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Anyone starting P90X soon?

post #1 of 106
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I am very excited to be starting the P90X program on Monday. Any of you start recently or about to start? I can use as many accountability partners possible!
post #2 of 106
Hi, I'm starting Chalean Extreme on Monday. I just finished the 30 Day Shred today, I'm using the weekend as rest, and then starting Chalean Extreme Monday. I'm excited also, I think when I am might do P90X after Chalean if I can afford it, and if I'm not wanting to do round two of the 30 Day Shred or Chalean Extreme. I think I get bored pretty fast, so these workouts are great for me. You get to change it up, and there is a goal in sight!

I'll be doing the fit test this weekend so I have my starting info, and I have a before set of picks from my final 30 day shred pics, and same for measurements.

I'm debating going out and buying some new weights today. I think I need heavier, but I'm just not sure how heavy!
post #3 of 106
I started it last week, did the first two days and was so sore after plyo, i took the rest of the week off. I don't think i'm quite ready for it full time, so i'm going to do a few of the dvd's in rotation with my others. I really like Kempo and Cardio, but i think the plyo was just too much jumping. My lower half has never been so sore

I'd love to hear what you think of the other dvd's, the strength ones. I'm thinking i'll do one upper body, one lower body a week at first. Hopefully by summer i'll be able to do the program how its meant to be done.
post #4 of 106
I just finished my first week of P90X and am excited to start week 2.

I modified the Plyo so I wasn't jumping as intensely, just a little. Also, by the end, I was barely coming off the floor b/c my legs were burning.

I really like the weight days, even if I can't eek out 1 pull up and have to do push ups on my knees or against the wall But I've always enjoyed lifting weights.

ETA~ I started Kenpo last night and made it about 30min in, but my 14mo wasn't asleep yet and chose that point to be ready for bed

I'm doing Stretch X later today.
post #5 of 106
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1 Day Down!

I made it through the first workout (chest & back), and while I could not come close to keeping up and did my pushups on my knees, I did my best and know I will improve (although I anticipate being extremely sore!).
post #6 of 106
Good Luck! I am in week 6 and my body has already changed so much. I am losing my belly that I never thought I would be able to lose. And I feel so strong!! You guys are gonna love it if you stick with it!!
post #7 of 106
I am starting on Monday!! I am so excited (and a tad scared)!!
I only have to get a few more weights. How much does everyone else use (I realize that it varies, obviously)?
I am not in very good shape right now and hope to lose a ton of weight, too.
Is everyone following the diet, too?
How wonderful to have others to talk to about it!
post #8 of 106
Chalean Extreme is pretty awesome so far. I have been adding a little cardio before I do it though because it seriously needs it. I do mean just a little though, I've been doing the cardio from level one 30 Day Shred, and abs as well right before the regular Chalean workouts, but the one cardio interval workout I have done so far that is part of Chalean Extreme was great!

This seems like a really good weight lifting for beginners (and more experienced) but at an intense level. I'm going to do a round of Insanity after, just to get the cardio up there, and then maybe P90X. I guess I'm turning into a beach body fan. What I love is the accountability because of the length of these programs, if it says 90 days and do this in the 90 days, I'm just more likely to stick with it.
post #9 of 106
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Three Little Birds - I just finished my first week and although it is really tough, I love it, and I hope you do too! I found that I use 10 lb. weights for most exercises and 5 lb. for most tricep stuff. I could probably do 8 lbs., but don't have a pair that size, so I have to work with what I have. In just a week I can already tell a difference in my body. I am strictly following the nutrition plan other than black coffee in the a.m. and a occasional glass of wine. I am down 3 lbs. from my start weight.

I wanted to add that I completely agree with GearGirl - having a set time frame with an end insight is key to my motivation for sure! I am hoping to move on to Insanity after completing P90X...
post #10 of 106
Just wanted to say, this is an awesome work out. I did it over the summer and lost 38 lbs and toned up the best i've ever been in my life. It's HARD, but so worth it. My favorites were the Kenpo and the Yoga! Next i want to try Insanity after i give birth!

I used 5 lb weights and I knew it wasn't heavy enough, but it still was efficient enough to cut my muscles. I also didn't follow the diet to a T. I just cut out soda's and high calorie drinks, and replaced fresh fruits and veggies for snacks. As well as had lots of protein. I was amazed at the results. Keep this up! Totally worth the yelling at the TV screen lol!
post #11 of 106
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My p90x partner broker her finger last night, so it looks like I'm going it alone...
post #12 of 106
I started on Monday with the fit test (um - that was humbling - a picture is worth 1000 words!) and have done two days of workouts so far. I am doing the Lean version, but mistakenly started out by doing the chest/back workout on day 1. So, I did the proper first day workout (synergystic core) today, on day two.
I am mostly following the diet, but have made a few modifications. I still have coffee (x2!) in the morning (because I am not willing to let that go just yet) and have rearranged some of the menu items, as needed (i.e., didn't have time to make the shrimp stir-fry for lunch, so I had the arugula salad instead, etc)
I must say though, I love these workouts. I was a bit intimidated before I started, but I feel great about it now. I was unable to keep up at all, but I was working MY hardest and I felt awesome afterwards. There's nowhere to go but up, baby! I haven't sweat like that in a long time. I am sore now, but not as sore as I expected to be. The first workout I was able to do it in the AM before anyone else was up and it worked great. Today though, I was unable to do it and so I had to do it with my kids around. I had to do it in two parts as my toddler was all over me; sitting on me when I was trying to do push ups (like I needed an extra 25lbs lol), crawling under me when I was standing up; and going on top of me and trying to nurse when I was lying down. Eek - it was super challenging. She decided last week that she is no longer napping (at 18mos, really???) so I have to figure something out. But I WILL DO IT EVERYDAY, don't get me wrong.

