Samantha Y.
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2004 Hawaii Trip

June 2004


My name is Samantha and I am 12 years old. My life before Power 90 was sometimes very frustrating. I was a skinny little girl until I reached 8 years of age. For some reason, I started gaining weight and noticed that I was getting bigger than most of my friends. I had played soccer with my friends from the first grade to the third grade, but when I started gaining my weight it was not fun anymore.

Last summer my nickname was "Chubby Bunny" at daycare. I was a little embarrassed at pool parties, but after a while I did not care what people thought of me. My mom and dad talked about putting me on a diet many times. We would try cutting out different things from my diet, but we really never stuck with it.

Then one day my dad got these Power 90 tapes in the mail, and he started the program. I would sometimes watch him work out and think: How long will he last before he quits the program? But my dad never quit—he kept on having amazing results, and he was chosen as Beachbody's Success Story for February 2004. So my mom and dad decided that I should give Power 90 a try. First, we went to our family doctor and he said it would be fine for me to do the Power 90 program.

My Power 90 experience was hard and very frustrating at first. My mom and dad woke me up at 5:30 AM so we could do the workouts together. The first 30 days were the hardest days of my life, with the workouts, the new diet, and getting up at 5:30 AM—not to mention my dad making sure I did every exercise exactly like Tony. If I started slacking, he would let me know real quick! (He was getting on my mom's nerves really bad. )

After 30 days I had lost 8 pounds and 3 inches around my belly. I was starting to see a little difference, and my parents were very happy. On my 45th day, I switched to the 3-4 tapes and it made the workouts more difficult. After 60 days I had lost 14 pounds and 5 inches around my belly. My friends and teachers at school noticed a big change in me. My best friend, Halee, thought it was real cool that I was losing weight and she was very supportive. By this time I had posted some pictures on the Power 90 photo gallery. I was really happy when all the people on the site started giving me advice and telling me not to give up. It just made me want to work out even more. On March 10th I turned 12, and no, I did not eat any birthday cake.

Well 90 days finally came, and I could not believe the difference Power 90 had made in me. I went from 122 pounds to 104 pounds and lost 7 inches in my belly. My family and friends could not believe the change in me. Now everyone says I look great and they are so proud of me.

Power 90 has really changed my life. First of all, I have confidence in myself like never before. Secondly, as a reward for all my hard work in the Power 90 program, my dad bought me a TV/DVD player for my room. I am playing all my favorite sports again. I got to buy some new clothes because my other ones are too baggy. I do not get tired anymore like I used to. I even made the JV cheerleading squad for football and basketball next season. My mom and dad are so proud. Power 90 has just changed me completely in all areas of my life.

I want to thank Tony and the people at Beachbody. You have no idea how happy I feel inside right now. The Power 90 program was the hardest thing I have ever done, but through the tears and sweat I did not give up. I had my family and my Beachbody family for support every step of the way. Thank you, Beachbody, for entering my family's life. As they say on the Message Boards, "YOU ROCK! "

Yours truly,

Samantha Y. "Sam02004"

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"this is like a great story for me to read to gain motivation. i have extreme weight problems and it is nice to see that even kids can lose weight from the p90x."

– sabrina, phoenix, AZ

"Samantha, you must now be 16yrs. old. It is the year 2008 and I have just read your story. I cried. You have learned a lesson that many of us have not yet learned in a lifetime. You, by setting an example have touched my heart. Thank you. I hope you realize that anything else you approach in life with the same determination will make you a winner. Search for God with the same fervor and you will move mountains."

– Beatriz E. Morales, Kingsland, GA

"hey you've just inspired e with your story and congrates on losing that weight i have the same problem you had but im 13 i didnt go to not one of my friends birthdays this year because they were all pool partys and im too imbarrased to wear a bathing suit around any of them cause theyre all like toothpicks but i was a really small lil girl too till i hit 10 or 11 then i started getting big but thanks for inspiring me to the weight i need to"

– mindy, Darien, GA

"Hi Samantha you did awsome and I am so proud of you i'm 11 and I need to loose weight too so wish me luck rock on"

– Natasha, Chicago, IL

"HEY YALL It's me WOW I didnt know they still had that up well most of u are wondering if im still in shape well yes but im 17 now so i do have my womanly curves lol but i work out at the YMCA after school i play on the soccer team at my high school but to everyone out there if your looking to make a positive change in your life P90 does it its something you will never regret"

– Samantha Young, greenwood, SC

"I remember being 9 years old and weighing 122lbs. I was very chunky. I was very frustrated and felt helpless and hopeless at the time. I am glad your parents helped you get on the right track and you succeeded in becoming healthy and learning discipline. If only I had the same support and plan I might have made a great difference in my own life and been happier and healthier as a child. Congratulations. I hope you are still on this constructive and healthy path."

– Naomi, Wahiawa, HI

"What an inspiration.You are such a beautiful little girl.Congratulations on your results.If you can do it, I can do it."

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