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Nov 21

My Incredible Body Beast Results and Story

Where do I even begin? The last year and a half for me has been by far the most challenging time in my entire life. I went from beginning to feel sick to extremely sick, to not knowing what was wrong, to finding out I have Lyme Disease, and then going through 10 months of extreme treatment. To top it off, after I finished treatment I was extremely weak with a severely compromised immune system. Below I’m going to go into detail about my story and how I went from not being able to function to achieving absolutely incredible Body Beast results. I hope my story inspires you or someone you may know. No matter how great of a challenge you are experiencing in your life, you can always conquer it.

My Body Beast Results Story

living-with-lymeI remember the first day I experienced strange symptoms. I sort of chalked it up as a “bad day” of not feeling well, but that feeling never really went away. Instead, it progressively got worse. The first real physical symptom I experienced was pain in the back of my head. It was odd, I had never had something like that happen before. What was so strange about it was that the location was specific. It was right in the connective tissue between the neck and the skull on both sides. As days went by, the pain intensified and more symptoms began to show up. I started developing pain in a specific spot in my spine, dizziness, extreme fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, breathing issues, slurred speech, memory issues, ringing in my ears, and the list goes on and on. Months went by and everything seemed to progressively get worse to the point where I could barely function throughout the day. All I wanted to do was sleep. To make matters worse, every single doctor I went to assured me that nothing was wrong and that it was “all in my head.” Many of them even tried to get me to take pain killers and depression medication. If I wasn’t going to get help from doctors then I was going to take matters into my own hands and that’s exactly what I did.

I started doing an insane amount of research on my symptoms. After sifting through all the looking-at-oceanbullshit I finally came across Lyme Disease as the possible culprit of all my problems. Instantly I thought back to all the times I was bitten by a tick when I was younger. Apparently Lyme can lie dormant in the system for years until something triggers it to come out and play. It could have been a number of things I guess, but I’m sure stress played a big part in it. Anyways, I sought out a Lyme specialist and got tested and the test came back positive. When I found out I had Lyme is was sort of bittersweet. Now you’re probably asking, “How in the hell can it be bittersweet?” When you suffer for months and months without any answers, it’s a relief to finally know that you’re not crazy like the doctors kept saying you were. On the other hand, though, I knew I had one hell of a journey ahead of me.

When I found out I had Lyme was when my symptoms were the worst they had been. I knew that if I didn’t fully commit to treatment and change my lifestyle that I might not be around much longer. Then we found out that Melinda was pregnant with our first son. To be honest, it scared the hell out of me because all I kept thinking about was still being extremely sick when he arrived. But at that moment I swore that I would do everything I could to heal so that I could be the father I wanted to be when he arrived. It was all the motivation I needed. My specialist started me on an antibiotic treatment plan, but I did additional research and discovered some natural ways to heal as well. I combined both plans and committed myself 100% to getting better.

There were a lot of ups and downs. I had to change treatment plans multiple times after hitting plateaus and there were weeks I’d feel better and then weeks where I felt worse. When dealing with lyme, that’s to be expected, but nobody can imagine the mental challenge that presents. If you’re not in the right place mentally I can completely understand how it’s easy to slip into a depression, but thankfully I’m very strong mentally and was able to push through it. I owe that to my upbringing and involvement in personal development at such a young age. When I was 15 years old I read a positive thinking book called “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz. That book has had a major impact on everything that has happened in my life to this point and it most certainly played a role in my progress with Lyme.

body-beast-day-1-sideOne of the problems I had during my Lyme journey, though, was that I wasn’t able to work out. When you are eliminating the Lyme bacteria, the dead bacteria can overwhelm your system. Even though I was detoxing regularly, it still wasn’t enough to eliminate all the toxins, so my symptoms would get worse. In the Lyme world it’s called a herxheimer reaction, or “herx” for short. Every time that I would work out I would experience absolutely awful symptoms for a week or so because I was moving those toxins around in the body and eliminating them. Because of that happening every time I attempted to work out, I decided to hold off on working out all together until I was done with treatment. Looking back that was a major mistake because exercising was helping me detox quicker, but hindsight is 20/20. Anyways, once I finished up with my treatment, I was extremely weak and the lightest I’ve been in years at right around 158 lbs.

