July 11, 2010
July 11, 2010
I was 33 years old, had high cholesterol, 30-40lbs. overweight and just plain miserable with where I was in my life. Every so often, I would get on a kick where I would run on the treadmill, lift some weights on my weight bench and tell myself I was going to change my habits. Well, that always lasted for a week, maybe two and I’d quit. Mainly because we live in a instant gratification world where if we don’t see a result in the mirror after a couple of days or if we don’t feel better immediately…we think "It’s not working"….so screw it. And we (I) pick up right where we left off. One of my biggest problems was I had no idea what I was doing. You think you know how to lift weights and you do some moves and then you’re sore as hell the next day and can’t move your arms and you wonder why you did it. Or in my case you also run on the treadmill for several days in a row, but continue to eat like crap and wonder why you’re not losing weight. So as you can see, I was like most people…miserable and fed up, but too lazy to stick with it and too naive to know I was doing it wrong. I never went to the doctor b/c I was afraid to. Why? Because I knew what he’s say. "You’re overweight, your cholesterol’s high and you have high blood pressure.". Guess what, he would’ve been right and I knew it. To add more insult to injury, I have all of those problems in my family history. So I knew it was a serious problem and I needed to get it under control. If for no other reason than my daughter. How can I as a father, expect my daughter to eat healthy and understand the importance of exercise if her own "daddy" doesn’t do it.
So finally, in January of 07 I was watching tv and saw the infommercial for P90X. It struck a cord with me b/c the people in the testimonials were different. They weren’t supermodels or gym rats. They were average people who you could tell were real. So for the FIRST time ever, I wanted to buy something off of tv. But I had to do my research first. All the reviews of P90X that I read said it was the real deal, but it was no joke. So out of fear of being too out of shape, I decided to buy Power 90 which was Tony’s first workout before P90X. My wife and I both started and did it everyday for the whole 90 days. We had a blast, and saw great results in weight loss and over all health. After Power 90 I moved on to P90X and later P90X+, and my wife moved on to Hip Hop Abs and Chalean Extreme. Now we’re hooked on Insanity, which is named correctly!
We still to this day workout every week to the programs and live the healthy lifestyle that Beach Body has taught us. It’s amazing how a little dedication can turn bad habits into good ones. My pictures are proof that anyone can do it and the funny thing is, I’m excited at where I’ve yet to go with this. Oh yeah, guess what….the doctor who I avoided for so long, was so impressed that he
ordered Power 90 and is a firm believer after seeng my results. My blood pressure dropped and is now staying normal. My cholesterol dropped 48 pts and my blood sugar is no longer borderline but normal! These programs are no joke, but if you go into it with the right mindset and stick to it for 3-4 weeks, you’ll be hooked. It takes time to get results, so don’t get caught up in the instant gratification that society has us programmed to look for and know that it’s the hard work you put in today that will bring you the results in the future. By the time you see the results and get the compliments, the hard work was long ago done. I’m excited for you and I’m here to help in anyway that I can. Welcome to the best decision you ever made!