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Newbie here
Newbie here
12/31/12 6:10 PM
Okay first I have not started yet. I've recieved the P90X in the mail, opened it and I'm very excited. This may seem like a silly question,but how does the order of videos work? I know they are numbered but are you supposed to go through the whole series and start over at number one again? I have nutrition questions also. Alot of people are talking about Silk Almond milk,having alot of protein. Whats considered alot? I'm an early riser. I'm up at 3am in my car by 4 and at work by 5. When do I have my breakfast? I've heard it should be 20 mins after u awaken to start your metabolism going. I'm so confused on how to space out my meals. If it helps I go to bed around 9-930. Help?
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RE: Newbie here
1/1/13 12:52 AM as a reply to gperky.
gperky:
Okay first I have not started yet. I've recieved the P90X in the mail, opened it and I'm very excited. This may seem like a silly question,but how does the order of videos work? I know they are numbered but are you supposed to go through the whole series and start over at number one again? I have nutrition questions also. Alot of people are talking about Silk Almond milk,having alot of protein. Whats considered alot? I'm an early riser. I'm up at 3am in my car by 4 and at work by 5. When do I have my breakfast? I've heard it should be 20 mins after u awaken to start your metabolism going. I'm so confused on how to space out my meals. If it helps I go to bed around 9-930. Help?


Congrats on ordering P90X. To answer your questions: There is a schedule in the program that outlines what dvd to do on a specific day. CHEST & BACK is the first dvd, along with AB RIPPER X.

Almond milk has only 1g of protein, that is not a lot when your talking protein. 1 scoop of whey protein can contain 18-20g of protein.

Your day starts as soon as you get up. Your day ends when you go to bed. Space of your meals in between those times. No more than 3 hours apart though. Eat breakfast as soon as you can after you get up.

I have a message board thread starting next week for people doing P90X. Your more than welcome to join. The location of that thread is:


http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/242780824

I look forward to talking to you more on the thread.

Have a great day.

John
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RE: Newbie here
1/1/13 7:12 AM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
John, thank you for answering. I've tried putting a schedule on paper as per your advice to eat no more than 3 hrs apart. If I follow the nutrition guide, I'm allowed 3meals and two snacks. If that is the case I will have my last meal about 4 1/2 hrs before bed! I hope I'm not a pain, I'm just trying to get the eating down as I wait for more equipment to start. I've come up with a schedule for waking at 3am and bed at 9-930. Breakfast @4am, snack @7,lunch 11,snack 2pm and dinner @ 5pm. Am I allowed another snack after dinner? I'm not a big eater I like to think I eat alot better then the average person. Just trying to have some type of schedule. I promise I will not go back and forth with crazy questions/problems.Thanks again.
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RE: Newbie here
1/1/13 1:49 PM as a reply to gperky.
gperky:
John, thank you for answering. I've tried putting a schedule on paper as per your advice to eat no more than 3 hrs apart. If I follow the nutrition guide, I'm allowed 3meals and two snacks. If that is the case I will have my last meal about 4 1/2 hrs before bed! I hope I'm not a pain, I'm just trying to get the eating down as I wait for more equipment to start. I've come up with a schedule for waking at 3am and bed at 9-930. Breakfast @4am, snack @7,lunch 11,snack 2pm and dinner @ 5pm. Am I allowed another snack after dinner? I'm not a big eater I like to think I eat alot better then the average person. Just trying to have some type of schedule. I promise I will not go back and forth with crazy questions/problems.Thanks again.


Sorry for the late response. Please ASK away.. That is how we learn!!! No worries there.

You have a unique situation in that you are awake for 18 hours. I work in the law enforcement profession so I know what it is like to stay awake for 16, 18, 20 hours at a time...

This is how I would do it if I was in your shoes...

I would already know my max calories I needed for the day. Let's use 2500 as an example, because I do not know how many calories you need to take in per day.

3:00AM - Breakfast - 500 calories
6:00AM - Snack - 300 calories
9:00AM - Lunch - 500 calories
12:00PM - Snack - 300 calories
3:00PM - Dinner - 500 calories
6:00PM - Snack - 300 calories
8:00PM - Snack - 100 calories ( Whey / Casein protein shake )

As you can see you reached your max calories for the day, 2500, but you did so while eating every 3 hours.. Your last snack is 100 calories and that is a protein shake. Out bodies cannot store protein. We either use it to lose it ( ie excrete it out ) so you are not storing the protein at fat...

