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Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
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Aloha all. I hope I am in the right place. I am totally looking for support advice suggestion anything. SOOOOOOOO I'm totally new at this. I have just started my p90x challenge on Monday Jan 7th 2013. I am looking for advice from people who have started these program weighing over 200 as I am 242 right now. Monday which was my first day totally kicked my butt. I felt like I couldn't even get through some of the exercises. When the trainers were aiming for 15-20 I was struggling getting 2 reps. Has anyone else been there done that, and if so HOW OH HOW did you get past it. The 2nd day (today) was even harder I mean I did what i could at my pace and finished it. I know things will get easier and I'm determined to get through this but I'm just looking for any support advice suggestion that would help me and any and all are very much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Vee
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/8/13 7:11 PM as a reply to MprissVee.
I'm starting just today at 213 pounds. I'm doing the Brazil Butt Lift and ordered ChaLEAN Extreme which should be in by Monday. I broke my ankle this past August and just getting back to walking normally again, but I sure give you credit for tackling the P90X program! You are one strong lady to even attempt it! I couldn't do all the moves and just did what I could in the hopes and knowledge that it will get easier each time as we get stronger and lose weight. Best of luck and keep me posted. If you're looking for some buddies, then please feel free to add me. I'm still really new to the site.
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/8/13 7:25 PM as a reply to MprissVee.
Hi Vee,

I am 212 and am currently doing the P90X classic. I will start with 3 words of advice....MODIFY MODIFY MODIFY, lol. If Monday was your first day it was chest & back & ab ribber x, right? For pushups I am still on my knees and some of the pushups (like decline) I cannot do at all right now, so I do some extra standard pushups instead. I also have to wear gloves that day because my wrists slip on my carpet and I use a pillow for my knees. For the moves that call for dumbells I use a 5 lb weight and do 15 reps. For ab ripper x, I just do the moves I can. And right now I can only do 15 reps, not 25. But I don't beat myself up about it, because I know it will get better with time. Second day would be plyo, and honestly if it is too much, try the cardio dvd instead because it is a little bit easier (less jumping). Like Tony says, "do your best and forget the rest."

I hope this is helpful. If I can help in any other way just ask.

Stacey.
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/8/13 11:56 PM as a reply to staceyhylenski.
Hey Everyone,

When I first started getting into exercise as someone who had given up on it, and topped the scales at 250, I went with a jillian michaels DVD - that advertised losing 30 lbs in a month. I did it everyday and ate healthy but found no results. That was June 2011. I was super discouraged and exhausted and angry and starving all the time and couldn't handle that routine. So then…I stopped trying to do all the workouts and diets I had been reading about aimed for fastest results, and instead refocused my energy on enjoying my life. I started going for long walks, which at the beginning topped out at about forty minutes. I ate the food I loved, but used portion control and monitored my carb intake. I would make one small adjustment until it felt more like a reflex than a decided action and then I'd make another small adjustment. Fast forward to now, when I go out for walks, the same route that once took 46 minutes now takes about fifteen. I then keep walking for a few hours. I do yoga as much as possible, I eat all the foods I love just not all of everything, all at once. by the following June, this past summer, I was down 85 pounds from the 250 totaling at 165. Since then I have maintained my new healthier lifestyle and have not gained one pound back.

Which brings me here. I've been wanting to do one of these programs for so long, but after feeling defeated by my last attempt at a grueling workout I've been too chicken. However, today, finally, I finished my first cardio session of Power90 and I am so happy with the results. Not only could I keep up with it, but I had loads of energy all day afterward and a huge smile on my face. Being able to keep in constant motion like that, and still crack jokes with the friends while doing it, I realized how far I'd come from the girl who couldn't walk up 10 stairs without getting winded.

So my advice for anyone starting a new routine, and please know this is from my own experience which may not be the same as yours, but I would say for some people - jumping into a drastic lifestyle change is very intimidating and hard and easy to give up on. But when you gradually change one small step at a time, one day you'll realize, "I am not as disgustingly out of breath as I thought I would be, this is amazing!"

I wish you all the best of luck and am brand new to this site, so I hope you can find some motivation in what I said. I happen to be feeling rather proud today, but by tomorrow I'll probably need some encouragement from you guys!

