P90X: 90 Days Later [VIDEO]

by Jenn (eating bender) on May 3, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Over the past three months, many of you have expressed interest in following me through the P90X Workout program. As promised, I have finally completed a video that recaps my experience. You can also read further information about the workouts I specifically reviewed here: Workouts.

Coming up in the video:

  • The physical parts of the program (what you get in the box)
  • My personal experience with the program (ups and downs)
  • The final recommendation (to buy or not to buy)

I will preface the video by telling you that if there is anything you do not see that you would like to know, you can feel free to ask in the comments or by emailing me at eatingbender@gmail.com. That said, I am not going to post any specific measurements or statistics because of privacy reasons.

Without further ado, feel free to check out the video below!

And there you have it. I apologize if there was a part in the middle that was a little hard to hear. I couldn’t figure out what happened there!

Some other things to note that weren’t in the video:

  • On days where I wasn’t motivated to complete the P90X DVD, I either took the day off completely or found an alternative such as a cardio machine at the gym or a run outside (the runs were very rare in the blisteringly cold Chicago winter!)
  • More on the “winter weight gain” – I mentioned this casually, but just to be clear, as a result of some physical (re: tummy) issues and the changing of the seasons, etc. I did gain a few pounds this winter. One of the reasons I liked P90X so much was that I could still see physical results (in my core and arms specifically) even with all the so-called “joys” that winter brought. I’m also happy to report that through small dietary changes – cutting back on dairy, eating fewer sweets at night, etc. – my tummy has been a lot better lately. I know I haven’t talked about this much (I’ve been working to balance blogging about food with blogging TMI), so I thought I’d provide a little more background information.

I hope that you enjoyed the video. Again, feel free to leave any questions in the comments below.

In the words of Tony Horton…BRING IT!!


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1 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I totally love having a little Jenn talking to me from my computer :) Fiance is busy playing a loud game right now, so I can’t really hear your video, so I”ll have to watch the whole thing later. Thanks for doing the review though, and it’s nice to know a “normal” person who’s completed this program as opposed to just crazy body-builder types!


2 Molly May 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Thanks for the review! I thought it was very thorough and informative.


3 Karla May 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm

SO cute!! Loved the Kanye in the background and wowie look at those guns πŸ˜‰ I don’t want to get in a fight with you!

I enjoy when the “background exercisers” actually have done the program as well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences. I enjoy intense workouts most of the time and I may have used some of my workout DVDs so much that they are like worn out :) The variety of the 10 DVDs may be just right for me.

Hope you’re enjoying this lovely spring weather–I sure am!


4 noodlegirl May 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Oh I been dying to ehar how it worked for you I am thinking of buying to program! Thanks for the info I might email you with one or 2 questions later!!!


5 FitFoodie May 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Very nice! After I finish ChaLEAN Extreme….I’m definitely doing P90X :)

The good part about Chalean is that the workouts avg 40 minutes, and it’s 5 days a week (instead of 60 mins/6 days).


6 glidingcalm May 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Wow! P90x sounds intensssssssse. I might do a dvd or two, but I’d probably never be able to commit for a whole 90 days!!!

loved your review though- you covered everything and were very informative! thanks Jenn!!!

Enjoy your Chitown sunshineeeeeeeeee!


7 Sarah May 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

this was such a great review Jenn! I’m really glad that you liked the program and saw results. I’m thinking about maybe getting it this summer when I go home since I’m going to have so much free time before my job starts. We’ll definitely talk more about it on our phone date later this week. Have a great week!


8 eatingbirdfood May 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I loved hearing about your experience with P90-X. From your review it seems like a great program. For some reason I usually can’t get myself motivated to do at home DVDs so I probably wouldn’t invest in the program, but I loved hearing your review!


9 homegirlcaneat May 3, 2009 at 3:18 pm

YAY that video makes me wanna go buy the p90-x! So I’m gonna go look it up right now! Your vid was super awesome and I never know if videos like that actually help the bod, so I’m glad you had such a positive experience with it! Have a wonderful wonderful Sunday!!


10 Sarah May 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Killer video Jenn! I think you were totally honest and credible. Were I in the market for a good butt kicking, I’d know where to go. I’m glad I stuck around to see those guns at the end. I was kind of hoping you’d pull out the one armed pushups, but you gotta save something for next time, I guess.


