I started P90X one week ago today! I’m exactly 8 days in. I’m following the P90X workout schedule and meal plan guide.

I started doing P90X in 2009 after Natalie was born and I lost 60 lbs. And then again in 2011 after I had Haley.

However, I’m doing the LEAN workout plan this time. (I’ve done the Classic in the past.)

P90X Workout Schedule

I consider myself skinny, but not fit, and honestly not very healthy. I have been drinking Mountain Dew on a daily basis for years… and years, and years. See, told you, not that healthy.

I’m trying to change that though. I quit smoking January 1st (again) and signed up for a Warrior Dash 5K, coming up this April.

We are going to St George Island for vacation in 54 days, and I’d like to be in better shape than I am now for the beach.

I’m trying to focus on the first 30 days for now. That’s a short-term goal I feel I can hit.

Starting Weight: 145.0

Current Weight: 140.8


Workout everyday for 1 hour

At least an hour 6 days a week, some of the workouts are longer. P90X works for me. I like having a video to follow. And one that will push me to the limit.

Drink more water, less coke

And by coke, I mean Mountain Dew. I also cut out all alcoholic beverages.

Eat high-protein, low-carb meals

You need protein to build muscle and you need carbs for energy.

I need my food. I like food. I get “hangry” if I don’t get enough food in me.

P90X Meal Plan

I am a LEVEL 2, based on my weight and body fat. Each square represents 1 serving.

It has been an easy transition so far. These are some satisfying low carb meals that I actually enjoy.

30 Satisfying High Protein, Low Carb Recipes

  1. Sinless Protein Pancakes
  2. Zucchini Lasagna
  3. Tuna Melt Lettuce Boats
  4. PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  5. Lean Cucumber & Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  6. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
  7. Sesame-Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry
  8. Broccoli Cheese Bites
  9. Low Carb Meatballs
  10. Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers
  11. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
  12. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
  13. Cauliflower Crust Pizza
  14. No Crust Pizza Bites
  15. Bacon Wrapped Avocados
  16. Original Meat Bagel
  17. Turkey and Bacon Roll-Ups
  18. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  19. Lemon Rosemary Chicken
  20. Balsamic and Honey Chicken Skewers
  21. Baked Pesto Chicken
  22. Chicken Fajita Soup
  23. Spinach, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup
  24. Buffalo Chicken Soup
  25. Skinny Crustless Quiche
  26. Stuffed Cheese & Spinach Meatloaf
  27. Warm Steak & Mushroom Salad
  28. Avocado Tuna Salad
  29. BBQ Chicken Cob Salad
  30. Light Eggplant Parmesan w/ Salsa

Follow my “Skinny Food” Pinterest Board for more ideas!

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