Name: Dave E.
Dave’s P90X Before and After Story
“My quest for fitness began on New Year’s Day, 2011. I looked in the mirror and saw something I could no longer live with. People react different ways when they realize they are overweight. For me, it was determination to never look that way again. So I decided right then and there that I would do P90X beginning the next week, and do it right all the way through to completion. I had tried P90X the previous fall, but I let excuses get the best of me and I quit around day 50.
So for the next 90 days, I made P90X the highlight of my day and I made Shakeology my meal of choice. The first day (Chest and Back), I nearly threw up during the workout and had to stop half way through. The second day (Plyometrics), I could only do about 15 seconds of each 30 second interval. On the fourth day (Yoga), I was kicking yoga blocks around the room because I was so frustrated about my lack of balance and coordination.
But day after day, I kept pushing play. I kept at it through 2 colds and many days of being hungrier than I would like. And it paid off. At the end of 90 days, I was down 23 lbs and was at 14 % body fat. That may not seem like much, but I felt on top of the world!
I decided to keep bringing it and I did Insanity. The first 30 days were rough, and the next 30 days were even more challenging, but I kept pushing play like I did before. No amount of sweat or exhaustion or soreness was going to keep me from finishing. At the end of the program, I had lost another 15 lbs and was at 8% body fat. I was (and still am) in the best shape I have ever been at any point in my life! It’s hard to comprehend, but it is a fantastic feeling knowing that each day you are healthier than the last.
I am so grateful to Beachbody, Tony Horton and Shaun T for making these programs. Without them I would be spinning my wheels in a gym somewhere and would likely never get healthy. I also want to thank my coach Josh Spencer for providing the motivation I needed to make it through. His website, videos and check ins gave me the fuel I needed to keep going and without that support I would never have made it to where I am today.” (P90X before and after video below)