This is a great piece. I first did P90x years ago — probably around 2012 or so and got in great shape. Back then I followed the program ALMOST to the letter, except for the eating part of it, and lost a bunch of weight, gained a lot of strength and could do things I never could do before, like pull-ups and Dreya rolls (you know what a Dreya roll is if you’ve done Core Synergistics). Not to mention I could do push-ups on my toes, and my balance improved. I followed the program for a while, but then I got bored and started adding in other Beachbody programs. I even subscribed to Beachbody On Demand for a while so I could have access to all their programs. Then in 2017 my husband and I bought our first house, and I ended up cancelling my Beachbody On Demand membership to save money. I quit doing the Beachbody workouts and instead, started doing workouts I found on YouTube. However this year I decided to go back to doing the Beachbody strength and flexibility workouts so I could work on increasing my strength again. I’m a little over two months into it, and feeling good, even though I haven’t lost a whole lot of weight yet. But like you said, that’s on me. I still can’t do a pull-up unassisted, but I’m working on it. My plan is to continue doing the strength and flexibility (specifically X Stretch) workouts until I get to a weight I feel comfortable at. Right now I’m shooting for 125. I’m currently 138, so I’ve got 13 pounds to go. For my cardio I’m doing indoor running and aerobics workouts, mostly to videos on YouTube. Once we don’t have to social distance as much anymore though, I’m hoping to get out and start running and walking at some of the parks in my area.

I look forward to reading more about your progress with P90x. Keep up the good work!

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