Probably once a day I have someone email me and tell me they are discouraged with P90X and the results they have gotten, or lack of, from the program. Usually they are about a month or a month and a half into the program, and haven’t seen the weight/fat loss that they were expecting. About 98% of the time, it’s because they didn’t follow the P90X diet (Nutrition Guide), and this can be a little frustrating to me because most of the time this comes from people that I coach. Why is this frustrating? Every time someone new emails me, I always tell them that the diet is the most important part of the program, and what ultimately determines how great of results they get. I say that results come from 80% diet and 20% workouts, and that’s not an exaggeration either. You can ask anyone, including Tommy Mygrant, and he will say the exact same thing. From both of our experiences, diet plays the major role in what kind of results you get. So why is it that people take the diet lightly, and feel that exercise makes up the 80%?
When people see the P90X infomercial and see the crazy P90X results, they immediately get excited because they now have hope that they can get into excellent shape! Is this a legitimate hope? OF COURSE! To be honest, I don’t feel there is a better all around program out there, just as long as you follow it properly. That is where the issue comes in. We are a lazy country, and whenever something takes hard work, we flee from it, and look for an easy alternative. This is why you see so many diet pills, stupid exercise equipment, etc. all over TV. These products promise great results, but there is always a teeny tiny disclaimer that says that results come from the product, along with a strict diet and exercise regimen. Whenever hard work is involved, most people move in the other direction.
There is no going around it, P90X is hard. Period. Most people won’t commit themselves to the diet or the workouts, but those of us who do discover great rewards. Who are these people? Just look at the best success stories on YouTube, Facebook, and even the Beachbody site. I guarantee you that if you asked them how they got the results they did, each one of them would tell you that it takes 110% effort to both the diet and workouts. Do you think we had a cheat meal each week? No. Did we skip a workout? No. Did we ever give in to ridicule and temptations. Nope. That’s the reason we have been more successful than everyone else.
So if you are discouraged with P90X, what are you going to do? Are you going to give up? Or are you actually going to take accountability for your actions and change them from here on out? Like I said, if you can’t commit yourself to the diet, you can forget about getting outstanding results. How serious are you about changing your life? If you truly want to live a healthier lifestyle, then you will stop making the excuses, and do what you have to do to succeed. Everyone has the same chances to succeed with this program, but most people don’t because they don’t have the mental strength it takes to commit 110% to both the diet and workouts. I can tell you right now that if you can commit for the entire 90 days, you will thank me the day after you finish round 1, and then you will look for another program to take your fitness to the next level. STOP THE EXCUSES AND COMMIT!