Jun 092014

It’s time to check out the latest installment of P90x!

P90X3,  P90X3 Schedule, P90X3 Diet,  P90X3 Review,  P90X3 ReviewsP90X3

Tony Horton is back and ready to kick your booty into shape.  I was excited to give this routine a try.  As you know I was a HUGE fan of P90x.  That was, until I discovered HIIT workouts, that were 12 to 20 minutes long and super-intense.  When I tried to go back to P90X, I found the workouts too long and I struggled staying motivated and consistent.  Still, I pushed through, did about 60% of the workouts.  That, ah, just doesn’t cut it.

I went back to the HIIT workouts, but designing my own, I wasn’t positive I was hitting all the points I needed to for a complete full body workout and transformation.  Hey, I’m not a professional…and I should not “try this at home” I did anyways.  With the help of http://www.dailyhiit.com/, I was able to mix it up enough to stay interested.  But, again, I missed the complete coverage I knew I was getting from the P90X routines.

Golly, if only there was a P90X workout that was shorter, but just as challenging…

My P90X3 Review

Enter P90x3.  There are some incredible advantages (and very few disadvantages) to the latest P90X workout plan.  Here are some I think you’ll love.

  • 30 Minute Workouts

This is truly the BIGGEST improvement when it comes to this series.  They’ve cut the long workouts down to a highly manageable time frame.  Seriously, knowing you only have to work out for 30 minutes is a very strong motivator.

  • Wider Variety of DVDs

Not that the old workouts got boring, but having such a huge selection of workout routines to do makes it that much easier to get excited about the plan.  It will certainly keep you interested over the long haul.

  • As Difficult As You Want It To Be

I always felt like the older P90X plans had you pushing really hard, almost to the point of dreading the upcoming workout sometimes.  Now, I found when I just couldn’t continue, I could stop, catch my breath, then jump right back in.  In other words, I didn’t fee like I was dropping the ball and missing out.  I could come back in and really nail the last 5 seconds.

There’s more positives, but these are the 3 that really stood out for me.

Now, let’s take a look at the schedule.  Or, should I say SCHEDULES!!!

P90X3 Schedule

There’s more choices when it comes to your fitness goals, too.  There are 4 ways to transform: Lean, Mass, Classic, & Doubles.  Here are the pdf’s for you to peruse (ahem, download!):


P90X3 classic calendar


I am currently in the midst of this calendar.  Okay, I JUST started day 1 today, which is why I’m motivated to write this review.  “But how can he review it if he’s just starting?” you may ask.  Because two weeks ago I wrapped up the plan below!



P90X3 lean calendar

I was incredibly sore and beat up from my previous workout routine, so I wanted to not over do it on my resistance training.  I wanted to get more cut.  BURN THAT FAT!  So I did the above Lean calendar.  I can tell you, I lost about 10 lbs. mostly fat!  My abs are starting to show!  I attribute a HUGE part of that to the way I was eating (Half Meal Habit Phase II, of course!  Coming to you soon!), but this plan certainly gets you burning off the extra calories and goo on your body.


P90X3 Mass calendar

I don’t really have an interest in doing the above Mass calendar.  If you’ve done it, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about it!


p90x3 Doubles calendar

If you’re an advanced athlete like me–KIDDING!  This one is 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night–eventually.  As you can see, it’s only twice a week for the first block, then elevates from there.  While doing the lean plan, I found myself doing some doubles a couple of times, but not THIS intensely.

As you can see…WOW.  Great variety, full body workouts, all in 30 minutes, plus 2 or 3 minutes for cool down/stretch.

P90X3 Diet

The diet is, again, not the best.  It’s trying to get you to “eat clean” and “diet” but if you know the Half Meal Habit, you know how I feel about these “diets.”  I didn’t try their eating plan, so I can’t review it, but if you’re doing P90X3 AND following the Half Meal Habit, you will see AMAZING results in those 90 days.

The P90X3 Workout DVDs

Of course, THIS is what it’s all about.  Almost all the videos start your 30 minutes with a 2 to 4 minute warm up.  Then you get into the workout proper.  I highly recommend quickly scanning through the videos before trying them, so you have an idea of what’s coming up.  A few times, I found myself having to watch first, stop the video, rewind, then do the move.  This extended my workout by 5 to 10 minutes, depending.

The Bottom Line:  This is not going to be like all those other P90X3 Reviews out there.  I’m not going to review each video.  I don’t want you sitting hear reading about the videos.  I want you to GET UP and DO the videos!

The videos are GREAT.  They are short, but intense.  They are NOT as hardcore as the original P90X–but they can be if you really push hard.  As with anything in life, you get what you give.

And they are only 30 minutes.  There’s no excuse.  Just start.

The Real Skinny On Getting Skinny

If you truly want success with your weight loss and body transformation, you already know the keys:

1.  Be Consistent.  It’s better to do these 30 minute workouts every day than to do an hour, twice a week.  If you miss a day, whatever.  Jump right back in the next day with THAT DAY’S WORKOUT.  Don’t try to catch up.  You’ll get frustrated and quit.

