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Yoga is my nemesis

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I still don't like the Yoga X. I've tried it six times and my stomach still gets funky while I'm doing it. Grrrr.....I know it's part of the P90X program but still don't like it. Not sure what to do but I'll figure something out. I don't really see an alternative so It looks like I'll just have to suck it up. Any suggestions are welcome!

  
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CHRISKENANDKIDS 9/10/2011 11:33AM

    Chris I've never heard of Qi Gong before. Is it similar? I sort of feel like I need to suck it up since it's part of the P90X program that I'm doing. It's only for 90 days and I've completed 35 of them so far.

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SUPAHCEE 9/10/2011 4:16AM

    you might like Qi Gong better than yoga; I know I sure do. I am so not a yoga fan either. I'll do pilates over yoga any day.

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 9/9/2011 9:43PM

    I probably could stretch but it's not the same. I'll keep trying I guess.

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LAURIE-RN 9/8/2011 11:58PM

    Good question. Can you just stretch instead?

Laurie

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 9/8/2011 10:55PM

    Not particularly that I've noticed. It's not the 2nd half - it's the first half. Maybe it's the downward dog or looking up but I've tried looking down and breathing more deeply and nothing has worked so far....

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REBECCATKD 9/8/2011 9:48PM

    Hmmm...Are there particular moves that trigger the funkiness?

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Plateau or building muscle?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I just finished my third week of P90X and I weigh about 1.5 pounds more than when I started. I needed to increase my calories because I wasn't able to make it through the workouts so I added about 100 calories per day to my range and started eating a few more complex carbs. Last weekend we went camping and I was not within my calorie range, but wasn't too much over either. So I wasn't surprised when I was up last week but quickly lost the water weight during the week, only to gain a little back by today. This week I've been very close to my range but have found myself REALLY hungry at the end of the day. The P90X nutrition guide says I need 2400 calories per day! I'm at just under 1900. I'm wondering if I'm up just because I'm gaining muscle, over my range, or under what I'm supposed to eat for my workout schedule. It's a little frustrating but I'm thinking that this is an experiment for the 90 days and I want to do it and see what happens. We'll see. Wish me luck!

  
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CHRISKENANDKIDS 8/28/2011 6:38PM

    Rebecca-I did measurements again this morning and they haven't changed since August 15th so it may be too early. We'll see what happens. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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REBECCATKD 8/28/2011 6:34PM

    Good luck!

For the record, my weight never changed the entire time I was on P90X...but I built up muscle mass and lost inches. Maybe it's time to do measurements again?

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GBELLOUS 8/28/2011 1:06PM

    HI,
It can be many factors. It is most probable that you are gaining muscle. You are eating below your recommended caloric intake. Is the 2400 calories your recommended intake for a deficit? If it is then you are eating way below your intake. This is fine for a short time (like 5 - 7 days), but then after that your metabolism could slow down because your body thinks it is starving. You should have a high calorie day(reward meal) every 5 - 7 days so your body will get the message that you are good to go and not starving.

P90X is a great workout program and will strengthen and build muscle.

DON'T Let that scale rule your life. I am guilty of this as well and it can be very discouraging to see a weight gain when you have worked so hard. I suggest taking photos of yourself now and your measurements and then do this once a week to track your progress. You will be amazed at your progress!

Don't be discouraged, you are doing an awesome job! best of luck!

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Day 20 of P90X

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm in the third week of P90X and having a little war in my perfectionist's head. I do my TKD classes and a fitness class both twice a week minimum and having a little bit of trouble fitting that into my P90X workouts. I feel I need to do all of the P90X workouts and not swap them out for anything else. However, tonight I'm doing the low belt TKD class and my fitness class so I won't do the legs and back video since the fitness class does a lot of the same exercises. But I LIKE the legs and back video! Ugh. I'll swap out the Kenpo X video tomorrow night for my TKD class. But I LOVE the Kenpo X video! I did the yoga yesterday (which I DON'T like) because it was the day to do that. Saturday morning I'll be at my fitness class at 7 a.m. but it's supposed to be my rest day. So do I rest on Sunday and skip the Yoga X workout for week 4 then? I will probably do that since I don't like the Yoga but I know there is a reason for doing that particur workout. See my problem? Ugh.

