Really, a family room can be used for anything.

9/28/2009 11:05:00 PM
We own P90X.
Have you seen the infomercial?

Yep, as the website states, we're in the process of going from, "regular to ripped in [almost] 90 days".

For the first few weeks, we just did the workouts and didn't follow the actual system. Now, we're in it to win it.


Here's why we're doing P90X:

1. It's too hot to work out outside.
2. It's become a lot harder to get out of the house with the 'ole ball and chain (Lila) these days.
3. Gym memberships in lovely Cabo are over $100 a month per person. (And let's just say the gyms are somewhat lacking...)

So, our family room transforms into the "gym" around 5:30 p.m. everyday. Yep, while Lila naps in her swing, Craig and I begin kicking butt. (Note: Craig follows the schedule exactly because he has far more self-control than I do.)

It's hard.
I mean, really - it ain't easy.

Have I lost weight? Yep. I'm still about 3-5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. But, I also could probably see better results if I didn't eat 2 cupcakes and a mini coke for lunch. (I'm serious. Yesterday for lunch I actually consumed 2 cupcakes (one chocolate, one vanilla) for lunch and chased them down with a mini can of coca-cola. I think I'm looking for absolution.)

Craig didn't need to lose any weight, but he's already "tightened" up and his cardio has hugely improved.

That said, I'm all for this workout.
The DVD collection is $140.00 and you get 12 DVDs. So basically you're paying $11.66 for each DVD. (Most workout DVDs are at least $20.00) Yes, you need a chin up bar if you're anyone but me -- I don't do those -- and you do need free weights and/or resistance bands and a yoga mat.

Bottom line: This workout kicks your male OR female butt. And, the instructor doesn't annoy me at all. However, I have started to loathe his co-worker-outers. (Specifically the women. They have TERRIBLE hair and wear half-shirts. Craig says it's because they're ripped. I think half-shirts are tacky no matter if you're ripped or not.)

I say go for it. Let P90X help introduce you to a new sore muscle every single day.


  1. I have been wondering about this program and have heard good things about it. Sounds interesting....

    What weight weights do you need?

  2. My neighbor and I have been going through a series of DVDs I bought about 8 years ago -- various different workouts (kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, regular old aerobics), none of which are related. The only thing they have in common is that they were all created sometime during the late 80s-early 90s. So the hair and outfits are...something to behold. They're quite amusing, and some of them are actually good workouts. One of them features SHIRLEY JONES FROM THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY doing aerobics with a bunch of old women in leg warmers and those onesie leotards! It's fabulous. Whatever it takes to get me to work out, right?

  3. I love this program BUT I really LOVE Chalean Extreme! I am a Turbo Kick fitness instructor turned Beachbody Coach. If anyone is interested in buying this program, let me know or go to my site. Team Beachbody I could possibly be able to get you the program for less $$.


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