When I first started P90X I "liked" them on facebook and seeing the enthusiasm kinda turned me off. I also used the term "cult" to describe it! I just plugged along for quite a while on my little lonesome. I'm a rebel at heart so if I am expected to check in with someone to keep me accountable I find that I don't do it just to buck the system. I'm also willing to cut off my nose to spite my face. ;-)
In March I finally tried Shakeology. I'd been stuck at the same weight for 6 weeks and was just treading water. I would fluctuate 5-10lbs but there was no real progress. The month I started Shakeology, I lost 17.8lbs. That was the kick in the pants I needed! I crossed over to the cult side lol.
The comradery you experience with other people who have done the program is just amazing. There are jokes that only people who have suffered through the workouts understand. Some are good.. others are bad, but there's a kinship there.
I'm terrible at the hard sell. All I can really do is say I'm using these products, and these are my before and now shots. I can't stress this enough. BeachBody products work. If you're ready to do the work, you'll see the results with this program. You can be 330lbs when you start, you can start and stop a million times in a year. I did! I also lost 100lbs during that time. I don't workout 6 days a week. You can still get results even if you don't. I'm not super fit, I'm still on this journey. I welcome company! It is free to join my team! I've got a support/accountability group on facebook that is being under utilized! All I ask is that you do your best and forget the rest!
And for those of you who were wondering I've got 4.4lbs to go til I've lost the 12ish lbs I gained last freaking week. Hopefully Monday's weigh in will put me back where I was 2wks ago.