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Thanks happymomma. I was hoping the money I spend on processed stuff would balance out the extra food I'd need. I'd almost forgotten about the farmer's market, and I should keep reminding myself that soon I'll have more veggies than I can handle from my own garden as well. And soon my backyard chickens will be laying, so hopefully that will keep the food costs under control. I can do this! I need to come up with some good, cost-effective lean protein sources, tho, or man am I gonna get sick of chicken.
Beans are a good cost-effective option. Tofu?
post #82 of 106
I love the sound of this P90X, but I am thinking that maybe I need to work my way up to that. I feel so out of shape. I don't have that much weight to lose, maybe ten pounds, but I just want to feel strong again. I have not exercised at all for a long time, beyond the regular daily stuff of running around with my kids, hiking, etc. I am definitely active, but I have not done anything specific to exercise for a long, long time.

I want to feel strong and fit, not so much worried about the other stuff. I just notice that as I am getting older, my muscles just feel weaker. Little things like not being able to open jars, etc, that used to be no problem.

I really do feel like I am probably pretty out of shape though, so do you think I should start with something else first? Or can the P90X be modified even for someone who has not been working out or exercising at all?

Thanks! Sounds like it would be pretty motivating! I like stuff like that!
post #83 of 106
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Originally Posted by momofmine View Post
I love the sound of this P90X, but I am thinking that maybe I need to work my way up to that. I feel so out of shape. I don't have that much weight to lose, maybe ten pounds, but I just want to feel strong again. I have not exercised at all for a long time, beyond the regular daily stuff of running around with my kids, hiking, etc. I am definitely active, but I have not done anything specific to exercise for a long, long time.

I want to feel strong and fit, not so much worried about the other stuff. I just notice that as I am getting older, my muscles just feel weaker. Little things like not being able to open jars, etc, that used to be no problem.

I really do feel like I am probably pretty out of shape though, so do you think I should start with something else first? Or can the P90X be modified even for someone who has not been working out or exercising at all?

Thanks! Sounds like it would be pretty motivating! I like stuff like that!
You could definitely start with Chalean Extreme. I think if you complete Chalean Extreme, you'd be very ready to start P90X. Chalean Extreme focuses on strength work just like P90X but the sessions are shorter and less intense.
post #84 of 106
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Beans are a good cost-effective option. Tofu?
Beans are awesome. Tofu, though, is tough. I can usually make anything taste good, but no matter what I do to that stuff it always ends up tasting like


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I really do feel like I am probably pretty out of shape though, so do you think I should start with something else first? Or can the P90X be modified even for someone who has not been working out or exercising at all?
I'm sort of an everyday level fit, but I have more weight to lose than you. I was exercising only very sporadically before this for the last few years. But I used to be incredibly strong and fit, and I want to get back there now - no messing around. P90X is pretty intense, and will make you feel like a total beast if you can finish the workouts. I would say your choice should depend more on your goals and desires than on your fitness level. I haven't tried Chalean, but P90X just felt like a better fit for me because I wanted to make the most significant time and energy commitment I could. Jumping in with both feet like that keeps me motivated.
post #85 of 106
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Originally Posted by momofmine View Post
I love the sound of this P90X, but I am thinking that maybe I need to work my way up to that. I feel so out of shape. I don't have that much weight to lose, maybe ten pounds, but I just want to feel strong again. I have not exercised at all for a long time, beyond the regular daily stuff of running around with my kids, hiking, etc. I am definitely active, but I have not done anything specific to exercise for a long, long time.

I want to feel strong and fit, not so much worried about the other stuff. I just notice that as I am getting older, my muscles just feel weaker. Little things like not being able to open jars, etc, that used to be no problem.

I really do feel like I am probably pretty out of shape though, so do you think I should start with something else first? Or can the P90X be modified even for someone who has not been working out or exercising at all?

Thanks! Sounds like it would be pretty motivating! I like stuff like that!
I felt the same way so I started with Chalean Extreme. I am much, much stronger now.
post #86 of 106
Thanks all! I guess I just don't want to hurt myself or anything! I feel like I need a plan, something to motivate me and something that I will stick to and have accountability for.

I've been saying forever that I am going to start getting up early and power walking with the dog, but I've done it like a handful of times only. I feel like I look like I could stand to lose more than ten pounds, but I think it's just because I really need to work on strengthening. I currently weigh around 141 to 143 lbs, and I don't want to go below 130, or maybe not even below 135. I lost weight between my two kids and at my lowest I was down to 124 lbs (that was the lowest I had ever weighed in my adult life) and before I had even gotten to that weight, my menstrual cycles stopped. Only when I gained weight back, and got back over 135, did I start ovulating and having a cycle again, and I got pregnant that first cycle with my second child.

I just want to feel healthy and fit, and I also have diabetes in my family, and I want to avoid that too. I want to feel flexible getting down on the floor to play and not feel out of breath hiking up the hill behind my kids.
post #87 of 106
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Originally Posted by Qalliope View Post
P90X is pretty intense, and will make you feel like a total beast if you can finish the workouts. I would say your choice should depend more on your goals and desires than on your fitness level.
I agree with this. I can get through Plyo X and the Legs and Back very well (still modifying chin-ups though) and there is such a sense of accomplishment when you're done. I wasn't sure of my aerobic fitness till I got through Plyo X straight w/o stopping. Now I feel like I can say I'm in top cardio shape.

