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My wife and I and P90X...

There have been several threads about this on here. Well my wife and I are both taking the plunge. We are on Day 3 today. I want a post that I will continue to update with REAL results for people to see and judge, not what you see on TV.

She is a by the booker, we do their diet almost exactly, slight variation from meal to meal but pretty close.

We are doing the P90X Lean version because we are both the heaviest we have ever been in our lives and we are 25 and 26. I will post MM and BF tomorrow(left sheet at home). Pictures I am not sure if i will post, i am basically an albino, and she was humiliated when we took the pictures, but if the results are that good, then yeah we will post them.


WOrkouts: Day 1 was core Synge. From not working out in a long time the first day really kicked both of our asses!
-I guess it depends where you focus your energy, her butt and legs were sore, whereas my shoulders and back were sore. Again just think it depends where you push it.
Day 2: Cardio X, this is a mixture of Plyometrics, Core Syng., Yoga X, and Kenpo X. We were struggling the whole time, and some of the yoga moves we could not even do. But it is enough of a workout with modified routines that we are very sore today as well.


Diet:
Day 1-
Breakfast: protein shake as in the P90X book level 1 phase 1
Snack: p90x protein bar
Lunch: tuna salad sandwich
Snack: frozen fruit bar
Dinner: shrimp stir fry, more vegtable based, snow peas, onions, brocolli

Day 2-
Breakfast: protein shake as in the P90X book level 1 phase 1(REALLY good)
Snack: p90x protein bar
Lunch: chef salad - 6 oz of chicken 2 cups greens
Snack: frozen fruit bar
Dinner: beef stir fry, more noodle based, but has onions & brocolli


Also after every workout we are doing the p90x recovery formula drink with water(does NOT taste bad, it tastes like an orange smoothie just not thick).
Along with all of this daily we are doing 1 8 oz cup of fat free skim milk a day.



I felt as though i was starving the first day, second day was almost as bad but i think my body is adjusting the the lower intake now, i had been WAY overeating!
It will take a few days to adjust I know, we usually have 2 large meals lunch and supper. So this 3 smaller meals and 2 snacks, i do like, just will take time.


I feel sore but motivated because only after 2 days i think it is starting to affect me, mentally and physically.
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There have been several threads about this on here. Well my wife and I are both taking the plunge. We are on Day 3 today. I want a post that I will continue to update with REAL results for people to see and judge, not what you see on TV.

She is a by the booker, we do their diet almost exactly, slight variation from meal to meal but pretty close.

We are doing the P90X Lean version because we are both the heaviest we have ever been in our lives and we are 25 and 26. I will post MM and BF tomorrow(left sheet at home). Pictures I am not sure if i will post, i am basically an albino, and she was humiliated when we took the pictures, but if the results are that good, then yeah we will post them.


WOrkouts: Day 1 was core Synge. From not working out in a long time the first day really kicked both of our asses!
-I guess it depends where you focus your energy, her butt and legs were sore, whereas my shoulders and back were sore. Again just think it depends where you push it.
Day 2: Cardio X, this is a mixture of Plyometrics, Core Syng., Yoga X, and Kenpo X. We were struggling the whole time, and some of the yoga moves we could not even do. But it is enough of a workout with modified routines that we are very sore today as well.


Diet:
Day 1-
Breakfast: protein shake as in the P90X book level 1 phase 1
Snack: p90x protein bar
Lunch: tuna salad sandwich
Snack: frozen fruit bar
Dinner: shrimp stir fry, more vegtable based, snow peas, onions, brocolli

Day 2-
Breakfast: protein shake as in the P90X book level 1 phase 1(REALLY good)
Snack: p90x protein bar
Lunch: chef salad - 6 oz of chicken 2 cups greens
Snack: frozen fruit bar
Dinner: beef stir fry, more noodle based, but has onions & brocolli


Also after every workout we are doing the p90x recovery formula drink with water(does NOT taste bad, it tastes like an orange smoothie just not thick).
Along with all of this daily we are doing 1 8 oz cup of fat free skim milk a day.



I felt as though i was starving the first day, second day was almost as bad but i think my body is adjusting the the lower intake now, i had been WAY overeating!
It will take a few days to adjust I know, we usually have 2 large meals lunch and supper. So this 3 smaller meals and 2 snacks, i do like, just will take time.


I feel sore but motivated because only after 2 days i think it is starting to affect me, mentally and physically.
Protein powder, chocolate milk or water
tuna steak for my first snack
lunch 99% fat free turkey 6 slices on whole wheat bread, romaine lettuce a tomato. 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 a cup of carrots.
Pre work out chocolate milk with protein powder, so I don't crash.
Work out
Then for dinner
usually brown rice, chicken, peas and carrots. I have lost several inches on my waist and I am down almost 20 lbs.

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Stick with it man, just liek any diet and workout routine it's a mental hurdle you need to clear more so than a physical commitment.

You have the motivation and drive, and your wife to keep you honest! good luck bro!

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Protein powder, chocolate milk or water
tuna steak for my first snack
lunch 99% fat free turkey 6 slices on whole wheat bread, romaine lettuce a tomato. 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 a cup of carrots.
Pre work out chocolate milk with protein powder, so I don't crash.
Work out
Then for dinner
usually brown rice, chicken, peas and carrots. I have lost several inches on my waist and I am down almost 20 lbs.
I would throw up if i had milk protein before i work out i would think!

how big of a tuna steak for a snack? how are you doing it, cooking the night before?
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I would throw up if i had milk protein before i work out i would think!

how big of a tuna steak for a snack? how are you doing it, cooking the night before?
Starkist makes them in pouches. They are already fully cooked and loaded with protein. Don't down a ton of milk, or use water. I only eat one steak. Im trying to keep my protein at 70% my carbs at 20% and my fat at 10%.

