Hey Guys!. My name is Jared Smith and welcome to my blog!
I live in Northern California with my beautiful wife and two children. I work in Healthcare, I work in Youth Ministry, but also let me take just a second to tell you why I LOVE these products and finally decided to become a Beachbody/P90X Coach as well!
After playing sports from the time I was a kid until college, I never had to worry about being out of shape. I had a super high metabolism and could do just about any type of activity or sport I ever wanted and even all day long if I chose to.
As I got older, I stopped being active. I kept on eating whatever and whenever and as I settled into the daily grind of life. I eventually started noticing the effects that this sedentary lifestyle was having on me…maybe you can relate? ”It kinda stinks getting old, huh?”
I gained weight (and not the good muscle type either), my cholesterol and Blood Pressure became elevated, I was always tired, began to have chronic lower back pain, and found myself headed toward a lifestyle of poor health. My lower back pain got so bad that I actually spoke with a neurosurgeon and was contemplating spinal surgery at one point (YIKES!)
As I spoke with the neurosurgeon, she recommended that before I do anything that I try to strengthen my core and get back into shape and see if that would solve my issues. I was by no means obese, but needless to say, there were definitely some improvements that could be made. So I took her advice, and I thought, “maybe I could get back into shape”, but the question was….HOW?
I new something absolutely had to change, and I had heard from a friend of mine about this P90X thing and how great of shape you could get in with it if you would dedicate yourself to the 90 days and just really commit to the program. The best thing was, you could do it all from home!
There were no gym fees, no commutes to and from, no personal trainer costs, etc, and above all else….it would definitely work if I stuck with it and followed the program.
I told myself, “I’ve got to get back into shape, for my wife, for my children, and for me!” So, I decided I would give this program a shot and really commit to it and see what would happen.
I dedicated myself to the program and initially it was very difficult, but I kept on “pressing play” and just doing “my best” and eating right and I started noticing I was losing weight, I was getting stronger, I had more energy, and my back hurt less and less as I started to strengthen my core and began to rely more on those muscles and my back pain became less and less until it was basically gone.
I lost around 25lbs in three months…that was 4 years ago, I am happy to say that I have remained healthy to this day through activities such as P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Insanity Asylum, 10 Minute Trainer, and by drinking Shakeology every single day. I also enjoy mountain biking, trail running, and hiking.
In many ways, P90X turned my life around…I learned not only about my body when it comes to nutrition and working out, but I learned a lot about myself as well through the journey and what is truly important to me.
I dreaded the thought of not being able to be active with my kids when they get older because I hadn’t taken care of myself. I am thankful that I was introduced to this program at the stage of my life when I needed it most.
For me it was just “something had to change“…and I’m thankful that P90X helped bring about that change.
Because of my experiences with this program, I want to help others now. Others, who… like me are looking for that change and willing to dedicate themselves towards a new, healthy, and strong lifestyle.
If you need support, motivation, or are interested in earning money and helping others by becoming a coach yourself…contact me at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing for you!!
Independent Team Beachbody Coach