- Exercise & Fitness
Does P90X Work? Results of a Real Person
Have you completed 90 days of P90X?
Did you get the results you wanted?
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Can you really transform in 90 days?
My friends - My main goal here is to answer the question - Does P90X Work?
You need not look further, I imagine you ended up here during research of P90X. Today we have so many reasons to be skeptical of the things we see on TV. Especially workout programs and all those new fancy gadgets that claim they will get you in shape.
Before I get started though I want you to understand that most things do work, it's in your hands whether you have the mindset to follow through.
Imagine if you will a person with no real direction in their fitness, someone who wanted to be fit but couldn't get themselves to do it. They would spend hours in front of a computer screen playing games wondering what would happen if they just did it! If they just pushed play and never looked back. My friends, this is the story of my life and P90X ultimately changed me forever. Not just physically but mentally.
For four years I sat stagnant playing the World of Warcraft, leveling my character, achieving great accomplishments in a fictitious world. Many times i had the thought, "What could I accomplish if I spent this determination and attention in my real life? ". That thought passed through my mind many times but even with P90X in my possession I could not get myself to do it.
I soon realized that it's not just having the program, it's about having the mindset to succeed. The mindset that you will push through the pain and lack luster days to achieve the results you truly want.
Well that's exactly what it took. Imagine one day just hitting play and never looking back, dropping everything that doesn't matter for everything that does. That's exactly what I did with P90X. I was on a quest to answer - Does P90X Work? I knew it would, but I also knew it wouldn't work if I was not consistent.
P90X is not just a small 90 day change, it's a new life, Beachbody itself is a new life style. Your not just doing a program, your connecting with millions of others with the same mind set for success. Beachbody is a community of people who are seeking better health and better fitness. P90X is just one of the many tools to get your there.
So does P90X work? Oh my friends, more than you could imagine. Let me give you a brief look at my 90 day journey through P90X.
As I said above I literally just pushed play one day and never looked back - My day one was not built up of anticipation and desire, I just simply knew what I wanted and went for it. I had no real plan, no real diet setup, I hadn't even taken day one pictures.
I knew it would all come together and everything could be done on the fly. By day two I was feeling sore and took my pictures + measurements. By the end of week one I was so sore I could hardly stand up, now keep in mind this is because I thought I was a super hero and tried to go at it 110%. Not a good idea. This stuff is hard core folks. I recommend you take week one and condition. Do the workouts but do them at 80%, learn the form, track how much weight you did with your work sheets, and understand exactly what it is you are in for.
By the end of the first phase which was 30 days I started to get pretty extreme results. It wasn't even the physical results that floored me but how good I felt emotionally. My body hadn't felt so good since I Swam back in high school / college 6 years previous. It's incredible the discipline you get from working out. It's almost addictive because you feel so good you don't want to miss workouts.
Day 30-60 was where the real physically changes came. With the new phase came a new approach at the DVD's and my strength drastically increased. I went from 4-6 chin ups with a chair to 8-14 with no chair, that's just one example. My photo's really started to show the change as my spare tire disappeared and my overall body start to get ripped.
Phase 2 really only builds the anticipation for phase 3 which is the biggest transformation phase of them all. Not only are you lifting heavier and doing many more reps but your body is ultimately turning into a power machine, it's ridiculous how good you feel.
*Keep in mind I got sick twice during the program but still managed to stay with it and get results. In week 6 I had a minor head cold and just pushed through my workouts. In week 11 I ended up with a severe body ache flu, I took four days off and literally slept them away. I was afraid I would lose progress but I did what I had to do. To my surprise once I got rolling again I had actually lost nothing and was back in the game by the end of week 12.
This stuff is not easy, it's not something you do every once in a while. If you are wondering - Does P90X Work? then this is your answer. Yes.
However, you must bring it consistently, you do your workouts 6 days a week, and you must eat healthy. You can't expect to lose weight if you are not eating right and you can't expect to gain muscle if your eating OK but not working your muscles!
Your body is a complicated machine, but if you treat it right it will respond. P90X is the tool you need if you like something Very Intense with never a dull moment. Sometimes you may get a little bored but that happens to everyone. Push through the hard days and rest of the days will just cruise by. Remember this is not just 90 days, this is a new life.
So Does P90X Work? Yes, without a doubt. This is coming from a real person who took 90 days to change their life. I am a new person and that's why I am sharing this with you.
I will leave you with this - You can either dream of success or you can get out and do what you need to be a success. Who do you want to be? A dreamer or a Doer?
I once dreamed of completing P90X and changing my body - One day I decided enough was enough and I did it, one day at a time. That's it.