That's what Tony on P90x said this morning during my Cardio X workout. Let's get rid of the goop. The gunk. All that stuff we don't need. I don't think he knows what he's gotten himself into with me. I've got a lot of goop, gunk, and stuff to get rid of.
But after only nine days of the P90x program, there definitely is less there than what I started with. And that my friends, is what I call success.
I'm trying to pretend the scale doesn't even exist because if I don't see the numbers deceasing, I think I'll get discouraged. I haven't lost any weight yet, but I've lost inches. And that's what's really important. The scale doesn't show that I've lost fat but gained muscle; the tape measure does. Always trust the tape measure.
Having started my second week of the program, I can tell you that it is definitely a program worth doing. I can already feel myself becoming stronger. Routines within the program that I couldn't really do last week are easier this week.
One of the best things about P90x that I've never encountered on a workout DVD before is the countdown timer. At any given time during the workout, I know how much time is left. Both in the specific routine we are doing at the moment and overall. Knowing that I've completed half the workout is a great motivator. Being able to see that I only have to suffer through Superman for five more seconds keeps me going. Realizing that only ten minutes remain before I can drink my recovery drink and peel myself out of my workout clothes is a life savor. Besides Tony himself, the countdowns are the biggest motivator of this program.
I love P90x. Can you tell? I have so much more energy already. I want to do things again instead of sitting on the couch all day. I'm excited every morning when I wake up because I know I am going to work my ass off (hopefully literally!) and feel amazing afterwards. I've never been excited about exercising before. Ever.
But now? I'm ready to get rid of the goop.