Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was miserable before I started P90X. I was tired all the time, unmotivated, and depressed. I thought I was too old at 42 to get back in shape. I hated the way I felt. I hated having to buy bigger pants, and then having to go buy even bigger ones a few months later. It felt like I could not stop the weight gain.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My blood pressure was getting high. I was getting slow, and could not keep up with my 10-year-old son. I saw the P90X3 commercial and thought with all the time I spent wishing I was working out, I could find 30 minutes a day. My wife bought it for me, and I decided to just show up, every day.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenges were getting out of the habit of being stationary and eating right. I was bored with the same long, tedious workouts with no results. With the P90X series, there is always a new workout to do so you are never bored. And when you push yourself to get a little better every day, to keep up with Tony and the others a little more every day, you can’t help but get results, and that inspires you to eat right to get even better results. I love how the workouts aren’t just a bench press. This program makes you better in all sports and everyday life. Hike a mountain? No problem. Long bike ride? Easy. Play football in the yard with the kid? I have to carry him in now when he gets tired.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love the diversity. Now that I have done a full cycle, I can go back between all the P90X series and pick the workout I need for that day, mix and match, and it always feels new.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 72 pounds, and have kept it off. I have added lean muscle and strength. I’m most proud that when I started, I was doing good to get three pull-ups done. Now I use a weighted vest and rep out with it on.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I no longer get home from work, overeat, and lie down feeling miserable. I have energy, I have motivation, and I have my life back.
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