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Good morning RF Sisters and Brothers,

It is going to be a scortcher out there. It is already in the high 90s at 9:00. This humidity is great for our garden. Our zucchini and summer squash plants are 4 plus feet high. Have had 12-15 zuccs 12" long and more. Snap peas are in and delicious. So, garden is prospering.

But the garden is not what I want to talk about. It is P90X weight training program. Has anyone ever heard of it or even done it? The reason I am asking is this. I was doing great on my weight loss these last 7 weeks. Actually, I was surprized that I had lost 10 lbs with only the food choices and not any real exercise. Some walking. But I know the exercise would increase the rate of weight loss. And the exercise is great for me. My daughter loaned me her P90X dvds. To say it is an exercise program is an understatement. WOW. It is a complete workout from head to toe. I have a friend who is doing it with me. (Actually, I have gradually converted her into a raw food friend over the past 7 weeks. She is going to join RFR.)

But what I noticed over the last two weeks is 2-3 lbs weight gain each week. I have added pea protein to my diet on the days I really exercise because they say I need to add protein for muscle recover. And believe me you are hungry when you finish these workouts. But I have not cheated on the diet at all except for the pea protein and that was not even ever day.

So, I have struggled these last two weeks with weight gain and not being disappointed with the gain because I was doing my body good and working out hard. Delicate balance to eat the right amount of protein and drink plenty of water and exercise and loose weight. I want to continue to loose this weight, and work out but I don't want to gain anymore weight.

Does anyone have any insight to this problem? Or has anyone ever done the P90X?

Your comments and insights are very welcomed here.

Thanks for your time friends.

Joanne

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Comment by Joanne Elizabeth Lane on June 6, 2010 at 10:42pm
Thanks Kim. I also went to Garden of Life and purchased their raw protein. I will make sure I increase my water intake. Good luck on your half marathon in Sept.
Comment by Genevieve on June 5, 2010 at 4:21pm
My husband and I ordered it yesterday. Very VERY intimidated, but psyched at the same time.
Comment by delaney on June 5, 2010 at 4:04pm
Initially when weight training, you'll gain some water weight. (It takes a lot longer to build muscle than a week.) Just keep doing what you're doing and don't weigh yourself. It just messes with your head. If you keep going, you will gain some muscle weight (over time) but despite women's fear, we cannot build muscle like men and get "bulky" unless we use steroids. Don't worry about getting bulky. It's not going to happen. I hate when I hear this because it really keeps some women from training. Our bodies are different from men's (fortunately and unfortunately!).
Comment by Vegan♥for♥Life on June 5, 2010 at 3:39pm
I like the Kenpo and arms and shoulders.
Remember, muscle weighs more than fat, so that might be why the weight gain. Ditch the scale for a few weeks - P90X it and have fun!
Comment by Mauri on June 5, 2010 at 1:39pm
Philip McCluskey was posting about it -
http://www.lovingraw.com/blog/category/p90x
Comment by Joanne Elizabeth Lane on June 5, 2010 at 10:44am
Thanks for the input rawmam. I added the pea protein to my green smoothie. Will eliminate for now.
Comment by rawmama on June 5, 2010 at 9:42am
My Brother-in-Law does that and loves it, but it is pretty intense and requires 6 days use right? However from what I've read it creates more muscle mass, and muscle does weight more than fat, so maybe that is what is causing the weight gain? I was reading comparisons on the p90x and the Shaun T Insanity, and the Shaun T Insanity creates more leanness than muscle mass, is used less days per week, and it requires no equipment.. Worth researching maybe? I was thinking about purchasing the Insanity dvd set, I don't want bulk, I want more leanness if possible.

Have you tried going without the pea protein for a week, and maybe drinking a green smoothie instead, you'd get protein from that. It would be worth a try to see if you don't gain weight that week...just an idea :)

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