I’ve been dying to write this product review for a long time now. I’m hosting a giveaway for a product that I have tried, loved and wholeheartedly believe in. I recommend it to all my friends and family, and I think it can transform your body. With summer just around the corner and maybe a swimsuit in your future, this is the perfect time for you to enter this fabulous giveaway.
I present … P-P-P P90x.
During my 30 Day Fitness Challenge, I was fortunate to have scored this wonderful giveaway opportunity from fellow mom and Beachbody coach, Angela Worth. All that sweat and cursing paid off! More about Angela and how you can share the love and enter the giveaway below.
If you haven’t heard of P90x before from either Oprah, P!nk or on the Good Early Morning Today Show (I swear they all have the same name), then I’m honored to be the one to set up this P90x meet-cute for you. By the way, let me just say that I’m not a Beachbody coach and I wasn’t paid to write this review nor did I receive any free products. I’m just a crazy groupie who wants you to win this program for free. P90x is a 90 day workout program with a serious cult following and for good reason. In fact, I have eight really good reasons why you need to be raptured by this cult today.
8 Reasons Why P90x is the Best Home Fitness Program
1. It’s a complete workout system
I’ve tried a ton of workout videos, and you know how much I love all things Jillian Michaels. But after all is said and done, the five pounds I lost and one inch of belly fat I ditched during my 30 Day Fitness Challenge do not compare to the results I saw after my post-pregnancy P90x phase. Sure P90x is 90 grueling days, so it’s not exactly apples to apples. However, you will push yourself much much further with P90x right off the bat. It will train every part of your body using 12 DVDs which include cardio, strength, and abs. P90x is famous for its “muscle confusion” fitness strategy. By switching your workout everyday and then reorganizing your workouts from week-to-week, your muscles (and weight loss) don’t have the chance to plateau. P90x is also great for those of you (smugly pointing to self) who get bored with the same workout videos and exercises. You will workout six days a week but target different muscles each day using a different DVD each day. So don’t worry about overtraining the same muscles or being sore the next day.
2. Includes a nutrition plan and adaptable 90 day workout calendar
P90x comes with a nutrition plan/recipe booklet and detailed workout calendar. I’ll admit that nutrition plans are my least favorite part of getting in shape. Even though I didn’t adhere to the nutrition plan, I was able to use the booklet as a guideline for how many calories I should consume each day, as well as some healthy smoothie/snack ideas.
The workout timeline is fantastic. It is adaptable to all fitness levels and goals. For example, I adhered to the regular training schedule, but there is a doubles option (for crazy people who want to workout twice a day) or the cardio option for those interested in cardio workouts more than strength training. I appreciate that the fine people at Beachbody have done all the planning and thinking for me. I’m busy enough trying to break in my 3 year old.
3. Set your own personal goals
This reminds me of my teaching days. I remember always setting goals and benchmarks with my students each day, week, trimester, etc. It’s the same thing with P90x. You keep track of your own progress and basically try to outdo yourself. You can download goal-keeping worksheets from Beachbody’s website to coordinate with the strength workouts. Watching my military push up count go from 0.3 to 2 by the end of 90 days is something only I could truly appreciate. Also, P90x has you take photos and really detailed body measurements when you start and every 30 days thereafter. So when you feel discouraged, you see the results on paper and in photos … albeit really awkward photos.
4. It’s a highly effective gym substitution for non-gym junkies
If you’re the person wandering around the gym pretending you know what the hell you’re doing while giving the shifty eye to everyone else, then this program belongs on your shelf (pointing to self). I’m no stranger to sitting down at some scary medieval torture device looking weight machine wondering where on God’s good earth my legs go or why they’re being stretched out so far even Jenna Jameson would blush. Not cool. Oh yeah, and when I walk up to adjust the pin on the weights from 150 lb. to 5 lb., also not so sexy. Even I, Noob Mommy, have an image I’m trying to
project protect here.
