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Meet Jason M.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for November 5th!
Life was going great…until I got divorced in 2006—then my life tumbled out of control. After that, I ate a lot, drank a lot, and was a completely unhealthy person. I was depressed and on multiple medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and of course, depression. I ballooned up to 217 lbs. and hated myself and my body.Fast-forward 6 years to July 2012. I saw a picture of my daughter and me at her dance recital and was disgusted. Something had to change because I was overweight and miserable. I want to see every one of her recitals as she grows up, but at the rate I was going, chances were that my body would give out prematurely and I wouldn’t be around for her much longer. I needed a drastic change in my life, but what?
Since I had already purchased Power 90 a year earlier, I figured it was time to dust off the dust and finally start down the road to recovery. Power 90 was great. It was simply a program that I could do and not feel like a failure. After Power 90, I went on to do Les Mills COMBAT, P90X, and T25. In Combat, the punching and kicking helped me take out my frustrations! P90X renewed my love affair with Tony Horton. And T25 introduced me to Shaun T.
In the very beginning, my addiction to alcohol was my greatest challenge. I drank almost daily, but the Beachbody programs helped me substitute exercise for alcohol and I replaced that alcohol-induced “high” with the good kind. I also started drinking Shakeology every day and it really helped curb my cravings. The greatest benefit of Shakeology was that it provided me with an alternative healthy snack. Gone were the days of just grabbing something that wasn’t good for me. Shakeology, eating right and exercise, also helped me get off my medications as well.
My Coach and his wife were a great team and were key to keeping me motivated as I plugged away at reaching my goals! He offered tons of advice and was a daily inspiration to me. Also, the daily check-in on Facebook with my Challenge Group really helped motivate me to push play every single day.
It took 1 year and 4 Beachbody programs, but I lost 55 pounds and multiple inches from my waist and hips. I went from a size 38 to a 31 and from 28% body fat down to just 18%. I gained muscle, flexibility, and most importantly confidence in myself. I am no longer depressed and I see life differently now.
Today I am a healthy person and am no longer on ANY medication. NONE! NO blood pressure meds. NO cholesterol meds. And NO depression meds. My daughter sees me as a healthy example and we now can do activities that we couldn’t do before. Because I turned my life around and lost the weight, now I’ll be able to see every one of her dance recitals, for years and years and years to come. Thanks Beachbody.
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