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Go for it! You will have to modify a lot of the moves. If you know you won't be patient with yourself get something for a beginner and then do p90x after you have worked out consistently for a few months. There are a ton of great exercise resources right here on SparkPeople to get you to where you pass the p90x fit test.
The important thing is go get started...over and over and over again....until you stick with it! Start moving and eating clean...Bring it!
When I first read this post I would have said to start with something a bit more tame than P90X. I just watched a video of a guy who weighed 370lbs and started P90X in April 2010 and has lost 150lbs. He's done several rounds as well as a few hybrids. If you "like" Beachbody on Facebook you can see the video.
I say go for it! Tony says, "do your best and forget the rest". If you are able to push yourself to make results and not compete with the people on the DVD, I say go for it. If you are ready to change your life and become fit and healthy, I say go for it.
I will say that the diet is almost as important as the workout itself. If you do a quick search online you should be able to find all the information you need to see if you can do it.
The workouts are tough (no doubt about that). But if you are determined to meet your goals you can do it!
A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
- Stephen Dolley Jr.
MaddieP871 There have been people of all ages and body sizes that have done P90X. Tony is really great about motivating you to do your best and forget the rest. Personally, I think if you focused on that, doing your best and forgetting the rest, I think you could do it.
Frequently, people with 90 to 100 lbs to lose are afraid to start something like P90X because they want to aim for perfection. What i mean by that is that if they aren't able to do everything that the people on the dvd are able to do, they get discouraged and quit. I will let you know that i've done P90X a couple times now, and i still can't do everything that the people on the dvd are doing, but what i can do, I improve every time i do it.
I originally started out with Power 90 because i was a little intimidated by P90X. Everybody said it was SO EXTREME. Now that i've done it, i don't think it is that extreme. I am now doing P90X2. I recommend trying P90X. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Whichever program you choose, nutrition is the key to your success.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
Edited by: TAREN584 at: 4/29/2012 (19:47)
Hi everyone! I am a 24 year old SAHM to my 2 year old daughter. Basically between depression and pregnancy I am roughly 90 to 100 pounds overweight...Yikes I know lol. I REALLY want to order it but I am worried that 1) I am so out of shape and 2) that I am so overweight I won't be able to do most of the excercises?! Has anyone had a similar experience? If not, what do you guys think about obese people starting out P90X??!! Thanks so much :)