Does P90X Really Work?

Ok, so you’ve just heard a friend talking about the P90X workout, or you saw an infomercial for P90X Saturday morning while you were eating your Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. You’re probably wondering, does P90X really work? The very short and simple answer is- Yes! However, your success with P90X does depend on several factors.

1. You Must Commit to P90X-

You have to be 100% committed to the program. What exactly does that mean? That means that you can’t let any excuses get in the way of your workouts. There will be days were you are tired from working all day, tired from all the errands you’ve done, tired from taking the kids to their various activities, etc. There also may be days when you think you just don’t have the time to do your workout. These are just a few examples of excuses that may crop up. You must push the excuses aside, and just do your workout! Keep your “why” for doing P90X clearly posted somewhere that you will constantly see it. This will help keep you going when you start making the excuses.

You also need to give the workouts everything you’ve got. You will have “off” days when you don’t do as well as you had hoped. Don’t let these days bring you down. As Tony Horton always says, “do your best and forget the rest!”

If you are honestly 100% committed to the program, than you will succeed. If you aren’t truly determined to get in shape or you don’t commit to the program, than you are setting yourself up for failure.

2. You Must Follow Some Type of Healthy Eating Plan-

Doing the workouts is only 50% of the equation. You must follow some type of healthy eating plan that works for you* to maximize your results. Many people think that they can do the workouts, stick with their usual diet, and still get incredible results. You will more than likely see some type of results (unless you’re eating Big Mac’s every day), but you’re going to be limiting the results you achieve. Following a healthy eating plan is critical to your success with the program.

The P90X program actually comes with a very detailed Nutrition Plan that I recommend everyone to follow. It will help you determine how many calories you need each day, and has 3 different approaches to eating healthy (depending on your lifestyle) to ensure you get the proper nutrition during P90X. It also has loads of delicious and simple recipes. A great book that I also recommend to anyone looking to improve their eating habits is called “The Abs Diet,” by David Zinczenko. This book completely re-taught my wife and I how to eat. It follows the same principles the P90X Nutrition Plan does of eating a high protein, high fiber diet while avoiding processed and fried foods. You could probably check this book out at your local library.

*Following a eating plan that works for you is very important. There is no such thing of a diet that is one size fits all. Everyone has different metabolisms and body types. What works for you may not work for me. Do what works for you!

So what are you going to do next?Does P90X Really Work

If you follow the above 2 points, then P90X will work for you and you will get incredible results from the program. I personally have gone through one round of P90X (see my results here-> P90X Results), and I’m currently doing another round of P90X now with my wife. I absolutely love the program and it got me into the best shape of my life.

So what are you going to do now that you know how to be successful with P90X? Are you going to continue on the same path that you currently are on? I urge you to make the commitment NOW to start the P90X program. Do this for yourself. Do this for your family. Do this for your future!

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