11 carolinebee May 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Seriously awesome video jenn!! haha love the guns, i wanna look like the black guy in P90X..haha whoa buff πŸ˜€ I do it with my friend, the yoga is esp hard but really fun. I’m working on my Chi-town visit this summer for sure! xo have a great Sunday girlie


12 Emily May 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

great video! i’ve been curious about this program. very informative! thanks!


13 gina (fitnessista) May 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

what a great video- so informative! when i get a break from teaching aerobics, i totally want to try it
LOVE the muse song from twilight πŸ˜€
and um, do you have a band aid?
because you are CUUUUUUUUT
(i couldn’t help it)
have a wonderful day <3


14 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) May 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

You are adorable! Loved your review, and I loved how honest you were because honestly? I probably would have to do my own “abridged” version too!


15 girlrunningaround May 3, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Great review! I just got P90X on Thursday and I can’t wait to BRING IT!!!


16 ksgoodeats May 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I love the JennTV :) Great review!! Sounds like that video could kick some bootaye (or you could with your guns you’re sporting πŸ˜‰ )


17 Pearl May 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

ahh Jenn, what a great review! you are soooooo adorable!


18 Allison May 3, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Loved the recap, thanks so much for sharing! LOL – love the “bring it”, my coworker is burning me the DVDs, and I watched the first on ,and just kept walking around telling Mike to bring it :)


19 Rebeca May 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Wow! Love your guns!

My boy just started P90X and also has great things to say (three weeks in) but I really love hearing this from a girl because the clips that I’ve seen were a bit intimidating for me, and I figured he could handle it with his military training and all that.

I’m glad you liked it!


20 Hangry Pants May 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Great video review Jenn! It was great to hear your progress. The abdominal reps definitely sound intense. I think it would be awesome to try! Thanks for the thorough review and I think you balanced TMI with honesty quite well!

And … NICE GUNS! Holy smoke!!!!


21 Marisa (trim the fat) May 3, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Sounds great, Jenn! Kudos to you for sticking with it; I know it was hard core!


22 sweetandnatural May 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Great review Jenn! So timely too – I just did my first (and possibly only) P90X workout yesterday! My bf got the program about a month ago and has been going on and on about how hard it is. We were out of town for a wedding this weekend, he brought them along to do in the hotel room and asked if I wanted to do the plyo workout with him. I said yes and was a little nervous after all the talk about it, but it was great! I was able to make it through the whole thing, so I felt really tough after. :-)


23 Melissa S. May 3, 2009 at 8:05 pm

great video jenn!!! i love all the detail and it was so great of you to do that for us!!! wheeeeeeeee!!!


24 Meg May 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Loved this post!


25 Emily May 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Loved the review Jenn! Sounds like it was super beneficial, especially for winter when the weather is not conducive to outdoor exercise.

Yeah muscles! :-)


26 kaneil May 3, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Great recap video! I’ve been contemplating purchasing the program for months and you’re making me want it even more! Thanks again for sharing your experience!

kaneil, balanceisbest


27 bobbi May 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Jen I so needed this reveiw!!! I want to do the P90X DVD but I am broke lol, so when I get the funds for it I think I will have to give it a try :) THANKS AGAIN FOR BEING YOU!


28 broccolihut May 3, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Fabulous video–thanks for all the great info. Nice guns, girl;)


29 Bec May 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm

what a great review


30 Erica May 4, 2009 at 4:58 am

Great review- I love how you were honest about the program and specifically how difficult it is! You’ve def made me start thinking about ordering it!


31 MizFit May 4, 2009 at 5:04 am


did you tweet this?

if not you must!

or I will for you if youd rather.


32 brandi May 4, 2009 at 6:44 am

LOVE the video and great review!


33 RK May 4, 2009 at 7:36 am

Thanks for the great video review! And congratulations on finishing the program… it sounds super intense.


34 Kate May 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

I’ll watch this video as soon as I get out of class HA

Where is your internship!? I’m sure you have said this on the blog…..and I’m sure I missed it! LAME. I was going to do one this summer….then I got a nannying job offer and I jumped at it. The money is just soooo good (which I am in dire need of), and that way I can pay for my apartment in the fall and do the internship in the spring/summer? yeaaa, that’s the plan! My bff has an internship in Chi-town and I’ll be coming to visit her!!! I see a blogger meet up in our future:)


35 Alisa - Frugal Foodie May 4, 2009 at 9:31 am

Thanks for doing this video post Jenn, great to watch and I love the arm flex :)


36 elise May 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

thanks for the review…it sounds like it was pretty intense, but well worth it. well done!!!


