Getting fit and starting P90

Getting fit again is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I’ve looked in to lots of different options and decided that home based will be the best for me. I also need something that I have to commit to otherwise I will probably make excuses to not do it.

After looking in to all the programmes available I settled on the P90 by BeachBody. James has the P90X and I have tried the yoga, but the rest look a bit too extreme for me at the moment. I would do them and they would put me off which I don’t want. The P90 is a gradual fitness programme that isn’t as intense. My plan is to complete this and to feel more confident in my fitness to then maybe go on to one of the more extreme fitness programmes.

Getting fot with P90 mummyandmonkeys

I’ve taken my before measurements and before pictures and am going to use them for encouragement. I’m really lucky in that I don’t need to loose weight. I’m not sure how as when I was breast feeding Finlay I put on weight and really struggled to loose it. This time I haven’t put any on. I think maybe because I have had to cut out all dairy and soya so I don’t snack as much or eat as many treats. Because of this I’m not going to diet but am going to make sure I up my water intake, up my protein intake and eat healthily.

My aims are;

  • To tone up
  • Increase fitness
  • Feel better about myself

Every week I’m going to do a little post on how I am doing and feeling, some of the meals I am eating and snacks I am making. I may even post the photo’s when I feel brave enough.

I would love to know if you have done any of the P90 programmes?








  1. August 28, 2015 / 6:28 am

    I’ve not tried the P90 programme, but I’m trying to get fitter. I have also taken before photos, but am not brave enough to post them yet!

    Good luck with the programme!

    Laura 🙂

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks Hun, I think it’s good to do it as you can see an improvement hopefully! Good luck with yours too. X

  2. August 28, 2015 / 6:53 am

    I just tend to exercise myself at home, these days with the wii. Anything that costs money at the moment is a no-no as we are saving to move.


    • August 30, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      I was looking into doing Pilates classes and used to be a member of a gym and this works out a lot more cost effective and I don’t need childcare 🙂 x

  3. August 28, 2015 / 7:47 am

    Well done and Good luck you sound very determined and committed!

  4. August 28, 2015 / 8:07 am

    I tried some of the p90x and is was tough going, will definitely help with your aims #picknmix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:04 pm

      Yeah I’ve done the yoga and it’s tough and I have been doing yoga on and off for years. The others look like torture! X

  5. August 28, 2015 / 8:58 am

    I would be looking forward to see your upcoming posts as I am wanting to lose weight too, but I don’t know what programme to use. #PicknMix

  6. August 28, 2015 / 9:11 am

    Oh i’d love to know how you get on – i’m doing hip hob abs and this is always advertised on there #picknmix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:05 pm

      Hip hop abs is it good? It seems good so far, 🙂 x

  7. August 28, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Good luck looking forward to seeing your weekly posts. I need to get much fitter after baby number four but haven’t committed to a fitness regime yet. Will have to look into this P90. #PicknMix

  8. August 28, 2015 / 10:54 am

    I really need to do more exercise – I managed to lose weight when I was breastfeeding even though I was eating whatever I wanted. Since stopping 4 months ago I’ve kept the bad eating habits and put on a stone! I could do with a dvd to do at home as I can never find time to go out and exercise #picknmix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:08 pm

      Eek I hope I don’t put on weight when I stop, it’s always a worry. The sessions are only around 30 minutes so are easy to fit in x

  9. August 28, 2015 / 10:57 am

    I haven’t heard of P90 but I’m going to look into it. I’m finding it very hard to get motivated or into a routine. Good luck with your new progrm! Thanks so much for hosting #PicknMix x

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you, I hadn’t heard of it either, only the more extreme versions. X

  10. August 28, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Never heard of P90 but I’m going to look it up! So hard to keep up a regular exercise routine when you’re a mum. I went to the gym for the first time in 2 yrs yesterday and was shocked at how pathetic I was! Good luck hon #PickNMix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you, yeah it’s really hard to keep it up. This is easier as when I know I have half an hour I just put it on. The boys joined in the other day 🙂 x

  11. August 28, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Really good luck! I had not heard of the P90 programme. I have done bits of lots of things like yoga, pilates and zumba. I am not overly good at sticking at it though! Thanks for sharing #PicknMix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:10 pm

      I used to religiously go to the gym and yoga every week. Thanks, I hope I can stick to it x

  12. August 28, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    Oo look forward to following you on this! Good luck! #PickNMix xx

  13. August 28, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    I hope your fitness journey starts well and you manage to keep it up. I always have a problem with sticking to something like this as well, it’s mainly a time issue but there really isn’t any excuse. Mainly I’m lazy haha! If you think you’re going to stick to this then you may want to consider purchasing some supplements that can help aid your muscle recover better etc. Some are a load of rubbish but some good ones really do help.


    • August 30, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      Thanks Hun I’ve been looking into that and have found some protein powder I can have that is dairy free 🙂 this one isn’t too bad as each one is around 30 minutes. I couldn’t commit to an hour a day! X

  14. August 28, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Great post, I need to get fit, hoping the move will help with all those lovely beaches and coastal walks to explore 🙂 #PicknMix

  15. August 29, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Good luck with your program. Im getting a new (rescue)dog next week, so hopefully he will help me get a bit fitter. #Picnmix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Oh yes my friends with dogs are always out with them x

  16. August 30, 2015 / 11:25 am

    Interesting. I haven’t heard about this program, but I will be watching to see how you get on. I do a lot of walking, but usually at my daughter’s incredibly slow pace, so not much benefit. And zero resistance exercises at the moment. #picknmix

    • August 30, 2015 / 6:14 pm

      I will let you know how it is going, so far so good 🙂 x

  17. August 31, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I’ve not tried the P90 but am also trying to be all round healthier for me and my family. I’m trying not to obsess about what I eat and just make sure I stay healthy and fit. Good luck with it all – will be great to see how you get on. Thanks for hosting#picknmix

  18. September 1, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    I haven’t heard of P90 either. I should start looking into do some diet and get fit too. How lucky you are that you haven’t put any weight! I was loosing nicely at the beginning after I gave birth but then I don’t know why I stopped and now I really need to do something about it. Thanks for sharing and hosting #PicknMix

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