Day 30: Phase One of P90X Complete!

Day 30: Plyometrics

Woohoo! One third of the way there!

Since this is a review blog, this post is going to be a little different then normal. I will quickly say that Plyo does not get any easier, than move on to the 30 day review:

The real question: Does P90X work?

The answer: Yes. If you are willing to work out seven days a week and eat healthy seven days a week, then P90X works beautifully. This program is not a magic weight-loss  solution. It is simply an intense workout schedule and nutrition lesson.  If you are willing to work hard and commit, P90X lays out a direct path to your goal and educates you about nutrition. If you are not willing to give up bad habits, sweets, and soda, and laziness, then don’t waste your time or money.

Make sure to check out the Day 30 page to see my current measurements. I am working on a video that should be up this coming weekend. Thank you for reading and all of the support that you have offered through comments. It is great to have work out buddies to check in on me everyday. Keep up the great work!


4 responses to “Day 30: Phase One of P90X Complete!

  1. Pete, can you post a sample of a day’s diet? I’m Level II, Phase 1 right now and I feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I’ve had these past few days with the nutrition plan.. I’m getting a bit lost, but I’ve been following it for the past 5 days. I’m on my 2nd day (just finished my first Plyo session) and WOW that was not easy! I’m sticking with it and keep pressing play!
    Thanks and great job!

    • Hi Diego,

      During phase 1, you need to meet the following intake ratio:
      50% Protein, 30% Carbs, 20% Fat

      I highly recommend plugging your diet into The website is free. You plug in everything that you eat in a day and it gives you the ratio of protein, carbs, and fat. Wonderful site.

      My dailly diet would look something like this:

      low-fat yogurt
      4 pieces of turkey bacon
      8 oz of egg beaters
      12 oz of soy milk
      1/3 cup of whey protein

      4 pieces of low-fat string cheese
      1/3 cup of whey protein in water

      2 pieces of whole grain brean
      6 oz of low fat turkey brest
      1 tbsp mustard
      1 can of v8 low-sodium
      1 cup of cottage cheese
      1 cup of carrots

      Snack Two:
      1 protein bar
      1 oz of almonds

      1 boneless/skinless checken breat
      1 tbsp bbq sauce
      2 cups vegetables

      On top of that, I CONSTANTLY drink water all day long.

      Hope this helps. It is confusing at first but you will be a pro in no time. You will learn to find the foods that you really like eat them everyday. Congrats on starting out and keep checking in. I would love to hear your progress and answer any questions that you may have.

      Keep it up!

  2. Hey Pete I am just as sore the second time around, however I took an awful long break in between so I am essentially brand new, outside that I know what workouts I will be doing next. Congrats on finishing phase1 and keep up the good work!


    • Hi Chris,

      Thanks. I am really excited to be 1/3 through.
      It feels like some sort of accomplishment.
      I am looking forward to adding creatine this week.
      I am happy with the 6.8 lbs of body fat lost, but need some muscle.

      Don’t worry about the soreness. By Saturday you will be feeling great.
      Also, remember that working out will release endorphins and make you feel brand new.
      If I had to do week one over again, I would work out as soon as I got up so that I wasn’t sore all day.

      Congrats on restarting! Keep in touch.


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