There are ways to modify P90X to make it work for you so I agree, it does depend on the end result you want more than where you are. But in the interest of not hurting yourself, it's okay to start somewhere else. And Chalean Extreme is not a walk in the park, by the way.
post #88 of 106
Whoa, I was just looking on their website, and there are a lot of choices. I want something that will really motivate me and give me some quick results, because I think that will motivate me if I am really seeing some changes happen right away. There were some others like Slim in 6. Anyone know about any others? Or do you think Chalean Extreme? I also see that they have a P90, which seems like an earlier version of P90X.
post #89 of 106
Hi I just started day 2 of P90x classic, and I am so sore! I am pleasently suprised that i am able to still take care of the kids and do housework. I have not worked out in 2 years due to developing asthma after moving to SC. My goal is to get fit and lose 20-30lbs. I am happy to find a thread about P90x here at MDC!
post #90 of 106
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Whoa, I was just looking on their website, and there are a lot of choices. I want something that will really motivate me and give me some quick results, because I think that will motivate me if I am really seeing some changes happen right away. There were some others like Slim in 6. Anyone know about any others? Or do you think Chalean Extreme? I also see that they have a P90, which seems like an earlier version of P90X.
I'm only familiar with Insanity (which is high intensity cardio and strength training with body weight only), Chalean Extreme (which is strength training with heavy weight/low rep and some cardio), and P90X (very similar to Chalean Extreme but more intense). But I think Chalean Extreme would be a good fit for you!
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Hi ladies!!! I came to MDC to see if there was an P90X or INSANITY threads, came upon this one.

My son (15 in July) has been wanting the P90X for about a month. I have been wanting to get JB (my partner/husband) the INSANITY workout for many months (probably 6-8 mo) now. They are both pretty pricey for us at this time. However, I did just win two bids on Ebay for two of the DVDs for the P90X.

Before I go spending any significant amount of $ for the box set on either I wanted to get a DVD or two and give them to Dude (my son) for his bday next month. See if he is actually going to do the work out first!!!

I am glad to see that there are many great reviews on this thread about the P90X!!! I love coming here and seeing other 'real ppl' and their views vs reading 'reviews' on another website. Seems more real here, lol, KWIM?

I do have one question though... does anyone have "Before/After" photos? Or photos through out the 90 days?


Thanks ladies, happy working out to all!
post #92 of 106
Thread Starter 

Before and After Pics

I posted my before and after pics, you can view them here (if it works):

http://teambeachbody.com/connect/mes...ssage/60764137
post #93 of 106
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I posted my before and after pics, you can view them here (if it works):


OH.MY.G*D!!!
Really?!?!?! That is what your body transformed from-to in ONLY 90 days?!?!

You are Smoking Rock Hard!

See, now I bought the two DVDs from ebay for my son, but holy WOW, after looking at your photos, I am inspired!
post #94 of 106
Sellendie, you look awesome! Congrats!!!
post #95 of 106
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I too was shocked with the results from this program, especially in only 90 days. The crazy thing is that I did not lose a single pound, but I am a few sizes smaller in clothing. I really believe that this program will give great results to anyone that really commits to it. I was pretty skeptical of online reviews too, but I am just a normal person that committed to the program wholeheartedly and saw big changes.

I got involved with a couple threads in the p90x forum on beachbody.com and that really helped me a lot with accountability and motivation. You just have to look past their whole "become a coach" pyramid scheme, which is pretty easy to avoid.
post #96 of 106
Getting ready to start back in after baby #3. When I got pregnant, I had just finished the first round (all 90 days) and was in great shape. During pregnancy, I gained 60 pounds, so i am looking forward to how my muscle memory pans out...

FTR, I still have my "diamonds of gold" [yes, Tony Horton is a lovable DORK], and my strength never really diminished that much. Carrying my 22 pound 6 month old is not even a challenge for me. Had I not done P90, I don't believe I'd be able to say that.

I am excited to jump back in!!!!!!
post #97 of 106
So, I want to know... for those who *did* do this program... how bad did it hurt?
Were you massively sore the next day and did it really hurt/burn to proceed?
post #98 of 106
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So, I want to know... for those who *did* do this program... how bad did it hurt?
Were you massively sore the next day and did it really hurt/burn to proceed?
The first week was pretty bad for me. I could barely get out of bed a couple days, but I pushed through the workouts and it did get better after a while. The bad soreness really went away after the first couple weeks, and then a general, almost pleasant, soreness set in.
post #99 of 106
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Originally Posted by sellendie View Post
I posted my before and after pics, you can view them here (if it works):

http://teambeachbody.com/connect/mes...ssage/60764137
My before looks a bit like yours...and your after--Wowza! Nice work. I remember looking a bit like that in high school...20. long. years. ago.

I am running this week to build stamina for next week's big start.

And, yes, it hurts for a few weeks, slowly dulling to that yummy soreness you will crave!
post #100 of 106
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Originally Posted by Tummy View Post


Hi ladies!!! I came to MDC to see if there was an P90X or INSANITY threads, came upon this one.

My son (15 in July) has been wanting the P90X for about a month. I have been wanting to get JB (my partner/husband) the INSANITY workout for many months (probably 6-8 mo) now. They are both pretty pricey for us at this time. However, I did just win two bids on Ebay for two of the DVDs for the P90X.

Before I go spending any significant amount of $ for the box set on either I wanted to get a DVD or two and give them to Dude (my son) for his bday next month. See if he is actually going to do the work out first!!!

I am glad to see that there are many great reviews on this thread about the P90X!!! I love coming here and seeing other 'real ppl' and their views vs reading 'reviews' on another website. Seems more real here, lol, KWIM?

I do have one question though... does anyone have "Before/After" photos? Or photos through out the 90 days?


Thanks ladies, happy working out to all!
Hi! My before and after pics are on my page. I did not do p90x but I did turbo jam to lose it all. Now I do chalean extreme and will be starting turbo fire.
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