There has been a request for before and after pictures. My wife is taking them but I haven't decided to post them. So, we'll see on that one. But here is (below) what my abs look like...right underneath about a half inch of pudgy.
So, why are you doing this, Kevin? Well, I certainly need to get healthier and I find that following someone's plan other than my own with a partner(s) helps me achieve my goals. Simply, it helps me stay committed and I have more fun when I do something like this with others. Chuck and I are breathing hard, sweating like crazy and laughing with and at each other as we move through the program. It really is fun and Chuck is such a good partner for me.
Additionally, I have patterns in my life that are 40 years old. To have a breakthrough I need meaningful shifts in my internal dialogue, inspiration , radical passion and entertainment. To intervene in life long thought patterns and create natural paths to success takes an achievement cocktail. Something may inspire you to engage your personal development but we all need the comprehensive approach to make it last. Plus, doing something you have never done before (P90X is my latest) that is in line with your personal values and "gets you to where you want to go' is exhilarating.
When was the last time you did something you have never done before? Check out www.themindofchrist.net for a Christian application of this principle.