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What is Your Why?

During the Beachbody Game Plan event in Chicago this weekend, we were asked what our “why” is. Why did you decide to get into shape and begin P90X? Why did you decide to become a Beachbody Coach? Unaware that we were going to be asked these questions, my mind went back in time and thought about the reasons I did these things. So now I’m going to share with you all what my “why” is.

Why did I decide to start P90X? I had hit a point in my life where I wasn’t happy with myself. After college baseball had ended, I stuck with the same eating habits and let myself slowly fall out of shape. To make matters worse, I went from working out every day to about once a week. Really, it was a recipe for disaster and it was just a matter of time before I really fell out of shape, and that’s exactly what happened about 3 months after graduation. My confidence was at an all time low and my job was suffering because of it. I had reached the lowest point in my life and knew it was time for a change. That’s when I discovered P90X on an informercial one night, and little did I know it would change my entire life.

Why did I decide to become a Beachbody Coach? After I had such an amazing P90X transformation, my coach approached me to coach others through their own fitness journey. At first, I had no idea what was involved, and was actually very skeptical, but after doing some research and understanding that it wasn’t a scam, I decided to give it a try. I didn’t get into coaching to make money. Far from it actually. I have always been passionate about helping others and about fitness, and I thought about how great it would be to take on the coaching responsibility. However, I also thought about how great it would be to have financial independence, work in my own home, make my own hours, and take as many vacations as I would like. I’ve always been a high goal setter, and I don’t quit until I reach those goals. My goal was to make Beachbody Coaching a full time job, so for the past year and a half I’ve been doing little positive things every day to help me reach that goal. Because of my hard work, dedication, persistance, positive attitude, and willingness to help others, I have just about reached my goal. I’m making enough money now to make this my full-time job!

What is your why?

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  1. I got into because I knew I needed to change my diet and fitness. I had tried P90X twice before and was ready to finally conquer the program. I just finished my first 30 days ( and wanted to thank you for all the help and information you provide to me and the other people here. I am not seeing “huge” results yet, but I am happy with my progress.

  2. Good for you Josh, we live in America and I love to see people succeed and in the process help others. Congrats!

  3. Thanks for posting man! Remember, the key to the program is the diet!

  4. I had always been around 175 lbs. the past couple years, working out three or four times a week, in decent shape but always having more then I’d like around the mid section. Then a shoulder injury sidelined me for longer then I wanted, and I developed some really bad eating habits. I’d bought P90X at the start of last summer but never consistently stuck with it, ended up doing my ‘same’ ole routine at the gym a few times a week, never really progressing.

    Anyways, I knew this new years I was going to change my ways and get into the best shape of my life. I’d always wanted to see how good of shape I could get into, change my diet and change my workouts. P90X provided me with the tools and the motivation. I’ve completely changed the way i eat, I eat smaller meals spread out through the day, I used to be the kind of person where I’d only eat a couple meals a day and made them big so I wouldn’t get hungry in between them, big mistake. Needless to say, 30 days ago I was at 190 lbs. and no feeling very good. After 30 days, I am down to 175 and seeing significant changes.

    I feel more confident in everything I do, and I am looking forward to continuing to shed lbs. and build muscles. Doing the Chest, Tris, and Shoulders yesterday found me sore this morning, and that is encouraging as it is confusing my muscles and continuing to grow them. I’d also posted here before that the Yoga bothered my shoulder and you recommended I swap in the CardioX. Well I’m happy to say I actually decided to stick to the Yoga, modifying a few moves, and now the shoulder is feeling better then ever in all my workouts and I’ve actually come to enjoy the YogaX. Hoping that in another 60 days I’ll be right where I want to, and if not, pretty dang close.

    Josh, how much weight did you lose would you say? I’m about 5’8.5″ and while I started at 190, I’ve set a goal of getting down to 165. Just curious what your numbers were? How fast did you shed your lbs.? I’m contemplating adding some additional cardio, but by the end of my workouts I’m usually pretty sapped of strength. Do you think I should add in the extra cardio on the lift days if I want to shed more fat? Thanks in advance.

  5. First of all, congrats on the weight loss already! That’s quite an accomplishment! I actually lost 25lbs and 10% body fat after 90 days. It’s very important to keep following the proper diet, and I actually used the Fat Shredder for just about the entire first round. You can add in extra cardio to burn fat quicker, but you will also sacrifice some muscle gains because of it. Also, I also really like your motivation and determination already with the program, and I want you to think about becoming a coach like I am. It’s an excellent opportunity, and if you’re interested send me an email at Also, am I your coach yet? If not, click on this link:

  6. Kristina /

    Hey Josh,

    You look great…

    I am a 25yoa 6’2″ 230lb female. I’m a police officer and i’ve been researching everything I can find on P90x. I have never been in the kind of shape I wanted even after playing ball in college. I want to lose weight and gain muscle mass. I would love to weigh under 200lbs.. I can hold my own against the guys but I want/need to better myself. Any thoughts or suggestions??? Does it sound like p90x could work for me? Of coarse I know it will be a test of determination but I want to be more accountable when the time comes.

    Thanks for all the helpful advice and being an inspiration…


  7. Thanks! I can tell you right now that with your athletic bacnground, you are going to lose weight and get into shape a lot quicker than you think with P90X. I have coached many women through this program, and have seen some pretty awesome transformations. You just need to make sure you commit yourself 110% to both the diet and the workouts! Also, if you purchase from this site, I will automatically be assigned your coach and help you through the program. Let me know if you have other questions!

  8. I’m 25 years old 5’7″ and 178lbs now and in the worst shape i’ve ever been in and decided to make a change. The success stories that I read about and see online have helped me decide on the P90X program. My goal is to get that “beach body” so that i can have confidence to remove my shirt in the summer time. And that is WHY I chose to do the program.

  9. Awesome man! If you have the right mindset and commit yourself 110% to both the diet and workouts, you will reach your goals!

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