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Good Luck! I am in week 6 and my body has already changed so much. I am losing my belly that I never thought I would be able to lose. And I feel so strong!! You guys are gonna love it if you stick with it!!
Thanks so much for your encouragement!! Keep up the good work!


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I made it through the first workout (chest & back), and while I could not come close to keeping up and did my pushups on my knees, I did my best and know I will improve (although I anticipate being extremely sore!).
I think that a huge appeal of the program though, is its appeal to all levels. Honestly, if the workout wasn't that challenging, I don't think that we'd be that excited about it. It is motivating to think about the improvements that we are going to make. But, it isn't so crazy though that I feel like it is 'beyond' my ability. I can't keep up, but it changes the exercises so often that I can keep going. Did I already mention that I love it?!?!

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Just wanted to say, this is an awesome work out. I did it over the summer and lost 38 lbs and toned up the best i've ever been in my life. It's HARD, but so worth it. My favorites were the Kenpo and the Yoga! Next i want to try Insanity after i give birth!

I used 5 lb weights and I knew it wasn't heavy enough, but it still was efficient enough to cut my muscles. I also didn't follow the diet to a T. I just cut out soda's and high calorie drinks, and replaced fresh fruits and veggies for snacks. As well as had lots of protein. I was amazed at the results. Keep this up! Totally worth the yelling at the TV screen lol!
lol! That's amazing that you had such great results! Way to go!

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My p90x partner broker her finger last night, so it looks like I'm going it alone...
Oh no Did she break it doing P90X??


Just curious - are you guys hoping to lose a lot of weight, or just tone up?
post #13 of 106
Thread Starter 
She broke her finger in a basketball game for a work thing. She is unable to grasp anything or do any kind of push up for 6 weeks.

I am not doing p90x for weight loss, although I am losing weight. I am just looking to tone up a lot and gain strength and stamina. Just FYI, I am doing the classic program.
post #14 of 106
I'll be doing Insanity after Chalean Extreme, I already have it! So far so good as I go through week two. I'm doing 30 Day Shred and then Chalean Extreme right after except Thursdays when I'm just doing Chalean Extreme because of the particular workout that day. I'm really liking the combination of both.
post #15 of 106
Day 4: I think that I am already seeing results, and I definitely feel stronger. It's great!
I also love that the show how much time remains for each exercise, and the rest of the DVD - it keeps me going!
post #16 of 106
I'm finishing up week 3 of P90X. I'm down about 6lbs since I started, but I think some of that has been diet change.

I feel better, but I'm not seeing changes yet. DH says I look "tighter", but I'm not seeing it.

I do feel stronger. I'm able to move from wall pushps to knee pushups. I still can't do a pullup, so I use the chair, but there's 10 more weeks left to attempt pullups.

I'm not following the nutrition guide. I eat more Primal. I've been successful keeping my carbs under 150g/ day, but try to target under 100g. I also eat about 50-60% of my calories from good fat sources. I think I'll continue this through the whole program.

We're going on vacation with my extended family in August to a beach resort. My goal is to feel completely comfortable in a bathing suit. I've always been the heavier one in my family, my sister has a great body and both my brothers married trim women. I was always self conscious around them, especially during the summer when they naturally wore less clothing. Granted, I've had 4 children in 5yrs, and only 1 of my SILs has had a child. But still, feeling comfortable in my summer clothing and a bathing suit would be the icing on the cake to being healthy, fit, and strong.

I'm already planning to do a 2nd round of P90X after I complete the 1st one. I let my mom know I'll be bringing my weights and pullup bar on vacation
post #17 of 106
Feeling comfortable in a bathing suit is my goal as well. My sister is tiny, she weighs about 105 pounds and has always looked good. My mom is also really fit. It totally sucks to be the "fat" one, especially when I don't see myself as that, but I think that is my reality and I need to face it. This summer I'm going to look good in a bathing suit. I'm done being out of shape and over weight. I also live in CA where everyone is in shape, so my overweight situation seems even more glaring to me.

I think I've finally accepted that for me it really means both diet AND exercise. I can diet sometimes and look decent in my clothes, but I'm not in great shape. I can also go through workout programs (I did some triathlons a while back) and I can feel in decent shape, but still have too much flab. I have yet to be able to combine the two. I am good on the workout right now, but I am having to slowly deal with eating too many calories, although pretty healthy ones.
post #18 of 106
What does P90X involve?
post #19 of 106
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What does P90X involve?
P90X is a 90 day fitness and nutrition program. You work out 6 days a week and have one day off. Each day is a different video targeting different areas of the body. The workout scheduled changes along with the nutrition plan every 30 days. The only equipment needed is dumbells, pull-up bar, and a yoga mat (I also have a yoga block and push-up grips, but they are not required).
post #20 of 106
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It was kinda fun...I just started week 3 of P90X and a friend stopped by that hadn't seen me in a few weeks and was like "Whoa, look at those guns!"
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