Weight Loss Experience with P90X
I remember when I tried this program around 2 years ago. I was at 220 pounds or so at that time. Doing 3 push-ups is a struggle and because I’m heavy and I can’t maintain good form even on the first one. Even with Kenpo X and Cardio X, I was having a really hard time because of my weight. I even had a few instances when my knees were in pain during the workout and I had to stop for a few days so I could recover.
Another thing that I always consider is that I am working and my schedule at the office is a full 8-hour shift. Sometimes, I’m already too tired to workout. But with sufficient motivation and drive, I try my best to follow through. I’ve actually made it to the 2nd phase but it took its toll on my body and I feel tired throughout the day. The workouts usually last around 1 hour or so.
One time, I even thought that this program isn’t right for me. I told him that I have this particular workout but it’s quite strenuous and it can push me to my limits. He said that it’s perfectly fine. He then told me that I can always do it at my own pace. I do not have to follow exactly what they’re doing in the video. If they can do 30, I do not have to do the same number of repetitions. If I’m struggling at 10, then that’s fine.
Just like what Tony Horton says in the videos. Pace yourself and if you need to rest, hit the pause button. When you’re ready, go back. Set a realistic goal in your head but do not hurt yourself. If you can do only 8 or 9 then that’s fine but again, maintain good form. After a few weeks you’ll get used to it and you’ll be able to do much more. Today, I’m doing the program once again and I have a much better action plan. With enough sleep, proper diet and good time management, I’ll be able to finally complete the P90X program. I can’t wait to feel really good about my health. And as an added motivation, I want to experience how good it feels to complete the program.