Monday, May 10, 2010

My Story

As far back as I can remember my wife and I watched the NBC hit show "The Biggest Loser". The irony is that I used to sit on the couch and watch this show while I would eat a big bowl of ice cream with various toppings and whipped cream. When I hit 250 lbs on my 5'11" frame and had outgrown yet another pair of pants I knew I was in need of a change. My wife agreed so we started to eat different. We would cut our portions in half. I would go to the gym. At first the results were awesome I lost some 20 lbs and felt great. Then the great wall hit and I never lost any more weight. I was in a rut at the gym and I saw my weight and clothes sizes going up. As I said I was going to the gym merely going through the motions. Getting up at 5am and getting back home by 630am getting ready for work and starting the cycle all over the next day.

In June of 2009 I was speaking to a co-worker who had talked about a program called P90X. I had seen the infomercials and was not at all interested. I thought that would never work for me. In August of 2009 when my fitness levels were declining, my weight was on the incline I decided to give it a try. I bought dumbbells from Bowflex, got my P90X from Beachbody and on August 24, 2009 started my journey to being physically fit. I started weighing 234lbs and now weigh 203lbs. I started off wearing pants size 40 to 42 pants. I now wear pants size 34 to 36. I'm in great shape and feel that there is nothing I can't accomplish.

When I was finished with P90X I ordered another Beachbody product called Insanity. Wow what a program and the results were awesome. As I drew near the end of Insanity I got to thinking that if I, an ordinary person with not a lick of athletic ability, can do these programs and take my life back I can certainly help others do the same. I want to help mothers, fathers, daughters and sons, friends and strangers alike.

I learned 2 very important things along my journey and they are this. 1. I have the power to change my life. 2. I am changing for me!

To sum up I want to let you know that I am a born again Christian who is thankful to God for all the changes I've been able to make over the past 8 months. I just want to help people as part of the solution. I am not offering a miracle pill, drink, elastic waist band, treadmill or any of the other gadjets that are on tv. No, I am offering friendship so that working together we can achieve what you want for you. You deserve to bfit4u.

2 comments:

  1. Good for you! This is awesome!

    I invite you to come check out my brother's weight loss journey of over 200 lbs at http://www.thislittlepiggywenttothegym.com/

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  2. Great progress! Keep it up!
    I'm an avid supporter of P90X as well, having seen the amazing results in my own body!

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