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Who else is doing the p90x?
« on: October 12, 2009, 07:06:35 PM »
After hearing about and seeing the results of some of my friends doing this workout system I decided to order it for myself being that I could use to lose about 20-30lbs(or more) I received the workout program in the mail roughly 3 weeks ago and figured I would start it the following monday, then my mother-in-law came into town for a week so I didn't start it then. Last week I was working late as I am extremely behind on my work so I didn't start it then either. ............  :???:

Today, I changed all that and started it. THIS THING IS INTENSE!! I can see how the results are going to be very quick for anybody if they stick to it.  :shock:

I am currently tipping the scales at 194lbs and I will update the progress weekly as I am planning to do it daily. My goal is to fit into the same size jeans I wore in highschool, hopefully by newyears I will have accomplished this.  :cool:

Who else is doing this program out in TAC land?  :-D
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 09:00:34 AM »
I'm about halfway through with week 3 now.

When I started I was a tight 38 waist (I had lost some weight before I started), weighed 245, couldn't do one real push up, and looked out of shape.

Now I'm a loose 38, weigh 239, am looking a ton better, and I did 20 real pushups the other night. After only 2.5 weeks!

I am amazed so far, can't wait to see what I look and feel like at 30/60/90 days!

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 09:50:17 PM »
I did the yoga today, it was really cool and fun. The 90 minutes passed quickly and I feel great!  :cool:

I really need to get my wife and I some of those yoga blocks though.  :oops:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 06:37:24 AM »
You need to improvise! I've used everything from my son's toy Fireturck to an empty coffee container.  :lol: :lol:

Last night I did Shoulders & Arms for the first time with dumbells. I had been using bands, but I didn't feel like I was getting enough of a workout. My arms feel all rubbery today.

Tonight is Yoga, I enjoy it too!

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 07:26:36 AM »
I always thought yoga was easy and for girls, then I tried it on the Wii Fit.

darn near killed myself.

Am now of the opinion that yoga is tough.  :shock:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 07:52:50 AM »
I always thought yoga was easy and for girls, then I tried it on the Wii Fit.

darn near killed myself.

Am now of the opinion that yoga is tough.  :shock:

 :lol: It definately is NOT as easy as it looks when you are watching the "veterans" doing it.  :lol:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 07:55:04 AM »
Tell me about it. I think I gave myself a hernia trying to hold the 'half moon'  :lol:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 08:10:45 AM »
Those chicks on the Fit channel really make it look easy!  :shock:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 06:05:08 PM »
Did another workout today, I wish I had started this sooner. My wife and I are already feeling like we have more energy during the day, and we both look forward to the workout in the evenings!  :-D

.......... oh yeah, I purchased the yoga blocks and correct push up bars this morning, bring it on!  :cool:

Down to 192.6lbs.  :D
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 06:32:20 AM »
Have you guys been able to do the Crane in the Yoga X yet?

I did it last night for like 3 seconds, so I'm getting there. My wife can do it for like 30 seconds, but being 6'4" and 240 I'm a little more awkward.

Tonight is legs and back, my least favorite one.  :shock:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 08:06:29 AM »
What are you using for a chin up bar Bryan?  :???:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 09:43:27 AM »
I'm using resistance bands attached to the door frame. I know I'm not getting as good of a workout this way, but it's the best I can do.

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009, 06:04:12 PM »
I think I just found out how bad out of shape my abs are  :sad:

I popped in the abx video and thought "ah, its not too long" ....... well it wasn't all that long but it was packed with a big 'ol kick in the butt!  :shock:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2009, 06:41:03 AM »
 :lol: :lol:

It doesn't get any easier, either! Those exercises are rough!

