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RE: Set Goals, ENGAGE, and Achieve! P90X with a twist starting 10/6-10/13
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Hi Everyone!

ARE YOU READY TO GET HEALTHY?
ARE YOU READY TO ENGAGE YOURSELF FOR 90 Days and Beyond?

IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES, I AM HERE TO HELP YOU!

EVERYONE NEEDSUPPORT & MOTIVATION………EVERYONE HAS IT WITHIN THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS!

This thread is open to anyone that needs help with motivation and accountability regardless of the program you’re on. We’re here to encourage each other, offer advice and together we WILL SUCCEED!

Hi, I am Christina. Although, throughout my life I have always been active, playing soccer and running, I have had an ongoing battle with my weight. Just like many of you, I kept seeing the infomercials for P90X and made the decision to get healthier. I joined BeachBody in January 2010 and completed P90X. This program transformed my body, but also gave me confidence and strength! I have guns! I haven’t looked back! I have completed Insanity, worked with RevAbs and I am presently training for a ½ marathon.

In order to get ready for P90X2 and run an awesome ½ Marathon, I am staring my second P90X round with a mix of Insanity and RevAbs. My goal is to motivate you all to achieve your goals and in turn you can motivate me to achieve mine! I have always been fascinated with fitness, nutrition, and the Cardiovascular System. I would love to pass on my knowledge as well as learn from you all!

Don't worry if you started already, if you're starting after, doesn't matter the date, let's all just get together and do this together.

Information to get started:

GOALS
Why are you doing this? Is it to loss 5 to 10 pounds, gain muscle, decrease you blood pressure, control your diabetes? This is a life changing program and it is totally worth it and I want you to be prepared! Please read though the Fitness and Nutrition guides of your program to help you understand the steps necessary.

NUTRITION
If you want great results, then consider nutrition half of the battle, especially for the abdominal area!. Nutrition plays a major role in how we reach our goals. The best way to achieve the nutrition aspects is to plan ahead! You can prepare week by week or whole month at a time. This plays a key role in the success of this program. If you want to see great results you need to spend some time getting comfortable with your nutrition. How are you tracking your food? Writing it down will make a HUGE difference.

I personally use Excel and write down my calories, fat, carbs, protein and fiber of my food. I also use a program on my phone. People seem to like www.myfitnesspal.com and www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate. Beachbody’s My Meal Planner also is a HUGE asset and well as the recipes listed! You will probably have a TON of questions about this part so don't be afraid to ask!

• Shakeology is a great way to meet all of your nutritional ways! As a meal or a snack it fuels your body with everything you need in order to BRING IT for the first 90 days and beyond. I am a chocoholic and this is great way to stay on track and get MY FIX!

MOTIVATION
NOTHING is more important than motivation. Times will get tough and there are going to be days that you feel like you cannot get up or you feel too tired at night to workout. This is where your coach and these boards help out. By joining this thread you will find like minded people that will push you and look for help from you to be pushed. This is a 90 day program and it helps to have not just your coach in your corner but a whole team ready to cheer you on and waiting for you to cheer them on.
Check out Team Engage WOWY Group.

Also Track your accomplishments:
• Take your measurements
• Take your before and after pictures
• Take the fit test (found in the Fitness Guide)
• Print out the P90X Excel Workbook and track the weight and reps to see how you are doing week by week.

I can't stress this part enough. It REALLY helps to see your progress! Get those measurements and pictures. You don’t have to share your pictures but the motivation that it provides to others is invaluable as you will see when others post their pictures.

WORKOUTS
**** The first week is rough, but once you make it through that first week things get much better!***

Pre-Workout
All the workouts are intense! You need the right fuel to “Bring It!” and a pre-workout meal about an hour before is important. But be warned if you workout too close to the pre-workout meal you may lose it.

If you workout first thing in the morning, you can skip the meal but you may want to include a 1/3 of your recovery drink in to your water to make sure that you have enough energy to get through your workouts.

