Milestone: Yesterday I completed my second 90 day block of P90X coupled with Insanity (aka: the Hybrid). It took 109 days to complete, which isn’t bad considering I had an 11 day vacation during that time. I’ll tally up my results and detail my plans for what’s next in a subsequent post. But suffice it to say that I think things continue to trend well.
The Insanity workouts added a new level of effort that, candidly, I wasn’t sure I could pull off. Yet somehow I did. The eating in the aggregate was probably better than in my first round, but I wasn’t as focused on eating five times per day and measuring everything I ate. I continued to lose weight. I’m down to 150 even from my starting weight at 154 at the beginning of this round. Amazingly (to me anyway) I am still carrying a little bit of a belly blob, but its waning. It may possibly amount to about a pound of fat. To be honest, I’m shocked that I have any fat at all left after all the Insanity routines. During this round, my weight dipped down into the high 140’s for a while. I believe it’s going back up a bit due to some increased muscle mass.
In my next round, I’m going to want to continue to build muscle mass, this time without additional weight loss. I realize this will require more eating and more protein. Tennis season is starting up again, so that’s additional calories I’ll need to support.
Looking at the calendar, if I start my next round after a two-week hiatus, I’ll have 110 days to complete it by year-end. I think that’s a pretty good goal.