Day 18: The Cup is 1/5 Full

Day 18: Yoga X and I am 1/5 of the way to 90 days!

Yoga is by far my favorite P90X workout. It is a bit slower than the constant cardio and resistance training. I also feel it working every muscle. If you put 100% into Yoga, you will get a great workout. I am always dripping sweat and ready for bed when I am done. It is getting much easier and is very relaxing.

Diet is the same. Still not sick of the foods yet and the cravings for soda and other foods are gone!

Congratulations to everyone who has posted comments. Many of you have just started your P90X journey. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I have so far. It is a commitment, but one that is worthwhile. Hang in there if this is your first week. It gets easier with each workout after week one.

One of my good friends is considering starting P90X. His main concern is the cost to start. It can be expensive, but after a few weeks into the program I realized the true bare minimum to get started. Here is a list of the items and prices:

P90X DVDs: $140.00
Set of Resistance Bands 10 to 50 lbs:  $40.00
Yoga Mat (a basic mat will do): $25.00 
Push Up Bars: $10.00
Bathroom Scale: $20.00
Body Fat Percentage Tool: $5.00
Push Up Bar: $19.00
Whey Protein: $50.00 (two months)
Recovery Drink: $50.00 (one month)

Realistically you can start P90X for about $400.00. This is a bare minimum set up, but it is a start. You can get weights and better equipment along the way. I love my Bowflex dumbbells, but they are not 100% necessary to complete the workouts.

Tip of the day: Think of P90X as an investment. $400.00 – $1000.00 is not that much money to get into the best shape of your life and stay health for the long run. In the long run, it will cost a lot more to eat like crap and ignore your health.

2 responses to “Day 18: The Cup is 1/5 Full

  1. Actually the cost of p90x was less than a month of gym membership for me. I had some of the items ready at the house. And I don’t really take any supplements. Even if I want to, I can’t find the p90x stuff here in Turkey. I checked your initial cost list and wow, the dumbbels are really expensive if you compare the price with what we pay around here. Tell your friend to not worry about the cost, not everything has to be perfect in the beginning. If he’s on a tight budget he can buy the essentials first. For example, I have a scale which is more deceiving than helpful in my p90x journey. I know my body, I’ve been working out for a few years and working this hard combined with watching what I eat could help me lose a good 2 pounds a week before. With p90x the scale doesn’t change at all, but I started to see a changes in my body. Especially around the midsection. I think what he really needs is will power. If he purchases all these stuff and won’t work out at all then he’s right, it’s too much money to waste. But if he sticks to the program, it is nothing… For me it was “the workout” I’ve been dying to try all these years! This was a quick post, I hope I made myself clear. 🙂

    • Hi Sena,

      I agree completely!

      The initial cost that is on my website shows what the program would cost with all of the options suggested by our friends at BeachBody. You can definitely do the P90X program for much less if you already own equipment or decide not to take supplements. The BowFlex Dumbbells are a luxury and someone could just purchase appropriate weighted dumbbells one set at a time as they move through the program. This alone would save $100.00’s of dollars.

      I will give my friend your advice. It is very true:

      P90X is an investment and could be a giant waste of money if you end up not going through with the 90 days.
      However, with willpower and commitment it is an amazing opportunity to learn proper exercise and get real results.

      Thanks for your help!

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