Post-Workout
Recovery: After an intense P90X workout, it is vital to recover the right way. By adding a recovery drink immediately after your workout, you will significantly decrease the amount of soreness you will experience while your body recovers. Intense exercise will burn off glycogen stores in the muscles which leaves the body without its primary source of energy. The longer you are in this state, the greater the chances your body will panic and may actually breakdown your existing muscle to create more glycogen (the exact opposite of what we are striving for!). Plus low blood sugar levels in the brain will lead to fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, depression, etc.

• The P90X Recovery Drink will replenish your muscles with glycogen, you will not only avoid muscle breakdown, but you will promote muscle growth and keep your energy levels up.


******Come to the board every day and post your daily accountability and questions*****
***Before you know it you will be at 30, then 60 and finally 90 days.***


I Look Forward To Working With Y’all!

BRING IT!!

Christina
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Hey Christina, congrats on starting another thread to continue to pay it forward and help others! Looks like you have given some great information, and I hope others will join you in your round. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

Greg
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P90X Rules! Can you tell me the benefits of mixing in Rev Abs? I usually mix in Insanity in place of Kenpo X but never tried Rev Abs except I know that guy is sweet looking emoticon

CBW JOANN
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CoachBosswife:
P90X Rules! Can you tell me the benefits of mixing in Rev Abs? I usually mix in Insanity in place of Kenpo X but never tried Rev Abs except I know that guy is sweet looking emoticon

CBW JOANN


After completing P90X and Insanity, I wanted to try a program that focused on the Abs (Insanity definitely made a HUGE inpact on the Abs, btw) and this program intrigued me. I watched the Biggest Loser this year and I really liked Brett's attitude and approach to fitness. Plus, I have always liked martial arts etc so I gave it a try. From the first video, Brett really made you focus on engaging your Abs and being mindful of working them. His intro video is really good. Although the intensity is not a much as Insanity (which program can really compare- I am sure I will find once I do Asylum!), my heart rate gets up and I overall my abs are getting where they need to be! So, basically I added it in for the Abs factor and personal perference. The videos with weights are also good (especially stength and endurance!), but I wanted P90x (Tony rules!) as the main program. I miss my pull-ups!

Did that answer your question?

Cheers!
Christina
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Accountability:

Breakfast:
Big glass of Water!
Egg whites
Mixed frozen veggies
Tomatoes
Flaxseeds
Green Tea

ARX, pushups and pullups and some tri work befor work! Getting ready for next week!

Off to work- long at least 12 hr shift (ER)- got my healthy snacks, lunch (tuna with green peppers and tomatoes, flaxseed) and my Shakeology! Yum, chocolate. Definitely need my chocolate fix during this long shift!

How are you getting ready?
Bring it!

Christina
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Accountability:

Breakfast:
Big glass of Water!
Egg whites
Yellow squash
Soybeans
Flaxseeds
Green Tea

Kickboxing tonight!emoticon

What did you eat for breakfast? What are your fitness goals?

Share your thoughts!

Cheers!
Christina
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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well! I had an awesome time kickboxing last night-so much fun and a great workout! I am still learning- sometimes my rights and lefts get confused! Some of the people are really awesome- something to inspire to! emoticon

I did P90X fit test before class last night, definitely saw some improvements since my last fit test. Measurements done too! Excited for Thursday!! If I didn't have to have Wed as rest day (due to class), I would start today! At least I have kickboxing tonight. I signed up for a 28 day/go as often as you like so I am making the most of it!

Fit Test:
*Resting heart rate: 52 bpm
*Pull-ups: 3, when I started before I could do 0, pretty happy I maintained some pull-up ability being off P90x(was doing insanity and moved- have new pull-up station as bar wouldn't work in my door frame)
*Vertical leap: 11 inches (thanks Insanity!)
*Push-ups: 36
*Toe-touch: 7 inches (thanks Yoga!)
*Wall squat: 2 min 5 sec
*Bicep curls: 10 lb 25 reps
*In and outs: 37
*Heart Rate Maximizer:
- Immediately: 160
- 1 min post:68
- 2 min post:60
- 3 min post: 60
- 4 min post: 56

Food wise doing pretty well today: normal egg white breakfast, mid morning protein bar, chicken with veggies for lunch, some soy chips and little high protein/fiber cereal when I got home from work. Class at 7 so a little additional snack before and then dinner when i get home with some chocolate shakeology.

How did today go for you?

