Post # 1
I started P90X this January and made it through 10 weeks of the program. I could definitely tell I was building muscle, but over the 10 weeks the scale only showed a loss of 5 pounds. I realize that I probably lost more fat than that, since I probably gained some weight from the added muscle. However, I got so sick of the scale never dropping any more.
2-3 weeks ago I got sick with a flu-like virus and then my boyfriend and I kept exchanging sicknesses it seemed and I was literally sick for at least 2 weeks. I didn’t work out during this time and then I tried to get back into it one day and I felt like I was going to pass out. Turns out I still had a fever and my boyfriend told me to wait another week.
Fast forward to today, which is about 2 weeks after I was told to wait to workout. (So I should’ve started 1 week ago.) I feel like I have ZERO motivation to start up again even though I do want to get back into it. I’ve been feeling depressed lately, and I’ve figured out that it’s because I don’t have that high you get from working out. I had it for so long and now it’s gone.
I feel like I blew it. I know I couldn’t help getting sick, but now I don’t know if I should start at the beginning on Week 1 of the P90X program, or pick up on Week 11 where I left off. Picking up on Week 11 seems pointless since I’ve been off of it for so long and the program is based on muscle confusion and whatnot. Plus, I’ve loved not having to rush to get ready for work by having the extra time from not working out, so I’m not looking forward to that extra hour and a half that gets cut out of my day from the workout.
I also am wary to start up again because I wish I had seen better results. I think it was a result of my diet. I’m very picky, so I couldn’t follow the P90X diet, so I tried just eating healthier on my own. According to my boyfriend, I was eating too many carbs and not enough protein. It’s just so hard to find a diet that works for me!
Ugh! Sorry for the complaining, I just needed to get it out. I guess I should just suck it up and get started again and work on changing my diet for the better. Thanks for listening (reading).
Post # 3
You can totally do it! Mr.ND always makes me mad, but he’s right…if I just do it for 3 weeks in a row again it’s a habit and not a chore anymore. (It’s the getting to 3 weeks again that SUCKS!) Maybe the P90X isn’t giving you the results you want and you need to try something new? There are some great Couch to 5K podcasts that are free (my favorite is here) if it’s warm enough where you are or you’ve got access to a gym. I just started the 30 Day Shred today (Jillian Michael’s DVD) and it’s only 25 minutes each time, so if you want to sort of ease back in with a lower time commitment, either of those would give you more spare time in the morning.
Just make yourself get going again, and after a while it won’t suck so bad. And also, don’t drag yourself through something you hate…if it’s not showing you the results you want and it’s not ‘fun’ (as fun as a workout can be) then try something else. Exercise is more than half mental, in my opinion. You need to enjoy it and be motivated by it.
Post # 4
You can do it!!! I know how you feel about losing motivation. I just jumped back on today and I am deteremined to get my motivation back. I like what PP said about doing something for 3 weeks and then it’s just your routine. I know it’s hard when you’re so busy, but I think it’s totally worth it when I feel better about myself.
I can’t speak directly about P90x, but I am a big fan of Jillian’s videos. I did No More Trouble Zones tonight and I am fairly certain I will be feeling it tomorrow (in a good way).
Just remember, the 1st day is the hardest. It gets easier after that!
Post # 5
Just try it for one day and you’ll be right back into it. It won’t take as long to get into it again. If your disappointed about the scale, try adding in some extra cardio. Also, making some diet changes.
Post # 6
I’m in the same predicament. I started Weight Watchers and was good with exercising. Then I got sick and never went back to it. I need to get my ass motivated.
Post # 7
I didn’t work out all last week and it felt awesome having that “free” time. However, I’m dreading starting again today, but i must if I wnt to lose that extra 5lbs this is stubborn and wont’ leave.
It sucks, but dont’ think about it and just do it.
Post # 8
@Summer82: I did 30 Day Shred (Level 1: Day 1) yesterday…today I almost had to ‘phone a friend’ to help me get back up from the toilet. Lol. The squats KILLED ME. Needless to say, today was just some stretching, tomorrow is L1:D1 again. Bahaha. *ouch, hurts to laugh* 😛
Post # 9
Thanks guys, I finally started up again. Tomorrow is day 3 back on P90X. I started the program over from the beginning. I’m attempting to eat healthier again too, but I’m already having cravings for junk food like crazy. I think I need to see a nutritionist or something to help me plan my meals. Even eating better makes me feel like I’m starving. My boyfriend says that I need better protein and possibly larger portions. I just can’t get any diet to work for me. Ugh!