Post # 1
Darling Husband and I started p90x last Thursday so we are almost a week into it now. I am so sore!! 🙂 But I know that is a good thing because I know I’m getting a good workout. I’m really hoping this will be a good kick-start to losing the weight I put on when I was battling depression.
OMG – we did the yogo video last night and I am so much more impressed with yoga people now. That DVD was HARD! I thought yoga was going to be one of the easier days but I think it might be the hardest DVD we’ve done yet!
We aren’t doing the diet part – just trying to generally eat healthy while doing the workouts.
Anyone else done (or doing) p90x? Were you successful in finishing? How were your results?
Post # 3
I own it, only because my brother in the Army sends those types of DVDs to me. I have picked it up and looked at it but I don’t think that counts as actually doing it. I do know several people on my FB have used it very successfully.
Post # 4
Me! Results! But this is also with watching what I eat and exercising at the gym.
Post # 5
I did p90x but my ex and I were doing it together and broke up in the middle of the 90 days. Not b/c of the program though! lol. I didn’t think I was seeing enough results (also didn’t do the diet) for how hard it was to do – the videos were very long and I needed all this equipment. I gave up and got better results doing other things. I do know it’s really good though if you finish it and follow the diet, as well. Good luck!
Post # 6
I did it for 30 days. I followed the meal plan. I had better endurance, but no weight loss and no significant change in muscle tone. I’ve read quite a few reviews which describe p90x as a program designed for appearance. One review had a quote like “You’ll look like a bodybuilder, but won’t be able to push your broken down car an inch off the road.”
I know quite a few people who did the full 90 days and found it to be a waste of time and money. You can get significantly better results by going to a gym and working out with weights than you can doing the p90x program.
There are, of course, benefits to any exercise program. I just think p90x is way overhyped for the results that it actually gets. Those amazing results you see on TV – they don’t tell you that those people doubled up on the exercises (two videos per day) for the entire 90 days…
Post # 7
I did it and had awesome results. And I got A LOT stronger. I couldn’t do a single push up before, and now I can do 50 no problem. I couldn’t do a chin up, now I can do them easily.
I’ll re-post when I find my pics of it!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Mr. HC and I just finished Week 11 this morning with Kenpo! We love the program – I am not seeing results that I had hoped for, but it’s only three months, and I definitely could have been better about eating, if I am totally honest! However, I am WAY stronger! On day one, I could do one push up in that workout, and did the rest on my knees – at the beginning of this past week, I did 205 pushups in the duration of that same workout – no knees! So something is happening for sure!
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
I did the whole thing. No change in weight at all, but changed my endurance a whole lot! And I had muscle in spots I didn’t have it before, so it really helped when I was competing.
I’m now doing Insanity and again getting new muscle, but not quite losing weight. Sweating with Insanity a lot more than with P90X. But I like them both in different ways.
Post # 10
I’ve done p90x a few times in the 4 years I’ve owned the dvds and I’ve had great results. I never did the full 90 days and this is just my experience up through the 60 day mark. The only time period you are doing 2 workouts a day is the last 3 weeks during phase 3 and as I said I skipped this and still had great results.
I don’t find it to be a superficial exercise program, as long as you increase your weights it should never be easy, if it is then you’re using the wrong weights. After I complete it I feel stronger than I ever did going to the gym consistently while in college a few years ago. You also need to eat properly but that is the same with any other workout routine. I found p90x easier to follow and keep up with than doing my own routine at a gym.
I bought the program without the nutrition guide, worksheets or schedule on Amazon from another seller for $60. All worksheets and pdfs can be found online from different workout blogs and they’re free – you can google it. I have dumbells that I’ve bought over time at Walmart/Target when they have sales and it worked out well because you don’t need huge weights in the beginning.
Typical gym memberships are $20-50 a month or $240-600 a year, p90x for the full program set with the extra workouts & other stuff is $350. Their basic setup of dvds/worksheets/nutrition guide is $120. It comes down to your personal preferences and what you feel comfortable spending – gym or home dvd programs.
Post # 11
@MrsJenBee: Dang! How on earth did you have time to do both the p90x workouts and go tot he gym every day??
@futuremrsk18: Darling Husband and I already had most of the equipment (weights, resistance bands, mat, etc). We did have to buy yoga blocks but those are really cheap.
@the_future_mrs: and @Mrs. Hermit Crab: and @NovaGrey: and @wifeyoneill21: Glad to hear it has worked out well for you! Hopefully Darling Husband and I can keep it up! We got the DVDs from a friend who loves the program and has gotten really good results (doesn’t look like a body builder or anything but has lost weight and gotten a lot stronger).
Post # 12
@Mrs.KMM: Make time! I’d get up early, P90X in the morning. Go to work. Straight from work, to the gym! I also would only go to the gym 3 times a week. 😀
Post # 13
@MrsJenBee: Between my 2 tennis leagues, my bowling league, my dog, and my commute, there aren’t enough hours in the day for that! Unless I just want to not sleep (aka not function). 🙂
Hopefully my tennis and bowling plus p90x will make up for no extra gym time.
Post # 14
I did a P90X/Insanity hybrid (other than core synergistics, I thought P90X cardio was too easy–I have a distance running background, but hadn’t done it in a while). My goal was to lose 10 lbs., or about one inch from my waist. I also didn’t change my eating because I thought I was already eating healthy. My upper body absolutely got much stronger. But I didn’t lose weight or that inch. What caused me to lose weight was to change my diet (I tried to Shaun T 6-day slimdown that I saw at the end of one of the videos– google it for the plan) and power walking for an hour 4-5 days per week. Perhaps the lower intensity put me into fat burning mode.
Post # 15
Okay, I found some pictures. The first one is from a wedding I attended when I was 18. I’m 5’5 and 170 here.
And here is after p90x and a healthy diet! I’m 130 here.
I’ve lost weight since the picture above. I don’t do p90x every day anymore, or follow the diet. I’ve lost some of the muscle mass, and now I’m about 120.
Post # 16
Hey y’all 🙂
I am currently doing a hybrid of P90X and Insanity and am seeing awesome results! I was a bride to be like y’all a couple of years ago and I sooo wish I would’ve found these programs when I was getting in shape for my wedding.
I am a Beachbody coach and am starting a private, 5 person Challenge Group on Facebook if any of you are interested in joining. It’s a group for accountability, motivation, support and inspiration to help you reach your goals and be successful!
If you are currently doing the programs and are not engaged with a Coach that is supporting you, I would be glad to help you through your program. I have an active thread on tbb.com and a private facebook group as well if you want support and accountability.
So if you are comitted to ROCKING YOUR DREAM DRESS on your big day, message me for more details 🙂