I've always enjoyed playing sports, so I've always been a reasonably in shape guy. My problem was always the whole production of going to the gym. I hated dragging myself out of the house, I hated waiting on machines, and I hated all the d-bags there solely for social purposes. The other problem I had was the tendency to get bulky. If I'd go too heavy, I started to resemble a pizza oven. If I went light with high reps, I was at the gym forever.
Anyway, I stopped working out for awhile and really got lazy. I was up to around 190 lbs, which doesn't sound horrible, but as some of you may remember from the 'How tall are you' thread, I'm 5'4".
I saw the commercial for P90X, and like any other infomercial, I disregarded it. Oddly enough, my brother in law didn't and started using it. He told me after using it for a week that it had a lot of high intensity body weight exercises (multi varied pushups/pullups and the like) and he wasn't into it. I asked him if I could take a look at it, so I tried day 1. I could do maybe 5 half assed pullups. There was a lady on the video outperforming me. I puked. I was sore for 3 days afterward. But I decided to stick with it so I bought my brother in law's DVDs.
3 months later, and I weigh 165 solid. I can pop out 25 wide grip pullups and lord knows how many chin ups. I play soccer and fly by 18 year old kids. It's ridiculous how well this thing works.
I figured I'd post this just to see if anyone else has done it, or to recommend it if anyone's struggling to find a decent fitness routine. It's not easy by any means, but it's incredibly effective and convenient.
Just figured I'd pass it along...