Yesterday was Day 70 of CLX... Lean Phase 2. This is my second week of the last phase of CLX... so only about 2.5 weeks left till I complete the program. What really upset me is the fact that I know I didn't give it my full effort. In other words, I didn't push myself to the limit I could take it to. This past week I upped all my weights by 2.5 lbs. and have been able to lift with proper form all the way up to the 12th rep. In the second phase of CLX, you are suppose to lift heavy and max out at 6 - 8 reps... well I'm using the same amount of weights in the third phase where you're suppose to lift and fatigue at 10 - 12 reps. Now I know I haven't gotten that much stronger, I think I just wasn't "bringing it" (to speak in P90X terms) earlier in the program. True, I've never missed a workout, not even one, and nutrition wise I didn't stick to a particular plan, just ate like I have been for the past several months while I was trying to lose weight. This means a daily caloric intake of about 1200 - 1500 calories.
But thinking back, I don't think I knew at the time I wasn't lifting heavy enough. For the last couple of weeks, I've been super excited to start P90X, which is why I think I really brought it this week, but I think that has been my downfall for the CLX program as well. I bought P90X back in December but put off doing it because CLX came out and I wanted to lose more weight before starting P90X. Plus, I knew starting out with the CLX program would be a good intro into the P90X world. Anyway, I think I started CLX only half-hearted because of this program switch. All in all, my results with CLX have still been good, not great, but that's no one's fault but my own:
On the advice of several other P90X'ers, I'm going to try and keep my daily caloric intake to about 1200 - 1500 calories but incorporate a ton more nutritious, clean, whole foods to keep my energy levels high so I can really give it my all when I start the program. Scheduled start date for P90X is May 7, 2009... so about three and a half more weeks before I B-R-I-N-G I-T!!!