Haven’t had time to do a P90X day 60 post, but here’s my chance!
With the exception of the first week, there has never been a single week which I thought the program was easy. I guess tony horton sums it up really well by what he says in the clip prior to Ab Ripper X, “I hate it, but I love it.”
I used to have this cynicism towards such programs. Yknow, the typical show which obese people try to follow, and eventually fail badly at. It’s just a fad; or so I thought.
But this is different. It really sucks waking up every morning knowing that you have another hurdle to cross later in the day, and feel shitty about having to do it. In fact, I do dread the workouts about 80% of the time. I guess I’m not in the top athletic class of people, but I’m pretty sure my physique is not average either. This set of workouts can really give you hell - take my word for it. I’ve had my fair share of experience in sports trainings, and a bit of military training; and this is no joke.
And if you find that you aren’t struggling to stand up after any of them, you probably aren’t pushing yourself hard enough. Honestly, I’ve never been able to stand up properly after any workout for the past 62 days. I’d be either sprawled on the mat, face-down, cos my arms were too tight and gave way while I pushed myself up; or I’ll be lying down on my back for about 2 minutes because my abs just hurt so bad.
Yet, I’ve learnt to love this program, and well, learnt a little more about myself. It’s about finding out who you are, and what you’re made of. It surprises me when I miraculously manage to find that tiny bit of energy to do my last 2 switch-grip pullups. It pleases me when I can stand up to that little devil in my head, and tell him that there is no excuse for not doing a daily workout which is only 1 hour a day.
And again, back to why I even started doing this in the first place:
It all starts with steeling your body physically; and along with it comes a good level of mental discipline. To prove a point - to my brother, and to my friends.