For the past few months in my blog posts I have really focused on the things to do to gain mass with P90X, mostly because that’s what I’ve been doing. Even though it’s possible to gain mass with P90X by making adjustments to both the diet and workouts, most people are going to want to lose weight with P90X. P90X is a program designed to help you lose weight/body fat and get ripped.
When I first started P90X, my goal was to lose weight and get ripped. I was at almost 180lbs, which is overweight for someone who is 5’7″. I didn’t care about gaining muscle at that time because I knew that it would take a completely different diet in order to do so, and I didn’t want to be a chubby strong guy. I used to be that way in the past, and I wasn’t happy then, so why would I want to do that again? No, it was time to start losing weight with P90X and get ripped. I wanted a legitimate 6 pack, and I knew that by following the diet and workouts exactly how P90X was designed, I would reach my goals.
At first, I had no idea as to how much weight I would actually lose with P90X. I thought maybe 10lbs, but again, I wasn’t too sure how my body would respond to the extreme workouts and diet plan. After the first month, I ended up losing about 10lbs and was very happy with my progress. I had lost quite a bit of body fat, and could start to see an outline of my 6 pack. However, the second month was when I saw the most progress. My metabolism was speeding up, and I started gaining some muscle, which all help with burning calories and body fat. By the end of 60 days I had lost close to 20lbs! I didn’t think I could lose any more weight, but I dropped another 5lbs or so by the end of my 90 days, and was now below 8% body fat! That makes a total weight loss of about 25lbs!
25lbs seems like a lot of weight to lose after just 90 days, but I have coached many people who have lost well above 25lbs with P90x! In fact, there are some people who have greater than a 50lbs weight loss with P90x, which is nuts! It just depends on where you start. If you’re very overweight, the weight will come off much easier, but if your just a little chubby, the weight loss isn’t going to be as significant, but you will get toned much quicker.
The one thing that I want to note, however, is that you should never pay attention to the scale while going through P90X, as it can be very deceiving, and is not a good indicator of your progress. Why? You have to understand that you are both losing body fat and gaining muscle, so you might not have any weight loss at all. You should judge your progress with P90X by what you see in the mirror, inches lost, and how you feel. If you do decide to weigh yourself every day, you can easily get discouraged and lose motivation, causing you to stop the program all together. Remember, great changes take time and you have to be patient! You WILL start losing weight with P90X, just as long as you commit yourself!