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The Tony Horton Challenge Begins!

Biting off more than you can chew For me anyway.  What about you?  Are you thinking right about now that I have bitten off more than I can chew?  Maybe yes and maybe know but the only way to find out is to give it my best shot.  Am I feeling like my friend pictured at right?  I had better not be because I only did Chest & Back this morning and I modified it to achieve my goals and to make it work for me.  P90X is an awesome program that guarantees you results in 90 days or your money back it will do exactly that.  But I am using it as a tool, along with running, to achieve the highest level of fitness that I can and to be the best role model that I can be.  I was in shape to begin with and had done enough Chalean Extreme to build the strength that I needed to do P90X again.  Now I am going to take the leap of faith and commit to doing it and following through with my plan.

In case you didn’t read my first post about it, the reason that I am calling this a Tony Horton challenge is because you don’t have to do P90X or even Power 90.  Tony says, as do I, that you need to find the program that works for you and the family of Beachbody workout DVD’s definitely has a workout that will fit your personality, your time constraints and your goals.

So how did it go this morning with Chest & Back?  It was like putting one of my all time favorite movies in the DVD player and being part of the cast!

Is P90X The Best Workout Ever?

You will never hear me say that. What you will hear me say is that P90X is the best workout for me. When I bought it from Beachbody in March of 2007, no one had told me about it, I had never seen an infomercial and didn’t know anything about it except what I read on the website and it looked very good.

I was an ACE Certified Personal Trainer for more than a dozen years, going to people’s homes when I lived in New Jersey, working briefly in a club, The Training Sensation, here in Albuquerque (I didn’t like it) and then finally having people come to my home to work out.

When I added a sunroom to my house in 2002, it was designed to accommodate the equipment that I had – complete set of hex head dumbbells and an Olympic weight bench with bars, attachments and a full set of plates. In addition, I purchased a Body Solid Multigym and a Smooth 9.1 HR treadmill (the gym was about $2,400 at the time and I had to assemble it from six boxes that were delivered to my door and the treadmill was about the same price).

Richard Dafter - June 2004

Big mistake, in many ways. The gym was boring and I had to make myself use it and I never used the treadmill because I just ran outside given Albuquerque’s great weather. I have a picture of me standing in front of the gym in June 2004 and you can see that the results are far from impressive.

Now let’s fast forward almost four years and I have discovered P90X. It cost $129.95 and I bought a P90X Chin Up Bar for $54.95. I have a dust covered multigym and treadmill in my sunroom that is taking up way too much space and I would have to disassemble the gym before I had any idea of selling it or even giving it away. I already dissassemled the weight bench and it is packed away in the garage.

The treadmill and the gym cost about $4,800.00 and P90X and the chin up bar cost me $184.90 (I already had the dumbbells, but the set would cost about $100.00 or so).

Is P90X the best workout ever? Everyone who is selling a product these days says that their product is the “best ever”, so you have to figure that out on your own. Is P90X the best workout for me? Yes. I am 57 and in less than 2 months using P90X, this is my transformation from January 30, 2008 to April 4, 2008.

Richard Dafter - January 30, 2008 Richard Dafter - April 4, 2008

How do you think I will look at the end of 90 days? Do you understand why I would say that P90X is the best workout for me? Can you imagine what P90X could do for you?

Beachbody P90X Message Boards

There are 66 pages of threads on P90X with posts by everyone from a 63 year old woman who did 90X, to average guys and gals, runners, triathletes and my favorite X-Athletes. X-Athletes are athletes from virtually every sport who have embraced P90X and incorporated it into their training, realizing the incredible benefits to their fitness, strength, flexibility and their ability to play their chosen sports at a higher level.

With all of those posts, why not just go to the Beachbody P90X Message Boards yourself and check them out. If you like what you read and you decide to get P90X, you can either click here and buy if from me (I am an Independent Beachbody Coach) and help me support my family or you can buy it directly from Beachbody (they might have a special offer). Either way, P90X is a journey that I highly recommend that you take this first step on if you find out from your reading that it is something that would benefit you as it has me.