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gained 2 pounds????
1/18/13 7:55 AM
help..i have been doing p90x for 2 weeks and i gained 2 poulds......am so discouraged. ive never had this problem working out ever........any ideas with whats going on.......anyone?
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RE: gained 2 pounds????
1/18/13 8:00 AM as a reply to blondieblue25.
blondieblue25:
help..i have been doing p90x for 2 weeks and i gained 2 poulds......am so discouraged. ive never had this problem working out ever........any ideas with whats going on.......anyone?


Hi Blondie,

It could be due to various factors,such as water retention, hormones, and of course nutrition. I would recommend that you stay away from the scale until 30 days into the program. The scale is a good baseline measure, but more importantly look at how your clothes feels and inches lost after 30 days. Do not get discouraged!! I"ll send you a buddy request so that I can send you some in of to join out facebook group. You will receive, nutrition help, tips, motivation, and accountability here.

In Health,

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
Team motivFIT
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1/18/13 8:19 AM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
Thanks for the encouragement...sounds like a plan. I had a drs apt and weighed myself there...the weigh scale in my house has been hidden...lol.i just want to see results...was kinda bummed.emoticonemoticon thanks so much for the friend request.emoticonemoticon
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1/18/13 8:22 AM as a reply to blondieblue25.
Are you following the meal plan too?

I found that the meal plan was the wrong balance for me.. it caused me to gain weight, which was not the way i wanted to go. once I switched to a meal plan better suited for my needs, the lbs and inches fell off :-) good luck!
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1/18/13 4:30 PM as a reply to blondieblue25.
This happens to many people initially, but the water weight you're probably holding should go away soon. Just keep bringing it with your workouts and follow the nutrition guide and you will see those results!

Tom
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1/22/13 9:52 AM as a reply to blondieblue25.
i just wanted to say thanks for all the encouraging words and emails i have recieved on here!!!! I think the beachbody team on here is amazing and i am very encouraged by all the support on hereemoticonemoticon am still plugging away to my goals!!!
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1/22/13 10:04 AM as a reply to blondieblue25.
Weight gain during intense programs like P90X and ChaLEAN extreme is quite common in the beginning. Common enough, in fact, that Chalene Johnson posted an article about it. Don't worry though, it just means you're putting your body through a level of exercise that it isn't used to, and it will eventually regulate itself. I've copied the article below for your reading pleasure.

Just remember that your weight will most likely fluctuate during the duration of the P90X program, but it's how you look and feel that will count! Don't forget to take your measurements, because that's where the hard truths of your progress are.

Keep at it, and good luck with the program!
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Probably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, “Help! I’m gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?” This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, Turbo Kick, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Hustle, you name it! It’s especially common (and temporary) with intense strength training programs like ChaLEAN Extreme or Tony Horton’s P90X.

The motivation to start a new exercise program is almost always to lose weight. However, what most personal trainers know and most at-home exercisers do not, is that a new exercise program often can cause an immediate (and temporary) increase on the scale. (Notice I didn’t say weight gain! I’ll explain.) This common increase in the scale is also the reason why perhaps millions of people start and then quickly quit their resolution to get fit.


The temporary weight gain explained:
When someone starts a new exercise program, they often experience muscle soreness. The more intense and “unfamiliar” the program, the more intense the muscle soreness. This soreness is most prevalent 24 to 48 hours after each workout. In the first few weeks of a new program, soreness is the body trying to
“protect and defend” the effected or targeted tissue. Exercise physiologists refer to this as delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.

This type of soreness is thought to be caused by tissue breakdown or microscopic tears in muscle tissue. When this happens the body protects the tissue. The muscle becomes inflamed and slightly swollen with fluid retention. This temporary retention of fluid can result in a 3- to 4-pound weight gain within a few weeks of a new program. Keep in mind that muscle soreness is not necessarily a reflection of how hard you worked. In fact, some people feel no signs of muscle soreness, yet will experience the muscle protection mechanisms of water retention and slight swelling.

Most people are motivated enough to put up with this temporary muscle soreness. Yet, many, especially those who really need immediate weight loss to keep them motivated in those first couple of weeks become discouraged and quit!

When I worked with a group of 70 test participants during the development stages of ChaLEAN Extreme, this happened. Who was the most upset and discouraged? You guessed it… the women! I’m happy to report absolutely for every single woman (and man) in our group, the weight increase was temporary and never lasted more than 2 weeks before they started to see a major drop in the scale. However, these people had the advantage of working with someone who was able to explain to them why this was happening and assure them the weight would come off if they stuck to the nutrition plan and stayed true to the program.

For those of you who are following the ChaLEAN Extreme phase plan, keep in mind that when you start each phase, your body will be “in shock” again. Don’t be surprised or discouraged if you experience a temporary gain on the scale the first week of each phase.

My own personal example of this is running 10K’s. I don’t do it very often, maybe 1 or 2x a year. Even though I run on a regular basis, when you run a race you push much harder. It’s natural for me to be “insanely” sore the next day. It’s also very common for me to see the scale jump 4 pounds the next day from forcing fluids post race and the resulting DOMS. Even though I know the cause of it, it’s still a bummer. We’re all human and hard work should mean “results”. Hard work equals results, but our bodies are amazing machines and they know how to protect us from hurting ourselves. Soreness forces you to give those muscles a break emoticon Ultimately you will lose the weight and you will change your metabolism in the process.

