The bottom line is that the extreme home fitness program known as P90x works! You can’t argue with results, and if you go out on the Internet and look up results and transformation stories, you will find many people that are happy to have followed the program. On the other hand, there are a few people that don’t experience any results with the program. As a graduate of the 90 day P90x program myself, I know that it works. However, there was a group of people trying it out with me that had different results than I did.
What was the defining differences between me and them? There were several. The first was they complained, a lot. They complained about eating healthy, they fussed about the workouts, they whined whenever something made them uncomfortable. Let me tell you right now, P90x and exercise in general is uncomfortable! They were negative about the whole program in general. They started of excited, but as soon as things got tough, it was as if they were trying to talk themselves out of doing the workouts and ultimately transforming their body.
There is a reason they put the Nutrition Plan book in the program! Many people ask, “Do I have to follow the P90x Nutrition Plan?” My response is yes! If you are serious about getting results, then you need to eat healthier! The group that failed didn’t follow the Nutrition Plan. They rationalized that the bacon, cookies, sugar loaded cereal, white bread, ice cream, and the rest of the junk they so often ate didn’t need to be removed. These people honestly thought that because they ate “home cooked food”, they were eating healthy. Granted, any outsider would realise soon after seeing their “home cooked” bacon, chicken, and mayonnaise sandwiches, that these people were out of their minds thinking that what they were eating was “healthy home cooking”!
Fail to do the workouts, and you’ll fail to see change! The group that failed didn’t do Yoga X. They never made it through a single Yoga X workout. That particular workout is an hour and a half long, and they opted to not do it because it was “too hard and too long”. They also opted to not follow any set time to do the workouts. They would put off doing the workouts until late at night, when they would then say aloud, “I’m too tired to do a workout.” They missed many workouts, and on average would only do about 2-3 workouts a week, which pretty much meant they did less than half of the program.
Here is the winning formula for failure at P90x; complain a lot and think negative, don’t follow the nutrition plan and a diet dominated by junk food, and last but not least, don’t do the workouts. That is a surefire method that will keep you from having the body of your dreams. However, if you want to succeed at P90x, do the workouts (and do your best), follow the nutrition plan and eat healthier, and stay positive! If you do all of that, the results will come, and you will be shocked at what you can accomplish in 90 days!