Many moons ago (actually two years ago) I bought and started the P90X® training routine. It was crazy tough and time consuming ... I only made it two weeks before giving in to time constraints. However, I never forgot how exhilarating the DVD set was.
Now move forward in time with me to two weeks ago *insert eerie time travel music here*
My lovely wife, Kristine, and I decided to give P90X® one more go. So, we spent a couple of weeks doing the program at a lower fitness level to adjust our bodies to the routine. Yesterday (6/26/12) we started the routine for real.
And ... drum roll please ... It kicked my ass! Near the end of the Chest and Back routine I nearly vomited from the eXtreme workout! Good stuff!!!
This workout does not disappoint, and easily lives up to its namesake (I assume the X stands for eXtreme).
Tonight's workout was Plyometrics, and I find that one a touch easier than the first. However, once again I pushed myself to my boundaries. I know that as the weeks progress I won't feel as broken during the routine, but I will continue to step up to the plate and push myself to outer limits!
I didn't call you guys here today to simply brag about the fact that I've started P90X®, or that I will complete it this time ... Nay ... This article is all about more than me. It is actually about you. You guys and gals all know that I tout the #Fit4LifeTraining horn on a regular basis. Well, today I am doing it again with a motivational push at you. At least once every two months I talk about one or more of my workouts to try and motivate and inspire YOU!
Many of you already workout regularly and probably don't need to hear me say this. If you are one of those folks, you can stop reading now and go about your routine ... Better yet, stop reading, scroll to the bottom, and add a motivational comment to this post. However, if you are like the majority of people, and need some inspiration to workout, than read on.
We won't spend much time. I mean it really is a simple formula. If you want to lead a healthier life, live longer, be stronger, look better, be happier, lower your cholesterol, improve your sex life, and a plethora of other good things then you need to hear this:
You heard me right. It is a simple answer. The problem is actually getting yourself to follow through. So, on top of my wordy post, I will give you my favorite quote; which was written eons ago...
"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
— Amelia Earhart
I've done my daily (or monthly) dose of motivation. You need to do the rest. So, log off The Facebook, close Twitter, shutdown your PC, and go workout!
Please feel free to leave me comments.
Your faithful motivator,