1. Sandy,
    Thanks for the great review. I look forward to doing this program. I have Gamma from T25 to do as well as I am thinking of doing a half marathon in June so I have got to work out what programs when. Just finished a 6 week kettlebell program. I wish I could out workout my sweet tooth. It just don’t happen. 🙂 Keep it up Sandy… great results too!

  2. I did P90X for about 6 weeks and wound up at the doctor with a dislocated hip. I loved, loved, loved the Kempo and was so aggressive with my kicks that I pulled my femur right out of the socket. OUCH!! It turns out the ball at the top of my femur is flat allowing that to happen. TMI, I know. Sadly, I had to give up on P90X. I asked about the 10 minute trainer and he said no more Tony Horton at all. I was sad in spite of the fact that I’d always wished my doctor would tell me not to exercise. I’ve moved on to less intense workouts.

    As for eating, I’m starting Trim Healthy Mama. I just got the book yesterday, and even though I have read hardly any of it. I’m starting it immediately.

    1. Sometimes I wonder what I would do if I injured myself and could not exercise or do P90X-type workouts any more. I thank God a lot for the ability to move. I’m so sorry your doctor said “No Tony.” 🙁 Way to go on the Trim Healthy Mama. I’m not familiar with that, so I’m interested in hearing more.

  3. I’ve been doing my old standby – Jillian Michael’s “Ripped in 30.”
    It’s circuit training: warm-up, strength, cardio, abs x 3.
    I used to do the Shred but have moved on to Ripped. It’s a 4 week plan that increases in intensity and difficulty. I mute it and listen to music while I work-out. Week 4 has me dripping sweat at the cardio point of the 1st circuit.
    As for eating, I’m calorie counting and I use My Fitness Pal to log my daily calories. I feel like for the past 3 years I’ve wanted to lose 5 – 8 lbs but my current goal is 10 lbs. Counting calories naturally means I make better food choices. The hardest part of that is figuring out calories for home cooked meals. It can be done but it’s a hassle. Sometimes I estimate and try to round up to cover my bases.
    I’ve never tried any of the P90X work-outs. I’m at the point in my life where I don’t want to give more than 30 minutes to a dvd work-out. I still run and just signed up for a 10k in April. Even with running I like to keep it at an hour. I aim for working out 6 days a week and take Sundays off.

    1. It sounds like you are doing GREAT, Melanie! I agree about the 30 minutes. I love to work out, but when it gets too long, it just feels like I have to plan my whole day around it (making sure I’ve planned my eating just right to sustain the workout and then the shower afterwards). I like Jillian Michael’s workouts a lot (not as much as P90X, for many reasons, but they are still really good). I did Jillian’s 90-Day Revolution this summer and loved it. It’s her version of P90X and each workout is only 30 minutes. Lots of variety and each day you alternate working “front of the body” or “back of the body.” And the calorie counting—oy vay! That makes me insane! It’ so hard to micromanage my eating like that. I’ve heard My Fitness Pal is a great tool, though.

  4. Thanks for the review. I’ve been considering P90X3, but one of my main grievances was the length of the workouts. This was super helpful and I think I know what to do.

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