I guess it's a work in progress. Just because I started P90X does that mean I have to do every workout to be successful? When I already work out at least four other times per week? I think I'm just too much of a perfectionist and I need to let go and be more flexible. I'm working on it!

  
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CHRISKENANDKIDS 8/26/2011 6:58PM

    Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to find that balance. I find that I really do need the one day off every week but unfortunately since I've been going to TKD Tuesdays and Fridays, it many times doesn't coincide with the Cardio X or Kenpo X workouts. Anyway, tomorrow I have fitness class and then I'll rest Sunday (after going to the gym with my aunt and just walking on the treadmill for "rest"). :)

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REBECCATKD 8/25/2011 10:00PM

    I know that Tony Horton says, in one of the videos, "If P90X is all you're doing..." insinuating that we should do regular workouts along with it. Yet...there's the time constraint.

I found balance by swapping out Kenpo X or Cardio X for a high belt class. (This worked because the high belt classes were harder cardio workouts.) I never swapped out the strength training workouts; the rare fitness class that I attended were bonus workouts on my rest days.

Do what works for you...but don't skip the yoga. You'll learn to appreciate it!



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First week of P90X Down

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I finished my week of P90X on Wednesday, however, I knew I wouldn't get a workout in on Friday so I did a low belt Tae Kwon Do class and my fitness class on Thursday and had Friday as my rest day. This week by Thursday I was so tired and out of it I could barely do the workout. I knew something was up so I looked at the P90X food program and they said that if you feel like that you probably need some more complex carbs in your diet. So that's my plan.

The food plan also says I need to eat 2,400 calories per day but I think that's made for men who are trying to gain weight in muscle. Not me. I was at just under 1800 calories per day so I upped it about 100 to just under 1900 per day. The last two days I've felt much better and yesterday I had my fitness class again. I had every intention of doing the Core Synergistics DVD for P90X but couldn't do it right when I got home so I ended up not doing it. I feel like I'm slacking on the P90X front but I HAVE exercised every day except Friday doing other things so I'm not too worried. Yesterday I burned over 800 calories in my fitness class so I was fine anyway.

I weighed myself today and I'm exactly the same as last week after consistently still losing for a few weeks so maybe adjusting my calories up a bit will help. I have been feeling like I'm not eating enough lately but have been able to sustain it until starting P90X so I'll go up a bit and see what happens.

Today I will do Core Synergistics again and MAYBE do the Cardio X to catch up. We'll see. Wish me luck!

  
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REBECCATKD 8/14/2011 6:41PM

    Just do the Core Synergistics; Fitness class is a better swap for Cardio X.

Sounds like you are NOT slacking at all!

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_LINDA 8/14/2011 11:36AM

    Well done, those are tough workouts. using Spark's Fitness and Nutrition Trackers have worked for me. If you set the Fitness Tracker to exactly how much working out you are doing in a week, it should give you the proper calorie range. You definately need to up the carbs with that heavy a workout. After all, fat burns in the carb flame! The last thing you want is your body to go into starvation mode :( Make sure you are well hydrate BEFORE, during and after those workouts too. Its two cups of water per 20 minutes of intense activity. If you want to know how you are doing, weigh yourself before your workout and after. If you have lost weight, you need to hydrate.
ood luck with your program, sounds like you are rocking it!!

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Kenpo X - LOVED IT!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Since I'm familiar with tae kwon do, I was really looking forward to this DVD and it certainly did NOT disappoint. I LOVED it! It's a little different than TKD, yet very similar. I do have to say that my TKD class last night was just as intense - maybe a little more. However, this was a great video and was very challenging. Bring it on! :)

  
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REBECCATKD 8/11/2011 6:21PM

    I agree; Kenpo X is a breath of relief. However, I often swap it out with a high belt class if I fall behind a day in workouts (ahem...like today...)

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TWOCANS 8/10/2011 10:49PM

    Awesome!

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