Here is my friend Corin's story. . . Just in case you are second guessing if P90X would work for you, too.
I am Corin Hogan. I am 27 years old. And my goal is to fit into these capris pants that I have had from high school. I will get there. Growing up I was fit. I cheered in Middle school and most of high School. I also was a model for Wilhelmina models out of LA and New York. I seemed to always be in great shape. Right after graduation from High School I chose to join The Army National guard. I also joined the Army ROTC in college. Before going to boot camp, I tried out for the Ranger Challenge team in my ROTC. I made it and was the first female from my college to be on the team. We trained very hard and ran 10K with our rucksacks and fully dressed in our BDUS. I got in amazing shape which helped me at boot camp. I was running 14:30 2 miles doing 43 push ups in 2 min and 82 sit-ups in 2 min. I was in great shape.
Fast forward a little later, I met the man of my dreams and we started a family. With my first pregnancy I gained 60lbs. I was a manager at an amazing Breakfast restaurant and I was able to eat whatever I wanted for free. That definitely didn’t help with my pregnancy weight gain. After having my baby I struggled to lose the weight for about a year and a half. I then ran into a friend who I had not seen for months and she lost a ton of weight. That is when I learned about lifting heavy and eating clean. I was hooked. I was able to lose 50lbs and I felt great. But of course right after doing that I got pregnant with my second child.
My second pregnancy was a difficult one for me. When I was 12 weeks pregnant I had a major scare. I woke up with blurred vision, major migraine and the right side of my body went numb from my head down to my waist. It felt like someone had given me a Novocain shot from the dentist but all over the right side of my body. I went to the ER and they couldn’t do too much for me because I was pregnant. When I went back to my doctor she sent me to talk to the Neurologist who then sent me to the cardiologist. What a weird feeling it was being 23 surrounded by people much older than me. They ended up doing a echo cardiogram and sent me home. Quickly I received a phone call from the doctor saying that my husband and I needed to come as quickly as possible. We went back and they said they found a hole in my heart. They discussed options with us about having surgery to repair the hole and they let me know that I had, had a stroke that was caused by a blood clot that went from one side of my heart through the other to my brain. I was terrified. They ended up sending me to a high risk pregnancy doctor for the remainder of my pregnancy who did more tests. Come to find out they also diagnosed me with a blood clotting disorder (Makes sense because of the blood clot) Anyways the duration of my pregnancy I had to give myself heparin shots in my belly 2 times a day to prevent it from happening again. After I delivered My Anika, they wanted to check on my heart before they did surgery. They used and endoscope that they shoved down my throat and no longer saw the hole. Crazy. Things like that just don’t disappear. Anyways after this pregnancy I had a hard time losing weight. I think I got down to 192 from 207and I got pregnant again. (These babies are almost exactly 2 years apart.)
My third pregnancy went fine. They started me off with heparin at 12 weeks to make sure I would be fine. I was. I had really bad morning sickness with this baby and once I could eat, I ate. I topped out at my heaviest at 227lbs. I had my baby and didn’t even lose a lb. Nope not even the weight of the baby. I tried and tried to lose it but I was stuck. I was wearing a size 18 not recognizing myself anymore and even when I tried to go shopping it would end in a disaster. I would be bawling because nothing fit and I felt gross. One day it dawned on me that I needed to make a change. I purchased P90X from Craigslist to try and get my start. Well, for me that was a big mistake. It was missing 2 DVDs and the rest skipped. A few months later we got in contact with my husband’s friend and found out she was a coach with beach body. It intrigued me and she sent me info and I decided to join as a coach. I joined to hold myself accountable by letting others know what I was doing. I repurchased P90X and gave it a go. I didn’t hold anything back and sure enough I lost 60lbs using it and Shakeology. I have kept most of it off but gained only a few from sitting around not being able to work out for 3 months.