Although I was always heavily involved in sports growing up, my weight was never under control. By the time I reached high school, I weighed 240 lbs., and because of my weight struggles, I was extremely unhappy with myself, mentally and physically.
It got so bad, I was diagnosed with clinical depression, a condition I “treated” with drugs such as cocaine, cough syrup, marijuana, and alcohol. I was so out of control I had to take a medical leave of absence from college because I was mentally unstable and a danger to myself.
When I almost died from abusing cough syrup, I hit bottom and knew I had to change. I needed a natural way to build the strength I lacked. This may sound stupid, but P90X saved me. The fact that P90X had a fit guide, a nutrition guide, and 12 workouts blew my mind. At first, it was tough. I had to modify, modify, modify everything. But Tony is such a great motivator. I stuck with it and I came out looking more ripped than I ever imagined.
Even better, I came out a better me. I am so much happier and healthier. I eat healthy, engage in healthy activities, stay away from things that will drag me down. I want to give a big THANK YOU to my Coach., for being there for me and helping every step of the way. And because of how far I have come and how many obstacles I have faced and overcome because of Beachbody.