There are thousands of articles on the internet about the physical benefits of exercise, so I won’t attempt to add to those. This post is more about the pride which comes with sticking to and completing an exercise program.
I am currently working through P90X for the third time. I didn’t jump right in — I first conditioned my body gradually and got used to daily exercise using Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer, completing two rounds of TMT before moving on to P90X.
The first round was actually the easiest for me to stick with. I was extremely devoted and never missed a day, even when sick. The pride and psychological benefits that come with starting and finishing a program are just indescribable, especially an extreme fitness program like P90X or INSANITY.
This sense of pride is developed through the devotion required to finish a program and overcome the mental and physical challenges involved. It’s also a proven fact that exercise boosts self-esteem. The TV infomercials neglect to mention the psychological benefits and mental changes that occur as you work through a fitness program. To finish a program alone takes will power, devotion, and mental strength, which in turn builds a sense of pride, accomplishment and confidence that affects all aspects of your life.
Choose the fitness program that’s right for you and get started today!