In the above example, even though you are eating more meals than what is outlined in the nutrition guide, the nutrition guide is not set up for someone staying awake for 18 hours a day. Furthermore you are keeping within your daily caloric intake.

I hope this helps put things into more perspective. There are a lot of things that play into a nutrition plan. Calories, percentages of macro-nutrients ( i.e. Proteins, carbs, fats ) and the timing of your meals..

Let me know if you have any additional questions. emoticon

John
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RE: Newbie here
1/1/13 2:05 PM as a reply to gperky.
gperky:
Okay first I have not started yet. I've recieved the P90X in the mail, opened it and I'm very excited. This may seem like a silly question,but how does the order of videos work? I know they are numbered but are you supposed to go through the whole series and start over at number one again? I have nutrition questions also. Alot of people are talking about Silk Almond milk,having alot of protein. Whats considered alot? I'm an early riser. I'm up at 3am in my car by 4 and at work by 5. When do I have my breakfast? I've heard it should be 20 mins after u awaken to start your metabolism going. I'm so confused on how to space out my meals. If it helps I go to bed around 9-930. Help?


You will love P90X, I'm on my second round and have had great success. I've dropped 40 Lbs and reversed type 2 diabetes.

There is so much information that comes with the program that it can seem like overload.
Read through the nutrition guide carefully, and remember that the nutrition plan does NOT include any calorie deficit. If you want to lose weight you will need to drop 500 calories a day from your calculated calories in order to drop 1-2 Lbs a week.

While you are waiting go ahead and watch the "how to bring it" DVD. Also make sure you calculate your calorie needs, factoring in a calorie deficit if you need to.

Read through the schedule for your particular flavor of P90X, there are three. You can do Classic, Lean or Doubles. I have done classic both times, great muscle and strength improvements combined with fat loss.

Remember the three steps are Decide, Commit and Succeed!

The last one comes automatically if you make sure to do the second one!

You have already decided and have the program, now commit to your own success and watch the results.

Let me know if I can help you in any way.

Coach Geoff
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RE: Newbie here
1/1/13 5:36 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
John whenever you get back to me is fine. I know you have other things or people to help. I really appreciate the info. WOW what a schedule!I like it. First off I should say I'm 133 pds, 5'1", and my eating is not in need of a total makeover. My goal as I approach 49 is to loose mayb ten pds but to tone up and look like I care.Is 2500 cal a day too many for that goal? I thought maybe 1900. Maybe thats not enuf. One big question, am I allowed coffee? I take it with alittle powered cream and about 3tsp of Sugar in the Raw.I CAN NOT TAKE IT BLACK, thats mud. If I cant have that in the morning I will live but its so enjoyable. How about plain tea with honey perhaps? I have an all natural honey on hand. Once again, thank you, thank you so much for your ans.
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RE: Newbie here
1/2/13 2:32 AM as a reply to gperky.
Congrats on getting a good foundation program. P90X will teach you the fundamentals of exercising and once you finish that you'll be pretty smart in exercises and your nutrition. You'll know what works for you and what doesn't. I recommend doing 75-85% of your max during the first 2 weeks of exercise to help understand form and how to do them.

There should be a workout calender included and if not they are available online to download from the website here emoticon. P90X classic is the basic program and there is some other alternatives like doubles, and lean version but doing the classic is best first.
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RE: Newbie here
1/2/13 2:39 AM as a reply to gperky.
gperky:
John whenever you get back to me is fine. I know you have other things or people to help. I really appreciate the info. WOW what a schedule!I like it. First off I should say I'm 133 pds, 5'1", and my eating is not in need of a total makeover. My goal as I approach 49 is to loose mayb ten pds but to tone up and look like I care.Is 2500 cal a day too many for that goal? I thought maybe 1900. Maybe thats not enuf. One big question, am I allowed coffee? I take it with alittle powered cream and about 3tsp of Sugar in the Raw.I CAN NOT TAKE IT BLACK, thats mud. If I cant have that in the morning I will live but its so enjoyable. How about plain tea with honey perhaps? I have an all natural honey on hand. Once again, thank you, thank you so much for your ans.