The key is understanding that this is a normal and temporary and stick with the program!!

When to be concerned:
If you experience a significant weight gain (exceeding 5 pounds) which does not begin to decrease rapidly after the second week, guess what it is??? I’ll give you one hint… you put it in your mouth and chew it. You know it! You’re food (or calorie laden beverages). Newsflash friends.. exercise doesn’t make you gain weight. Consuming more food than you burn makes you gain weight!

So if after two weeks you are not losing weight, have gained weight that’s not coming off, it’s time to take a close and honest look at your food intake. It’s time to find out what you’re burning in calories each day. Have your RMR or BMR tested. This can be done for less than $50 and the information is invaluable. It takes out the guess work. Google “hydrostatic body fat testing _______ ” and insert the name of the big city you’re closest too. Companies that do HBFT also do BMR testing. Knowledge is king.

I’m gaining weight, but I’m sure it’s muscle:
Possibly, but if you’re following ChaLEAN Extreme correctly, you should be losing fat and gaining muscle and the fat loss should be much more substantial than the rate at which you can physically put on muscle. This is even true for the guys.

Of the 70 plus people in my test group, every single one of them lost body fat and gained muscle and not one of them gained weight. I believe the average weight loss after 4 months was 28 pounds with many people losing 40 plus pounds. Even the men, who as you can see put on a lot of muscle, were seeing huge drops in the scale. We tested their muscle composition at the beginning and at the end and 100% of the participants maintained or gained muscle while achieving substantial weight loss. That’s the key to keeping weight off long term, i.e. muscle. Muscle burns fat. But you’ve heard me say that before.
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RE: gained 2 pounds????
1/22/13 3:23 PM as a reply to blondieblue25.
I'm experiencing this, too. Very discouraging. I know some of it is the natural reaction to a new program, and yes, some due to hormones. I go on vacation in mid-March, so weight going up and not down is not the goal. Feeling frustrated.

Carol
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1/22/13 8:30 PM as a reply to CarolAmanda.
Just wanted to include my results--I only lost about 6 lbs with my first round of P90x...from 148 down to 142. I currently hang around 136-138. I had lost about 10lbs before starting too. So, I lost 6 lbs...but had to buy a whole new wardrobe...and lost 4 inches around my hips. Remember--this is a get fit program with weight loss as an added bonus emoticon

Muscle weighs more than fat and also continues to burn calories long after the workout. Keep with it!! You will be so amazed. Also--nutrition is just as important.

CoachAzTami
Team Elite Home Fitness

YOU are the only thing standing in the way of meeting your goals...so get out of the way!

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2/5/13 5:35 AM as a reply to justineandtyce.
I was wondering what meal plan are you on
? i am following this program to a t and i am gaining weight!!!! This is terrible to meemoticonemoticon i am soooooooooooo discouraged.
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3/15/13 3:16 PM as a reply to blondieblue25.
am on week ten....havnt lost a pound or any weight..still havnt heard from the coach that was assighned to me in the very beginning..have asked numerous requests for another coach....am grabbing a bigmac...why wouldn't I?getting my membership back at gold gym...this program works for some people.i did the exact same thing.got no results.too depressed.deleting my profile. bye.
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3/15/13 3:28 PM as a reply to blondieblue25.
Week 8 for me, haven't lost a single lbs either, but I know for a fact the scale isn't showing me what I want to see.

I see a significant change from day 1 in the pictures.

I tried on a pair of pants I couldn't do up on Day 1, I can now do them up and only feel snug.

I notice I'm less winded taking the stairs at work.

I don't sweat when brushing my teeth anymore

I don't make a fat grunt when picking up a dropped pen.

My blood pressure is now in the "normal" level for the first time in 7 years

People say I look better, and...

I FEEL BETTER.

My original coach never answered my emails either, so I found a forum that was starting the same time as me, had some questions answered by a coach that was helpful and sent an email to him as well as Beachbody to switch my current coach to him. Took 1 day and I never looked back.

People here have given you great advice, seems it wasn't, Sorry to see you give up. Wish you the best of luck at the gym, and hope you find what you're looking for.
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3/15/13 4:02 PM as a reply to blondieblue25.
blondieblue25:
am on week ten....havnt lost a pound or any weight..still havnt heard from the coach that was assighned to me in the very beginning..have asked numerous requests for another coach....am grabbing a bigmac...why wouldn't I?getting my membership back at gold gym...this program works for some people.i did the exact same thing.got no results.too depressed.deleting my profile. bye.


Ummm....you switched over to me as your coach. I answered any questions that ever asked, which was about 2 and reached out to you on several occasions to help you. You have been a part of our facebook group for a few months and never participate. It's starts with you and not your coach.

When people don't want to do the work, they blame their trainer or coach. I'm just sorry to see that you are not willing to do what you need to do to make this program work Tina. Whether you do this program or workout at Golds Gym, you are still going to have the same problem and that's committing to everything that you need to commit to and be accountable. Wishing you the best of luck!
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