday, along with P90X Plus. I first saw the infomercial several months ago, and it looked like a great program. I was hoping I'd get it for Christmas, but that didn't happen. I forgot about it for a couple months, until one of my friends happened to bring up how much weight he had lost from it. This, of course, stirred up my interest in it once again.

Although I really wanted to go ahead and make the big purchase, I knew I shouldn't spend that kind of money...not right now, at least. I had to encourage myself to just go ahead and do it. I recently got out of a 4-year relationship, I sit most of the day to study (I'm a medical student), and my current workout consists of walking on a treadmill (not much of a workout at all). Additionally, summer is right around the corner, so it would be great to have a nice body by then, and I'm going to Florida with my family this September. It was all of these factors that gave me that extra push to make the purchase.

While I did the Google searches, I tried to aim my searches toward blogs and forums specifically for women's use of P90X; however, those were few and sparse. Hence, I decided it would be a good idea to start a blog to give a woman's thought on P90X (however, guys are welcome to read and comment too). Feel free to leave comments or questions!