Today is officially DAY 1 of my 90 day P90X Challenge. I did P90X after I had Natalie and lost 60 pounds so I know it works but this time I’m not looking just to lose weight, I’d like to tone up and build muscle too. (Especially in the baby bump area.)

I am doing my first 5K in April so I’d like to be in shape. And my husband is doing this weight-loss challenge at work so the timing is perfect for both of us.

We’re going to follow the nutrition guide and the exercise program and try to “get ripped” in 90 days! I think we both have the will power to try this for 3 months! (Stay tuned for the before and after pics. See my actual weight now here.)


The most important thing for us will be the eating part. We have decided to completely plan our meals (something I feel is important whether your dieting or not) and prepare for the next week every Sunday! We are tweaking the programs some to suit our needs.

We’re doing PHASE 1 for 30 days instead of 28. According to the nutrition program we should have around 2400 calories per day, this is so we have enough energy to get us through the workout, but I’m sure I won’t be able to complete the entire workout the first week or two so I won’t need quite that many calories.

We are using the Portion Plan for PHASE 1 which is a high protein diet which works well for us. It’s a easy transition from our current unhealthy eating habits. We are LEVEL 2 (based on our weight and body fat). Each square represents 1 serving.

Level 2 - Phase 1

So without further ado, here’s my menu plan for the week (my hubby and I have different meals throughout the day but the same dinner plan)….


Breakfast: Mushroom & Cheese Omelette
Lunch: Chef Salad
Dinner: Turkey Spinach Burger w/ Grilled Potatoes and Green Beans
Snack: Fruit (Strawberries)


Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Burrito
Dinner:  Chicken Salad Sandwich
Snack: Recovery Drink (Apple or Grape Juice and Whey 4:1 ratio)


Breakfast: Eggs and Potatoes
Lunch: Veggie Soup
Dinner: Lemon-Garlic Chicken w/ Rice and Green Beans
Snack: Peaches and Cottage Cheese


Breakfast: Chicken Scramble
Lunch: Pasta Salad
Dinner: Italian Meatloaf
Snack: Fresh Veggies


Breakfast: Spinach Omelette
Lunch: Tuna & Crackers
Dinner: Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
Snack: Fruit


Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin
Lunch: Leftover Meatloaf
Dinner: Steak Tacos on Corn Tortillas
Snack: String Cheese


Breakfast: Eggs and Potatoes
Lunch: Veggie Soup
Dinner: Pork Loin w/ Baked Beans and Steamed Broccoli
Snack: Fruit

Not everyday is exactly on track with the meal plan but it works for me and schedule. We are also drinking water instead of coke and trying to choose healthier items where we can.

Have you ever tried P90X? If not, what others ways are you slimming down and toning up?