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P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
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I did it! I am feeling very good about this accomplishment because I know how hard it is to do. It works BECAUSE it is so hard. I completed P90X on December 8th and completed P90X2 on March 17th. I've lost 39 pounds to date (3/19/13), about 7 inches off my waist, 3 inches off my chest, and 2 inches off my neck. I feel great. Starting and completing the P90X program is one of the best decisions I ever made, though it is costing me a small fortune in new clothes. emoticon



P90X2 in the books!



Day 1 September 10th, 2012 and today, March 19th, 2013. From 207 pounds to 168 pounds.

If anyone is interested in my motivation thread as I continue to get fit I have started one here:

The Journey Continues

I know having a group of people to share my experience with helped me get through it. Thank you to those that helped me. I'm trying to pay it forward while continuing my journey.
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/12/12 8:03 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Great job! Did you go the P90X nutrition guide for calories or cut them down lower than recommended? Just curious because everyone seems to have their own way emoticon
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/12/12 10:47 AM as a reply to BBCoachEZ.
I didn't stick with the meal plans or their calculator directly but greatly improved my diet and cut calories while keeping my net calories above my BMR; generally speaking, 1700-1800 net calories a day with some slip ups here and there. I have kept my protein-carb-fat ratio right about 1/3 each.

I am eating 2100-2300 calories a day usually and had perhaps 7 days in 90 where I ate over 2400; once or twice over 3000.

Diet was one of the harder things, because as you can tell from my before picture, I can eat. emoticon My key to success has been not to remove bad food items completely from my diet, but to practice moderation with them and to allow for them in my calories. I have perhaps not lost weight as quickly (average less than 2 pounds a week), but I was able to get through it succesfuly rather than giving up due to an over restrictive diet. Through this process it is my hope that I can maintain this long term as a lifestyle change and not just a short term fad thing.
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/12/12 11:45 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Great Job...
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/12/12 2:29 PM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Great Results!! That is wonderful for 1 round! My husband and I are on week 2, day 2 today and feeling great. I have another friend who is now in phase 3 and has lost over 30# and most of his flab he has been carrying around since childhood (I've known him since he was 10). He is the one who has inspired us to do it. NO EXCUSES!!!
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/13/12 7:45 AM as a reply to jendav73.
Thanks all. I am looking to lose another 6-10 pounds and re-evaluate where I am at from there. For an appearance goal I really want to get my abs showing reasonably well. I have most of the size I am looking for and want to lose some of the rest of this excess body fat while toning up more. 180 pounds was my initial goal for this round (I'm currently 186) and I think that is still likely to be the range I want for my pemanent maintenance weight.
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12/15/12 2:12 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Nice job, amazing results emoticon .
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/17/12 8:56 AM as a reply to MariaBG.
Today kicks off my second 90 days with P90X2!

Keep bringing it!
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/19/12 7:48 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Here are my P90X2 start photos.
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12/26/12 1:17 PM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
This is the first pair of pants I bought about a month and a half ago when all of my other jeans had basically become unwearable.



This pair is now pretty big and baggy too. All the new clothes I am getting now are 32 inch waist. emoticon

...and please excuse the face. It looks all broken like that when I wake up in the morning.
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/28/12 6:28 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
I figure I will keep using this thread exclusively to update my progress and results pictures. With that in mind, here is a shot of my progress through 12/28/12, Day 12 of P90X2.

Peak Weight: 229
P90X Start Weight: 207
P90X2 Start Weight: 186
Current Weight: 183
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12/28/12 1:32 PM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
great job man! keep us posted. we are about the same build and i am starting monday morning. this will be my second go at it. i started a couple months back and did it for about two weeks and feel off the wagon for the holidays. this time i will complete it. do you workout in the mornings or evenings.
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/28/12 6:22 PM as a reply to rick18.
rick18:
great job man! keep us posted. we are about the same build and i am starting monday morning. this will be my second go at it. i started a couple months back and did it for about two weeks and feel off the wagon for the holidays. this time i will complete it. do you workout in the mornings or evenings.