I was much better when treatment ended, I would say even around 90-95% better. At that point I swore I would commit to Body Beast and get some of the best Body Beast results anyone has ever seen even though I knew I would go through ups and downs while going through the program. I knew that as soon as I started I would have some symptoms return because of the stored toxins in my muscles and fat cells. I was correct and a lot did return, but I pushed through it every single day even if I felt awful. I was determined. I wanted to show people that if you don’t use excuses you can accomplish some incredible things in your life. Then I had some major obstacles pop up. Because my immune system was so weak after months and months of antibiotic treatment, I developed a few very serious infections. The first was a staph infection in my ear, which caused me the worst pain I have ever experienced before, and I have experienced a lot of pain. Second, and worst of all, I developed a MRSA infection on my face. If you don’t know anything about MRSA, it’s a very serious staph infection that is pretty much antibiotic resistant. I almost landed in the E.R., but luckily the bacteria responded well with treatment the doctor gave me. Despite all of the obstacles, I still pushed through and finished my 90 days.

brody-and-iTo say that my Body Beast results were good would be an understatement. I believe my Body Beast transformation is absolutely fantastic and that’s because I pushed as hard as I possibly could. My nutrition was spot on, my supplement use was as well, and I gave maximum effort during every workout. It’s interesting because a lot of the stuff I learned about nutrition while going through Lyme treatment played a big role in my ability to heal and add on muscle fairly quickly. I was taking multiple vitamins daily, drank my Shakeology twice a day, and used the entire Performance Line. I will go into detail about what supplements I used and why I used them in another post.

To wrap this all up, here are my Body Beast results. I went from 162 lbs to 173 lbs, therefore gaining 11 lbs of muscle. In addition, I added 4.25 inches on my chest and 1.25 inches on my biceps. Hopefully my story was able to inspire you in some way and give you hope that no matter what you go through you can get through it and accomplish great things in your life. I focus on moving forward daily. If you enjoyed this post or know someone that it might help, please share it on social media. If you would like to be Coached by me (I’ve been an online fitness Coach since 2008), feel free to email me at Josh@JoshSpencerFitness.com. I’m here to help and maybe I can help you make some permanent changes in your life as well. You can also just add me as your Coach right now by clicking here.

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Body Beast Results Josh Spencer

 

Dec 02

Top Beachbody Coach Success Story Josh Spencer

It was about 11 PM the other night, my wife Melinda, good friend Hillary Kelly, and I were sitting on the balcony at Hillary’s beachfront house, moon shining on the water, waves crashing into the sand in a peaceful rhythm, we were listening to some nice relaxing music, and while sitting there and glaring out into the dark ocean, all I could think about was where we were 6 years ago. I turned to the girls and said, “Can you guys believe we are sitting here right now? I mean, it’s almost surreal, right?” It’s hard to believe how much has changed for us over such a short amount of time, but we literally went from one extreme to the other, from being poor and struggling to complete freedom. We then started reminiscing about each of our journeys, and talked about the struggles, the failures, the mental challenges that it took to get to where we are today.

So what is our story? I hope your ready because this is going to be a long one, but I promise it will be a good one that hopefully will inspire you. In June of 6 years ago I was a total mess. Seriously, my life was in shambles. I hadn’t gotten paid for about 2 months because I was unable to reach my quota for the month as a Financial Advisor, I was going through one hell of a breakup with my long-term girlfriend, and on top of all that, I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay any of my bills. Life sucked. It got to the point with my career that I would get up in the morning around 6 AM and have this gut-wrenching pit in my stomach because I knew I had to go into work to do something I had zero passion for. I was drinking a lot, a lot as in every night, and might have even been in some sort of slight depression, but I was never officially diagnosed with it. My routine when I got home consisted of grabbing the bottle of cheap rum, turning off all the lights, putting music on that relaxed me a little, and getting enough of a buzz on to make cold calls about life insurance. Not my proudest moment. There was one thing keeping me together, though, one little glimmer of light that gave me hope, and that was my life with fitness and helping others.

P90X Results Josh SpencerFour months earlier I was 25 lbs heavier and looking for something to get back into shape, and that’s when I discovered P90X. I don’t know what attracted me to that specific program, but I hopped on the internet and decided to purchase it. I felt like one of those people who got suckered into an infomercial, but I didn’t care, I was desperate. It’s hard to explain, but it was just something that felt right. You know how you get a feeling when you find that right house or right car? You just know it’s right for you, and I felt that way with this program. My instincts were spot on because I committed myself to the program and it changed my life forever. Not only did I get into the best shape of my life, but I had learned how to eat properly, and developed a new passion for health and fitness. Each night after work I would hop on the internet to check the P90X message boards where I posted my results, and would find question after question from people looking to make a positive change in their health as well. It was my escape from all the other crap going on in my life and I enjoyed making a difference in people’s lives. I had no idea that my little escape from life would turn into an opportunity.

Going back to late June, I got to the point where I couldn’t take it anymore, I needed to get away and think about what I truly wanted out of life. There was no way in hell I was going to continue on this path that I didn’t enjoy and led me nowhere. I walked into work one day and told them I was going to go on vacation the following week. What were they going to do, terminate me? I was hoping they would because I wasn’t getting paid anyways. I got online during work hours and booked a tiny little room at a hotel in Myrtle Beach, just so that I could get away and figure out my life and what I wanted to do with it. A week later I jumped into my little Honda Civic and drove 10 hours by myself down to the beach, most of the time without the radio on so I could just sit in silence and think. Most people would find it odd to go on vacation by yourself, but I needed time away from my work, away from the drama and all the other issues going on in my life, and that week alone turned my life around. When I got back home, for the first time in my life I saw a true clarity, I knew exactly what I wanted and what I needed to do. It became so obvious to me, but I never would have figured it out if I didn’t take that week to get away. I made the decision that changed my life forever, I became a Beachbody Coach.

