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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
I am just finishing week 6 of P90x Classic and I'm wondering when I will start seeing greater results?? I feel like I am still far from a "Beach Body." I have been following the work outs to a T and following my own diet plan because I am on weight watchers. I did notice a change in my body in my day 30 photos but now I feel like my body is staying the same and I am not loosing any more weight. My arms seem to have a muscle but they do not look toned at all. It seems like in 90 days I will not achieve results like I have seen with most people on the site.

Any feedback would be great. Thanks
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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
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11/4/11 6:51 AM as a reply to EryC1.
Its great that you just posted this question because I just wrote about this in my thread this morning. I'm nearly done with week 12 of my first round of P90X. Although I haven't been necessarily focusing on losing weight, in phase 1 I lost 3 lbs., in phase 2 I lost 2 lbs., and so far in phase 3 I've almost 5 lbs. I saw results in my 30 day pics, not really that much of difference at 60 days, but now I am definately seeing results. Stick with it, watch your nutrition, and make sure you push yourself hard everytime you push play. You will see results after Phase 3, guaranteed.
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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
11/4/11 7:06 AM as a reply to DerekLS.
Thanks for the quick response! I think I just need a little motivation to keep pushing myself and make it to phase 3. It's tough to wait 90 days for results!
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11/4/11 7:11 AM as a reply to EryC1.
Hey EryC1,
A lot of it has to do with diet. I know the first time I did P90X I wasn't eating as healthy as I should have been and my results suffered because of it. I did get results, but it was no where near where I wanted it to be. So eating the right foods at the right time will help maximize results.
And if your only in week 6 you won't be seeing extensive results yet. Give it a few more weeks. As long as you are rushing yourself everyday and eating right results are a sure thing. Just stay positive and motivated! Your doing great!
Andrew

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Give these tips a try, and let us know how they work for you.
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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
11/4/11 7:40 AM as a reply to arm6688.
Thanks for the feedback and all the information Andrew!

I've had input from a few people on the site about what I'm eating and I've tweaked my diet a little. I'm trying to stay within my goal for weight watchers as well as eating right to be following the P90x program properly.

Breakfast:
1 cup multi grain cheerios with little skim milk or fiber maple brown sugar oatmeal

Snack:
String cheese or piece of fruit

Lunch:
2 slices of light wheat @ 45 cal each with tsp peanut butter & tsp of jelly
Yoplait low fat yogurt

Snack:
Quaker cinnamon bar with raisins & pecans or general mills golden grahams

Dinner:
Usually a type of grilled chicken with a veggie and/or salad with a small side and an Egg white omelet with one slice of cheese once a week
Every now and then pasta with red sauce (I was just told about spaghetti squash so I will be substituting that when I have pasta now!)
I don't eat seafood so I do stay away from fish!

Snack:
Piece of fruit or skinny cow ice cream or jell-o fat free chocolate pudding

I've cut my once a week pizza and daily baked lays with my lunch out of my diet so I am not eating wasted calories. I only drink water through out the day and rarely I will have a gatorade to help me reboot after a workout.

Any thoughts on the diet plan?
Thanks,
Erin
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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
11/4/11 8:14 AM as a reply to EryC1.
Great above advice! emoticon

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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
11/4/11 10:52 AM as a reply to EryC1.
EryC1:
Thanks for the feedback and all the information Andrew!

I've had input from a few people on the site about what I'm eating and I've tweaked my diet a little. I'm trying to stay within my goal for weight watchers as well as eating right to be following the P90x program properly.

Breakfast:
1 cup multi grain cheerios with little skim milk or fiber maple brown sugar oatmeal

Snack:
String cheese or piece of fruit

Lunch:
2 slices of light wheat @ 45 cal each with tsp peanut butter & tsp of jelly
Yoplait low fat yogurt

Snack:
Quaker cinnamon bar with raisins & pecans or general mills golden grahams

Dinner:
Usually a type of grilled chicken with a veggie and/or salad with a small side and an Egg white omelet with one slice of cheese once a week
Every now and then pasta with red sauce (I was just told about spaghetti squash so I will be substituting that when I have pasta now!)
I don't eat seafood so I do stay away from fish!

Snack:
Piece of fruit or skinny cow ice cream or jell-o fat free chocolate pudding

I've cut my once a week pizza and daily baked lays with my lunch out of my diet so I am not eating wasted calories. I only drink water through out the day and rarely I will have a gatorade to help me reboot after a workout.

Any thoughts on the diet plan?
Thanks,
Erin


This is a good start, but I would say that there are some food choices in here that could be improved. Namely:

- Swap out the cheerios or maple/brown sugar oats for either plain steel cut oats (sweeten them with fresh/frozen berries or sliced bananas if you need to) or muesli; cuts down the added sugar and adds fiber
- Go with plain, fat-free yogurt if you can find it (again, add fresh/frozen berries or sliced bananas for flavor, cutting down the added sugar)
- Ditch that bar, it's full of sugar and other additives. I'd go with more of a traditional protein bar or (even better) just a 1/4 cup of raw nuts like almonds
- Cut the ice cream or pudding down to once/week

Just my 2 cents; hope it helps!
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RE: When will I start seeing results with P90x??
11/4/11 11:51 AM as a reply to TheBandit27.
thanks for the input! Definately going to try and tweak again, I'm trying to eat the best I can to obtain the best results from P90x!

Thanks everyone!
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