Why did you start P90X?
I gained 55 pounds with my second pregnancy and was at the heaviest I’d ever been. I got winded going up the stairs and refused to buy new clothes for the larger size, so felt even worse about myself since I never wore anything nicer than baggy stuff. A picture of me at my brother’s wedding is what kicked me into gear – thank goodness I had a nice outfit and my hair was done because the rest was unrecognizable, I didn’t feel like myself anymore.
What were your biggest obstacles? How did you overcome those to get your P90X results?
My biggest obstacle was time. Finding a time where my husband and I could BOTH get a workout in while still having one parent supervise our young family took some juggling. The solution is usually to have one parent get up and work out super early, and the other in the evening right before the kids go to bed. It doesn’t always work, some nights we work out super late in the evening. It took us quite a bit longer than 90 days to finish our first round. We still got good results (in LARGE part because we followed the diet plan), and now working out is habit – one way or another we find the time.
How has your P90X results changed your life?
Todd is in the best shape of his life and I’m almost there. I’ve lost 25 lbs so far, and won’t have trouble losing the rest. Some upper shoulder soreness from a car accident a long time ago has completely gone away through the strengthening. I feel like myself again and will never go back.
Why did you sign up to be a coach?
At first it was just to be accountable to myself. It didn’t take long for us to both realize that we loved the P90X workout and the Beachbody programs in general as a lifestyle, and wanted to help make that a part of other people’s lives as well. It’s very fulfilling to see the positive transformations others are making in their lives, and we both love being a part of that by providing support to our customers and coaches.
This was a guest post written by fellow coach Anastasia McCune. If you would like to contact her then go to her Transformation Workout website.