This evening I started my ChaLean Extreme (CLX) and Power 90 Extreme (P90X) hybrid and it felt so good! I started out with CLX Burn Circuit 1 and ended my workout with Ab Ripper X (ARX - so many abbreviations, right?!) and all I can say is I forgot what a beast ARX is! I hate it and love it. Even though it's only 15 minutes long, you combine over 300 core workouts in those L-O-N-G 15 minutes and they hurt! On the recommendation of my trainer, I'm only doing 12 reps of each exercise in ARX instead of the 25 you're suppose to do. Mostly because the CLX workouts all combine ab work with each strength move. Think push-ups with leg lifts, lunges with core rotation, sumo squats with hip lifts and bench presses with leg lift/lower.
I totally forgot what a good workout I can get at home.
And this is important because some people think you can only get in shape with a gym membership and that's so not true! I love the gym but not because I think that's the only way to get in shape. Anyway, here are my starting stats:
After looking over my first round of CLX stats, I can't be disappointed with how far I've come. Just gotta keep reminding myself that this is a marathon, not a sprint.
On a side note, I'm planning on doing a write up of CLX and P90X because I've been getting a lot of questions about the program, but please keep in mind that I do not sell/earn money from any of these programs. I'm just a very satisfied customer.