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.
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
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!
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!
- Josh Spencer
- Melinda Spencer (wife)
- Terry Spencer (dad)
- Teri Spencer (mom)
- Courtney Spencer (sister)
If you have any questions about any of our P90X results, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to help you out!