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  1. Noelle

    Those all look like great dishes especially the lemon dessert. I want some!

  2. Christine

    I have to admit that I’m a little relieved to know that you didn’t have drastic results from P90X. I am on the 8th week right now with my husband and I don’t find it to be that challenging and I haven’t seen major results. I can see more definition in my abdominals but that’s it. It feels good to be discilpined and stick with the program though. On a more positive note, the recipes look great. I love Thai food. Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  3. JennsAdventures

    Wow, I’m really surprised about the lack of results from P90X!! At least you stuck to it, finished it, and like you said, case closed… Maybe you & Matt should start Insanity.. it’s pretty insane…

    The only time fitness programs haven’t worked for me is when I fail to give it my all… It’s all or nothing with me it seems and for some reason I’ve been in the longest fitness rut EVER. I used to work out ALL. THE. TIME. –Even when I was insanely busy.. I’m trying to sync back into a routine & THAT seems to be the hardest part.

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Sorry to hear P90X didn’t do too much. I’ve never done one of those fitness programs like that. I can’t wait for your book, that raw pie looks so good!

  5. cristina ARCHILA

    Dearest Amber, Maybe the P90X results were not statistically encouraging but they are far bigger than you can imagine. A lesson in consistency and dedication cannot be quantified. This strength will carry on with you and will be yours for all your endeavors. Love C

  6. Ela

    I’m rooting for your improving metabolism and good attitude to your strength and body, and curious what the next fitness adventure will be.

    Meantime, some strikingly beautiful culinary creations!

    That raspberry sauce is just stunning.

  7. Carol Keating

    You are a rock star Amber! Food looks awesome, awesome!! Love your honesty about P90X!

  8. Anne

    Hooray for finishing P90x, I have to admit too that nothing changed for me when I did it as well, which was disappointing seeing all the great youtube video results. But, it is sorta the same way with me doing Insanity. Have lost a little, but not a ton. The only result I noticed was that cardiovascular I am much better, felt like I could run forever, which is quite weird. Again great job on finishing!

  9. bitt

    I don’t usually work out for losing weight, it doesn’t do that much unless you really have a lot to go. I guess because I tend to increase calories too.

    I like the sound of the raw sauce on steamed veggies. Hope you can share it soon.

  10. rawkinmom

    I have went through Chalene Extreme and TurboFire and have not seen results…other than my stamina and endurance have increased…no weight loss though…oh well…I will just keep trying!! πŸ™‚

  11. Hannah

    I think the correct question is “Have you ever given any fitness regime your all”, and unless we’re talking about training to be able to eat the highest amount of dark chocolate and raw broccoli in the one night, I’ll have to answer no.

    I’m also tempted to take back all my congratulations about the cookbook, because it’s turning you into a MEAN WITHHOLDING CHEEZECAKE LADY.


    P.S. I love you more than thermal socks.

  12. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}

    My husband is doing p90x right now – I can see how it could make a big difference if you are coming off of a sedentary lifestyle, but if you are already pretty fit, I suppose it just makes for a new routine. It certainly doesn’t hurt, but it won’t transform a body that is already in good shape.

    I have a bag of kelp noodles in my fridge, just waiting for me to try….

  13. Callie {Rawxy}

    Umm, don’t ever let me get a hold or your address – Or else, I’ll probably show up unexpectedly in hopes to be fed. Just saying…. πŸ™‚

  14. Jen@jensdaily

    I think with any home DVD program, if you’re already in shape, you probably won’t have the results that others have when it’s something they are just starting out with (like me).

  15. Jenny

    The tahini sauce and raspberry sauce are calling out to me.

    About Kansas City – I have been a few times, yes. Up to recently, one of my very best friends lived there. I have many other friends there, as well. I have a few who always ask me to visit, so I know I will one of these days! (I grew up in southwest MO.) So when I do, I’ll definitely let you know – and we’ll hit up Mudpie!

  16. Julie

    I personally think that overall, men have more drastic results with P90X than women do. It took me the full 90 days to work up the strength to do one pull up. I think the lifting methods (fast & heavy) are more suited for men as well. I lost about 10 pounds with P90X but I had better physical changes with ChaLean Extreme (CLX).

    I think CLX works better for women because the lifting technique is different. That program incorporates heavy lifting with slow reps. It also uses combination lifts like working your biceps and legs at the same time. As an added bonus, the workouts are 30-40 minutes long rather than an hour which fits into most women’s busy lifestyles easier. I’m also a fan of Chalene Johnson’s Turbo Fire.

  17. lindsay

    While I like P90X, i don’t think its for everyone, like you said. Glad matt liked it. I think Insanity is pretty good too. But lets not talk about that, lets just continue to drool over food. Like the raw pie!!!

  18. Kim Gordon

    Hey – SO glad you mentioned your cookbook. Would love to know your progress on it! And would still love to get together whenever you’re available. Best to you!

  19. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

    What a bummer! That’s amazing that you stuck through the whole 13 weeks without changing results. You’re already crazy fit girl. I’d say that’s a good thing!

  20. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods

    Yum! The noodles and cookies look killer!

  21. Happy Herbivore

    I did P90X years ago–when we were living in LA (and waaaay before it was popular). My husband lost a little weight (probably somewhere between 5-10lbs) doing it, but I actually gained weight… and it may have been a muscle gain, I’ll give P90X that benefit, but my appearance didn’t change and so after 2 months in I dropped out, finding it hard to believe I would miraculously have greater results if I made it another month.

    What annoyed me the most was when I went back to my regular routine–running 3-4x a week plus 2 weekly yoga classes at the gym, I lost the weight I’d gained during P90X (when I was working out 7 days a week!) and saw some improvements outwardly as well… maybe it works for some people…

  22. Aqiyl Aniys

    The dishes look great! Do you have the recipe for the tahini curry sauce? I didn’t see a link.