It made so much sense to me. I had the passion for health and fitness, I had the passion forTeam Beachbody helping others, I am very driven and an extremely hard worker, and I knew that if I didn’t take advantage of this incredible opportunity that was right in front of me that I would regret it for the rest of my life, so I jumped right into it. At first I saw it more as a hobby, something I enjoyed doing, and helped a lot of people, but never really understood or focused on building a business. I made some money by recommending P90X, but that was about it, it stopped there. I was young, I had never owned my own business before, I didn’t have a huge network, I had no idea what I was doing in terms of social media marketing, so I just continued what I was doing for months on end, making the same amount of money, which was about $100 per week. Since I was STILL suspended from my pay because I couldn’t catch up, $100 a week wasn’t cutting it, not when you have bills to pay, so I decided to quit my job as a Financial Advisor and begin working some for my father, who owns a house and business clean-out company. I busted my ass because I wanted to make dad proud, show him how much of a hard worker I really was. He also allowed me to leave work early some days so that I could go home and focus some on the Beachbody Business. I think he knew my potential in the business all along and that’s why he allowed me to do so, and I’m thankful for that every single day. It wasn’t long until I discovered the true business opportunity that was in front of me, but I wasn’t ever going to become successful with it until I made some changes.

However, our financial situation was worse than it’s ever been before, and we were really struggling to pay our bills and rent. We were living in a one bedroom apartment, sleeping on the couch every night so that our baby daughter could sleep in the only bedroom, all because that was all we could afford at the time. The one thing that helped tremendously was that Melinda was on government support, which provided enough for us to get by. We did get by and I don’t regret anything that we went through because it molded us into the people we are today. However, when you’re the man of the house and you can’t provide for your family, it’s probably one of the worst feelings that a guy can experience. I wanted so badly to change our situation around and was willing to do what I had to do in order to make it happen. There was no way I was accepting that this was how my life was supposed to be.

Broken HandThen, something happened. From a freak accident I broke my hand, had to have surgery, and because the work I was doing for my dad was so labor intensive, I had to stop working for him until I was healed up, and the doctor told me I would be out for at least 3 months. Dad wasn’t too happy, but there was nothing I could do. There was no money coming in other than what I was earning as a Beachbody coach, which wasn’t much, but it was enough to get by. Instead of moping around, though, I saw it as an opportunity to really build a successful Beachbody business. All day and night I worked hard and learned about what it took to become a successful Coach. In those 3 months I had completely turned my business around and things started picking up. By the time I could go back to work, I was making about $800 per week with Beachbody, we got off of government support, and I had decided that I was just going to tell dad that I wanted to become a full time Beachbody Coach. First, though, I needed support from Melinda. I sat her down on the couch and told her my dreams and what I felt I could do for our family, but that it would take serious hard work, time, and sacrifice. I told her that if she gave me 1 year of sacrifice, meaning I would be up early and working late on the business, I would give her a lifetime of freedom. Of course she supported me and told me to go for it.

When I asked dad if we could talk, he said he wanted to talk about something as well, and of course I let him go first. He told me he wanted me to run one of his businesses. I just stared at him for a minute, thinking about the terrible the timing was for me to tell him I wanted to commit to Beachbody full-time, but I did it anyways. Again, he wasn’t too happy, but after pausing for a few minutes and thinking about it, he told me to go and chase my dreams, and so I did. Not many parents would be happy with the risk I was about to take, but mine saw how passionate I was about helping others and knew that I could become very successful. They knew my work ethic and that I could change so many lives. They were right.

That was January of 2010, and by the end of December of that year I had become the TopTop Beachbody Coach Josh Spencer Beachbody Coach in the entire country out of over 50,000 Coaches. In addition to that, I had over quadrupled our income in a little less than a year. I had achieved what I worked so hard for, and I sure did work hard. My parents always had a saying, that if you wanted to be better than everyone else, you have to work harder than everyone else, and I took that to heart. I wasn’t going to let anyone outwork me, so I made a ton of sacrifices, worked late hours, and focused solely on how many lives I could inspire and help change every single day. Since 2010, our income has sky rocketed, my team, Team Next Level, has increased to over 10,000 Coaches, we have created time and financial freedom, but most importantly, we have help change thousands and thousands of lives, not only with the fitness side of things, but the business as well. Not only have I been inducted into the Beachbody Millionaire’s Club, but so have 2 of my own personally sponsored Coaches, and one of those guys won the Top Beachbody Coach award two years in a row right after me. We have built a massive empire of people who truly care about changing lives, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team. The crazy thing is that we are still growing, and now have an incredible training system in place for those who join the team, making it easier for them to succeed. If you are interested in becoming a Beachbody Coach on Team Next Level, just leave a comment or message me from the Contact section of this site. You can contact me on Facebook as well.

