Mike was surviving off of convenience foods and caffeine (something I can relate to!) but his friend Jacob inspired him to do P90X. Having the support of a success partner (coach) kept him on track and motivated and he has now lost over 70 lbs!!! After P90X and P90X2, he became a coach to pay it forward and now he’s helping others change their life around! He’s now onto Bodybeast!
I’m stoked that Michael has joined our team as a coach and is paying it forward. His transformation is AWESOME and he’s an amazing guy as well!
Check out his P90X Results video below:
IN HIS OWN WORDS:
I began working out at the gym. I had a routine where I would do 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of weights, then I would sit in the steam room for 20 minutes, shower and go home. 9 months of that and I lost about 40 lbs but plateaued. Since I couldn’t break that plateau, Jake showed me P90X and the rest is history. I lost 30 lbs in 90 days to break my plateau and get in the best shape of my life. Since then, I’ve completed P90X again, P90X2, Insanity: Asylum, and am currently on body beast. Total time frame for my transformation was 12 months.
1) What were your before/after stats (weight/bodyfat)
Before: 220lbs about 25-30% body fat.
After: 150lbs, about 10% body fat.
2) What your life was like before and how it has change/improved?
Before P90X, my life was surrounded by convenience. I never prepared foods on my own and relied on fast food for nutrition. Jack in the Box and Panda Express were my favorite places to go. I was also extremely lazy and played video games all day, every-day, with no breaks. My life has improved dramatically since those days. While I still play video games, I do so in moderation and I put my health first. I have learned how to cook and prepare meals and I refuse to eat fast food anymore. I have more energy, I feel strong and vibrant, and I am happy that I am serving as an example to others.
3) How has the support of a coach and this team helped you?
My coach Jacob is the only reason I succeeded with P90X. To be honest, I didn’t even want to do the program because I heard of how hard it was. Everyone that I knew, everyone, 100%, failed and did not graduate because of the difficulty level. I really leaned on my coach to help me throughout the program. He answered all of my questions and kept me motivated. Without my coach, I would not be a 3 per-center. This team is helping me reach my financial goals by providing support and information for me through every turn. Learning how help others is a big challenge, and I am glad that I have this team here to help me grow.
4) Besides the support of a coach & team, what was the key to your success?
Commitment. I told myself that no matter what, I would finish what I start, and I would not quit. I figured that if I did everything this program told me to do, and I didn’t lose the weight, then there was no hope, and I would just be fat forever. I stayed committed to the program, and that commitment flourished
5) What tips would you give to someone who is new and starting out?
Be in the moment and enjoy the journey. Don’t get caught up with the results and the outcome. Don’t let your ego get in the way, and don’t focus on the numbers. It’s more about quality than quantity. Your focus should be on showing up every-day, pressing play, doing your best and forgetting the rest. Keep the momentum going, and if you feel like you want to quit, don’t be afraid to reach out to your coach for help and support. Get your nutrition dialed in and locked down and stay committed! Oh, and ask questions, ask questions, ask questions, ask questions!!!