2.  Follow the Half Meal Habit.  Eating less is crucial if you want to succeed.  You do this with the Half Meal Habit.  I’m currently testing HMH Phase II and I can tell you, it’s the next level!  If you’re in the “Habit” already, it’s going to be your next step when it comes to your eating plan.

3.  Sleep and Drink!  Hydration is one of the rules in the HMH, but it is critical to your success.  Sleeping is the other key.  Get those 8 hours of recovery.  Give your body the chance to heal and rejuvenate.

As for P90X3, it is my new FAVORITE workout of all time.  I still love RushFit, too.  I’m not a Beachbody Coach so I don’t get money for promoting it, so I can tell you, if you get the program and do it, you’ll love it.

Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Get the Half Meal Habit ebook and learn how you can eat less, move more, and hydrate yourself thin. Plus, get THREE BONUS VIDEOS full of more details and tips so you can start with your very next meal! The simplest eating & exercise plan you'll ever see.
Price: $49.95
Price: $6.95
half meal habit ebook, how to lose weight, lose weight fast

Also available at amazon.com!


You can also get the book at Amazon by clicking on the picture on the left. I don’t have any way to deliver the bonus videos to you via Amazon, so they are not included in the Amazon purchase.

Aug 082012

The best workout to lose weight

the best workout to lose weight, best work out to lose weight, best workout to lose weight fastIf you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried everything.  From running and the elliptical to lifting weights and yoga.  Unfortunately, the pounds just won’t come off!  The thing is, we are all searching for the  best workout to lose weight fast  and the answer has very little to do with your workout!  There are four main reasons why this is happening to you and if you simply tweak your workouts and your attitude, you will start to see some amazing results.  Here’s why you’ve been failing.

1.  Not Consistent

I am constantly falling victim to this downfall.  I will get motivated and workout for about a month.  Then I decide I need a “rest and recovery week” so I take a few days off.  Those few days turn into a couple of weeks.  Then after those weeks, I decide that I really need to start working out again!  So, I do.  Sporadically, like once or twice a week.  This is what I’m trying to avoid so I do my best to stay consistent.

One of the main reasons why a lot of people aren’t consistent is their LIFE!  You know, work, kids, schooling, business…BEER.  People run out of time and prioritize exercise right out of their schedule.  This mostly happens, I believe, because of the length of their workouts.  In people’s heads is this little voice argument that goes like this:

“YOU need to go to the gym.”

“Yes, I do.”

“Do you have time?  I mean, it’s about 90 minutes out of your day.”

“You know, you’re right.  By the time I get dressed, prepped, grab my water and towel, load up the car, drive there, check in, wait or an open machine, and so on, it’s so much time.”

“Yeah, you really don’t have time today.  Too busy!”

“Absolutely.  I’ll make time tomorrow for SURE.  Let’s go get some Taco Bell.”

Anything that hampers your desire to workout is an obstacle you need to eliminate.  I decided to move out of the gym routine and into my garage.  Plus, I learned how to get an awesome workout in about 15 minutes or so. I really have no excuse now!  Set yourself up for success by removing any obstacles or excuses so you get your workout in.  Which leads to the next reason for workout failure.

2.  Not Intense Enough

There have been so many studies done out there that come to the conclusion more intense for shorter periods is better than long, steady, even workouts.

In Calorie Secret’s article “How to burn more fat while exercising” the bottom line is, to really hit that fat you need to raise the intensity.  Get that heart rate going hard (I do this with Interval Training) and you will see success a lot faster.

A mix of the two is probably the best approach (makes logical sense) but if you are going to skip that 45 minute cardio set, at least get in a 12 minute heart-pumping interval workout.

3.  No Weight Resistance

Building lean muscle is crucial to changing your body.  Not only will adding lean muscle help you look better, it will also aid you with your calorie burning throughout your day.  If you’re a runner and love cardio work, that’s perfectly fine, but you need to add some weight lifting a couple times a week to see some awesome results.

The best work out to lose weight should combine weight resistance and cardio.  If you’re wondering what that is, check out this article:  Best Exercise To Lose Belly Fat for Abs And Over All Weight Loss

4.  Your Calories

This is THE biggest obstacle standing in your way.  We know how much water should I drink to lose weight–a lot.  But what is the real problem?  You are simply eating too many calories.  It’s very simple.

If you burn more calories than you ingest, you will lose weight.

There are a ton of arguments about the kind of calories you’re eating (carb vs. protein, fat vs. fiber, etc.), but it ALL really comes down to calories in vs. calories out.  Sure you can sit there and figure out if you have the perfect balance of carbs and protein and fat and fiber, but let’s deal in REALITY here:  Who has time for that?  And to do it EVERY day so you don’t get off track is practically impossible!  What if you eat at a friends house or go out somewhere and you have no idea what is in the food you’re eating?

Stop trying all of these ridiculous “diets” and “calorie counting plans.”  They don’t work because you can’t keep up with them every day, day in and day out.  So you fail and give up.  AGAIN.

Simply start to eat less like taught in the Half Meal Habit and you will succeed with your weight loss.  All of the other above issues come into play but your calories are your biggest obstacle.  If you’re wondering, “”How Many Calories Should I Eat In A Day Per Day?” I talk about it there.