Josh Spencer BeachbodySo now you know my story and what I went through, and hopefully in some way you are inspired by it. Just know that it doesn’t matter where you are in your life, how bad things currently are, you always have the option and opportunity to change. It just involves you taking a risk and stepping outside of your comfort zone to make it happen. Believe in what you can do, believe in yourself, chase your dreams, and NEVER give up!

 

Aug 21

Become a Millionaire by 30

Become a Millionaire by 30My name is Josh and I had a dream to become a millionaire by 30. 4 1/2 years after starting my own fitness business, at the age of 27, I had realized my dream. Before I even get into this post, though, please understand that in no way am I writing this to brag, but rather my goal is to inspire young people and help them understand that age is just a number when it comes to creating financial freedom for yourself. I’m going to share my story and then give some tips on some things that you can do to help you create a million dollar business as well.

My story is an interesting one. Growing up I have always been taught that if I want to succeed with anything, I’ve got to put in hard work, and if I wanted to be more successful than everyone else, I had to work harder than everyone else. Makes sense, right? It all started with joining a travel baseball team at the age of 12. In all honesty, I didn’t have the most talent on the field. I would even go as far as saying that I might have been one of the worst, if not the worst player on the team. It was obvious that I had a lot of growing and learning to do, but I was OK with that and so were my parents. However, they knew I needed proper guidance and training if I was to get better, so they began getting me hitting lessons from a local hitting coach. He taught me proper form and certain practice skills that would make me better, such as hitting the ball from different positions off a tee. My parents knew that just hitting lessons wouldn’t be enough, though, and if I was to truly get better I had to take what I learned and practice it over and over and over again. I’ll never forget the day my father told me to go downstairs in the basement and hit 1,000 balls off the tee. I looked at him with a blank stare, upset, thinking, “Really? I could be playing video games right now.” But of course I did it anyways. Blisters formed, my hands bled, I was miserable, but something changed in me that day. Working hard became a habit.

The more I practiced, the better I got. 6 years later I had earned a scholarship to play ball at a local college and ended up starting center field. I had worked my way to that point. When all the other players were playing video games and hanging out with friends, I was down in my basement hitting 1,000 balls off the tee, and I did that for years and years. I was that kid who would get up at 5:30 AM on a Sunday morning and go practice for 4 hours in a freezing cold indoor soccer field in the middle of winter. I worked hard every day because I strived to be the best. Sometimes it sucked, but in a strange way I enjoyed it because I knew I was getting better. During the last 2 years of my college career I ended up getting numerous national, regional, and conference honors, and I wouldn’t have gotten there without my incredible work ethic.

When I graduated college, I had a dream of becoming a Financial Planner, so I did what any kid with that dream would do and I began a career as a Financial Adviser at the ripe age of 23. I was young, inexperienced, but incredibly determined to reach my dream. I could visualize it, sitting at my desk in my own firm, helping people make a permanent change in their finances, and it excited me. However, I had a massive learning curve ahead of me to get the that point, but it never scared me because I knew I would put in the effort to make it happen. Something happened by pure accident, though, that changed that dream rather quickly. I had discovered P90X. Yeah, I know, you’re thinking, “A workout program? Really?” My answer to that is yes, really. Stress from my career started adding up quickly, I began terrible eating and drinking habits, gained a lot of weight, and got to a point where I knew something needed to change and I started looking for a program to get me back into shape. That’s when I found P90X. I went through the program, committed myself 100% to the diet and workouts, and ended up losing 25 lbs and literally got into the best shape of my entire life. I was happy, confident, but along with that came a newfound passion for health and fitness. It worked so well for me that I couldn’t stop talking about it! I enjoyed talking about it so much that it got in the way of my career. When I was supposed to be working and studying, I was talking to people online about my results and offering advice, and every person that I helped gave me this incredible feeling of fulfillment, and like a drug I wanted more and more! I even got in trouble quite a few times at work because of how much I was talking about it. The lack of focus on my Financial Advising career, though, led to a suspension in my pay because I couldn’t meet my quota for the month. That compounded and for 5 months I had no money coming in. That’s not a good thing when you have bills to pay.

At about the 2nd month of no pay I had to rethink my career choice. If you dread getting up in the morning to go to work and can’t wait to come home each night and can only think about health and fitness all day, that is a sign that maybe it wasn’t the best career option. I decided to take a vacation by myself down to Myrtle Beach for a week just to think about things, and when I came back I had a clarity that I hadn’t had in such a long time. That was the moment I decided to become a Beachbody Coach. Understand, though, that I did it mainly because I had a passion for changing lives when it came to health and fitness. It was a part of my life that I was excited about, and I looked forward to doing it every single day. I didn’t really understand the whole business side of it, but knew that it was there and if I wanted to could really pursue it and attempt to build something. But I didn’t, well at least at first I didn’t.