Cheers,
Christina
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3 days into Rev Abs and I must admit that I am pleasantly surprised! I have done P90X, Insanity (twice), and Asylum and wasnt sure what to expect with Rev Abs. While its not as intense as what I am used to, I am definatlty "paying my dues". Abs and core have always been my weak spot. Cant wait to see what the next 90 days brings. I think that I am going to add some Insaity or Asylum workouts a few days a week and push myself as hard as I can to get ready for P90X2.
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Hi Ryan!

Yes, my abs definitely let me know they are there after a RevAbs workout. I am super excited for P90X2- pre-ordered! Asylum is in the plan as well. I am a soccer player (looking a team presently) so that will really help!

Cheers!
Christina
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Christina,

Nice thread with great information. I like the mix-up you are doing with kick boxing, P90X and other cario routines. i just finished with a P90X hybrid program myeslf and I am getting ready to start my second round of Insanity next week. I really like the strenght training of P90X but my muscles need a rest after a full round.

Yes P90X2 is much anticipated!!emoticon

KPP!!!
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Back from kickboxing! It rocked! I even got to do a little sparing! Plan tonight is to get a good night sleep. I had to get up early this morning for a procedure. Love my job! I work in cardiovascular research and got to practice my echocardiographic skills!

How was everyone's night?
How are you preparing for tomorrow?

See you tomorrow!
Christina
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Thanks for the invite to your thread. I'm 2 days into p90X. 88 to go! I am so sore after Chest and Back on Monday, and Plyometrics Today. I'm sitting here watching cartoon network waiting for the tylenol PM to kick in for the night before bed. How long until I'm not feeling like I had my butt kicked by Bruce Lee?
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Sleeper6:
Thanks for the invite to your thread. I'm 2 days into p90X. 88 to go! I am so sore after Chest and Back on Monday, and Plyometrics Today. I'm sitting here watching cartoon network waiting for the tylenol PM to kick in for the night before bed. How long until I'm not feeling like I had my butt kicked by Bruce Lee?


Hi Sleeper,

Great attitude! Its 88 days and beyond! Plyo is a killer, but it feels so good after- such an accomplished feeling! Its going to take a little while for your body to adjust, but it will get better! What do you eat post-workout and how long after? That can make a big difference in how sore you feel. How's your nutrition doing overall? The stretch video is will great for you. Keep me posted!

Cheers,
Christina
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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a good day. My class was pretty good. Made an awesome dinner I wanted to share.

Pizza

Ingredient Calories Fat Carbs Protein Fiber
-Smart Delcious
Low Carb/High Fiber 80 3g 18g 8g 12g
Whole wheat tortilla
- WW Shredded reduced fat 35 2g 0.5g 3.5g 0g
Mozzarella cheese 1/6 cup
- Kroger 3 pepper/onion 25 0g 5g 1g 1g
Blend (frozen) 84g
- Kroger cut leaf spinach 30 0g 2g 1g 1g
(frozen) 81g
- Randell's tomato/basil 25 0.75g 4g 1g 2g
tomato sauce (2 tablespoons)
- Chicken 100 0.5 0g 22g 0g

Total:
- Calories: 295
- Fat: 6.25g
- Carbs: 29.5g
- Protein: 36.5g
- Fiber: 16g

All I did was toast the tortilla in my toaster oven and add the ingredients. Then toasted for another 8-10 minutes. Really easy to use the frozen, precut veggies. I had made the chicken on Monday night for the week.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words...emoticon see below!

I am excited to start my second round tomorrow!
Come join US!

Good Night!
Christina
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Thanks for the reply and the message! It really helped. I did better at Shoulders and Arms than I thought I was going to do! And I did better at ab ripper X today as well. 3 down 87 to go!

Nutrition is tough because we are vegan at my house, and trying to get myself to that 50% protein every day is difficult. But I am keeping it healthy and between 1600 and 1800 calories.

