Friday, March 26, 2010

Getting ready for P90X

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 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 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!!

1 comment:

  1. The calories listed for P90x are correct. You really need to eat a lot while doing P90x because you burn so many calories during the workout and it takes a lot of energy for your body to rebuild the muscles you break down during the different workouts. You will have amazing results once you start, get ready to buy more clothes :)