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And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
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I am EVERY GIRL and EVERY GUY out there who thought it couldn't be done.

I was the very very thin child who turned into the chunky teen. Then the chunky young woman, hours in the gym, eating whatever was in front of her. Then not eating much at all ....

I turned into the middle age woman who still carried the same weight, still spent the same long hours in the gym. I have hated my reflection in the mirror for years!

And at 43 y.o. my son gave me P90X! Now this is who I have become!



Update: 3/9 - We have already posted LOTS of info about nutrition and tools to keep us all going!!! Take a look! JOIN US anytime, no matter where you are in the program!
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
4/4/11 7:43 AM as a reply to castilian.
Hello, my name is Maria and I am a transformed woman. I HAVE FINALLY DONE IT. I am still doing it and I will continue to do it.

Do you dress in front of the mirror staring at the SAME DARNED SPOTS in your body hoping you could just see the fat go away once and for all? I have looked at my belly so many times, and hated every single one of them. I hear people saying to "love your body" and I did, I just did not like the way it looked!

And of top of that, I am a fitness instructor, so that was very embarrassing to me. The rolls piling up against each other as I lean forward on my indoor bike while the entire class looks at it. Arrrggghh!

P90X has completely changed that. The Nutrition plan has completely changed the way I eat, the way I think about food. The way I plan my meals, the way I shop. I am so into these products that just recently I decided to become a Coach with BeachBody. They have given me a new way of life and I want to give back.

Are you also EVERY WOMAN or EVERY MAN who ever tried and tried and could not get it? We are here to change all that.

Please, share your story with me. I would love to hear what you are all about. And I would love to share my experience with you. I know how to make it happen now. IT IS NOT DIFFICULT AT ALL!!!!

Maria
PS: if at anytime you wish to contact me more privately you can do so. Visit my website and click on the contact button, please.


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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 7:08 PM as a reply to castilian.
Hi Maria, can't believe I get to be the first to post on your thread! Your transformation is amazing and I'm very proud of your results! Great job and changing your life for the better. What better gift to give yourself than a lifetime of fitness!
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 7:09 PM as a reply to castilian.
Kudos to you, Maria.

I'm still a work in progress. Started at 288 with my goal being in the 200-210 range.

I'll be finished with round 1 on April 12 and am projecting a 40-50lb weight loss and about 20% bodyfat lost.

I'll hit my goals by July 19th and then I start my own P90X "Mass" program to pack on more muscle size.

Congrats !!!
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 7:12 PM as a reply to castilian.
Can't believe Jay beat me here!

You look great!

BR1986FB: Great job on the weight loss!
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 7:14 PM as a reply to castilian.
Maria,
What can I say.. I can be nothing but impressed.. you've worked hard and the results are easy to see.
Solid work.
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
4/7/09 4:27 PM as a reply to castilian.
These are days ONE and 90. Since then I have lost an additional EIGHT POUNDS!!!



Nutrition Tip of the Day: I love love LOVE chocolate emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon ..... and I find the P90X peanut butter bars to be an excellent substitute. Which one is your favorite?
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 7:47 PM as a reply to castilian.
BR1986FB, we all are a work in progress I think. I am not done, because that would mean that I would just stop and go back to the old ways? Nope. I will continue just to see how fit I can get because the rest is nothing but benefits. We benefit on every level!!! That is the magic of these programs.

Deb was telling me about Chalene and that is going to be my next step but first I want to get sick and tired of P90X and I don't see that happening yet!!!

Your goals are completely realistic. It is so satisfaying, BR!
My original goal was 125 pounds and I am at 127.5 this morning. Once I get to 125 I may decide to go down to 120 but for someone my height and size I don't think anything below that would be healthy... Then again, I DON'T KNOW YET!!! I have not been 125 since my son was born and I was so busy, and tired, and working from home and taking care of a brand new baby that I went down to 125 without knowing it. But it was all stress and not eating. Now I am doing it right.

Thank you all for posting. I really appreciate it.
I will be posting a little about Nutrition each day whenever possible. I have a few dishes that I would love to share.

maria
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 8:01 PM as a reply to castilian.
Hey Maria! Great job on those abs! I'm jealous. emoticon I'm still working on them though. You're quite an inspiration! emoticon
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 10:14 PM as a reply to castilian.
Just a hint for the day 90 pic....


S M I L E !!!!! emoticon emoticon Relish that you JUST DID THAT!!

I'm at Day 50-something... Just finished Core Synergistics and lost 2 pounds while doing it LOL
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/27/09 10:24 PM as a reply to castilian.
Maria,

Way to go! emoticon You look fit and fabulous.

Kudos to you. I'll be done with the program in a couple of weeks, and it's been a breath of fresh air.

Congratulations, again!

