I'm back to thinking that I want to start P90X soon. I do think I will do Insanity sometime, but everybody keeps telling me I should do P90X first. And since I don't own Insanity and my friend is sending it back, P90X it is! I am really thinking/hoping that starting this program will help me to find a new motivation and focus again with the new challenge in front of me. I've been kind of at a stale-mate for several weeks now, so I'm hoping this might shake things up. I am planning to start P90X by Monday, April 5th. This gives me two more weeks to focus more on my running (if I would just make myself run).
Here is where I need your advice/opinion. I am thinking about giving myself 4 months to complete P90X, instead of just the 3 months that it is designed for. My reasons for this are pretty simple...time, time, & time! I am already extremely busy, and things at work are about to get even more crazy for me. I worry that working out 6 days a week is just unrealistic with my schedule. And I know how I can be...if I miss a day then I feel like I have messed up and just have to start over again. I am also thinking that this will allow me to still run 1-2 times a week so I don't lose the little progress I have made on that. Skyler is going to do the program with me, and since he is a nurse and works 12 hour shifts, there is no way he will be able to work out on the day's he works. He is entirely too mentally & physically exhausted to work out after a day at work. So that is another reason I am leaning towards giving myself more than the 3 months.
I would really appreciate your thoughts on stretching this out longer than recommended, because I am struggling with this decision. On one had I don't want to set myself up for failure by setting goals that I can't reach. But on the other hand I know that the whole point of the program is the intensity level for 84 days straight. I worry that I'll just be hurting my own progress by stretching it out. If I do decide to give myself more time, I think I will still try to stick to the plan as closely as possible, but maybe just not freak out when I have to skip days. Then when I do miss a day, rather than skipping that workout I could just pick up where I left off the following day. I have listed my Pro's and Con's below, but I'm sure I have left some off. Please give me your feedback...especially if you are currently doing or have completed P90X. I really want to do this program and I really want it to work for me! I have been stuck for a while now, and I need something to help pull me out of my plateau.
- Greater chance of Completion
- Less Stress/More Time
- Keep up with Running
- Will be able to do with Skyler
- Possibly less dramatic Results
- Feeling like a Pansy for not doing it right
- 4 months seems so much longer than 3 (and maybe more time to get sick of it)
I must say, I am very excited to start this workout plan! I think it will be exciting to see the changes in my body, and should be fun for something new. Bring on the comments...and please be honest!!!