I continued my Financial Advising career only because I needed something to pay the bills. However, I never could catch up to my quota and ended up really struggling financially and eventually had to quit that job and work for my dad with his business. I worked very hard for my dad and decided to learn more about the Beachbody business and build that up on the side. After I would get done working for dad I would go home and work on Beachbody. There was a period of time, though, where Melinda (my wife) and I really struggled financially. We were on government support for a while, and it got us by. It wasn’t particularly a highlight of our life, but it was there to help us and we have always been very thankful for that. However, it got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore. I sat Melinda down on the couch one night and promised her that I would take our family out of that situation, but I needed her full support, and of course she agreed. I told her to give me one year of sacrifice and commitment and I would make it happen. I knew that I could create complete financial freedom for my family and I.

I started learning the ins and outs of the business, started understanding how network marketing worked, learned from other leaders in the business, traveled to events, and before I knew it, I was making $750 per week, enough to pay my bills. We got off of government support the moment we were able to. At that point, which was January of 2010 I had to make a decision. I had to choose between pursuing a career with my father or go full time with Beachbody. After talking to him, the best option for long term growth was with Beachbody, so I went full time with it. Was it risky? Of course it was, but I knew my own work ethic and where I could take the business. The risk paid off.

2010 was the year I won Top Beachbody Coach out of over 50,000 coaches in the U.S. I Millionaire Clubhad built a foundation for a million dollar business, and by the time 2010 was finished, I had increased my income by about 600% from the previous year. Fast forward 3 years to the beginning of 2013, and that’s when I was inducted into the Beachbody Millionaire’s Club. It’s taken an incredible amount of hard work, consistency, sacrifices, support, failure, and adjustments to get to where I’m at today.

Tips on Becoming a Millionaire by 30

(1) Work hard. You can’t become a millionaire by 30 if you don’t work hard every single day. You have to be willing to stay up long hours, get up early in the morning, and do whatever it takes to make it work. You have to have an incredible work ethic!

(2) Be willing to sacrifice. You have to be willing to sacrifice time and money if you want to become successful. 99% of the time there is an initial investment involved when starting your own business, so you do what you need to do to make it happen. If it means not eating out for an entire year, then so be it. Also, you can’t become a millionaire by getting up at 11 AM and working for 4 hours a day. Get up early and put in whatever hours you need to put in to complete everything on your task list for the day.

(3) Learn to accept failure. This is an important one. Failure is going to happen, there is no going around that, and if you can’t learn to accept it you will never find success. Failure teaches you lessons, teaches you what you need to do differently in order to continue moving forward. Instead of getting frustrated when you fail, smile, accept it, and make whatever adjustments you need to make so that you continue moving towards your goals.

(4) Improve yourself daily. The way to do so is by reading 10-20 pages of a personal development every single day. Some books I recommend are “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz, “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell, “Talent is Never Enough” by John Maxwell, “The Art of Exceptional Living” by Jim Rohn, “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, and “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy.

(5) Serve others. If you are in a business solely to make money and put that at the forefront of your motivation to build a business, you’re going to have a very hard time making money. If you want to build a successful business, you have to serve others. Help people, change lives, build a relationship and trust, and once you’re able to do so, you will get many people involved with your business.

(6) Find your passion. You can’t build a million dollar business if you aren’t passionate about what you’re doing. You have to enjoy waking up every day to work on your business, not dread it. If you can’t put your heart and soul into it, you won’t become successful. Find a business that doesn’t feel like a job, but rather something you love doing every single day.

(7) Find a career that creates residual income. Most careers out there stop paying you the moment you stop working. You can make $150k every year for 30 years, but when you stop working, your pay stops as well. Not with network marketing. Choose the right network marketing career and you can set yourself up for life. If I stop working today, I will still make money tomorrow and years and years to come. Multilevel marketing is a system that is completely misunderstood, but yet has incredible benefits.

(8) Stay consistent. If you want to become a millionaire by 30, you’re not going to do it in 2 months. You have to have patience and stay consistent over a LONG period of time! You have to throw all beliefs of instant gratification out of your mind.

(9) Understand duplication. In multilevel marketing, duplication is key. You have to create a proven, simple system that anyone can succeed with and is able to be passed on from distributor to distributor.

(10) Be a leader, not a manager. Trust me, there is a BIG DIFFERENCE! Leaders lead by example, are supportive, positive, see everyone as an equal, and guide people the proper way, whereas most managers are bossy, demanding, and feel like they are “above you.” When a leader speaks, the entire crowd stops what their doing, is captivated and inspired by what he or she says. A leader listens to his/her team, is open for new ideas, and isn’t afraid to admit they’re wrong. A leader is someone who puts others before him or herself.

