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2/14/18 10:07 P

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Can you do your walk first, or at least a shorter version of it? I am always beat once I come home from the pool, so I swim after work. When I swam before work, it was too easy to do nothing the rest of the day because I was already tired from swimming.

You could also stay on each level of P90X for longer than the time given. If it takes you twice as long to feel like you are mastering the level you're at, who cares?

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2/13/18 11:37 A

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You can also do what I did and put it on the back burner. I kind of came to the conclusion that P90X is for aspiring athletes and I'm just not that committed. As coach stated, an hour a day should be sufficient to stay physically fit and maintain weight loss. If you are willing to do two or three hours a day of training, you must have some additional plans in mind that go beyond just fitness? If that is the case, I would suggest going back and starting over and see if it's any easier when you get to this point the second time. You also might want to check in with your Doc if it's not. Good luck with whatever direction you choose.

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2/13/18 8:09 A

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I would consider a 45-50 minute, high intensity workout to be all that you'd need for the day. Another option would be a lower-intensity strength program (you can get a full body workout in 20-30 minutes) and then continue your walks in addition if you really want to keep those up. Or you can put your walks on hold for now (or do those on the days you don't do P90X) while you continue with that program.

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2/13/18 6:28 A

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So I have a bit of a dilemma and I'm not sure if it's a bad thing or not. I'm nearing my weight loss goal and wanted to start working out in addition to my daily cardio to build muscle now that I'm almost at my goal. I started doing the P90x program.
For the first month it was going great. I would do the workouts then spend an hour or two walking. I was seeing really great results all around.
The issue I'm having now is with step two of the program. I've been on this step for just over a week and it's so strenuous that I have absolutely no energy or will to walk afterwards. I finish the 40-50 minute workout and am so tired that I just sit and do nothing the rest of the afternoon.

I'm not sure if this is good or bad. I know that the workout has to be good for me, but does it make up for walking 10+ hours less a week?
What do you guys think?

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