37 Shannon (The Daily Balance) May 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

LOVE the video! So informative, I’m very intrigued!

CONGRATS on finishing it, sounds rather intense!
You are too cute for words;)


38 Leila May 4, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Great review of the video system. It’s definitely intense.

p.s. nice guns!


39 Leah May 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm

You are adorable and I loved seeing the video! Thanks so much for the review.

I can definitely relate that 60 minutes is a long time to do a video and I know sometimes it’s just not that easy to fit in! That is something I love about 30 Day Shred… 20-25 mins and it’s over.


40 HeatherBakes May 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Great video!! I loved seeing you “in person”! Too cute :)

Brian and I may have to invest in this whole P90x thing soon…


41 snackface May 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Well, Miss Jenn, thank you for the incredible and thorough review! I always love a little vid from you, too :) I don’t think I could stick to that program, but you’re a stunna for doing it!


42 Kristie May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Awesome video review Jenn! Very awesome. 90 days, 60 minutes each workout… INTENSE. Holy smokes. I doubt I would be able to stick super strictly to it but it’s seriously something I would love to consider checking out… I definitely want to improve my strength training and this is clearly a no sissies way to do it. I like a good challenge! I’ll definitely be thinking about it for the future. Good job for getting through it! :)


43 Marianne May 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Good to see a review, but I think another con (other than long sessions) would be the sheer cost, and the fact that you can’t walk into a store and buy it. At least, that’s a con for me – I’m not really into things I can only get online for some reason. Perhaps I’m old fashioned like that πŸ˜‰ Obviously though, you’ve seen some great results with it, and should I one day find myself with alot of time and extra cash on my hands, I might consider it.


44 Lara (Thinspired) May 5, 2009 at 2:39 am

I’ve never seen the infomercials–only heard of this on the blogs! Your review is helpful and you are just adorable. The program seems very intense and hardcore!! Congrats to you for making such progress with the moves. I don’t know many people who can do pull-ups, anyway πŸ˜‰


45 Jess May 5, 2009 at 7:38 am

Thanks for all the info on p90X it sounds really interesting!! I’ve been following your blog forEVER now and finally started my own!! If you get a chance please check it out! It’s my boyfriend and my food adventures!!


46 Aimee May 5, 2009 at 8:24 am

Thanks for the review Jenn! I loved that you played some tunes in the background!


47 Scoop May 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Thank you for sharing the review in a video format! It’s good to know that a “normal” person can do these moves.


48 Danica May 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

You did an awesome job with that review – thanks so much!

I am hosting another Annie’s Giveaway so be sure to stop by for your chance to win 1 of my 4 prize packs :)


Happy Cinco De Mayo!


49 Andrea May 5, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Great review! I have seen the infomercial several times and have always wondered what the program was “really” like… The workouts sound very intense. Great job sticking with the program! :)


50 Erin May 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I want you on my side in a bar fight, ya heard?? ;D



51 healthy ashley May 7, 2009 at 8:16 am

Thanks for the awesome review! I’ve been wanting to get into P90X.. :)

You are so cute!


52 Heather Eats Almond Butter May 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

What a thorough review – thanks so much. Honestly though, I had trouble concentrating after I read your latest post. Again, soooo excited for you and Bobby. Many many congrats.

P.S. I still can’t do a freaking pull-up either. :(


53 Kath May 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Nice review Jenn!!


54 ttfn300 May 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

so glad to hear about this jenn!! i think i might try to buy it off amazon or somewhere discounted… i know i know. anyways, you’re adorable, and i love your honesty! i’d probably do similar things to adapt the program for me!


55 TorontoGirloutWest August 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

So although I’ve read this post in the past this is the first time I’ve watched the video. I checked it out since I am considering buying P90X.

Thanks for posting – very helpful!!!

AND you mentioned The Shred halfway through. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!!!!!!! :)


56 lucieishealthy March 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm

nice review!! it sounds intense though!


57 Claudia March 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’ve heard awesome things about this dvd. I’ve only completed one DVD and I was dead after that first workout, not to mention completely sore the following day! The p90x has been pretty popular with our SkinnyScoop team :) You can see how it compares to other workout DVDs on this great list:



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