One of my goals is that when I have lost 28 pounds, I will start doing the P90X workouts. I bought the set of DVD's two years ago and was just too heavy and out of shape to do them. I tried, but it was too much for me to sustain. Now I am 6 pounds away from meeting my goal so I started looking at the program last night...specifically the eating plan. I did all the figuring and it came out that I should eat 2400 calories a day when doing the workout. I can't imagine that is correct, I am sure that with the job that I have...spending much of my time in a car or sitting in meetings, that will be too much. Right now I eat between 1300 and 1500 calories a day, burn around 1100 calories in my workouts and I lose 1-2 pounds a week. I wonder if that calculation is based on maintaining weight and building endurance and muscle....who knows? I will have to research it further. The other thing is that I don't know if I will do the P90X every day, or if I will do other workouts, like my beloved Leslie walks, on some days. I want to be prepared....going to start to work on some spreadsheets to track my progress. I know they have them online, but, unlike when I first purchased the DVD's, I think you now have to join the site...for a fee to get these resources...I am not going to do that, so I will just make my own charts and continue to track my progress on Sparkpeople. I will also continue to track my food on Sparkpeople, but I need something to keep track throughout the day of the portions I am eating. I don't know if I will be able to stick to it...it only allows me one fruit a day!!! I eat at least 4-5 servings of fruit right now!! Love my fruit! We shall see...I think as long as I am eating enough calories to not "bonk" as he calls it...that is run out of energy while doing a workout...I will be okay. I will give it a try and see how it works...it does focus on less carbs and more protein and that is what I have been trying to do anyway. I am thinking I can replace the snack bars (which again, I am not going to buy from them) with fruit and that will satisfy my cravings.
Hopefully I will be starting the program in the next 4 weeks!!