You’ve probably seen the infomercials for P90x. It’s on TV all the time, “Get in the best shape of your life!”. Pictures flash of before and after shots of people going from fatty to build like a machine.
Well, that’s not why I bought P90x. I’ll be honest, the reason I bought it is because a guy at my church said he did P90x. This guy has the most energy of anyone I know. He literally unicycles up mountains and races in bike races on a unicycle. Insane.
So I figured I’d go with that because I wanted to exercise to get more energy. I knew that my lack of excercise was causing me to be grumpy and feel blah. In fact I really knew this because when I stopped jogging in the morning I started to feel the effects again.
With it being cold out I no longer had the motivation to jog. So I thought maybe P90x would work for me. I thought about it for a while, but it wasn’t until this month that I did it.
I actually did it because an Elder during a sermon mentioned feeling grumpy and blah and how the answer was exercise. Just like the Bible is the answer to feeling lost and empty spiritually. That’s when I finally said OK time to get in shape.
Well I’m now at the end of week 4. And I have to say, I’m seeing the effects of it already. I’m starting to feel my energy levels pick up a bit, and I’m seeing muscles forming which is awesome.
The great part is that it’s really not that hard. Their motto is do your best and forget the rest. So while I’m not doing everything they are doing or to the extend they are doing, I’m seeing myself get closer as time moves on. It’s exciting.
It takes time to do these things, and you can’t expect instant results. But seeing the progress as it’s happening should motivate you to continue pushing farther and farther.