Thursday, July 7, 2011

About Me

Hi everyone, I am new to this and wanted to tell a little bit about me. I am a 45 year old husband and father of 4. A while back I was very overweight and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and then high blood pressure and then high cholesterol. My highest weight was 300 pounds. On this 5'-6" frame you can imagine how big that really is. I managed to lose some of that and got down to about 250. Still way overweight and taking meds for the above mentioned health issues. I basically got to a point where I said I give up. I can't lose any more.

One day about 2 years ago, I would say about summer of 2009 I was watching the golf channel (which was all I ever did) when an infomercial came on for P90X. I could not turn it off for some reason. I remember thinking to myself, "I could do that". Well of course I didn't. I kept seeing that infomercial over and over all the time and I kept talking myself out of it. All of a sudden one day about a year after I saw P90X on an infomercial for the first time I saw a Facebook friend of mine (another thing I did all the time) post up something about the fact that he did P90X and his results were amazing. I started to see these posts more from him all the time. 

Fast forward a bit to about Christmas 2010 after I had been to the doctor again and all my meds had to be doubled. I contacted this friend and asked what P90X was all about. I thought these people on the dvd's were all just paid actors. He told me all about it. I finally said I'm in and ordered it from my friend who had such success with the program he became a Beachbody Coach. 

My package arrived the first week of Jan. 2011. I went through and watched all the dvd's wondering what I had gotten myself into and thinking there is no way I can do that. Well I set my start date for Jan 10th. I actually started on that day determined that it wasn't going to work. After my first workout that very first day, I could barely move. I mean I could not even lift a fork to my mouth. I was convinced that was how the weight loss comes in. Seriously though, it was tough. I kept going day after day. Every day it started to get easier and hurt less.

Before I knew it I was through the first month and down almost 20 pounds. I couldn't believe it so I kept going and going to see where it would take me. It almost seemed like over night but I finished the entire program. The very next day I got on the scale and I had lost 40 pounds. I went from 250 to just under 210. I could not believe it.

One thing I have to add to this is that I had a lot of help and support from my family and friends. 2 friends in particular were right by my side so to say through this all. The first is George Kucharo who is my coach. He was always there with the motivation and inspiration to get me through day to day. Thank you George. You are a great friend. The second is Karen Wilson. Karen was paramount in getting my diet and nutrition where it needed to be to get the results that I did. Karen, I love ya to death and I owe you so much. She also got me drinking Shakeology which is the best, most nutrient packed meal replacement shake available. Get some. If you would like a sample just e-mail me and I will tell you how. Or just click on the blue link.

Once I finished my P90X I really needed to keep going and keep losing fat so I decided to move it on to The Insanity workout. Wow, what an intense workout program this was. I loved it. By the time I finished my 60 days I Had been down another 30 pounds. That is 70 pounds in 5 1/2 months. I am now 180 pounds and about to start the Asylum. Wish me luck folks. I thank you so much Beachbody for saving and giving me back my life.