Four Rounds of P90X Completed and 43 lbs. GONE!

It’s Motivation Monday! Every week we like to highlight a success story from someone we’ve been coaching. This week we’d like to share John’s story.

John completed four rounds of P90X in a little over a year. He lost 43 pounds! His cholesterol went from 235 to 183, and his blood pressure went from 135/85 to 106/62. Congratulations on your incredible success John! Below is his story in his own words.

Finding Time to Exercise

In high school and college, I was very involved in athletics. After college, in med school and residency, I didn’t find the time to do much exercise. At one point in residency, after I saw my wieght go up, I lost 20 pounds using “Slimfast” in about 4 months. After I stopped, the weight came right back on.This continued into my career. I saw myself getting bigger and bigger.

I tried to eat healthy, but that didn’t do a lot. My wife was always trying to get me do something for exercise. I tried a few things, but just didn’t like them and didn’t keep them up. I always told her “eventually I’ll do something”.  As I approached age 50, I really realized I better do something if I wanted to enjoy part-time work and retirement, or I might even be dead if I didn’t get back into shape.

A High Def TV, a Man Cave and P90X

I decided that if I got a high def TV in my man cave, I would order P90X and use it there. I listen to a lot of sports radio and heard about it from a lot of the personalities I listen to. My wife finally said I could get the TV, so I ordered the dvds. I started them as soon as I got them. The first week was hell. I couldn’t even get through a work out, but, like “uncle Tony” says, I just kept hitting play.

Within three to four weeks, I could really tell the difference in my energy level, and saw the weight beginning to disappear. So, I kept it up, tho didn’t do the full six days a week, usually about five days a week. I continued to see results, so just kept going.

Looking Better and Getting Results

As people began to tell me how much better I looked, it kept me motivated to keep going. I ended up completing four rounds of P90X in a little over a year. I lost 35 pounds (43 if I go back to six months before I started p90x), my cholesterol went from 235 to 183, and blood pressure went from 135/85 to 106/62.

“Uncle Tony”

I call him “uncle Tony” because after about four weeks of doing P90X, my wife and I went camping with our little dogs. We went on a nature trail, lots of roots to go around and logs to go over.  I had our Boston Terrier, who just “WANTS TO GO”!  I ran with her, and when we got to the end I couldn’t believe my own reaction. Normally, it would have been OMG, let me sit and have a beer. This time, it was “wow, that was fun, I want to do it again”.  So I told my wife that and said “thank you Uncle Tony” and it stuck.  That was probably part of why I kept P90X up too.

 Next Workout ~ Body Beast

John is doing Body Beast now and loving it! He also adds 10 Minute Trainer to his workouts.

Congratulations to John! Great job!!


About The Author


Hi! My name is Shannon Golladay! I'm married and have three little girls. I am passionate about helping moms feel and look amazing! I struggled with my weight during and after my pregnancies. I found a way to workout at home and get in awesome shape! Now I'm paying it forward and helping other moms like me reach their goals.

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