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100% Commitment

Quite often I get people emailing me saying that they have been going through the program for 3 months and haven’t gotten the results they want. The next thing I ask them is if they committed themselves 100% to both the diet and the workouts, and 100% of the time they say n0. They might say something like “I’ve been eating pretty clean” or “I usually push myself during the workouts,” but to be flat out honest with you all, that’s not going to cut it.

When I was growing up, my parents always taught me that I need to give it my absolutely all with everything that I was doing if I wanted to be successful with it. This doesn’t mean 80% or 90% of my effort, but 100% is going to get me where I want to go. This is the reason I ended up being successful with my college baseball career. I knew that if I wanted to get top honors that I was going to have to work my ass off in order to get there. This meant that I had to put in more effort than most others were, and that’s why I would hit 300 balls off the tee each night, throw into a tire to practice pitching, and get up at 5:30 AM on a Saturday to do a group workout with the top players while the others were sleeping. It’s no coincidence that I achieved my goals in baseball because I put in 100% effort to get there.

When I started P90X, I knew that I had to commit myself 100% to both the diet and the workouts if I wanted to get outstanding results, and that’s exactly what I did without looking back. Was it hard? Hell yeah it was hard, but I was willing to make sacrifices and work hard to accomplish my goals. When people email me that they didn’t get the results they wanted, it’s frustrates the heck out of me because I tell each and every person that I coach when they sign up that they need to put in 100% effort to see outstanding results, and if they don’t get the results they want, I know that they didn’t put the effort into it. 100% means 100%, not 80%. Some of you need to stop for a minute and look in the mirror, because you are the only one in control of where you end up. Melinda wrote a post yesterday about people making excuses and how she is tired of hearing them, and quite frankly, I am too! If you want something bad enough, then you will do whatever it takes to get it, which means stopping the excuses, making sacrifices, and committing 100%.

I’m not writing this post to tear any of you down, but to help you all understand the importance of committing yourself. If you didn’t get the results you want, it’s not because the program didn’t work, it’s because you didn’t put 100% effort and commit entirely to the diet and workouts. Every single one of you have the chance to accomplish what you want in life, whether it’s top physical fitness, a great job, a great relationship, or all 3, but you have to understand that YOU are in control of whether or not you accomplish each of these.

It’s time to commit 100%!

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  1. Dean Tyler /

    I feel the same way…i researched p 90 x, what it was about, and what i had to do exactly to acheive my goals for about 2 months before i made my decision to “get with the program”…literally. Im going on day 4 and i love it and its all i can talk about, yet most people i talk to make excuses why they cant do this or that. They really need to stop sucking their thumbs and take control…but if they dont and settle for anything less than total committment, then they deserve to be unhealthy sloppy messes. 86 days and my success storys gonna be on here folks…take notes from this man and take control of your life. Dont be a part of the sick statistic of unhealthy americans, everyone has it in them to look and feel great. It just depends on how bad you want it…haha i guess i shoulda made my own blog πŸ™‚ But this mans the pro lol… Thanks J πŸ™‚

  2. if it comes to the the workouts i always give it a 100% i started a like 37 days ago and i couldnt do a single pull up, now i can do 8! the only problem is the diet. I know that the combitnation of all the things in the diet make it a great plan all together. Problem is that i miss alot of products from the plan here, including the shakeology products. And i dont have the knowledge to go out there and buy random shakes and such.
    I know this is gonna effect my end results πŸ™ and i hope this isnt part of the excuse list. becuase if i know how to replace what product with what, i would be right in there!!!!

    bring it!

  3. (miss alot of the products because i live in the netherlands)

  4. Great post and 100% true!

  5. Great post, Josh. I’m on week 3, but I’m probably only at the 80% level, if I am honest with myself. I think I may re-start from day 1, at 100%.

  6. @Steve. Thanks man! I think starting over and committing 100% is the way to go. 90 days of pure hard work!

  7. @Dean. Email me because you’re the type of person that I want on my coaching team. I’d like to talk to you more about it through a phone call.

  8. Muchacho_Malo /

    Absolutely true!!

    I have been researching on p90x for three months now, I will start soon! I have been preparing the dietary requirements, still have 2 order some protein bars, since p90x bars aren’t available in the Netherlands! Finally found a descent pull-up bar and some dumbells!

    So I will get rid off the junk food, only p90x proof groceries for me know!!

    Still in dispute whether to start with the lean or classic program!

  9. No doubt about it….workouts are awesome but the diet is the kicker! Definitely most important:) Took me a round with Tony and 15 years of crash dieting to realize that.

  10. hey man youve given me the motivation to stop being lazy and making excuses after reading this, im finishing my first month this saturday, ive lost 20lbs (220-200) already doing only the regular routine, now im motivated to work harder and eat even better, i have a question though: do you think it would be wise for me who just started p90x to attempt doubles so i can reach my goal of 170lbs or should i wait until round 2? i just need the knowledgeable answer. btw thanks for the motivation once again all of you

  11. @John. Awesome! That’s exactly the reason why I wrote the post. Whether or not you do Doubles is completely up to you. I waited until the last month of my first round to do Doubles because I didn’t feel I was ready for it before then.

    Also, have you made me your coach yet? If not, you can do so by going to this link:

  12. wow this post is amazing and so real.

    I am a BIG one on this, i have never committed 100% no ANYTHING in my life.. I dont know why i am this way but i am commiting today to change that and leave the old me behind and be a committed person.

    Everytime i start any program or anything i commit to it 70% and then that commitment starts to fall and fall more until i give up. πŸ™ it is very sad, but who cant i blame but me?

    this email, has open up my eyes to how bad i am, how many hurt i have done to me because of that BIG FLAW. Admitting you have a problem is the firts step and changing it is the next. setting up small goals and committen to them will help i think
    i starte the p90x program, will workout 5 days of a week only, will not do the right diet will spend week off in between bc i was sick, or working too much( ALL EXCUSES) well sometimes i was really really sick but anyways.. nutrition part, not good at all, i am always startin the diet tomorrow and then tomorrow and never do, but i am commiting today to work my bootie off with the diet and everything starting tomorrow i will do it, challenging ? yes, who cares? i want to feel proud i committed to something , and the next phase i am commiting those 90 days as well.
    thanks for this post πŸ™‚

  13. @Tania. Well NOW is the time to commit yourself! You just have to believe that you can do it and picture yourself at the end of the 90 days, looking great and feeling a HUGE sense of accomplishment! YOU CAN DO IT! Just let me know when you need help.

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