What made you decide to start P90X? Was it the infomercial, friend or co-workers results, bored with the gym, etc.?
I was in my mid 40’s, 6 ft, over 200 pounds and did not feel good. I had gained a couple of pounds a year over the years and it was adding up. I did not feel comfortable without a shirt by the pool and just felt lethargic. My cholesteral was over 220 and a friend suggested I may have to start taking some cholesteral drugs. My blood pressure was high. I did not want to take any medication. I was noticing my pants had gone up to size 36 and were tight. There was no way I was going to buy a 38. My clothes did not fit well. I saw the infomercial and thought I could do it. I needed a change. I had a gym membership but found it hard to consistently get down there. I also did not know the exercises that my body needed. I saw some pictures of myself and did not like what I saw.
What were your biggest obstacles to getting your P90X results? How did you overcome those?
My biggest obstacle is just trying to schedule the time to workout in my busy daily routine. I have three boys age 4, 12 and 14. They keep me busy. I also work and travel quite a bit. I thought I did not have the time to workout or go to the gym on most days. I had a busy schedule at work and then soccer practice/football/basketball with the kids when I got home. We also had school activities and trying to spend a little time with my beautiful wife. I was over whelmed and stressed looking back at it. What I did not realize is that working out was essential to my body functioning well in my job and with my family. Now that I have made time in my daily routine to workout my life has become more manageable. I dont know how I functioned without it. Once I started to see some results and feel better I realized that you have to workout as you age.
How has your P90X results changed your life?
I have not reached all of my goals yet but I now weigh 175 and wear size 32 jeans. My body fat percentage is around 14. I play basketball weekly and have more energy that most of the guys on the court. I drive the ball further in golf. My golf score dropped about 5 strokes. I relax more when playing and do not tire on the back nine. I play soccer with my kids and some friends weekly. I also have energy for bike riding, hiking, rafting etc. I have become much more active. Healthwise my blood pressure dropped to115 over 62. My cholesteral is 180. My clothes fit better. I went from an extra large t- shirt to a medium t-shirt size. I feel like the workout clears my mind, makes me more productive at work, and reduces stress in my life. I dont know how I functioned without it. I would rather show up a few minutes late for work because I worked out than to go without doing it.
Why did you sign up to be a coach?
I like the discounts to buy nutritional products. I also like being a part of this community. It motivates me and helps me when I see what the other coaches and members are doing. I want to help people that are in the same situation that I was in. I see people everyday, everywhere I go that need help. I see people just like I was and some much worse. I was not truly 100% happy with myself and I know others are not because they tell me. Contact me and I will help you do all of the things I have done. No medication, an active lifestyle, playing all sports with my kids and friends, feeling alert, confident, can go to the pool or the beach and feel good, smile more, the list goes on and on. I am truly a happier person. Let me help you! Sign up for a free account below.
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This was a guest post by Gary. You can contact him via the links above to talk about his P90X results.