Best,

John
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 1:13 PM as a reply to castilian.
hi...my name is kasondra.....i am new to p90x 10 weeks postpartum with twins and getting back into the workout game....i looove these workouts so far and am sooo excited to see day 90...in the meantime....here is my embarrassing day one!!!
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 1:33 PM as a reply to castilian.
Thanks you so much, everyone.
Bandofoutsiders, are you going to continue with a second round? My second round is a lot more mixed than I want it to be. I am restricted by an elbow injury (unrelated to P90X) and cannot do upper body. So I am doing legs, cardio, legs, cardio, cardio, etc... And then I do some back work at the physical therapist and my daily exercises which help too. I am itching to work my upper body but the doctors says no yet.

Hey, Kasondra, THANKS FOR POSTING your photo!!!
I have two members of my family with twins as well: One sister (her sons are now in their mid twenties, it seems like yesterday) and my step-daugther whose awesome girls are now almost 2 years old!!

After I had my son I could not wait to get started. Mine was a C-section so I had to be extra-careful about that. Problem is, at that time, I did not know how to eat AT ALL. I thought eating just a bit was all that I should do. Now I realize there is an entire SCIENCE behind nutrition and taking care of our bodies and health by watching what we eat.

Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns or whatever.emoticon You can click on my profile and the info is there.

Now, the golden question: have you tried to keep track of your food intake? AWESOME and FREE!

Maria
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 2:55 PM as a reply to castilian.
Maria, Your own thread. Congtats. Awesome. You always give such good advise. I enjoy reading your posts.

"Never let the light go out. Feed the fire."

"Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy." Bill Blackman!

"It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow." Anonymous
Lisa
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 5:23 AM as a reply to castilian.
Lisa, here is a quote by a friend of mine (also a customer of my web design business)

"Set a goal so high that when you achieve it it will blow your mind" - Shayla Ryder (www.shaylaryder.com, personal trainer and yoga instructor and awesome person!)
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Now, completely unrelated to that above.... this are my thoughts about a new toy we just got us, a juicer.

Mixed reviews so far ... The bad part: if we put too much on the blade it does not go (it may be a lemon, they may all be that way) and by too much I mean an orange and a half in pieces. And if you put whole oranges or lemons or citrus like that you get the bitter peel taste... and I ain't going to be peeling them!!!

Apples are fantastic. I mean, yummy!!!

Pain in the butt to clean, and you gotta clean them each time. But I haven't tried the delicious veggie drinks yet which is why I wanted it actually, to do different stuff with it. They mix apples or pineapples with all sorts of vegetables. The recipes (book comes with juicer) sound great.

Oh, wait ... I made a veggie dip yesterday (I added water to mine and drank it!! LOL!!!!) as a test: one cup of skim milk, salad greens, one tomate and one apple (found this recipe somewhere) and with the right amount of salt and pepper it would make a wonderful dip with baked chips, or carrot sticks, celery etc. It had the consistency of guacamole before adding a little water.

Maria
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 6:48 AM as a reply to castilian.
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Originally posted by MrKeyz88 (CoachChris:ECX):
Can't believe Jay beat me here!

You look great!

BR1986FB: Great job on the weight loss!


Hahahaha Chris, I finally beat you at something! So exciting to see Maria take the first step out into promoting her own success! I've got a little ways to go before I do it myself.

BR1986FB your results are amazing. Can you believe how much improvement the human body can make in such a short time. Stories like yours are truly an inspiration.

mrs_varela congrats on starting to change your body for the better! You've done the most important first steps. The picture and measuremens have been the best motivational steps I've taken. Just when you think you're no longer making improvements, pic day comes around making the changes sooo obvious. Stick with the program, there's no denying that it works.
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 7:04 AM as a reply to castilian.
You are GORGEOUS girl! Way to go!!! You are definitely an inspiration to everyone on here, so congrats!
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 7:29 AM as a reply to castilian.
Kim, thank you!!! I can see your abs in the little thumbnail. POST PHOTOS sometime please! I just love to see those before and after shots.

I used to hide my summer photos, delete them or tear them up (the paper ones, obviously.... emoticon). And now here I am, looking for a few left over pics so I can post them here. LOL!!! Life can be funny.

Maria
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 7:32 AM as a reply to castilian.
Lisa, how and the HE** can you do wheel????
When I was little I could bend backwards from a standing point and go into wheel. I used to do a hand stand at the edge of the pool and fall into the pool (via wheel). I tried a few years ago and I thought my back would break. I had back pain for days!!!

So I stay away for now. I will try in a while, when I feel my back is a bit more flexible. Will it ever?

maria
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RE:And I thought I couldn't do it!! My X-perience with P90X
3/28/09 7:34 AM as a reply to castilian.
Funny how those old pics that we used to hide can turn into a great inspiration and motivational tool. 33 more days before I return to Disney World and I'm taking a pic from last year to "retake" after my first 90 day round. I'm still not going to be where I want to be but I am well on my way. Mickey better look out for next year cause I'm taking a 6 pack with me!!!
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