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Zen and the Art of P90X Completion

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The greatest benefits of completing P90X or any 30-90 day workout program are primarily mental:

1. Reverence (self-respect)

2. Discipline (self-mastery)

3. Endorphins (self-love)

4. Bragging rights (self-satisfied)

5. Confidence (self-esteem)

Oh sure, IF you’re eating right, you’ll likely see some physical changes but what it does for your mental state has the most far reaching impact. After all, there is the possibility that you will gain back some weight or return to your former eating habits. It happens. However, you never lose the knowledge that YOU DID IT. And if you did it once you can do it again. No one can take that away from you.

And clearly this doesn’t just relate to fitness. From here on, anything you attempt can be completed because you’ve demonstrated that you have the determination and discipline to see things through; that once you put your mind to something, there’s no stopping you. And what if you didn’t complete the program? Well, there’s a valuable lesson in that. Ask yourself: Why didn’t I finish? What did I make a priority over my health? What could possibly be more important? No matter your response, KNOW that the only person keeping you from reaping the benefits is YOU. It’s never too late to begin again.

And to all my finishers: Take your accomplished, dedicated selves out into the world. The few and the proud– go forth and conquer.