Meet Nicole (my wife). Nicole gave birth to our second son back on March 16th 2014. Following the pregnancy, Nicole wished to get back into shape so that she could get back to not only feeling better, but get in shape so that she could start training for running again.
Being a mom of a 2 year old and a newborn doesn't exactly buy you a lot of time for yourself, let alone to workout and focus on eating well so when she asked me what I thought she should do for training, without hesitation I suggested she try P90X3 and use Shakeology.
P90X3 fit the bill for her need to get back in shape with only 30 minutes a day. The short workouts waste little time and are very efficient in getting the job done. She would make sure the baby was fed prior to heading down to our home gym, then away she would go. The shortened workouts gave her time to press play, cool down, take a shower, and get ready for her day in under and hour!
As for diet, Nicole expressed interest in having something easy to make for breakfast or lunch since she is usually running around trying to get our 2 year olds food prepared. She knew I was already taking Shakeology and liked the strawberry, so decided to give it a shot during her time with P90X3. Shakeology fit the bill as something incredibly easy to make and prepare on the go while she got our 2 year old ready.
So how did she do? Well, beyond losing 13 pounds in 13 weeks, Nicole also drastically improved on her fit test results that she took before and after her 90 days with X3. She has recently completed Warrior Dash (3.5 mile obstacle "mud run") and has a 10km race scheduled for August 2014.
After completing Warrior Dash, Nicole mentioned to me how impressed she was with her fitness level after only completing P90X3 (with a few training runs thrown in the mix). She powered through the hilly parts of the course and had no issues with any of the obstacles, no doubt a testament to the total body strength and conditioning she gained through P90X3!
|Day 1||Day 90|
|Pull-Ups (with chin-up assist)||5 1/2||15|
|Wall Squats||2 minutes||3 minutes|
|In & Outs||30||55|
*Fit test details can be found in the P90X3 fitness guide.