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any tips on staying motivated?
any tips on staying motivated?
11/16/12 12:58 AM
hello,

i started P90X in the beginning of october with every intention of doing the whole 90 days and not even missing one day... i was able to do it for 2 weeks and then i got lazy and didn't start again for a whole month. i finally got myself to do it and started p90x from the beginning a couple days ago, and i just completed day 3. i really want to do p90x atleast once, ideally run it through one or two more times after that as well.

im a college student with a limited budget, so im not adhering as strictly to the meal plan as it says to but i have stopped eating all junk, cut down my meal portions and carbs, and started eating a lot more protein.

the problem is, im worried that i will get lazy and demotivated again... does anyone have any ideas?

any help would be appreciated!
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11/16/12 1:31 AM as a reply to liquidswords.
Hey! Awesome job committing to P90X! You definitely can do it!

Now I have a couple questions.

1) Have you been working with your Coach at all?
2) Do you have any social media sites you could use to help keep yourself motivated with? Or maybe people you can do it with?
3) Have you considered making videos? Daily videos or blog updates help as well!
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11/16/12 2:33 AM as a reply to liquidswords.
I went through this today actually. I didnt want to do anything, and i felt horrible. So I needed to get myself inspired. I am in the group P90Xplorers. They are all truly amazing and inspiring. But for the times when I am to stuburn to listen, I make myself to go youtube and search P90X TRANSFORMATION. And that inspires me A WHOLE BUNCH. Also when you are feeling uninspired it is time to stop thinking! Just press play and start doing it. Gotta get out of your head lol. That will really help you out. I promise. emoticon
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11/16/12 7:30 AM as a reply to liquidswords.
liquidswords:
hello,

i started P90X in the beginning of october with every intention of doing the whole 90 days and not even missing one day... i was able to do it for 2 weeks and then i got lazy and didn't start again for a whole month. i finally got myself to do it and started p90x from the beginning a couple days ago, and i just completed day 3. i really want to do p90x atleast once, ideally run it through one or two more times after that as well.

im a college student with a limited budget, so im not adhering as strictly to the meal plan as it says to but i have stopped eating all junk, cut down my meal portions and carbs, and started eating a lot more protein.

the problem is, im worried that i will get lazy and demotivated again... does anyone have any ideas?

any help would be appreciated!


Hi! Its actually very common for people to stop at 2 weeks. I am glad you restarted. What I recommend is posting the calendar where you can see it and crossing off each day. Use the supergym to schedule your workouts. Post them on FB/twitter, message board or something similar so people know what you are doing and will support you. Finding a group really helps. If interested I moderate a support thread and would love for you to join us! http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/234418144

Also writing down your goals. WHY are you doing P90X and reminding yourself of that each day.

You have made some good food changes. I recommend tracking it- its important that you eat enoug. At least follow that part of the meal plan. What are you studying? I applaud you for doing this while in school. When do you work out? mornings? evenings?

Keep Pressing Play!
Happy to help!

Cheers,
Christina
P90X Certified Trainer
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11/16/12 9:23 AM as a reply to liquidswords.
Congratulations on taking the first step, starting the program. I just completed my first round of Insanity last weekend. There have been some good suggestions posted. My first motivator is to remember why I decided to start the program, what is my goal and how good it will feel to reach it. Whenever I start to feel lazy I think of what I am trying to achieve and how much better I feel when I have completed the workout, there is nothing that feels that good. Like CoachCBove said, I keep a push-pin chart on the wall where I work-out and put another pin on the chart when I finish my workout. I look at this as my “workout investment” and it helps me to watch it grow day by day, it is also a reminder that I did it once and I can do it again. Surround yourself by positive and like minded people who share similar goals. And as AlexAdreylin put it, “just get out of your head,” and push play. It’s an exciting journey, you can do it.
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11/20/12 7:46 AM as a reply to liquidswords.
As far as motivation, all of the suggestions above are great, but if you have an issue with self-motivation as I do, I strongly suggest you tell everyone you know what you are doing! Talk about everything from your plans/goals all the way to how awesome you feel when you finish. The accountability comes naturally. Imagine telling your friends about how awesome you are going to feel and how you are going to run circles around them in the intramural basketball game and then having to face them after quitting the program and becoming a lazy blob again. They won't let you hear the end of it! Now that's motivation! Get excited! Get confident!

Be positive and don't try to change people around you by telling them they have to do it. They will come around after you transform. Jealousy is another great motivator!

Buy in bulk! If you have a freezer, buy frozen/fresh veggies, and freeze what you won't eat in one week. Thaw and cook a serving for a snack and/or with a meal. Mix greek yogurt with some ranch powder to create a fantastically healthy (and high protein) dip for raw veggies. A "bulk box store" membership will pay for itself quickly with this plan. Get together with roommate(s) and pay for the membership together. A freezer is obviously key here. If you are in a dorm, you will have to be even more creative.

I wish I had done this when I was in college 13 years ago! emoticon (Getting old!) I was huge back then!

Best of luck! I know you can do it!

Ryan
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