2004 Hawaii Trip
I have been fat all of my adult life. I would always walk with my head down, never looking anyone in the eye. I had no confidence. My self-esteem was very low. I couldn't take a compliment of any kind. If we took group or family pictures, I always made sure that I was in the back or that someone was hiding most of my body. I hated to shop for clothes. I always chose big, baggy garments that helped hide my fat. That was the way my life wasbefore Beachbody. Now, here's the new me! Gone are 41 pounds and 33 inches of ugly fat. It is hard to put into words how great I feel about myself. I walk proudly, with my head held high. I look people in the eye and smile. I have confidence in myself. I wear sexy clothes now. I love to shop! I get compliments almost every day at work. It's still hard for me to accept them, but I'm learning. I see a picture of myself and think, "Wow, that can't be me." My self-image is getting better every day. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg last weekend, and as I was walking to my table, I got lots of looks from men. It made me feel great! I thought to myself, "Oh my gosh, they actually like what they see!" I never thought I would see the day that I could make men's heads turn again.
This would not have been possible if I had not done Beachbody's Power 90 program. I am 48 years old, so sometimes it was slow going. I was sure that my fat had been on my body so long, it had taken up permanent residence. Statistics say it's hard to lose weight when you get older, and they're right. But Power 90, Tony, and all of your friends on the Beachbody Message Boards motivate you. They teach you how to take care of your body: eat healthy, give it the fuel it needs, and most importantly, exercise. Sure, you can lose weight without exercising, but once you get tired of dieting, you'll gain it all right back and then some. You have to change your habits, change the way you eat, get up off your duff, and work out six days a week. That is the only way you're going to succeed.
Beachbody is a daily part of my life now. I'm not quite at my goal weight, but I'm not worried. I feel great, I look great, and I will reach my goal as long as I live the Beachbody way! I am doing it, and you can do it too!
Phyllis S. "new_ME_n_03/04"