Let me work on figuring out your calories. Once I do that, I will be able to better answer your question as to whether 2500 or 1900 calories is best. Yes you can have coffee. I did. I went from 10 cups a day to 1 cup a day.. :-D Just add the calories into your totals for the day.

Green tea is best. Great source od antioxidants....

I will get to you today with the answer to your calories. Thanks for being patient..

John
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RE: Newbie here
1/2/13 11:58 AM as a reply to gperky.
gperky:
John whenever you get back to me is fine. I know you have other things or people to help. I really appreciate the info. WOW what a schedule!I like it. First off I should say I'm 133 pds, 5'1", and my eating is not in need of a total makeover. My goal as I approach 49 is to loose mayb ten pds but to tone up and look like I care.Is 2500 cal a day too many for that goal? I thought maybe 1900. Maybe thats not enuf. One big question, am I allowed coffee? I take it with alittle powered cream and about 3tsp of Sugar in the Raw.I CAN NOT TAKE IT BLACK, thats mud. If I cant have that in the morning I will live but its so enjoyable. How about plain tea with honey perhaps? I have an all natural honey on hand. Once again, thank you, thank you so much for your ans.


I use the Harris Benedict Equation or Formula to figure out the calories because the Harris Benedict Formula takes into consideration your height, weight and age. It is the same formula that Insanity uses to calculate your calories. Every few weeks, you should redo the calculations because as you lose weight your BMR ( Basal Metabolic Rate ) will change.

The Harris Benedict Formula is:

Harris Benedict Formula - English BMR Formula
Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )
To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:
1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
3. If you are moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
5. If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

That being said, I worked your numbers. The calories you need ( at a weight of 133 lbs ) just to keep your body going if you were just laying in bed doing absolutely nothing would be approximately 1336 calories +/-. These would be the calories to that your body would use to keep your vital organ running ie: heart, lungs, digestive system etc. etc. As you lose weight that number will change and you will have to tweak your calories to take it consideration future weight loss. So you can see your not even getting enough calories into your body so your body can function properly. Here is the breakdown of calories when you add in exercise at the various levels.

Sedentary - 1603 calories
Lightly Active - 1837 calories
Moderately Active - 2070 calories
Very Active - 2304 calories
Extra or Extremely Active - 2538 calories

Let me explain what each of the categories are.
1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise)
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) :
3. If you are moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) :
4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) :
5. If you are extremely active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) :

DO NOT be concerned with the numbers above. Those numbers are what you need to MAINTAIN your current weight. Beachbody estimates that you can burn up to 600 calories per workout using P90X. However everyone is different so someone people burn more, some people burn less. I happen to burn less than 600 calories when I was doing certain exercises in P90X, so I used the numbers contained in the lightly active category and the moderately active category and used the average of those. On the days that I burned more than 600 calories, I considered that a bonus, on the days that I burned less than 600 calories, by taking the average of the two I still maintained a calorie deficit that was consistent with my activity.

So you would have to take a calorie deficit to lose weight. How much of a deficit would you take? 1 lb is equal to 3500 calories. Therefore if you take a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day you will lose 1 lb a week. There is the mathematical equation for that. (500 calories X 7 days = 3500 calories ) ie: 1 lb per week. Taking a calorie deficit of 1000 calories per day will give you cause your body to lose approximately 2 lbs per week.

Only you can determine what activity level you belong in at this point. The difficult part of this process is determining the right activity level category to place yourself in. Often times people, myself included, place themselves into the wrong category and this slows their progress.

2500 calories would not get you to your goal of losing 10 lbs.

I hope this helps..

John
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RE: Newbie here
1/2/13 1:24 PM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
Thanks again John. That was very informative. When I look over my diet so far today, I'm not making that amount of calories. Give or take, I'm at 1070 cal. at 4pm. Like I said before my diet isn't horrible, I'm not a big eater and I hardly ever eat out. I guess I have work to do.Thanks again for your help. No need to respond, I will send a message when I start. Hopefully this weekend. Thanks again.
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