2003 Hawaii Trip
I've seen plenty of before and after pictures and have always thought "that can't be true." I am happy to say that I have never been more wrong. Now, I have before and after pictures that I know are real, my own! I can't believe Power 90 worked the way it did. My high blood pressure is now normal, my resting heart rate went from too high to just right. But most of all, I've lost just over 100 pounds! The only bad news was that my nice new suits purchased in December are so much bigger than me that my tailor can't even fix them! But the way I look at it, I deserve a shopping spree after an accomplishment like this.
I was always active in high school; football, swim team, karate... a real go-getter. Then the unexpected happened. I was in a car accident; injured my back and would have to deal with it for the rest of my life. I tried to manage it and was pretty successful, until the pounds started adding on. Ten turned to 20, then to 30...soon I was 80 pounds heavier. Partly due to the added weight, my back worsened and I found myself bedridden for four months of the year 2001. It was inevitable, I needed surgery. After surgery much of the pain was gone but I had gained more weight from being so immobile. Moving around became such a chore.
Last Christmas, I was 345 pounds. I couldn't stand it anymore. I was unemployed and undetermined. I was unmotivated and uninvolved. My daily activity included watching TV, deciding what to cook for dinner and eating. My sister and I were watching television one day, and came across Tony Horton's program. My sister has always been in shape and has remained active all her life. When I asked her what she thought, she said "Get it and I'll do it with you." So with a partner in crime, I called up and ordered Power 90, the resistance bands, and both the men's strength and performance formulas. Day ONE on the P90 program was almost one month after my 26th birthday.
I am glad my sister was there to tell me, "don't push yourself yet...you don't want to get too sore that you give up." So that's what I did, I listened to Tony and my sister. I eased into the program. Weak and short-winded at first, I remember thinking I would never be able to move from Phase 1-2 to Phase 3-4. Every morning I woke to the power of Power 90. Tony became a mentor for me, an always smiling and sweating health-guru. Each week the moves got easier and more enjoyable, my body more able to complete the cardio and circuit segments.
Sure enough, I have made it through the first half of Power 90, moved through the second half of Power 90, ordered Power Half Hour to add to my daily fitness mix, and I can't wait for P90X! I signed up to regularly receive my supplements every 60 days and I swear by them, too. How else can you explain me going from a size 52 waists to a size 38 and still going! Fitness is no longer my health goal but my lifelong daily activity. Thank you Tony and the entire Power 90 team for all that you have done for me. My life is enriched, my soul empowered, and I am ready and able to take on all that life has to offer. Thank you for not only transforming my body, but for transforming my life!