Best,
Rachel
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/9/13 12:30 AM as a reply to MprissVee.
Hey Vee,

The first week is always the toughest. Once you get through that first week, your body will adjust. Are you doing P90X Classic or Lean? Without knowing your comfort level with the workouts the Lean workout routine may be easier to get into doing P90X. Again, I'm only saying this without knowing what you are comfortable with. That being said, like another poster said, "Modify, Modify, Modify". If you can only do two push-ups then do those two to the best of your ability. Before you know it those two push-ups will become three then four and then ten. Just make sure your form is good. Don't worry about keeping up with the people in the videos after all they have done it for a while and are used to it. The important thing is to do your best and forget the rest. Last but not least, congrats on taking the challenge of doing P90X and wanting to see it through and make a better you.emoticon Good luck to you.
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/9/13 2:57 PM as a reply to wingzero619.
First of all congrats to all of you for deciding to make the change, when I decided to get fit I was weighing in at 265 lbs and wearing a size 46 pant. Now I am down 125 lbs and wear a size 60 pant. I tell you this to let you know that it can be done. I know that it is hard to see the people on the DVD tearing it up while you are struggling but here are a few things to keep in mind.

1. Think of why you are getting fit and hold on to it, picture it in your mind when things get tough.
2. Don't worry about what the people on the DVDs are doing do what YOU CAN and give it your all, set that baseline and work on improving it. You are only trying to impress yourself and you are not competing against anyone.
3. Focus on the small goals and victories, knowing you have over 100 lbs to lose is hard to keep in mind and seems so far away, just tell yourself, I am going to lose 15 lbs this month and stick with that. It is a lot easier to say I only have 3 lbs left before I get to set my next goal then it is to say WOW I still have 85 lbs to go.

I hope some of this helps, it comes for the heart from a guy that has done it, if I can do it you all can do it. Feel free to send me a buddy request if you have any questions or need support. I know the road you are about to travel well!

Justin
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/9/13 5:15 PM as a reply to MprissVee.
THANK YOU ALL


Thank you all for not only being supportive but giving me great advice!!! You all have given me just what i needed and I can not thank you all enough for that =). Day 3 was WAY better than day 1 of P90x (classic) I am very sore but I did everything at my pace. I will make sure from now on that my form is spot on and do things at my pace. Before reading all the reply's it was so easy to get myself so stressed about how many reps the trainers on the tv were doing and totally forgetting that they have been doing that for a while so thank you all again I very much appreciate everything you have all said and helping me to get over the first few days.


Vee
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
1/20/13 11:42 AM as a reply to MprissVee.
Hi Vee and everyone else.

I'm 45 ( almost) and 225. I know without a doubt I can't yet do the programs your doing so I'm starting with SLIM6 it should be here mid next week. I"m in Alaska so who knows when it will actually arrive lol.
I"m a yoyo'er.I go up I go down. I sit on the couch all day watching TV. Back in August 2012 I started going to the gym tried couch to 5k I really liked it but each week got harder and I wasn't able to keep up. I was also playing WACKET BALL ( my version of racquet ball)and doing cybex machines.
Then the holiday's came and me and my buddy were on two different schedules and we dumped it all together.
The main reason I chose SLIM6 is it seems less impact on the knees in the video's I watched on you tube. I could be wrong. But I c an modify by just moving in place if I can't do the move.I also ordered the shakeology I've been wanting to try it for years.

Justin your advice is awesome ! I TRY to focus in a 10% so my first goal is to lose 10% of my weight. I've babbled enough. I'm a god motivator for other but suck at it for myself so I'm going to be watching ya'll heheh.

Take Care

Lisa
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
2/14/13 7:35 PM as a reply to MprissVee.
Hello, everyone! I want to jump on this thread too as I am currently 255 pounds, 5' 2". I have a long history with BB but have never finished a program. My portfolio of programs include: Turbo Jam, P90, P90X, Brazilian Butt Lift, Insanity, and Hip Hop Abs. I'm trying to decide what program is actually best for me. I got to week 11 of P90X (lean version) but got really bored of it. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and can't decide if I want to try the Combat series or Turbo Fire or Chalean Extreme. I can barely do Insanity, and feel like I'm doing a modified "fat person" version of it. I'm a major yo-yoer and have gotten down to 185 pounds using Turbo Jam and TKD. My biggest downfall is diet. Don't they say that like 70% of fitness is made up in the kitchen? Something like that... Anyway, I'm contemplating doing the Ultimate Reset and then starting a new program, but I'm not sure which one to get. Any help would be appreciated!

