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My 4 Keys To Success


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  What were the keys to my transformation?  That’s easy!  #1) My faith, #2) A great coach, #3) Commitment to the nutrition, and #4) Commitment to the workouts.  And yes, in that order!  It’s not JUST about the workouts, people!!  Let me elaborate …

My Faith = I always knew my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, but I wasn’t treating it like one.  I was busy (job, 5 kids, church activities, and on, and on, and on – you know exactly what I’m talking about, right?!).  Well, taking care of the body God gave me was not a priority.  And it showed!  I was overweight, out of shape, and tired.  What’s more, I was setting a poor example for my kids (I remember all the times I would drink a pop for breakfast and tell the kids they had to drink milk or water – how’s that for leading by example!!)   I realized it was time to make a change.  This is not how I wanted to look or feel.  P90X was my answer!  And WOW, did it ever work!  P90X is now the way I steward and care for the body God has blessed me with.  It’s not about 90 days anymore – it’s the new me!

My Coach = My parents always taught me that I should surround myself with the kind of people I want to be like.  That’s why I chose a coach who demonstrated commitment to the program, integrity, discipline, and an expertise in nutrition, supplements, and motivation.  I knew I needed a coach who would encourage me and hold me accountable on my 90 day journey.  I am a former college football player, and I know just how important a great coach is to getting the most out of his/her players.  Needless to say, I achieved great success by following in the footsteps of my coach who had achieved the kind of success I wanted for myself.  I encourage you to select a coach who you want to emulate on your fitness journey.  If that’s me … GREAT!

My Nutrition = If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it 1,000 times – nutrition is 80% of the results.  Beachbody has put together a team of experts to develop nutrition guides to match the needs of the workout programs.  DO NOT NEGLECT this part.  Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym!  I ate clean … SUPER CLEAN!  I never allowed myself cheat meals, because it can take 2-3 days of clean eating just to get back to where you are before that cheat meal.  Trust me, that fried food and dessert is NOT worth it!  And this isn’t easy for me to say.  Before P90X, I drank pop for breakfast, always had a bag of candy in the car for my drive to and from work, and ate whatever my belly told me it wanted for lunch.  That’s why I looked the way I did on Day 1!  But by committing to the nutrition plan, using the right kind of supplements to fuel my body in a clean and healthy manner, and never giving in to my sweet tooth, I was able to achieve extraordinary results on P90X.

My Workouts =  This is where the blood, sweat, and tears come in!  I BROUGHT IT every day!  If the kids kept me up the night before … I BROUGHT IT!  If work was super stressful that day … I BROUGHT IT!  If we were on vacation … I BROUGHT IT!  You’ve got to decide ahead of time that you won’t let obstacles knock you off track.  Push play every day.  PERIOD!  Plus, these workouts are simply genius!  They force me out of my comfort zone by mixing cardio, resistance, balance, and stretching.  I knew that if I stuck with the workouts and pushed play every day these workouts would transform my body.  And they did!  I can’t even imagine going to a gym anymore.  P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Asylum, and Tony Horton One-on-Ones are better than any workout I’ve ever done (and remember, I’m a former college football player who spent hours in the gym when I was playing).  I stimulate my body more in just 1 hour, in the comfort of my living room, than I used to in a 3 hour weightlifting workout.  These Beachbody workouts really are THAT GOOD!!  My entire transformation was fueled by nothing more than Beachbody – no outside lifting, no outside running, no outside swimming, no outside cycling, etc.  This does it all!