I'm a 37 year old vet-racer and Firefighter from California. I'm 6'-0'' and weighed 238 pounds this morning. I have a large build, 36'' waist and 54" coat size. I really want to loose about 30 lbs while increasing my lean muscle-mass and endurance.
I'm currently following most of the P90X program and adding cardio in one of these forms; swimming for 30 minutes total (stopping a lot) running on a treadmill for 30-60 minutes, hiking up hills with a 50lb weight vest (usually 60-90 minutes) riding the mountain bike 20-25 miles in about two hours, racing/practicing once a week until im "broke-off" and somtimes the eliptical machines (when I'm really sore)
I always use a Heart Rate Monitor and spend most of the time in the 75% zone but try to spike it into the 85%. I uaually burn around 1100 KCAL during a normal workout. I'm getting stronger each week but the weight loss has been slowing
I try to eat 5 times a day, have protein at every meal and some form of carbs (usually wheat toast/bread or brown rice) the veggies are broch-salads and green beans. I drink water and cytomax, take a multi-viatamin from GNC use EAS Light shakes 20g protien per serving.
Is there somthing that I'm doing wrong with this program and should it be this difficult to drop weight
Any advice would be great.