Nice results Keith! I use P90X as well and I love it. I'm not quite as ripped as he is yet, but have made some great progress. Started it at 210 pounds and could not do a pullup. I'm at 170 now and can do 10 unassisted. I feel awesome.
P90X result stories make my day. Keith has had a great one. Stressed out at a job he wasn’t happy with took a major toll on Keith’s health and fitness. He had tried P90X once and quit due to excuses, but decided to recommit to it and got tremendous results. This is a great example of what consistency with diet and exercise can do once you decide to do it. As we say around here, Decide, Commit, Succeed. Keith did them all and looks like a completely different person because of it. I have to say that I have gotten to know Keith very well through these last few months and he is an incredibly sincere, kind, and motivating dude. He has gone out of his way to help others and to be an inspiration for me and the rest of our Get Ripped at Home Crew. Great job Keith!
Here is Keith’s Story in his Own Words:
I got married in August of 2008 at about 175 lbs and 15% bodyfat. I played basketball 3-4 times a week and was lifting 3-4 times a week. My nutrition was not perfect, but it was not unhealthy. I did not eat candy/junk food nor soda and overall tried to eat lean proteins and vegetables as much as possible.
Soon after my marriage, I got a new boss at work and work pressures became worse than ever. I was very unhappy at my job and that stress caused me to change lifestyle behaviors. I worked so much, I stopped working out all together; I ate ok, but had no idea my caloric levels and ate more lunches out at restaurants. And more importantly – I was drinking more and more on the weekends with friends to relieve stress.
Next thing I knew it was October 2010 and I was 190 lbs and 22% bodyfat and unhappy with the husband I had become. Worse than those stats were the lifestyle issues. I had back surgery in high school and had never had issues with it after that. Now, I had issues with pain down my leg and soreness while just sitting in chairs. On a trip for my wife’s 30th birthday – I spent the entire weekend in bed on medication due to back spasms.
I had purchased P90X about a year prior and made it about 60 days through, but quit in phase III basically due to excuses – work was stressful and I was too tired when I got home to “push play”.
When November 2010 came around I had quit my job, taken a new job and moved with my wife to California. I picked back up with P90X as I was determined to turn all aspects of my life around. I picked up a few supplements from Beachbody, stocked up the fridge with healthy foods and jumped back in.
This time, I told myself it was about consistency. I knew somedays would be harder than others, but just stick with it. It took me more like 120 days to finish. I had a week vacation, got sick 1 week, and took an extra rest week. But I finished, and even on those off weeks, I focused on my food.
I had an app on my iphone to track my calories and nutrient splits and tried to eat whole foods – non processed foods that Shaun talks about on his site from healthy sources.
Now – I am 163lbs and 13% BF. I was only able to do 1 unassisted pull up when I started, now I can do 11 – I have never done that many! I have 0 back pain. It was tough to start P90X in pain, but I started slow and did what I could. I iced down every night. Now I am pushing harder and harder pain free and loving it.
I am starting Asylum on Sunday and my goal now is to maintain weight but build muscle so I reduce my BF% down to 10% – If successful, I will be sharing those images and journey with you all as well.
Thanks for letting me share this. I think taking these images was more motivational than anything. When I started and looked at myself in the mirror, I didn’t think I was that unhealthy – we can lie to ourselves. Also – over the journey – I could not really tell that my body was changing. But now, looking at these side by side, it makes me realize how my work paid off. And its keeping me motivated to start next program.
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