My Thoughts on P90X2: Part Three
Today is the final part of my latest mini-series on P90X2. Here’s where you can find parts ONE and TWO. I’m going to cover motivation today, after previously going over muscle confusion and training too hard.
Motivate Yourself to a New Body
Even if you are only working out 5 days a week, you sometimes still need to motivate yourself to exercise. Long-term results can only happen when you stick to your exercise program.
One of the best ways to motivate yourself is to start by writing down your goals. Why are you exercising? Is it to gain muscle, lose fat or to feel great? How fast do you want to see changes? What will the new you look like?
Once you have your goals solidified, you need a clear plan. This may mean writing down several weeks of workouts. Not just vague things, but in detail what exercises, how many reps and sets and how long.
After that, it’s just a matter of making it to your workout every time. This may mean scheduling the workouts on your calendar, and writing reminder notes where you’ll see them (on your smartphone or on the mirror).
You can also use your calendar to track your progress. That way, when you’re feeling like you’ve plateaued, you can look back and see how far you’ve come already.
Try writing down as many details you can after each workout, what you accomplished but also how you felt. You can even snap a photo of yourself so you can see the physical changes more easily.
Once you start seeing the positive changes in your body, you will be more likely to stay motivated. Over time, exercise will become something you do without even thinking about it.
In the last post, I went over the P90X2 workout (and tips to avoid over-training). Like many complete exercise programs, it comes with many things to help you stay on track.
The workout plan is already in place. All you have to do is follow along and track your progress. P90X2 also has another thing going for it that really helps with motivation—variety.
Mixing up your routine frequently will keep you from getting bored. Each time you do a P90X2 workout, you will be challenged physically and mentally. This will keep you coming back every single day.
Interested in trying out P90X2? Then you may be interested in my review where I cover everything you need to know and more:
That about covers it for this week. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.