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I purchased P90X yesterday from Chingobling and will be joining you guys/gals
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Starkist makes them in pouches. They are already fully cooked and loaded with protein. Don't down a ton of milk, or use water. I only eat one steak. Im trying to keep my protein at 70% my carbs at 20% and my fat at 10%.
Good grief, 70% protein is crazy. Where are you getting your diet info from? Just curious.

That milk is going to make it very difficult to be low fat and low carb. Not to mention how milk has a disproportionately strong insulin response. Not saying don't drink it, just be careful with it. That strong insulin response combined with the fat would make it an iffy preworkout drink.
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My diet is about 60% protein, 20 percent carbs, 20 percent fat

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You will see some great results IF, you follow the diet and exercise routine. Most people can do the exercise...but fail at the diet.

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Good grief, 70% protein is crazy. Where are you getting your diet info from? Just curious.

That milk is going to make it very difficult to be low fat and low carb. Not to mention how milk has a disproportionately strong insulin response. Not saying don't drink it, just be careful with it. That strong insulin response combined with the fat would make it an iffy preworkout drink.
It is supposed to be 60 30 10 I believe, on P90X, but I end up most of the time 70 20 10. It is just what I eat. Grilled Chicken and Tuna steak have some of the highest protein you can eat.

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I am just going to continue to update for 1 me, and also maybe it will help or encourage others to show them they can do it!


Day 3:
breakfast: protein shake
snack: p90x protein bar
lunch: 6oz turkey burger, condiment(prob more like 8 oz)
snack: fruit bar
Dinner: Lemon Dill Chicken(half a breast), green beans(about a cup), and a handful of salad with 1 condiment, cup of milk

p90x recovery drink after workout
about 6 bottles of water throughout the day

Workout: Shoulders and arms, then ab ripperx

It is frustrating not being able to do all of the workouts(ab ripper x, could not even do half of the workout), but we did write down all our reps and weight on the other, i am slightly sore today but think i can push it more next time, so i will look at my sheet and go up a set of dumbbells next time shoulders and arms comes up
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Yeah Ab Ripper X is difficult but instead of quitting halfway through try to keep your remote beside you and pause for a minute in between workouts until you can keep up. It works best to do all of them.

My recommendation to you instead of trying to keep buying those expensive protein bars and crap go buy a bunch of peanuts, and something with some sugar in it (I use reese pieces) and cashews or something similar that you like, and eat a handful every 2 hours. Much cheaper and tastes better IMO. Use like 3 parts of protein (peanuts/cashews/etc...) to chocolate things...
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Yeah Ab Ripper X is difficult but instead of quitting halfway through try to keep your remote beside you and pause for a minute in between workouts until you can keep up. It works best to do all of them.
Which DVD has the Ab Ripper X? I haven't come across it yet
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Which DVD has the Ab Ripper X? I haven't come across it yet
disc 1.

I can't seem to skip right to it but its a second video after the Chest and Back DVD.

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My recommendation to you instead of trying to keep buying those expensive protein bars and crap go buy a bunch of peanuts, and something with some sugar in it (I use reese pieces) and cashews or something similar that you like, and eat a handful every 2 hours. Much cheaper and tastes better IMO. Use like 3 parts of protein (peanuts/cashews/etc...) to chocolate things...

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Day 4:
breakfast: protein shake
snack: p90x protein bar
lunch: 6oz turkey burger, condiment(prob more like 8 oz)
snack: fruit bar
Dinner: Tilapia with lemon sauce, and vegetable soup

p90x recovery drink after workout
about 6 bottles of water throughout the day

Workout: Yoga X,

HOLY MOLY, if you finish the first 45 minutes it gets easier, but it is crazy!

day 5
protein shake
protein bar
beef and broccoli
frozen fruit bar
beef and brocoli, with vegetable soup

workout: legs and back chin up central, and lunges galore!!


day 6
protein shake
frozen fruit bar
vegetable soup protein bar
chicken presto, with string beans and broccoli

recovery drink everyday after workouts

workout: kenpoX, really gets your heart rate going!!!

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I really enjoyed my rest day! cant wait till next Sunday!

first week
lost 3.5 pounds
gained .4% MM
lost .6% boday fat
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zachary,

stick with it. The first two weeks are the worst.

I got through about 75 days of it before I was shipped off to boot camp and it made a big difference in stamina, weight, and appearance. Great program.

I may try doing it again now that I'm settled, but my new place doesn't have much room in the living room. I went from a big house to a small apartment with the same furniture.

Are you using bands or dumbells?

good luck!
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PS - I'm sure you know, but the beachbody website has a ton of forums with progress threads that act as good motivation. Josh Spencer is the best coach on there, IMO..

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Are you using bands or dumbells?
we are doing both, just depends on what move!
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You guys are slacking. No one has asked for pics of the wife?
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You guys are slacking. No one has asked for pics of the wife?
I will post them after 90 days!
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I will post them after 90 days!
Just make sure you post the "before" pics as well. Maybe it will motivate my wife...
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