My "Keys to Success" for the P90X®
I get asked all the time, invariably, "How did you get results like that?" In fact, I've been asked that so much that I've had a lot of time to really ponder my response. The answer is fairly simple actually, and the answer is this: I wanted it badly enough! I wanted to change who I was. I wanted to set an example for my kids that I could be proud of.
I tell people all the time "It will take a great deal of motivation, determination and resolve." Most people don't understand how much of each I'm actually talking about. To drop 35.5 pounds and 20.5% of my body fat in 90 days took a level of commitment that I had never put forth into anything before. That being said, it was all worth it, in every way imaginable. Look at the smile on my face – ear to ear! That's what it's all about.
There are two things that contributed to my success more than anything else:
1) My commitment to my diet and nutrition. This was tested many, many times. I firmly believe that my diet and supplementation were 60% of my results (maybe more). I took it so seriously that I logged everything I ate. Think I'm kidding? I can account for EVERY calorie I put into my body during those first 90 days, right down to a stick of bubble gum (I'm serious). That's what it took.
2) I never missed a workout. Ever. There was never a "I got busy and will make it up tomorrow" or "well, I didn't want to do that workout so I subbed in this activity instead." Nope...not me...not ever. I "Brought It" every day for ninety straight days, and constantly pushed myself to do better than I had in the previous workout. I'd look at my charts, see what I did last time, grit my teeth and do more reps or push heavier weight. Every time – no exceptions. I gave those 90 days everything I had and left it all in the program.
The P90X® is an extreme program and is designed to provide extreme results in a 90-day time period. If you do your part, the program will do its part. I promise!