Let’s get the tough part out of the way first: As far as outward appearance goes, my body did not change one bit from doing P90X.
Matt and I finished the 13th and final week of the program last Saturday, and while he got some pretty great results, I did not. Sure, I feel a little stronger. But none of my stats – weight, measurements, even tests of fitness ability – changed at all (except, curiously, I’m able to do 1/3 fewer pushups than at the start). Bottom line: I’ve worked out heavily and been fit (on the inside, no matter what I look like on the outside) for many years now, and I just don’t think P90X was enough of a departure from what I normally do to warrant any outstanding results. But I’m not going to dwell on it. It was an experiment, I successfully stuck with it and completed the whole thing, and now it’s on to the next fitness endeavor. Case closed!
Let’s talk food, now, instead. Here are some highlights from the last couple weeks of March. This is my favorite mix of lightly steamed veggies with a drizzle of raw tahini-curry sauce.
One Saturday night, Matt and I stayed in, watched Nine Inch Nails live DVDs, and ate this roasted red pepper hummus I made us.
A weekend breakfast I whipped up for Matt was half rolled oats and half kamut flakes, cooked together. I stirred in sliced banana at the end and topped it all with raw raspberry sauce.
We went out to dinner for the first time (here in town, at least) in, I don’t know, months! We ate at Bangkok Pavilion, one of my favorite Thai places.
Matt ate the strange-looking mushroom dish above (I’m not a big fan of fungi), and I had good ol’ pad thai, below.
Here’s something you Facebook fans have already had a peek at: the raw pie I made for my friend Rachel‘s birthday. It’s a lemon cream tart with raspberry coulis, and it’s a riff on a recipe that will be in my cookbook! So, in due time, you’ll have the recipe in your own hands.
…and Pixies, which are powdered-sugar-coated soft chocolate cookies.
Both were amaaazing, but the chocolate chip cookies were REALLY incredible to me. Thin and spread out, crisp on the edges, and chewy on the inside…perfect!
And finally, this light and savory dinner was a mix of kelp and zucchini noodles coated with the aforementioned raw tahini-curry sauce.
Have you ever given a new fitness program your all, only to have it not work?