(11) Find a mentor. If you’re going to start your own business in multilevel marketing, you better make sure you sign up with someone who has had tremendous success in the business. Too many times do I see people sign up with someone who has absolutely no idea what they’re doing, and it severely slows their rate of growth. Find someone who is successful, you can learn from, who is positive, who is a TRUE leader in the business and sign up with them. DO YOUR RESEARCH!

I truly hope you enjoyed and learned from my story and the tips on how to become a millionaire by 30. If you have any questions, just reach out to me at coachspence8@yahoo.com. If you’re interested in the business that I’m a part of, Team Beachbody, you can email me as well and we will set up a call.

*DISCLAIMER: Beachbody does not gaurantee the success of any Coach. Success in this business is based on skill, time and knowledge of each individual Coach}*

 

 

Jun 01

P90X Results of My Entire Family!

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My P90X Results

March 2008, it was about midnight and I was sitting on the couch watching TV eating a bowl of ice cream with half a bottle of chocolate hard shell on top. I’m not going to lie, it was delicious, but as I was sitting there, a P90X informercial came on TV. For a while before that, I was looking for something to get me back into shape after gaining 25 lbs caused by the stress of my job, bad eating habits, and lack of exercising, but couldn’t find a diet and exercise program that I felt was right for me. When I watched the P90X informercial, it was the first time that I felt like a program was right for me, so I went online and purchased it. To make a long story short, I committed myself 100% to the workout program and the diet, NEVER cheated on my diet or skipped a workout, and ended up losing 25 lbs and literally getting into the best shape of my entire life! I had NO IDEA that my P90X results would inspire my ENTIRE FAMILY to make a change! Let me explain how.

How My Family’s Lives Changed With P90X

After I got my P90X results, people started coming to me for help. I wasn’t a Beachbody Coach at the time, but every night after work I would go back home and answer emails and messages from people wanting to get into shape themselves, and usually I was up doing it till 1 or 2 AM! It felt amazing to me to be able to give back, and I developed a passion for health and fitness and helping others make a change themselves. Shortly thereafter, I became a Beachbody Coach and started helping more people. Now as you probably know, getting your parent’s and immediate family involved in ANYTHING that you do is a TOUGH TASK, and it was no different for me. My parents weren’t the least bit interested in making a change even though they needed it. Instead, they would purposely eat potato skins in front of me while I sipped on my water, and then try as hard as they possibly could to get me to cave, but I never would.

P90X Results Terry Spencer

Dad’s P90X Results

Fast forward about a year. I started to notice my father’s health begin to deteriorate, and I’m not going to lie, it scared the s&%^ out of me! I was worried for him, and saw started seeing signs of pre-diabetis. His diet consisted of nothing but candy bars, sugar, sugar, more sugar, and fried foods! It got to the point where I couldn’t sit back and watch this happen to him, so I had a heart to heart with him. I told him that he needed to stop being so damn selfish and to start living a healthy lifestyle so that he’s around for me and the rest of the family when we’re older. I said that if

Mom's P90X Results

Mom’s P90X Results

he didn’t change, he could easily have a heart attack and die, and that he really needed to think about what he was doing. I told him I would help him 100% of the way, and my stubborn father finally agreed. That was it, his life changed forever. Dad got AMAZING P90X results, losing 35 or 40 lbs and literally got into the best shape of his entire life! His eating habits were COMPLETELY different, he was exercising daily, and he started looking younger and feeling healthier. To this day he has kept up with his healthy lifestyle and is as active and healthy as ever. At 52 years old, he is RIPPED!

P90X Results Melinda Spencer

My Wife’s P90X Results

Insanity Results Courtney Pace

My Sister’s Insanity Results

Because dad got excellent results and decided to change, it sparked something within my family, and they all wanted to change as well. My mom and sister decided to commit to P90X, and they ended up getting OUTSTANDING results as well! Mom lost about 15 lbs and Courtney, my sister, lost about about 25 lbs. Mom is 52 years old and now in better shape than most 20 year olds! Then once my wife Melinda had our first child, she was ready to change as well. She ended up committing to the program and losing 35 lbs and getting into the best shape of her entire life! The more P90X results that came out of our family, the more I noticed a ripple effect begin to occur, and it spread to my extended family and friends, but I will save that for another blog post.

Because of the changes that they have made, how great they feel and how healthy they live, they decided to become Beachbody Coaches themselves and pay it forward to others. Now, we are a family that has had a HUGE impact on not only our community through local Fit Clubs, but with THOUSANDS of people all over the United States and Canada by mentoring and helping them online! It’s our passion and duty to make a difference in this world, and we are going to do EVERYTHING we possibly can to make sure we leave this place helping MILLIONS of lives change and become healthy!

It’s FREE to make any of us our coach, and it would be an honor to be able to help you out. If you would like any of us to coach you, just click on our names below, fill out the form, and then email or message us on Facebook and let us know that you’re ready to change!

If you have any questions about any of our P90X results, just email me at coachspence8@yahoo.com and I would love to help you out!

