Click here to find out more about the Beachbody Challenge and Challenge GroupsIn high school and college I was always “the skinny guy.” After several years with a busy family life and work that was totally sedentary, I found myself pushing 200lbs. About 10 years ago, I bought Power 90 and had the best intentions, but lack of time and, more importantly, lack of motivation kept me from committing.
About 4 years ago, I developed plantar fasciitis (a painful foot condition) and thought biking was my only exercise option. The problem was, I couldn’t seem to lose and keep off the desired weight no matter how hard I tried.
At 47 years old, I thought I was running out of time before the weight gain took over my life for good. I committed to Power 90 and hoped that the weight loss and stretching would reduce the plantar pain. I followed the simplified ladder of foods and the weight just fell off me—and the pain disappeared. I was totally hooked.
I started on P90X and soon became a walking advertisement. People would ask me, “What have you done differently?” The answer, for me, was the commitment I made to doing the program even when I didn’t think I had it in me. I pushed myself and the results were amazing. I’m proud of myself for sticking to it and losing the weight. I’ve had to buy new belts because I ran out of holes, dropped 5 inches in the waist—and I’ve had to take all of my suits in to be tailored. Not a bad problem to have.