So here it is, day 45 of P90X and I feel great. I learn to redefine what 'Bring It' means with every new workout.
Today, I figured was a good day to share one of the charts I use to track my progress. I started this chart about two weeks ago to track my weight, body fat, muscle mass progress against the goals that I've set. Since then I have added my calorie intake, inches lost and weekly fat/carb/protein ratios.
This chart as well as the data I track behind the scenes act as a daily motivator. I get up at 4:30 in the morning, weight myself, log the data and log into TBB to get motivated for 5am workout. After my workout I make a yummy recovery drink, log my workout data and either tweak the charts and formulas in my spreadsheet or read some of the message boards on TBB.
The numbers used in this chart are either weekly averages or linear forecast based on some 13 weeks goals that were set.
I hope to take what I learn from this data after my 13 weeks to modify my nutrition for round 2.
One of the things that I've noticed so far is that the weeks with the biggest muscle mass gains are week 4&5 where my protein was over 40%. With more data I should be able to isolate how my body handles different ratio, thus giving me the knowledge to target specific goals.
Follow this LINK to access a larger image of the chart.