In case you haven't been following any of my other articles on this whole fitness gig, let me recap briefly. After my girlfriend came right out with it and called me an out-of-shape slob to my face (yeah, it wasn't pleasant), plus a few other choice names I'd rather not mention here in polite company, I decided to get off my butt and off my couch and jump right into the P90X workout. Why that specific plan? My best friend had been doing it for roughly 60 days and he was getting pretty good results, I have to tell you. Sure, the guy's a real showoff and goes round flexing his brand new muscles in everyone's face, and strips off his shirt at the drop of a hat and sucks in his gut and pushes out his chest so we can all admire his new ripped set of six-packs. Yeah, it's pretty painful, I know. Guys like that usually make me wanna throw up, but he's my friend so I'm prepared to make allowances, know what I mean?
Anyway, after I had this wake-up call – courtesy of my girlfriend, on account of her calling me a slob to my face an' all – I decided to sign up for the P90X workout. I mean, if it was working so well for my buddy, it could work for me too, right? Okay. Sure. I get it. You're just a little more than curious about how the P90X workout works. I mean, from slob to ripped abs in 90 days – that's a big ask, isn't it?
Okay. Let's get one thing straight right away. P90X is not for sissies. So, if you're going to cry like a child every time you have sore muscles after a workout forget it. Don't bother to go any further. Save yourself the trouble and head on back to the couch with your sack of junk food and your belly full of beer. Just don't blame anyone but yourself when your wife/girlfriend/friends/colleagues call you a slob to your face. And don't go getting all teary-eyed with a quivering lip every time you catch that horrible glimpse of your beer gut and love handles in the steamed up shower mirror
But if you've got the guts to do this thing, if you're serious about manning up and getting into shape, the first thing you've got to remember is this: no pain, no gain. Forget those scammy sites online that promise you six-pack abs and a set of ripped muscles that would make Mr Universe cringe with envy – all while doing no work and maybe just popping a few pills or a bunch of “magic” supplements. It's not going to happen. We're not talking Harry Potter here. Let's get down to reality. I'm being serious.
With P90x you are going to have to work out for about an hour per day, and clean up your eating habits, but by the end you will have more muscle, more endurance, and even better flexibility and balance.
Working on your body is hard work; don't let anyone kid you otherwise. Anyone who says it's easy and can be done with a few pills and minimum sweat is scamming you big time. This P90X workout is definitely hard work – but that's why it works so well. But you are going to have to work out for about an hour per day, and clean up your eating habits. By the end you will have more muscle, more endurance, and even better flexibility and balance. Your significant other will go weak at the knees and get turned on every time they looks at you. Where's the hardship in that, dude? It kinda makes it all worthwhile doesn't it? Sure it does! Trust me.