P90X is a program that literally has changed my life, and it’s changed thousands of lives of the people I’ve coached as well. I’ve posted many reviews of the program in the past, and here’s yet another P90X review, this time coming from one of the people I coach, Nick!
“I first saw the P90X infomercial in the summer of 2009. I just finished high school, was on track and loved keeping myself active. I ordered the program and was beyond excited, along with starting college, studying Nutrition and Exercise Science. I completed 30 days of it, until I hit a wall. One day of not working out became a week, then a month, and then over 2 years. Excuse after excuse. I ate like crap, lost my motivation and passion for anything really, let alone school. I let myself go, hitting rock bottom along the way. My relationships with friends and family and myself were struggling.
Now every now and then I would see Josh’s posts on motivation, goal setting, and challenge groups. It was always in the back of my head, knowing I needed to get back on track. The beginning of 2012, I realized that I was the only one standing in my way, and that I was the only one that could want to change, and make the change. I went to the gym one night, not planning on it; I just did it. This set the ball rolling. I kept going, setting the smallest goals for myself (going to the gym was a goal within itself at the time). I pushed on and the little things, one by one, kept falling into place. I can’t explain it, but they just do- do something good for yourself, and good things will in turn happen to you. School got better, relationships got better, and life got better.
Now I said before that P90X was still in the back of my mind and something I wanted to accomplish. I knew I needed help. I reached out to Josh, and never looked back. Josh put me into one of his challenge groups, and with the incredible support I received from the group and my family and friends, I started my first full journey of the program in late May. By the end of the first week, I was SORE. I hurt all over, but I knew I was going through the same pain as my group members. I embraced the pain; we were in it together. The workouts kicked my butt, with Plyometrics at the top leaving me in oceans of sweat. The second week was over. I was even sorer, but I felt never better, stronger than before. The first milestone I set was the 30-day mark- the first attempt a couple years ago was still clear in my head- how badly I wanted to pass it. Day by day, little by little, I pushed on. Of course, there were days where I didn’t want to even think of working out. Most of the time, I sucked it up and did them. I’ll be honest, I did miss a couple days, but I brought it even harder the next day, and made up for them at the end of my first full 90-day round.
The 30-day mark came and went. Within the first month, I lost about 10 pounds, which encouraged me even more. Then week after week came and went. I noticed that I became stronger. I received compliments and that gave me even more encouragement. At the end of the 90 days, I, like any other should, felt a sense of accomplishment. I set a goal for myself and reached it. I lost 25 pounds, from 195 lbs to 170 lbs. I never felt better, and my results inspired me to keep going, to never give up, to stop making excuses, and go out and make life the best it can be. My P90X journey made me stronger, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally, and has affected my life in so many positive ways- relationships became so much better, I was back on track and life was great again (it always was; it’s just we lose sight of our goals and values sometimes), heck I even kept up with the whole Plyo workout at the end.
My advice to anyone who wants to start the program, or anything in life really is this: no matter what your situation is, you can accomplish and achieve what you set your mind to. But most importantly, you are the only one that can determine a change and have the desire to want to improve. Stop letting all the reasons and excuses get in the way. Once you do this, it makes it that much easier to just do. All it takes is one step. Go ahead and take it, there is no one stopping you.”
I hope you enjoyed Nick’s P90X review! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com. If you are going through P90X and want a Coach to help you out, I’d love to be your coach and guide you along. If you don’t already have a Team Beachbody account, just click here! It’s free to sign up.