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Help! I have some questions....
Hi,

First post here, so be gentle. I am a 27 year old female who currently weighs 64kg and am 158cm tall. In November I started P90X Lean. From early November I worked though the program (with 17 days as interruptions...and sometimes laziness). I feel like I am gaining muscle, but my weight hasn't changed. I don't think I have lost any fat (though my husband says I look different and some of my clothes are a losser)

I'm restarting again and my goal is to lose weight and lower my body fat percentage. I do not want to build much muscle. With my goals in mind I'm wondering if P90X Lean is right for me? I am ready to commit to the diet, to the workout and to the lifestyle.

But the big question: will P90X Lean help me reach this goal?

Thanks!
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RE: Help! I have some questions....
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1/16/13 7:11 AM as a reply to northbay.
Hi Northbay. P90X Lean, combined with good eating will definitely help you cut body fat with the extra cardio. I show your Basal Metabolic Rate as a little over 1400 calories a day so you will probably want to eat in the vicinity of 1900-2000 calories a day to start out. I highly recommend making a good attempt at tracking your calories using something like MyFitnessPal.

Join up with a motivation group. They really help. Keep the right mindset and keep pushing play every day and you will transform your body.

I have one running that you can check out if you want to here:

Take the Road Less Traveled

CoachNorthman
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1/16/13 8:44 AM as a reply to northbay.
northbay:
Hi,

First post here, so be gentle. I am a 27 year old female who currently weighs 64kg and am 158cm tall. In November I started P90X Lean. From early November I worked though the program (with 17 days as interruptions...and sometimes laziness). I feel like I am gaining muscle, but my weight hasn't changed. I don't think I have lost any fat (though my husband says I look different and some of my clothes are a losser)

I'm restarting again and my goal is to lose weight and lower my body fat percentage. I do not want to build much muscle. With my goals in mind I'm wondering if P90X Lean is right for me? I am ready to commit to the diet, to the workout and to the lifestyle.

But the big question: will P90X Lean help me reach this goal?

Thanks!


Hello northbay!

P90x is just fine for your goals. The main thing is the right amount of clean calories....I would recommend more in the 1700-2000 range, but that would depend on a few factors. Also, be consistent on you workouts. Follow the 6 days/i day rest. Consistency, giving it 100%, and maintaining focus will help you get where you need to be. Please let me now if we can help you. Have have an awesome facebook group comprised of people just like you who are really benefiting from being a part of our community! I'll send you a buddy request, so that I can send you info to join.

In Health,
Coach Jeff
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1/16/13 10:07 AM as a reply to northbay.
Hi there!
I am no coach and what the other said it perfect. However I am a firm believer in that the Classic version is perfect for everyone! Women aren't build to get huge so I don't think you would have to worry about that. You will still lose weight and the weightlifting will help tone your body. I've always read and learned that weightlifing helps burn more than just cardio alone but that is up to you. I am on phase III of P90X - doing Classic - and have lost 17 pounds and 11 inches. I'm not getting big muscles, just toning the areas that used to be fat.

Good luck!!
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1/16/13 10:46 AM as a reply to CoachNikkiM.
PushToTheLimit:
Hi there!
I am no coach and what the other said it perfect. However I am a firm believer in that the Classic version is perfect for everyone! Women aren't build to get huge so I don't think you would have to worry about that. You will still lose weight and the weightlifting will help tone your body. I've always read and learned that weightlifing helps burn more than just cardio alone but that is up to you. I am on phase III of P90X - doing Classic - and have lost 17 pounds and 11 inches. I'm not getting big muscles, just toning the areas that used to be fat.

Good luck!!


I agree with you Push! Great input! Also, way to go on your results!!
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1/17/13 12:54 AM as a reply to northbay.
Something that happens with women, that I can't back up with science but with experience in seeing it time and time again is this:

Women start lifting weights, and their muscles start to get a little pumped up, change shape, and thus they start to look bigger... then they FREAK OUT because they think they're getting bulky, and stop.

What really happens I think is that because women have a considerably smaller musculature than men to begin with, they have less of a fat-burning mechanism in their bodies. When you start to increase the muscle size (though as stated above, you will not get huge, women aren't naturally built for that) with lean muscle mass, you will eventually start to burn off the body fat sitting on top of it.

When the fat starts to come off, you'll actually start to shrink and tone up. But you have to push hard, and fight through that initial thought that you're going to be bulky to get to the point where you are losing body fat.

Derek
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RE: Help! I have some questions....
1/22/13 2:33 AM as a reply to northbay.
Thanks for the answers everyone! Sorry for the late reply. I'm giving it 100%.
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