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  • Have you been stuck in a rut with your workout and need a change?
  • Are you going to the gym every day, but not seeing any results?
  • Do you to eat healthy but you just can't stay away from the chips and cookies?

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6 Reasons to Start P90X

P90X has become a cultural phenomenon.  Almost everyone has heard about people getting ripped with P90X or seen the amazing P90X transformations on the commercial.  But, a lot of people out there still are not quite sure if they want to start P90X.  If you are one of those people who are on the bubble about P90X then here are 6 reasons why you should start P90X today.

1.Get Healthy -  Obviously the biggest reason for anyone to start an exercise program is to get in shape and get healthy.  A study by the US Department of Health and Human Services says that moderate daily physical activity can reduce substantially the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, such as colon cancer. Daily physical activity helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, helps prevent or retard osteoporosis, and helps reduce obesity, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and symptoms of arthritis.  This alone should be enough to get you motivated, but currently only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.

Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease as regularly active people.
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Get Ripped with a Success Partner

One of the toughest parts about working out and living a healthy lifestyle is staying committed to all aspects.  If you really want to build muscle fast and get ripped, you have to stick to workouts and nutrition plan.  But, how do you stay motivated?  How do you push through on those days that you feel like crap, or pass on the dessert when everyone else around you is eating cake?  Many people start out with great aspirations to transform their bodies, but after a while things start to slip.  They skip a workout here, or eat a twinkie there, then they throw in the towel.

We all go through these challenges and slip up now an then.  One of the best ways to ensure success with your fitness program is to have a support network that you can rely on.  The thing that has helped me to overcome many of these challenges in my own P90X Transformation is having a success partner.

A Success Partner is someone who you can share your milestones and failures with.  Your success partner helps to keep you accountable to your goals and pushes you back on track when you slip.  When choosing your success partner, you want to think about someone who can relate to the goals that you are trying to accomplish.  If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and build muscle, it helps if your success partner is also working towards similar goals.  You should also select someone who you can place your trust in, and can be honest and open with you.  You do not want someone who is just going to tell you what you want to hear.  A success partner can truly motivate you to stay with your program and stay on track towards your goals.

My success partner is my beachbody coach.  I began using a success partner about 6 months ago, and I feel like it has really helped me to stay on track towards my goals.  There have been many days that I did not feel like working out at the end of a long hard day.  But just knowing that someone was going to check in on me and ask about my workouts, was a reason for me to push through.  It doesn't seem like much, but just having that extra bit of accountability helps to keep me motivated.

It is very difficult to do it on your own, but having that success partner will help you get ripped and have the results that you want.

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P90X Before and After Photos

As I struggled through 90 Days of the P90X at home Workout, the best motivation for me to keep pushing play was to see visual progress towards my goals.  Unfortunately, when it comes to building muscle mass, and getting ripped, the results do not come overnight.  You can often go for weeks without seeing the scale move or noticing any gain to your biceps.

I have found that the best way to see my progress was my P90X Before and After Photos.  I took pictures of myself before I started P90X even though I felt self conscious and uncomfortable with my body.  After 30 days I took another set of pictures and examined them very closely for any tiny changes.  Sure enough, I was able to detect a few shadows that were not there in the original picture.  Then I took pictures again after 60 days.  This time the changes were more noticeable and I didn't have to squint to see the changes.  Seeing these changes really motivated me to keep going because I could see that it was actually working.  The time, effort, sweat, and sacrifice was paying off.  This helped me to push even harder during the last 30 days because I knew that it was not a wasted effort.  Finally after 90 Days I could see my body transforming from a skinny and weak to strong and solid.

I highly recommend that you take some photos, wherever you are in your fitness journey.  You don't have to share them with anyone, but someday you may want to come back and show how far you have actually come in your P90X Transformation.

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