 

May 28

How to Get a Beachbody Coach

P90X Results Josh SpencerIf you’re wondering how to get a Beachbody Coach, you’ve come to the right place! First, though, let me introduce myself. My name is Josh Spencer, and I’ve been a Beachbody Coach since July of 2008. Before I became a Beachbody Coach, I went through P90X, got UNREAL results, and then decided to become a Coach because I had a lot of people approach me about wanting to get into shape themselves. Since then, I have become a full time Beachbody Coach, won Top Beachbody Coach 2010 out of over 50,000 Coaches, and have helped THOUSANDS of people reach their health and fitness goals! Helping others has always been my passion, going back to my involvement in the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s program back in high school, and now my job doesn’t feel like a job, but rather something I enjoy doing every single day. My goal is to help as many people as possible get healthy and fit! I would absolutely love to be your Beachbody Coach and help you reach your goals.

What do you need to do to get a Beachbody Coach?

Now on to how to get a Beachbody Coach. My wife Melinda Spencer (below) is also a full time Beachbody P90X Results Melinda SpencerCoach and has helped thousands of people make a permanent change in their health as well, so if you’re a woman and want someone you can relate to and mentor and guide you, she is the person you want! Since we both do this full time, we are always available to help the people that we coach, and ALWAYS respond in a very timely manner, usually within 24 hours or less. Here are the steps to take to make Melinda or I your Beachbody Coach!

(1) If you don’t already have a Team Beachbody or Beachbody account, all you have to do to get a Beachbody Coach is click here if you would like me to be your coach and click here if you would like Melinda to be your coach! That’s it! Once you get signed up with your free account, reach out to Melinda or I on Facebook. Here’s Josh’s Facebook page, and here’s Melinda’s Facebook page.

(2) If you do already have a Team Beachbody or Beachbody account, you will have to email me so that I can give you further instructions on what you need to do to get signed up properly. My email is coachspence8@yahoo.com.

Getting a Beachbody Coach is very important because of the support, accountability, and motivation. When I first started P90X, I went online to sign up for a free Team Beachbody account, and was assigned to my coach, Barbie. From day 1 she reached out to me, introduced herself, and told me that she would be here for me whenever I needed help. I don’t think she understood what she was getting herself into because I was in contact with her ALL THE TIME! I would email her at least every few days with questions, especially about the diet. I had no idea what I was doing regarding the diet, had no knowledge on nutrition whatsoever, so it was nice to have her there and answer any questions I had about it. It was also nice to talk to someone about the struggles I was going through. It’s tough trying to stay committed for an entire 90 days, but talking to her about the issues I was having seemed to help, and I was able to complete the entire program without cheating on the diet or missing a workout. Last, she was so encouraging! Every time I would take updated progress pictures, she would tell me how amazing my results were, and it just motivated me that much more to continue moving forward. Now, I’m paying it forward and doing the same the with people that I coach!

So now you know how to get a Beachbody Coach! Getting a Beachbody Coach is important because we will hold you accountable, support you, answer any questions that you have, and make sure you are staying committed and moving towards your fitness goals! Trust me, it helps TREMENDOUSLY! My Coach helped quite a bit during my first round of P90X, and now I’m doing the same with every single person I coach through whatever Beachbody program they’re using.

Oct 30

Top Beachbody Coaches

Josh Spencer Top Beachbody Coaches 2010

When it comes to Top Beachbody Coaches, my team, Team Next Level, has absolutely set the precedent, winning Top Coach 2010, Top Coach 2011, and Top Coach 2012. I, Josh Spencer, won the award in 2010 and a coach that I brought into the Beachbody Business, Wayne Wyatt, won the award in 2011 and 2012. Why do we have such a successful Beachbody Team? Because we are in the business for the right reason, and that’s to help others.

My Beachbody Story

When I decided to become a Beachbody Coach back in 2008, I didn’t have any intention on building a business. In fact, I joined strictly because I wanted to do something that I was passionate about that could help a lot of people. For years I had been looking for something that would leave me with a sense of fulfillment like I experienced when was a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a “Big” back in high school, and I never could find it again until I became a Beachbody Coach. After going through P90X and getting unbelievable results, I guess I sort of developed a passion for health and fitness, and started talking to everyone I knew about the program, and it felt amazing knowing that I was able to help them change their life just like I had changed mine.

When I started coaching, I found myself getting completely absorbed into answering emails and messages and reaching out to friends, family, and others on Facebook and other social media sites. It was a blast to me, and I would be up till 1 or 2 AM talking to people, not because I wanted to build the business, but rather because I just loved the fact that I was having a positive impact on others’ lives. Because I had the right intentions, though, interestingly enough I started seeing my business begin to increase little by little. Many people started making me their coach so that they could have my support while they go through the program, and many of those people started becoming Beachbody Coaches under me because they got the results, developed and passion for Beachbody and helping others with health and fitness, and wanted to do something to pay it forward.

