If I can do this…YOU can do this!! Trust me!!
After not working out for 15+ years, I ordered P90X off of an infomercial. I was afraid to get started because I heard it was tough and it was. But, I also knew what Tony Horton was saying was true. If you want results, you have to get real and get tough. So, I dove in and yes, I was so sore I grunted in my sleep when I turned over at night. But, 30 days into P90X which was the first workout program I’d done since College other than running and messing around with free weights and pretending I knew what I was doing. I didn’t know how I really looked until I saw my before pictures and they were NASTY!! I lost 20 pounds and started feeling GREAT!! Just 30 days in, I could already tell a difference in my energy level and was beginning to see definition come back into my muscles. It was nice to be able to stand in front of a mirror again and smile and know that all the hard work was beginning to pay off. It was about 45 days into the workouts when it really hit me that I don’t HAVE to workout…I GET to workout. That is when I really started actually looking forward to getting up and working out hard. I wish I had done this years ago. I can only begin to imagine where I would be right now.After 2-1/2 rounds of P90X, I had lost 80 lbs and was getting ripped again. I started P90X+ and battles a few injuries and things I did to myself working out and doing other things like softball and mudruns, but it was all worth it.I have done many of the other programs too such as ChaLEAN Extreme, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Slim in 6, Tai Cheng, The Ultimate Reset and now, Body Beast.I haven’t always felt like getting up early and pushing play, but I did it anyway and I am ever so glad I did. I have learned to eat right, and learned that a little bit of discipline will overcome a whole lot of regret. I’ve learned that I can push my body farther than I ever thought possible. I’ve also learned that the programs will give you back what you put into them. If you decide and commit, you will truly succeed. Beachbody has given us the tools, we simply have to use them. I’m so thankful now that I did the research and found out that Beachbody is the real deal. The other interesting thing that Beachbody has given us is the Coaching Opportunity and the ability to help others. It’s an absolutely amazing gift that we’ve been given not only to get in the best shape of our lives, even at 42 (47 now), but also to help others do the same thing. Words just cannot describe how I feel about it!!Update: 10/20/12 – I’m in the middle of my first round of Body Beast. Over the Summer, I did a hybrid of P90X/Insanity after doing the Ultimate Reset and Tai Cheng. It is possible to get in phenominal shape over 40 …pushing 50… and I can help you do it!!I never thought I’d be addicted to working out. This is the most incredible feeling. I’ve been pushing play even when I didn’t feel like it. These programs are incredible. All I can say is, THANK YOU, BEACHBODY!!! I’m in this thing for life and it’s due a lot to the community of people. I can’t imagine ever taking my shirt off again and being ashamed of what’s underneath.I am a Coach with Team Beachbody. If you’d like to know more about my story or if I can help you in any way, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org