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    Hi, am 35, female and about 30-40 lbs over weight. Am getting my P90X delivered tomorrow and was hoping you good folks could tell me if you have used it, how it was... and especially from a woman's perspective how it worked for you.

    Thanks! I'm excited to get it. I just know I'm going to be so sore I won't be able to function on Wednesday. Can't wait!!

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    First, can I ask - do you exercise regularly to begin with? or are you just starting out exercising?
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    • #3
      I did p90x for 7 1/2 weeks. I was already in good shape, but do have about 15 more lbs I'd like to lose. Personally I didn't see any real changes. I did get stronger, but my weight and measurements did not change. I think it is a good program and if you have a lot to lose I think you will see good results.

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      • #4
        It definitely brings in awesome results. If you're committed to the workout (not the diet plan), you will really ache the first couple weeks, but after that, it's real great. About 60-70 days I got real sick of doing it, just because they were wasting time in the videos, with the same old jokes and stuff. Commit yourself to it, and you will never be happier.

        Confession: I did not finish P90X, but what I DID accomplish, made me 10 times stronger, fitter, and faster. I actually (coincidentally) have decided to start it back up, and finish. Hopefully by the time I'm done the Primal Leap will come out.

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        • #5
          Evanator-

          Did you have a lot of weight to lose? Did you lose weight/inches or just get stronger?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by betty74 View Post
            I did p90x for 7 1/2 weeks. I was already in good shape, but do have about 15 more lbs I'd like to lose. Personally I didn't see any real changes. I did get stronger, but my weight and measurements did not change. I think it is a good program and if you have a lot to lose I think you will see good results.
            This is exactly what happened with me...I had been exercising regularly for 3 years before I did p90x so I didn't really have much result...but I do love me some Tony Horton and it is a good program, I actually have a feeling it was the CW diet that ruined my p90x experience...I don't think I could out train the high grains I was eating at that time. Maybe I should try it again on PB and see if the results are better.
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            • #7
              I know a lot of people got great results from P90x but I believe that the program make you train too often.

              It's hard if you have a busy life and it will over train you if you are new to working out.
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              • #8
                I've tried some of the dvds and if you've never really had a good workout program before, it's going to be great. Once you're done, use what you've learned to design your own... much shorter... program.

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                • #9
                  Too damn funny this thread popped up.

                  I am a 40 yr old female, surgical menopause. I just got my P90X in yesterday and flipped through the flyers.

                  I am excited. I have worked out previously, lifting/running/yoga. But it's been a couple of yrs. I am hoping this combined with hard core PB will help burn the fat.

                  ChefML, how about we keep up w/each other for motivation?

                  jenella
                  Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward!

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                  • #10
                    We did the program this past year all the way through, no off days, no cheating. I loved it! But I didn't lose a single pound or even an inch. I did however gain a TON of mucle (turns out, over 10lbs of muscle). I have muslces in places I never did before and I have always been very athletic (volleyball, soccer, swimteam, softball, etc). I agree with SheGlowsPale, that I think it was my diet at the time that was prohibiting me from really losing weight. I was eating CW at the time and I had to eat so much just to have enough energy to do the workouts, but then I was eating so much food (carbs), I wasn't losing weight. I started PB in February and I"ve lost almost 20lbs of fat and now...wow - I've got muscles everywhere.
                    Arthurb has a great idea of modifying the program so it fits your needs. We do 2 p90x weight videos a week (and ab ripper on those days) and we walk every morning and we do yoga when the mood strikes, the rest of the videos sit in the case...unused.
                    If you want to say you did it, then I recommend going through all the way, once, and then making it work for you - One way that we made it work for us is running the videos on music and cues only (evanator is right that the jokes get pretty old) and then running it on 1.5 speed.

                    Good luck!
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                    • #11
                      Wow, everyone- thanks for all of the replies. I do appreciate everyone sharing their experiences and what the things they thought were holding back, etc.

                      Jenella- yes, let's keep up with one another. I am a former athlete, and currently workout- some cardio, some yoga, but mostly just heavy lifting... but I've just recently gotten back to that after falling off the wagon. I've got plenty of chub to peel off even though I am strong as an ox.

                      I thought P90X might be a good way to a.) get me to work out more regularly, b.) get me to push myself (without a trainer) and c.) teach me a few new things.

                      Thanks again everyone for sharing! I'll see if I can figure out how to post pics to my profile or something so I can document the "before" and then the "after" in September when I'm done killing myself with P90X.

                      Thanks!

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                      • #12
                        I've done P90X and part of a rotation of P90X+. I was happy with the results that I got other than the fact that it took a huge investment of my time to do it properly. I think that in order to reap most of the benefits, you'll need to already be in decent shape. Most of the real people that I know who have started doing P90X have burned out before completing an entire rotation.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by betty74 View Post
                          Evanator-

                          Did you have a lot of weight to lose? Did you lose weight/inches or just get stronger?
                          Most of the weight I lost was from eating right. I lost a lot of fat in my arms and other areas I thought were muscular, but now though I may look skinnier, I'm stronger than I've ever been. So I did get stronger, though it doesn't really show. I hope to do more workouts that promote bigger muscles, so I don't look like such a wimp!

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the info, everyone.

                            I've read other posts where folks state they burned out or that it wasn't conducive to PB. So, I'm going into this realizing I won't be able to it exactly as planned. Just how much I'll have to modify it...we'll see.

                            I do know that I do well with weight lifting and some cardio. And with PB, there'll be slow walking more and a different diet approach. I got really strong, lost a lot of fat a couple years ago by following CW. Not comparing CW to PB but I know my body has the ability to do it. I think I lost something like 40 inches all over last time. Imagine what I'll do this time by following PB!!

                            Ok, Chef...I'll prob start my P90x this coming Monday as I'm headed to NO for a weekend of debauchery. Start date Monday?

                            Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward!

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                            • #15
                              I just finished a round of p90x and got amazing results. I am a primal newbie, so at the time I did actually follow their low fat/high protein plan. It was actually that plan that made me realize that I felt SO much better without a lot of grains, but I have never felt that low fat is sustainable long term, which is what led me to primal.
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