Thanks! Stick with it, the reward is so worth it. With two young children, I find my best workout time is at night after they are in bed. Getting ready to go workout right now in fact. emoticon
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/28/12 6:46 PM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Wow great results!
P.S. nice tattoo
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12/28/12 9:41 PM as a reply to lalanana.
lalanana:
Wow great results!
P.S. nice tattoo


Thanks! I've been getting that ink done off and on for about the last 4 months. Here is a low quality shot of the back.
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
12/30/12 9:45 PM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
CoachNorthman:
lalanana:
Wow great results!
P.S. nice tattoo


Thanks! I've been getting that ink done off and on for about the last 4 months. Here is a low quality shot of the back.


I bet the tattoo is also good motivation in your fitness journey! Do you mind sharing the story/symbolism of your tattoo? It's intriguing!
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
1/31/13 7:08 AM as a reply to lalanana.
lalanana:
CoachNorthman:
lalanana:
Wow great results!
P.S. nice tattoo


Thanks! I've been getting that ink done off and on for about the last 4 months. Here is a low quality shot of the back.


I bet the tattoo is also good motivation in your fitness journey! Do you mind sharing the story/symbolism of your tattoo? It's intriguing!


It was not coincidence that the new tattoo started at about the same time I decided to begin the program. I had decided if I was going to actually get the new work I had been planning, I needed to improve the canvas. New tattoo, fix the body.

Now, as far as the symbolism goes; it is a little personal, and maybe cheesy, but I'll share since you asked.

I have a longstanding interest in medieval European cultures, with a particular interest in the Scandinavian people of the 'Viking Era'. I am also a long practicing, though unfit, martial artist training in many forms over the years. Jack of all trades, master of none.

Here is where the full geek comes out.

One in particular is a form of armored combat with rattan wasters utilizing what is referred to as Western Martial Arts (WMA) techniques. These forms date back several hundred years or more similar to more popular Eastern Martial Arts. This is all probably way more than you were looking for, but relevant to explaining the tattoo.

Additionally, I have always loved the appearance of Polynesian tattoos, so the design of it sort of plays into that theme while using elements of Norse symbolism instead. I do want to stress that I am aware that in some places and groups Norse symbols have been used in contexts applied to racism and hate. That is not what I or this tattoo are about.

The banded black work with circles is representative of armor.

Inside the bicep is a Scandinavian 'Thor's Hammer'. A depiction from an actual archeological find, this was a symbol of the Norse God Thor and representative of the warrior spirit.

On the outside arm is a symbol that is moderately 'pi' looking. That is intentional as well. If infinity is the mathematical representation of all possibilities, then pi could be considered the mathematical representation of just one distinct set of infinite possibilities (our own).

The face on the shoulder is me.

The wolf on the chest and raven on the back are symbols of the Norse God Odin.

Above the elbow is a band of runes using Old Norse Language and symbols. They read bondi, fadir, barratumadir, and riddari.

Husband, father, warrior, knight.

The starburst looking tattoo in the middle of the back is 20 years old and contains a trident with three points, representing myself and two friends who each also have this tattoo.

There is my over sharing for the day! emoticon

Happy New Year!
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RE: P90X First Round Complete. What Do You Think?
1/2/13 7:07 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Hopped on the scale and got to see another new low! Always a great way to start the day. 182 pounds. What is your New Year Goal?
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1/8/13 10:09 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Well I hit my original goal of 180 pounds today, so here's a couple of quick photos.
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1/6/13 10:20 PM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Woah, that is so awesome! Thanks so much for taking the time to share. I imagine a lot of thought went into the design. Very powerful symbolism!
Happy New Year! Congrats on reaching a new low number on the scale!! My new year goal is to just keep pushing forward. Exercise has helped my attitude so much and that is bigger than any of the other goals I have emoticon
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