I've gotten to the point where I can do 10 of the V-up/Roll-ups, so I'm happy with that. Still can't do all 50 of the Mason Twists though.  :shock:

I feel good today. I'm wearing a new shirt my wife bought me, my new 38" waist jeans that are getting loose, and a jacket that I bought a few years ago that I haven;t been able to wear before without sucking in.  :lol: This morning when I was dropping my son off at preschool one of the moms was checking me out. I know my wife has been noticing, but it makes me feel good to know that's not just because I'm not so jumbo anymore.  :lol:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2009, 08:51:16 AM »
This morning when I was dropping my son off at preschool one of the moms was checking me out.

Just be careful Bryan, the original reason I had purchased the p90x was because I seen the results that this particular workout system was having on a friend of mine(Mike). Mike wasn't ever really "fat" so to speak, he just had a really big gut. Anyway, after seeing him in church one day I didn't recognize him(no gut)  :shock: ........ I asked him what he was doing and that is when I found out about the p90x system. ................. Anyway, long story short, I found out through another friend(Mikes business partner) that Mikes wife had ordered the system for herself and had been doing it and the results were outstanding for her so she kept dropping hints to Mike that he needed to start doing it to get rid of his gut, after many hints he started working out too, though maybe too late as she had already started to be "noticed" by some younger guys(she is around 40) and I guess that went to her head so they are currently split up right now. :shock:  :sad:

You can see how the results can be both good and bad as the lust of the flesh is still built into all of us.
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2009, 09:17:41 AM »
No worries there, man. I never have been and never will be that kind of guy, I'm happily married and will always be.  :grin:

You hear about this stuff all the time, makes me sad. People go out and get in shape trying to better themselves and then do something that puts them back further than they were before. I'm doing this so I can live longer for my wife and son, not so I can lose my wife and son!

Besides, even if I wanted to, I wouldn't have the time for it.  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2009, 09:49:27 PM »
I did the kempox this afternoon and I think I like this one the best so far, it was definately a cardiovascular workout!

Down to 192.3 lbs.  :cool:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2009, 07:21:38 AM »
I like the system when  my wife and I started it, but life got in the way with school and work kicking ,my butt!  We are planning on starting back up again on Monday.  Are you guys doing the eating plan? If so, how is that working out for you?

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2009, 08:31:48 AM »
It would be hard to make the time to do the workout if I didn't work for myself, I just hit the door running at 5:30 so I can come home and just start working out. After having 2 kids, my wife is determined to lose the extra weight that she had put on, so we push each other.

I personally have not done the eating plan, I just started to stay away from junk food like cokes, cookies and especially overeating. I plan on following everthing to a T if the results are too slow, however, so far so good for me.  :-)
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2009, 06:10:00 PM »
I did the stretchx video today. I feel great after all of that stretching and I'm starting to be able to stretch farther than I could just 6 days ago.  :cool:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2009, 04:09:20 PM »
A couple of my buddies are doing this workout. They seem to like it.
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2009, 04:39:12 PM »
A couple of my buddies are doing this workout. They seem to like it.

I would recommend it to anybody! My wife and I already feel better and both of us have already lost some weight. It is definately a life changing experience for both of us.  :cool:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2009, 10:47:24 PM »
I did the chest/shoulders/triceps video this evening. That guys definition of a push up is SICK!!! My arms still feel like jello.  :lol:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2009, 07:05:36 AM »
Which plan are you doing? My sheet says I'm not supposed to do that one till the 5th week.

I just finished week three last night. I went down 6 lbs, but I've put 2 back on since then. I think I'm starting to build muscle.

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009, 08:04:36 AM »
Which plan are you doing? My sheet says I'm not supposed to do that one till the 5th week.