About a year later, in January of 2010, my Beachbody Business had grown so much that I decided to become a full time Beachbody Coach. That was the point where my business took off, and I dedicated myself 100% towards building a team of Top Beachbody Coaches. By the end of the year I had won Top Beachbody Coach 2010 and had other coaches on Team Next Level begin to experience tremendous success as well. Wayne Wyatt emerged as a leader on my team and ended up winning the Top Coach 2011 award.

What Team Next Level is About

As I mentioned earlier, we are a team that truly cares about helping other people, and that’s why I feel that we have many of the Top Beachbody Coaches in the country. We are not salespeople and are not looking to “sell” anything, but rather recommend products that we have personally used, have worked for us, and support each individual that goes through whatever Beachbody program they choose to go through. We are a team of integrity and ethics, and have a great support and training system in place for anyone who joins Team Next Level as a Beachbody Coach as well. If you’re interested in becoming a Beachbody Coach, just email me at coachspence8@yahoo.com.

Last, I’ve got to take some time and just talk about how much I appreciate and respect every single coach on my team. There is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be where I am today and wouldn’t have won Top Beachbody Coach without them! It’s been an incredible journey over the past 5 years, one I wouldn’t trade for anything. This is not even close to an individual effort, and in fact, the entire team would not be where it is today if we didn’t support one another, care about one another, and be willing to share ideas. We help each other grow, help each other progress, and that’s something that you don’t find very often. This is a complete TEAM EFFORT! So if you’re a Team Next Level coach, THANK YOU! Your desire to change lives through fitness, desire to help your coaches create freedom, your integrity, your ethics, is truly inspiring to me and something I greatly respect. The crazy thing is that this is JUST THE BEGINNING! I have a dream to fill an entire stadium with TNL coaches, change MILLIONS of lives, and I know with your help that we will get there.

Hopefully by reading this that you got a clear understand of what Team Next Level is all about and why we have many of the Top Beachbody Coaches in the country. If you have any questions, you can email me at the email address above, and if you would like to make me your Beachbody Coach, just click on the link!

 

Oct 03

P90X Results Men Josh Spencer

p90x results men

*Results Vary

P90X literally CHANGED MY LIFE! Not only did I lose 25 lbs and 10% body fat within 90 days, it opened up the opportunity for me to become a Beachbody Coach and help others do the same. Now, I have helped THOUSANDS of people get healthy and was even crowned the Top Beachbody Coach 2010 out of over 50,000 coaches! Let me share my story about what it took to achieve great results. If you’re wondering where you can find the best P90X results of men, you’ve come to the right place.

(Make me your Beachbody Coach!)

My P90X Story

Back in the beginning of 2008 I began my career as a Financial Adviser. I had graduated a few months before, and finally found a career in the field I was looking into. However, starting off as a young Financial Adviser is TOUGH, and the long hours took its toll on me emotionally and physically. I had gained about 20 lbs or so, and my self confidence was at an all time low. It got to the point where I knew I needed to change, so I began searching for something that would get me back into shape. One night while eating a bowl of ice cream (ironically enough), I came across the P90X infomercial, and I don’t know what it was, maybe that the program advertised itself as HARD, but I knew it was for me. That night I went online and bought P90X, not knowing that it would spark something that would change my life forever!

p90x results men

I remember waiting impatiently for the program to arrive, and once that deliver guy dropped the door off at the box, I tore it open and started reading the P90X Nutrition Guide. I knew that I had to change my diet if I was going to get results, so I wanted to make sure I understood the Nutrition Guide thoroughly and took my time going through it. Not too long after that I popped the first DVD, Chest & Back, in the DVD player and did my P90X workout. Ugh. That. Was. Tough. I thought I was going to puke 1/3 of the way through it, and could barely do 1 push-up or pull-up at the halfway point, but I still kept pushing through. Once the workout was over, I sprawled out on the floor thinking I was done, and then hear the music for Ab Ripper X come on. Seriously? Somehow I was able to find enough energy to complete the workout, but it was ridiculously hard. Day 1 down, 89 to go!

For the next few months I found myself getting into better and better shape. I had lost 10 lbs during my first week, another 5 during my second, and the weight just continued to fly off until I got to the 25 lbs loss mark by the end of the program. I had committed myself 100% to both the workouts and diet, not skipping a workout, eating a cheat meal, or drinking alcohol, and it paid off ten fold! My P90X results were INSANE! I was the leanest I have ever been in my life, but yet still very strong from the P90X resistance workouts. Was it hard staying committed? Heck yeah it was hard, but I knew that’s what I needed to do if I really wanted to change things. I never wanted to feel the way I did before I started P90X again, and there was nothing going to stop me from continuing to move forward.

My P90X results were amazing, and now I’m paying it forward and helping others do the same. If you are looking to get into shape, I’d love to help you out, and all you have to do is make me your Beachbody Coach and then reach out to me. To make me your coach, just click here! If you have any questions whatsoever, just email me at coachspence8@yahoo.com.