A Complete Life Transformation
If you would have told me that my life could be changed so dramatically by just "pushing play," I would have said you were crazy. It all started about two years ago when I found my self-confidence at an all time low and it affected every aspect of my life. I was having some awful childhood memories resurface. As a young boy, I was teased because I was "chubby." I would go to the pool or waterpark and wear my t-shirt because I was ashamed of the way I looked. I began to feel the same emotions as I headed into my thirties. I really didn't like taking my kids to the public pool because they wanted me to go down the waterslide with them and I knew I would have to take my shirt off and show how my stomach flopped over the edges of my swimsuit. I also lacked the desire and energy to get out and play with the kids, ride my bike with them or do any other activities. I was lazy to say the least and I wanted to no longer feel inferior of other men that appeared stronger and more confident than I was. Things had to change… I needed to change!
I found P90X on the web while searching for a "fat burner", the latest "magic pill" to get the fat off my body. I read the testimonies and was impressed with the before/after photos. But I was looking at it with a very skeptical eye. How can this home video series create these incredible transformations? Well I wasn't going to find out that answer unless I tried it for myself. So, I bit the bullet and ordered the program, much to the chagrin of my wife. She just knew it was a waste of our money. I needed to push myself extra hard to prove that P90X was not a waste of our hard earned money.
I knew finding the time and energy to dedicate to working out was going to be difficult. I was a paramedic working the night shift from 7:00pm to 7:00am. I would come home sleep for about six hours and then get up and workout. At first I was exhausted from cutting back on my extra hour of sleep to fit my workout in but when I started seeing the changes happening in my body, I had even more energy on less sleep. After 90 days, I had INSANE results!!! I lost over 18 pounds, trimmed six inches off my waist, lost 13% bodyfat, but more importantly, I LOVED the way I looked and felt. It was the first time in my life that I could honestly say that I was happy with my appearance. I felt fit and confident. I felt young. I felt I could do anything. I can remember one day my 11 year old son said, "Dad, we used to have to bug you to get you to go outside and play; now you are the one bugging us to go outside." How cool is that? I have always wanted to be the kind of dad that you see out running around like a madman, chasing after his kids (or actually them chasing after me) and now I am. None of this would have been possible without Team Beachbody.
My fitness journey continues to this day because it is now a way of life for me and my family. I still push play to P90X and have incorporated some of the other programs such as P90X+, INSANITY, RevAbs and Tony Horton One on one into my workout regimen. I also was able to experience a HUGE goal of mine here recently. I was cast in the new workout series, P90X2. That has been something that I aspired to do since my first round of P90X, back in 2005!
My confidence and self-esteem are through the roof. I feel that I have been blessed by being introduced to these programs and by getting the results that I achieved. As a Team Beachbody Coach, I now have the opportunity to help others experience the life change that I have. It is my opportunity to give back so much that I have been given. I truly strive to help others reach any goal they set forth.