 :shock: Me thinks I need to read the book more thoroughly.  :oops:

That also might explain why I can't even touch my nose this morning.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2009, 08:13:04 AM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW, I like the Kenpo X a lot. I think it is my favorite cardio workout. Gets out a lot of stress too. Nothing like throwing some kicks and punches to feel more relaxed.  :cool:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2009, 09:02:01 PM »
Back to day 1 of the correct program.  :lol:

I was just randomly throwing videos in every day, man I am glad they go somewhat easy on us at the beginning. Now I know whats ahead for me and hopefully by that time I will be more prepared to do the workouts.  :lol:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2009, 07:07:55 AM »
 :lol: :lol:

What would you do without me?  :D

Tonight I start the recovery week. I'm really looking forward to kicking it up with the weights during the second month.  :cool:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2009, 08:54:35 AM »
I'm thinking about getting this, how much room do you need to do the workout?  I also assume I would need the door jam pull-up bar? Also, where did you guys purchase the program, from what store?

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2009, 09:15:25 AM »
I go it in my living room with my son's train table in the way, so you really don't need much room at all. You can either use the jamb pull up bar or resistance bands on the door frame.

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2009, 11:08:13 AM »
I like food too much to care about what my body looks like.

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2009, 06:21:50 PM »
I'm thinking about getting this, how much room do you need to do the workout?  I also assume I would need the door jam pull-up bar? Also, where did you guys purchase the program, from what store?

I would recommend this to anybody Rich, it is awesome!! My wife, daughter and I do it all together and all 3 of us don't use much room. As far as the pull up bar, I took Bryans advice and decided to use the resistance bands as you can purchase them in a variety of resistance levels. I'll post a pic up of what I use and how I improvised instead of trying to find a door jamb to hang the bands on.

Their customer service number is 1-800-818-5174 or go to Beachbody.com. I believe I paid around $139 for the video program with shipping, but I can check to see for sure if you want me to.  :-)
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2009, 06:25:31 PM »
I like food too much to care about what my body looks like.

I think everybody loves food, that is part of Americas problem.  :lol:

I purchased the program so I can have more energy, be healthier, and because I got tired of looking at that spare tire that I have. I had a six pack of abs up until I was around 25 and now I want them back so it will be much easier to tie my shoes in the morning.  :lol:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2009, 06:37:34 PM »
I'm thinking about getting this, how much room do you need to do the workout?  I also assume I would need the door jam pull-up bar? Also, where did you guys purchase the program, from what store?

I would recommend this to anybody Rich, it is awesome!! My wife, daughter and I do it all together and all 3 of us don't use much room. As far as the pull up bar, I took Bryans advice and decided to use the resistance bands as you can purchase them in a variety of resistance levels. I'll post a pic up of what I use and how I improvised instead of trying to find a door jamb to hang the bands on.

Their customer service number is 1-800-818-5174 or go to Beachbody.com. I believe I paid around $139 for the video program with shipping, but I can check to see for sure if you want me to.  :-)

Thanks Bryan, I'd be interested in seeing those bands and where you got them and how you use them.  I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on this but I'm not quite there yet.  Thanks for your help bud.

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2009, 09:40:20 PM »
 :???:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2009, 09:50:11 PM »
I didn't purchase the yoga mats because my transam rugs are comfortable enough to lay down and workout on.  :cool:





BTW: The area that my wife, daughter and I use to workout on is barely more than one of those rugs.  :wink:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2009, 07:45:01 AM »
Careful with that hook man! That would suck for it to come loose and catch you in the eye!  :shock:

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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2009, 07:56:50 AM »
It's in that header a good 1.5" Bryan, maybe I'll stick another one beside it to help strengthen it, but it is a pretty long hook.  :-)
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2009, 12:18:00 PM »
It has been 11 days since I have had a pepsi, or any other kind of soda pop for that matter. Thank you p90x.  :cool:

......... now tea on the other hand ..............  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Who else is doing the p90x?
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2009, 06:31:15 AM »
Yeah, I am not giving up my sweet tea.  :lol:

I'm down 9lbs now, I'm 7lbs from my target weight. I said I wanted to hit 230 by my 30th birthday (Nov. 11th) so it looks like a reality.

I'm really hoping now I can hit 220-225 by Christmas.  :cool:

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