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firefighter lost cause? career over before ot started?
Hey, im wes ive been a volunteer firefighter for 4 years now and I bought p90x two years ago I kept with it through month one but fell off due to several factors im now 5 11 267 lbs and tonight we did a drill for search and rescue and I only got halfway to a downed firefighter before I quit pulling my mask off in front of everyone there and looking like an idiot. Ive been the fat loser since puberty, my brother was always skinny and now is a marine my best friend was a jock who used me to get girls cause non e ever looked at me, ive been buying and eating only healthy choice pre made meals and have been telling myself ill start x up again but so far im doing the same procrastination I always do im out in the country cant go to a gym I work mornings 2 to 10 and dont kn ow where else to turn I want to be a professional fireman im certified but if I cant change to a healthy better lifestyle I only see myself either never doing any good or trying to string along until I kill so.eone with my laziness the look of dissapointment In my chiefs eyes should be enough but idk I just feel like ive hit a wall where I will either give up or become what I want to be, I just dont know what to do and how to make myself go work every day.
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RE: firefighter lost cause? career over before ot started?
11/5/12 10:47 PM as a reply to FirefighterWes.
Hi FirefighterWes:

We have all been where you are. We start, stumble, and retreat. Don't give up! Like many things, it is hard. We do stumble. And we get up and try again. And again.

Getting fit is hard for those of us who haven't committed yet to that lifestyle.

I knew I couldn't do Insanity, but I knew I could do Power90. And completing this intro program made me feel like I could do anything I decided to do. I'm now into my 5th week of Insanity and I love it that even though I still can not keep up, I keep trying. And that's OK. You can do this to with P90X.

P90X can be modified. I have heard of many people tackling this challenging program as their first (in an while) fitness program. And you can be successful - it all depends on your mindset - focus on your WHY and revisit it daily.

I'm doing my best and forgetting the rest. You can too!

Cheers,
Susan

ps. joining Team Beachbody helped me stick with my program. Have you checked it out?
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RE: firefighter lost cause? career over before ot started?
11/8/12 4:14 PM as a reply to FirefighterWes.
Hang in there and DO NOT GIVE UP! You will find a lot of people on the message boards who started right where you are at. I was at 220 at one point. I got things under control and dropped down to 180, now I'm a comfortable 190. Go to the P90X boards, and join a group that is starting when you are. It doesn't necessarily make it easier to do, but definitely makes it harder to quit when you are accountable to the group. Don't worry if you can't keep up with the people in the videos, they are in incredible shape. It's an attainable goal to get where they are, but most people don't start there. It's okay to push pause during the workouts. That's the beauty of it. There is no one there to see you, so no need to be self conscious. Also make sure you're nutrition is under control, and that does not mean starving yourself. That will actually work against your goal. You do not want your body to go into starvation mode. Track everything you eat, and that means everything. [Edited by CSBB5] so you can track your calories, proteins, fats, and carbs, then follow the suggested ratios in the P90X manual. It's hard to get used to this at first, but becomes a habit after a while. If nothing else, Push Play every day, or at least according to schedule. Get involved in a BB P90X support group! And I mean GET INVOLVED! First timers are always a little self conscious, but you will find people are there to HELP YOU. Hang in there, you can do it, just keep trying.
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