Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wait - Why I Am Doing This Again?

My brother-in-law surveyed our home gym last night and listened as I described my P90X fitness plan. He then inquired: "What's the point? What are you looking to get out of this?"

It was a good, fair question. I mentally scanned through the list of possible responses before shrugging and saying, "I like being fit and healthy -- it makes me feel good."

I'm not sure he was convinced. And admittedly, my response was less than complete; it didn't explain why I couldn't do something less complicated and time-consuming to get healthy or feel good.

To be honest, and in retrospect, I should have provided the full answer: I want to look good. I want to feel good. I want to be healthy and fit. I want to test myself and see what my body can do. I want to do something "EXTREME" because the rest of my daily routine is anything BUT.

Also? I want to get the most out of my $150.