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P90X and depression
P90X and depression
10/1/09 9:37 AM
First of all, let me start by saying "hi". I will be starting the P90X program in about 10 days, when my dumbbells and chin-up bar arrive (not soon enough).

My reason for wanting to do this program is probably different than most: Over the last few years, I've been dealing with a number of personal issues (job-related issues, coming to terms with a failing marriage, etc . . . ) that have led me to replace things like running and biking with eating and drinking heavily.

Maybe P90X is what I need to break free from this crippling state of mind. Needless to say, I have very high aspirations for this program.

Reading some of the other messages on this board really inspires me. It's not just propaganda, but rather real people achieving real results. It nice to see folks so passionate about what they believe in.

I'll try to chart my progress from time to time on this board.
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RE: P90X and depression
10/1/09 10:21 AM as a reply to rowroy.
rowroy,

Glad to see you get on the wagon. It is tough. Stick with the meal plans, they are tough, but work. Be patient with your results, they will come if you push yourself. Trust me, you will struggle, but fight through it. you. You will be all the better for it!

Nick
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RE: P90X and depression
10/1/09 10:25 AM as a reply to rowroy.
Double R:
This is a place where positive people can help you. Just show up and say hey.

I've always found that hard physical activity improves my mental state. I would say that you've separately gotta get a handle on the booze for a number of reasons: including depression, caloric intake and the pain of a blistering hangover combined with the X. Ouch I've done it.

So use your resources in that area in addition to the X. Just show up one day at a time.

And if you want to do a few workouts while your waiting for your gear, you can experience the days that aren't resistance (weights) days by popping in Plyo, Yoga or Kenpo. Don't downplay Yoga. It's a bear.

Stay on the boards, people will help ya.
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RE: P90X and depression
10/2/09 8:50 PM as a reply to FunnymanMike.
I agree with Mike.

In the latest P90X commercial, there's a Gulf War vet who used to rely on medication to deal with PTSD; however, after doing P90X, he is medication free. Just goes to show to show you the power of P90X.

Not only is the program great, but so is the community. You will find lots of great folks here who are always willing to help and provide support and motivation.

All the best to you,
Kim
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