And Vee, keep at it! It will get easier as time goes by!
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
2/14/13 11:00 PM as a reply to nekolover.
@Nekolover
Welcome to the board. Yes you are right that what to eat is the most important part of weight loss. Doing ultimate reset is a good start to resetting your body and zeroing in on your nutrition, but it is a start. What you learn from UR and how you carry that forward will be key. If you do do UR I would suggest doing Turbo Jam again when you're done. It would be a great way to ease back into working out and you had success with it. Once after TJ you want to do LMC then I would enjoy being a workout partner as I have a black belt in TKD as well. Anyway good luck to you.
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
2/19/13 10:35 AM as a reply to nekolover.
Hi nekolover!
I agree that starting with the Ultimate Reset is a great way to go. But I also want to say that you should be really ready to commit to it, and know that you will keep going once it's over.
As for workouts afterward. I think it's important to pick the one that is going to inspire you to keep doing it every day. If you love your Tae Kwon Do and want to do something like that, then definitely go for Combat. Otherwise, one of the most important things you can do for body to help it burn off fat is to add muscle. ChaLEAN Extreme is a great program for that. Any workout you choose can be modified to your level and ability. So just go with the one that grabs at you the most. emoticon

Erica
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
2/19/13 6:48 PM as a reply to ToughMommy.
Thanks, guys! I want to know how everyone else on this thread is doing?? Keep up the posts so we can help each other!

Audrey ;0)
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RE: Asking for advice from anyone who started weighing over 200
3/13/13 9:30 AM as a reply to MprissVee.
I started working out with my beachbody coach, who is also a longtime friend from high school on February 1st. At that time I was 250 pounds. The first few work outs I tried Slim in 6. It was actually kind of hard but bored. But my friend received ChaLean Extreme and we started that program. I'm not really able to do everything in the work outs, yet. But every time we do them, I do them better. I feel stronger. I do more push ups, more sit ups, lift more weights for more reps before failing. I am hoping to get down to a normal healthy weight for me(110 pounds). I give you major props for doing P90 right from the get go. I can not even attempt that routine yet. I have zero cartilage in my ankle.So I have to be very careful with my workouts, form, and impact. I have lost 13 pounds since I started these workouts (I do Zumba & Hip Hop Abs at home on my own). I was pushing 286 when I freaked out and got serious about losing weight about last September. You can do these workouts, just use good form, stay at your pace, make sure you are doing as many as you can possibly do every time, one day you will be able to keep up with the video. As much as you won't want to, have someone take a before picture of you in a sports bra and shorts. From front, side, & back views. You will be amazed how much you will change, then do it again every 30 days. I had to redo mine after two weeks & we could already see a difference. Good luck!! My short term goals 3 pound loss a week, 12 - 15 pounds a month. That keeps me from getting overwhelmed with how much I need to lose.
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3/2/13 4:55 PM as a reply to MprissVee.
Hello everyone! I am enjoying reading everyone's words of encouragement.

I signed on as a Coach in 5/2010. I just never did anything with. I'm offering NO EXCUSES. I just did not do anything

But Feburary 2013, I have decided to make the change!! When I started I weighed 266 pounds. For my exercise routine I chose Turbo Jam. I have bad knees and trouble with my left shoulder. I figured this routine would challenge me, yet be the easiest on my body.

I have also been drinking Shakeology, faithfully, every morning for 2 weeks now.

I also take the Activ Fit, Omega, and Core mag trio, in conjunction with the Slimming Formula

To date.. I currently weigh 256 pounds. I am finding my exercise moves are starting to become much easier to perform. I am trying very hard to concentrate on form, as to take care to I do not injure my knees. So far so good.

I am also following Weight Watchers for my diet plan. Until my finances become stronger, then Ultimate Reset... here I come!!

Feel free to add me as a buddy. And message me any time. I will give words of encouragement and support emoticon

I feel so much better with what little I have done. I have just touched the surface. No way in >>>> that I am gonna stop now!!!

Have a great week everyone!!

Lee emoticon
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