So I have completed my first week of my P90X3 and clean eating challenge. While I wouldn't say it has been easy, it really hasn't been all that life changing and the effects have been pretty good. As with most diets, the ones that really work, are not diets but life style changes. I did Weight Watchers a few years back to lose the weight I gained from my first pregnancy. I think WW is a great program but I decided to try something new.
The first thing I did for the eating challenge was download the My Fitness Pal app. It helps to record and be accountable for everything you eat. Another thing I have learned is it is not enough to just stay under a certain amount of calories, it is also what those calories consist of. My Fitness Pal tracks your percentages of fat, carbs and protein. Different people I am in the group with have different target percentages. Mine is 40% protein, 30% fat and 30% carbs. It is not always easy to hit that protein percentage but I am learning every day.
So far P90X3 is challenging but totally doable. Only a half hour a day is something I can deal with. No matter how hard the workout is I tell myself that in a half hour I will be done. It is a very different workout for me because it incorporates a lot more strength training than I am used to but I think it is more beneficial to my body than just running.
I am happy with my results so far and I am excited to see how things will change over the next few months