Every time I hear of see a T.V commercial or an advertisement for a “new” weight loss system, I immediately look at the bottom of the screen for the fine print. Somewhere it will always say results not typical. At first I wondered why that was, then it just became a game to see how [...]
Every time I hear of see a T.V commercial or an advertisement for a “new” weight loss system, I immediately look at the bottom of the screen for the fine print. Somewhere it will always say results not typical. At first I wondered why that was, then it just became a game to see how long it took for the advertising company to flash it up on the screen. So, why then? Why if some of the people who provided amazing testimonials, endorsing these products, were yielding such terrific results, why can’t we all have that same outcome? It really wasn’t until after I began using the program my husband heard about and brought home to try, did I understand why.
I have two small children and work a full time job. In over seven years I haven’t had the time or guiltless pleasure of putting my children into a gym daycare, after they have already spent 8 and 1/2 hours in someone else’s care, in order for me to workout. I workout, don’t get me wrong. I always have. I have run with my children in strollers. I have an elliptical trainer in my spare room. I even run alone on the weekends when my husband can be home with the kids. I was, however, not toning my muscles like I wanted to, or reaching my ultimate body fat to lean muscle mass ratio. So, when Jayson, my husband, said, “Look what I purchased. It’s Tony Horton’s P90X. It is going to change our lives, ” I immediately thought…okay, where’s the fine print on the box that will read “results not typical.”
Now that I was ready to tackle the newest attempt my husband and I were about to undertake in order to reach our fitness goals, I became aware of all the P90X infomercials on T.V. After reading over ever word, measuring pretty much every inch of my body and taking the fit test, my first adventure with P90X began. I say first because I started and stopped at least twice. Life would just seem to get in the way. Finding and extra hour to workout was hard to do. I wanted to see amazing results, now!!! Adding one more thing to do was just plain hard. What changed? My clothing started to become just a bit snug and I refused to buy anything in a size other than what I saw myself as. So, 2010′s New Years Resolution was: No Excuses. This whole P90X thing wasn’t one more thing to add to my day, it became a part of my day, something as regular as eating. It was when we were sitting down at dinner one night, that it actually hit me. We were into the 90 day program probably 65-70 days and I turned to my husband and said, “Look at these, are these abs?” I was shocked. Like I woke up one morning and I had a six-pack. I felt good, I knew I had toned muscles and guessed I had lost weight, but it wasn’t until I re-measured my body that I saw dedication and hard work would yield RESULTS TYPICAL of P90X graduates. I had lost over 12 pounds and 5% of my body fat.
Was it the program that was different? I highly recommend the scientific method of muscle confusion behind P90X’s philosophy. I realized it was the people using this program, backing this program. It was me. I made a decision to commit to change my life not just start an exercise program. I used the knowledge of healthy foods and created a diet (which in yesterday’s blog I defined as my daily eating) that was nutritional balanced. Throughout this transformation, I met some fantastic people along the way. Team Beachbody has given me support, guidance and encouragement. Before I became a fitness coach for Beachbody, I reached out to one of the “well-knows” and thought no way are these real down to earth people. What I discovered is the “well-knows” in the Beachbody family are the true believers. They are the ones who have been down the fitness road of success, and are still on it. I was convinced. Becoming a coach for Beachbody was my way to share my story with others so they may be encouraged to inspire within themselves the dedication and determination we are all capable of to yield results, YES typical.