I guess you can say that I liked to "work out." I would get to the gym four to five days a week and go through the same exercises. You know, bench presses, curls, triceps and shoulders. I would hop on the treadmill every once in a while just to say that I did cardio. Well, even though I went to the gym, I never got the results I strived for and my intensity while lifting was certainly lacking. Also my diet was not the best. I would try to watch what I ate, but I allowed myself way too many of those "cheat days." I was able to keep my jeans to a size 36 (down from a size 40 a few years ago), but the old gut still seemed to hang over the sides a bit. I was not looking the way I thought I should.
One fateful day, while surfing the Net looking for the latest and greatest "super supplement" that would help me attain the body I wanted, I came across P90X and the Beachbody Message Boards. I began to research what the program was all about and I also began to read what the folks on the Message Boards had to say. I had my reservations. You know how every time you see something on an infomercial, you say to yourself, "Oh I'm sure those people are paid models and they took those 'before' and 'after' photos more than 90 days apart. This stuff can't be real." After much deliberation and correspondence with Beachbody coaches like Traci M. and Koko T., I decided to embark on this 90-day journey known as P90X.
Man oh man, what a journey! The last 90 days have been unbelievable. Never in a million years did I think I could come as far as I have. Never in a million years did I think I could have ripped abs, and never-ever did I think I would actually like doing yoga. When I ordered the P90X program, I did not look forward to breaking the news to my wife. I finally got up the nerve to tell her, and she reacted in the way I expected her to: She was less than enthused, to say the least. She said, "Why can't you just go to the gym and get the same workout?" She actually said that I wasted our money. Well, I was able to turn her reaction into my motivation to really BRING IT each and every time I Pushed Play. I was so intent to show her, as well as others around me, that this program really works and is worth the time and effort invested. Well, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! She saw how P90X gets results, and she is now wrapping up Phase 1 of the program and loving every minute of it. I can't wait to see her progress.
I just have to tell everyone that I run into about Beachbody and P90X. I am a true believer in the program and how it can change not only your physique, but your whole life. I am actually looking forward to going to the beach in a few weeks and walking around without a shirt on. I am looking forward to summertime, when I can show off this new "Beachbody." I would never have been able to say that before.
There are a ton of people to whom I owe a big debt of gratitude. Everyone on the P90X Message Boards and especially Traci M., Koko T., Skill, and many others, I could not have come nearly as far without your support and timely information. Tony Horton… what can I say? You are the absolute best there is, bar none! Carl D. and Jon C., thank you for bringing this program to the people and creating an environment that fosters growth, both physically and mentally. I thank my wife for giving me the motivation and I thank P90X for giving me the best body that I have ever had.