What I ate today was:

Breakfast: Non-dairy smoothie, (Strawberries, banana, Cultured coconut milk,peanut butter and raw apple juice)

workout

snack 1: Macadamia Walnut Clif bar, G-2 drink with l-glutamine, and 70% hemp protein powder mixed in .

lunch: 5 oz. vegan black pepper steaks

Snack 2: 1 serving peanuts

Dinner:3 cups spinach
1/2 red onion chopped finely
2 oz P90X cumin vinagrette
1 sliced gardein chick'n breast

According to live strong what I had today was 25% protein, 34.75% fat and 40.02% carbs. How can I get the protein up to 50% and keep it plant based? Thanks so much!
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Hi all,

Count me in; this looks like the perfect group to share with.

Thanks Christina.
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Sleeper6:
Thanks for the reply and the message! It really helped. I did better at Shoulders and Arms than I thought I was going to do! And I did better at ab ripper X today as well. 3 down 87 to go!

Nutrition is tough because we are vegan at my house, and trying to get myself to that 50% protein every day is difficult. But I am keeping it healthy and between 1600 and 1800 calories.

What I ate today was:

Breakfast: Non-dairy smoothie, (Strawberries, banana, Cultured coconut milk,peanut butter and raw apple juice)

workout

snack 1: Macadamia Walnut Clif bar, G-2 drink with l-glutamine, and 70% hemp protein powder mixed in .

lunch: 5 oz. vegan black pepper steaks

Snack 2: 1 serving peanuts

Dinner:3 cups spinach
1/2 red onion chopped finely
2 oz P90X cumin vinagrette
1 sliced gardein chick'n breast

According to live strong what I had today was 25% protein, 34.75% fat and 40.02% carbs. How can I get the protein up to 50% and keep it plant based? Thanks so much!


Hi Sleeper!

Great Job on both workout an nutrition! My sister is a vegetarian so I can understand it being difficult having two different diets in the house. Plant based proteins: beans are the way to go! All types! I like adding soybeans to my meals. Tofu is great too! Have you tried quinoa?

Info: Although often considered a grain and prepared similar to rice, it is actually a seed. Quinoa seeds grow in a bushy clump on top of the 4- to 6-foot stalks of the Goosefoot (Chenopodium) plant. The more common plant name evolved from the triangle-shaped leaves that resemble the webbed feet of a goose. The plant comes from the same family as beets, spinach and Swiss chard. Quinoa in all colors — ivory, red and black — provides a mother lode of nutrition: high protein levels and plenty of fiber, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. Its really easy to make and tastes great!

I'll get back to you with some more suggestion!

Bring it!
Christina
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TRC1:
Hi all,

Count me in; this looks like the perfect group to share with.

Thanks Christina.


Hi TRC1!

Awesome, so excited for you to join us! How is your nurtrition? Posting you workouts and nurtriton helps to stay accountable! Makes me want to eat the chocolate cookie a little less, lol. emoticon

Day 1 finished for me! Chest/Back, ARX. emoticon The pushups!!! Oh, the pushups!
It was tough and awesome!

Keep Pressing Play!
Christina
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Hi.

I was wondering if I may join your little group here. I am about to start a very first round of P90X on 10/10, got my tools together already, but still a little anxious if I could really make it through that program. I would need it, definitely, I could do it, probably (although after yesterday's "test run" of the Ab Ripper X, I can hardly stand straight today), but will the mind eventually be stronger than the lazy butt?

How did/do you convince yourself to get it finally going? And how does one get through the hardest part, the beginning?

Hope to hear from you again, and, honestly, hope to write you again,

cheers,
creiter
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creiter:
Hi.

I was wondering if I may join your little group here. I am about to start a very first round of P90X on 10/10, got my tools together already, but still a little anxious if I could really make it through that program. I would need it, definitely, I could do it, probably (although after yesterday's "test run" of the Ab Ripper X, I can hardly stand straight today), but will the mind eventually be stronger than the lazy butt?

How did/do you convince yourself to get it finally going? And how does one get through the hardest part, the beginning?

Hope to hear from you again, and, honestly, hope to write you again,

cheers,
creiter


Hi Creiter,
Awesome to have you join! I just told myself that the best thing I can do for myself and my family is to be healthy. There are good and bad days. The importance is persistence. You CAN do this! Just try everyday.
ABX kicked my butt this morning! Just focus on form. Its meant to be challenging- you will see improvements, I promise!

Cheers,
Christina
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