6 Day Body Makeover: Summary

Yesterday was the last day of my 6 Day Body Makeover project. I got a small yet easy start to working out on a regular basis. It was relatively simple to complete and I’m using it as a baseline for what I can accomplish.

I’ll be moving forward and increasing the workouts. I’m not going crazy or anything, but I should put in more than 50% of my effort toward each exercise. To many, P90X is extreme, but for me…it’s a good level since I used to be very active and I’m not completely out of shape. I just need a little push to tone up. In a way, it’s like carving an ice sculpture…the basic form is defined and now, it’s time for the little details.

As for food, by taking photos, it has become easier to see my eating patterns. I don’t snack every day at the same time, but my meals are pretty regular. With all these egg white breakfasts, I noticed a lot of yolk was going to waste and I was quickly going though eggs. To slow down this egg consumption, I’ll be eating the entire egg (white and yolk) from now on. I’m healthy, so why not add the yolk back in?

Anyways, I’ve put my before and after photos and measurements at the bottom of the post. I don’t think much has changed and I don’t expect so for a while. Next photo/measurements update will be at the end of March. Things just don’t happen overnight or in a week.

Exercise Plan

P90X Stretch. I felt a bit sore from the Ab Ripper X, but not so bad. Still, some stretching would be good for the body. I don’t want to overexert my muscles.

Food Plan

  • Breakfast: 3 egg white custard with 1 blood orange and 1 cup soy milk
  • Lunch: 3 pork “taquitos” with guacamole and herb salad with beets, sesame seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Dinner: Chipotle BBQ marinated tilapia, Trader Joe’s harvest blend, and herb salad with beets, alfalfa sprouts, sesame seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Snack: almond jello with 1/2 cup strawberries

Photos:

Breakfast: egg white custard with blood oranges, Lavash flatbread, and soy milk

Lunch: pork “taquitos” with guacamole and herb salad with beets, sesame seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner: Herb salad with beets, alfalfa sprouts, sesame seeds and balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner: Chipotle BBQ marinated tilapia with Trader Joe’s harvest blend

Snack: almond jello with strawberries

Summary Photos and Stats:

  • Height: 5′1″
  • Weight: ? (No scale today)
  • Chest: 30.5″
  • Waist: 24.5″
  • Hips: 33″
  • Thigh: 18″
  • Calf: 13″
  • Arm: 9.5″

From Day 1 to Day 7, the changes in my measurements are a 1/2″ decrease in my waist, hips, and arms. That’s pretty good but I’m thinking it’s just water weight. As for the photos, they’re relatively the same except you can see a little bit more definition in my midsection.

Before

After

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2 Responses

  1. Love the post. The pictures of your meals are a nice touch. I’d love to hear more about how P90x works out for you. I’ve tried it, but never done it exclusively.

    Wandered here after reading a comment you made on my blog. . . thanks for stopping by and giving your input!

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