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What's a good start?
What's a good start?
11/29/12 10:52 AM
I'm 15 days in on P90X, I'm doing the basic, not doubles, or anything crazy. I'm in my 40's, about 30 pounds overweight, and haven't done any exercising for about 2 years. I'm not a complete blob of goo, but I get winded after two flights of stairs.

In two weeks I've lost 5 lbs.

I'm bringing it as best I can, but I can't do as many reps as the video, but didn't expect to. I'm usually completely wasted by the end of it, and I hate doing Ab Ripper after a work out, but I've managed to do it more of the scheduled days than not, I just can't do it like the video yet, but I've been able to do a little bit more each time.

I love Plyo and hate Yoga. Seriously. Hate. Yoga. Will this get better, or can I do Cardio instead. It's not just that I can't do half the positions yet, it's also that it bores me to tears. And 90 minutes is tough with my schedule.

Diet: I've been a good boy (other than the two days around Thanksgiving). I would have 2700 calories based on the formula, but I'm sticking to 2400, and are under it by 200-300 calories many days. I'm counting calories religiously, keeping a journal, and trying to eat my weight in protein grams (although that's nearly impossible). So it's high protein, low fat for the most part. I'm doing recovery drink after each X, and I'm drinking a EAS protein shake for breakfast. So on supplements, I think I'm good, calories I'm good.

Here's my few questions:

1-- 5 lbs in two weeks (which included Thanksgiving, two days where I basically ignored the program)...is this good, ok, average, not so great?

2-- Pullups....when will this not be torture? I can only do about 4 before I have to use a chair.

3--At which point will I see results? Not really expecting much for another two weeks....

4--What is a realistic weekly weight loss I should expect?

5--I got a little off schedule with my work travel and moved some workouts around as some are easier in a hotel room (Kenpo) than others (legs and back). Is this a problem, or do I need to stick to the scheduled days religiously to see the same results? (I'm careful not to work the same muscle group on two consecutive days).

Thanks
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RE: What's a good start?
11/29/12 11:02 AM as a reply to jj1texas.
jj1texas:
I'm 15 days in on P90X, I'm doing the basic, not doubles, or anything crazy. I'm in my 40's, about 30 pounds overweight, and haven't done any exercising for about 2 years. I'm not a complete blob of goo, but I get winded after two flights of stairs.

In two weeks I've lost 5 lbs.

I'm bringing it as best I can, but I can't do as many reps as the video, but didn't expect to. I'm usually completely wasted by the end of it, and I hate doing Ab Ripper after a work out, but I've managed to do it more of the scheduled days than not, I just can't do it like the video yet, but I've been able to do a little bit more each time.

I love Plyo and hate Yoga. Seriously. Hate. Yoga. Will this get better, or can I do Cardio instead. It's not just that I can't do half the positions yet, it's also that it bores me to tears. And 90 minutes is tough with my schedule.

Diet: I've been a good boy (other than the two days around Thanksgiving). I would have 2700 calories based on the formula, but I'm sticking to 2400, and are under it by 200-300 calories many days. I'm counting calories religiously, keeping a journal, and trying to eat my weight in protein grams (although that's nearly impossible). So it's high protein, low fat for the most part. I'm doing recovery drink after each X, and I'm drinking a EAS protein shake for breakfast. So on supplements, I think I'm good, calories I'm good.

Here's my few questions:

1-- 5 lbs in two weeks (which included Thanksgiving, two days where I basically ignored the program)...is this good, ok, average, not so great?

2-- Pullups....when will this not be torture? I can only do about 4 before I have to use a chair.

3--At which point will I see results? Not really expecting much for another two weeks....

4--What is a realistic weekly weight loss I should expect?

5--I got a little off schedule with my work travel and moved some workouts around as some are easier in a hotel room (Kenpo) than others (legs and back). Is this a problem, or do I need to stick to the scheduled days religiously to see the same results? (I'm careful not to work the same muscle group on two consecutive days).

Thanks


jj1texas,, Where at in Texas? I'm in Houston.

Dont stress about not being able to do what they do. Look at them. We dont look like that. Will take time.

1. 5 lbs in 2 weeks is awesome. An avg to shoot for is 1 lb per week.
2. Will take time. I have done mulitple round of Beach Body. Depends on your level of comittment. I still have to use a chair to complete all the routine. Im fine with that as I have been able to do more pull ups without the chair so I know its working.
3. Dont look for true results until your into phase 2.
4. 1 to 2 lbs per week.
5. While traveling: As long as your doing some kind of work out your already ahead of many others.

Coach Mike
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RE: What's a good start?
11/29/12 11:04 AM as a reply to jj1texas.
Hiya!! First I'd like to welcome you to beachbody and P90X emoticon

Your cals look great along with supps, so really no worries there. Just make sure your cals are nutrient rich.

Are you tracking everything? All your reps and weight used for each set?

Remember you are only 15 days into the program and the weight you will lose is going to be different than someone else's so there really is no way to say how much you as an individual should be expected to lose in a 90 day period.

Pull-ups are difficult and try to do 1 more each day before using the chair and you will improve.

Weight loss in a healthy manner should be right around 1-2 pounds per week, remember this is not a race but a marathon, slow and steady.

I know Ab Ripper is tough so what I would do in the beginning is pause the video between sets to finish my reps and it helped me improve my reps.

Yoga a great alternative to the 90 minute yoga X is the One on One fountain of youth which is only 45 minutes.

Remember DO NOT try to keep up with the video, go at your own pace and each day try to do more. As Tony says do your best and forget the rest. Now BRING IT!

Coach Lisa emoticon
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