Tony Horton (the creator of P90x) does a really great job at explaining each move (especially all the ones using weights) and pointing out how your posture should be. He frequently reminds you to watch your form and what that means exactly. There are advanced and “easy” modifications for every skill level, and modifications using resistance bands (in case you’re not using the chin up bar or hand weights).
5. You’ll get toned. You’ll get buff. But you won’t become the Hulk.
This is for the women specifically. There are still tons of women out there who think lifting any weights over 5 lb will transform you into the Hulk. Unless you’re chugging whey protein from a Camelbak, it’s probably safe to say your cleavage is, well, safe. You’re going to see your arms shape up. I actually earned myself some guns and couldn’t help but say the gun show line over and over again. When you start doing all kinds of Navy SEAL push ups, or when you do your first pull up, you’re going to know that P90x paid off.
6. It’s a fitness program you AND the hubby can
bitch about appreciate.
Do a YouTube search for P90x and see how many testimonial videos come up from both men and women. P90x is no joke. It’s 90 days of 1+ hour workouts for 6 days a week. There’s pull ups, push ups, chin ups, weights, abs, yoga, kenpo, plyometrics, and much more. It’s not a workout your husband will be embarrassed to do with you. In fact, Noob Daddy and I did this together and it was a strangely fun way for us to spend time together every night after Noob Baby went to sleep. This is one fitness program where I highly highly recommend a workout buddy. Like I said … cult following. Once you’ve put in your 90 days, you’re part of the survivors club, baby.
7. User-Friendly DVDs
I’m still surprised when I pop in another workout DVD where I’m forced to watch ads, or I can’t fast forward, or there aren’t any options to mute the annoying voices and/or music. Luckily, Beachbody isn’t trying to trap you in this DVD purgatory. There are all kinds of options to mute, keep instructions only, get rid of music, etc. Noob Daddy and I love all the cheesy self-deprecating Tony Horton humor in each DVD, but I know there’s a whole group of people who would rather do without all the corny jokes. And finally, my favorite part – the scrolling time bar!! Why isn’t this in every workout video? As soon as minute one has started, I am spazzing out trying to figure out when the misery will end. When I work out, I’m totally lost in this time-space void. I have no idea if 5 minutes have passed or 45 minutes. Countdown timer = sanity.
8. Supportive Fans & Coaches
I know I’ve beat this horse to a bloody pulp, but I’ll say it again … P90x has a serious following. If you’ve got questions, brags, or miserable complaints, there are many others out there in the Beachbody forums or on the Facebook page who will support you. I’m a Facebook fan and admittedly look forward to the little tips, Hortonisms, and motivational videos that get posted.
And of course this leads me to the coaches. I haven’t connected with a Beachbody coach until now, but I’m so happy Angela has offered to giveaway P90x to a Noob Mommy reader. Not only is she a busy mom who finds time to help others get healthy, but she’s a Noob Mommy reader as well! I know Angela would love to answer any P90x or Beachbody questions you may have.
So now that I’ve given you 8 really good reasons why you need P90x STAT, here is the lowdown on the giveaway:
- To enter: Share the P90x love by liking Angela’s Beachbody Facebook page. Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did and why you want to use P90x.
- For an additional entry: Visit Angela’s website and leave me a comment about another Beachbody product that you’d love to try (mention this as a separate comment)
- Another additional entry: Subscribe to my blog either via email or RSS feed (mention this as a separate comment)
- Another additional entry: Share this post on Facebook (Just click the Facebook icon at the end of this post and mention this as a separate comment)
- And another entry: Tweet this post (Just click the Twitter icon at the end of this post and mention this as a separate comment)
One winner will be randomly selected by random.org to win the P90x Home Fitness program. I will notify the winner via email at the close of giveaway. If I do not receive a response back within 48 hours of notification, another winner will be selected (please use an email you actually check when submitting your comment).
Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 29th at 9:00 pm PST.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO ABBY (COMMENTER #47) FOR WINNING THE P90X HOME FITNESS PROGRAM. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING.