Bring It: P90X Day 59
Tony Horton has created the powerhouse of all workouts... P90X. It is said that with this 90 day program, good fitness habits, and the determination to continually push to your limits, you will be able to transform your body in just 90 days to be in the best shape of your life.
I have given this some thought and wondered if this was true or just another gimmick. So here I am, continuing on my personal journey through P90X. Tony Horton has taught me alot. In the series, there are easy exercises that are effective. And by easy... I don't really mean easy. These are hard, but they are simple enough that you don't have to be all that coordinated to figure out how to do them. The concept is simple - muscle confusion. With it, your muscles and your body never know what to expect next. This gives plateaus the old heave ho!
Feel free to leave your comments below. With your help, I have come this far, and I am almost two-thirds of the way done. Please feel free to share your own stories, your advice and tips to how you stay healthy.
It is no secret that I have been on this journey for awhile now, and frankly, when I woke up this morning, I really didn't want to work out at all. I have had a few of these days smooshed in over the last couple of months, but they are usually rare and far between. I live by the motto of "Just Push Play" and frankly, it has gotten me pretty far.
I hate to say that I am bored with the program, but I think the repitition and the long workouts is getting to me. Not to mention, I really pushed it hard the last few workouts and my muscles are sore. However, I know I have committed to writing about my P90X journey every single day, so I did what I do everyday and stuck that DVD in and pushed play.
I am really happy that I did. No different than any other time when I have been feeling a little lazy, it didn't take long before I was in the groove. Although it did help because this is one of my favorite "weight-lifting" workout and since I haven't done this one since the first month, it was a welcome change.
So, all this lack of motivation got me thinking? Other than a support group, how is one to keep their motivation going?
You don't want to look like this!
How to stay Motivated...
Staying motivated is a difficult task. Having a support group is a great way, but if that support group isn't the one pushing the buttons, it might not give you that extra push on the day that your are really feeling lazy. Now you can get a workout buddy, but even then, if the workout buddy isn't available or maybe not at the same fitness level as you, it could also be discouraging. So the following tips are purely for you to use with no help from anybody else!
Looking at old pictures is a great way to boost your motivation. Pictures of yourself when you aren't at the top of your game are probably the most motivating. That is because once you are on the road to being healthy, you don't ever want to return to that phsyical state. However, you might also have pictures of you when you are exactly where you want to be. That also serves as motivation because that is where you want to get back to.
Think of your results already. Granted, one day off probably won't kill you. But when one day leads to another day and leads to a week, taking one day off can ruin everything that you have worked toward so far. Who really wants to put in all that hard work and then destroy it. Might as well get moving!
Do it for the Food! Everybody who is on a restricted calorie diet knows how much food they can eat... or how much food they can't eat. Sure, you can stock up on all that great food... for a rabbit, or you can workout a little bit and enjoy something a little bit better. Now don't get me wrong - I like the healthy food. But, I do occasionally like a juicy burger. If I look at my calories allowed for losing weight, I would only be allowed that juicy burger for the entire day. So, working out gives me the opportunity to enjoy more food.
Finally, remember why you started in the first place. Losing weight, or just getting healthy, really is a personal journey that each of us has to take. If you plan on losing weight, you have to be in it for the right reasons. Any other reason, will fail. You also have to be doing it for yourself. If you do it for someone else, you will fail. So, go back to the beginning and remember why you started this in the first place.
Day 60 is finally here, want to see results in pictures, just click here.