Jason had the typical American dream life — great family life, job, etc. It was all going great … except that he was getting more out of shape every day from his workload and hours every day at a desk. He knew he needed to make a change for his wife and little girl, so he took the challenge! He found a new level of energy and vitality that had slowly disappeared from his life, and he’s fired up to keep going and help others around him as well. Way to go Jason!
Jason’s Story =
At age 39, I was a very happy guy. I had a great marriage, fulfilling legal career, and my baby girl just turned 1!
But when I looked in the mirror, I didn’t like what I saw. I was overweight, largely due to law school and another ten years working long hours in an office. Like alot of guys my age, my mid-section grew and made me look like the “The Michelin Man” – except that I was not in the business of selling spare tires. I also lacked energy and suffered from low back pain that could never be cured by chiropracters or physical therapy prescribed by doctors. I had always been a casual exerciser, but never seemed to make any progress – mainly because I didn’t know what I was doing. I always thought that because I was tall, I just could not do pull ups and sit ups like other guys. That all changed when I finally decided to try P90X after seeing an informercial and conducting research on people that achieved awesome results with the program.
P90X was the ideal program for me because: 1) I needed a serious work-out and nutrition program to reverse the damage I had done to my health, and 2) working out at home saved time with my hectic schedule, especially as a new dad. I had already wasted thousands of dollars on gym memberships, which were not working with my schedule anyway. Commuting to and from the gym added at least an extra hour to my schedule. Before I started P90X, I made an agreement with my wife that I was going to do the P90X workouts after we put our little girl to bed at 7:00PM. My wife was skeptical with my plan to say the least.
For the next 90 days, I gave it my all. On day 1, I could not even do a 1/4 of a pull up! It was embarrasing. I also struggled big time with push-ups and core exercises. But, after I finished the first week, I knew I had found the right program for me. I had already lost a few pounds and started to feel more energetic. The small improvements were motivational stepping stones that drove me to push forward.
As I moved forward, I found a great P90X coach who helped me really dial-in my nutrution. I started tracking what I was eating on a daily basis and included supplements to my diet that he recommended.
The results impressed my wife, family and friends. At the end of my 90 days in P90X, I went from weighing 213 lbs to 193lbs, and lost over 4 inches from my waist. My lower back pain went away because I finally built core muscles. I had more energy to devote to my family and my career. And, I was doing multiple, unassisted pull ups when before I couldn’t to a single one!
I then immediately did another round of P90X and lost another 10 lbs and 3 more inches off my waist. I have adopted the P90X workouts and nutrition program as part of my daily schedule. I’m currently doing the P90X2 program and love it. I’m still a work in progress, but continue to work towards my goal of improving my fitness and health. In 2011, I became a coach with Beachbody (the company that makes P90X) and, with the help of my wife Emerald, formed Crunchtime Fitness and Nutrition to inspire and help others with similarly hectic schedules who never thought they could “fit” fitness into their daily lives.
I was once doing swing kicks over my speaker (tall one that stands up) and kicked it over. i dont think i trust myself enough to kick over my son lol Great job man!