2004 Hawaii Trip
My name is Tammy, and I'm 37 years old. I am a working wife and mother to two teenage sons.
Before Beachbody, I didn't think about what I was doing to my health and my body. I never ate properlyI was the queen of soda and pizza delivery! I never had enough energy. And I never thought my life could be different. I thought that was how everyone felt. But I always had that voice in the back of my head nagging me to lose some weight. I was really uncomfortable with my body and embarrassed to do things like go to the pool or to the lake. If we went out someplace special and I got dressed up, I would inevitably feel depressed because of the way I looked. Once some friends got me to play volleyball at a church outing, and I felt so awkward and embarrassed out on the court, all I wanted to do was go somewhere and hide.
My husband saw the Power 90 commercial and told me about it. He was really excited. One day I happened to catch it for myself, and I was hooked. When Ann P. spoke of her young sons, and of how she will now be around to enjoy them for many years to come, it just hit me like a lightning bolt. Sure, I wanted to be slim and trim and look fantastic. But to be healthy, to live a long active life, to enjoy my children and, someday, their childrenI had never thought of it that way before! I realized that this was about so much more than just losing weight.
So I started the program, and at first, it was hard. But it was structured and it provided me everything I needed to succeed. I followed the nutrition guide and Michi's Ladder, and I did the workouts. My husband worked right alongside me, cheering me on. I used the Beachbody Message Boards and the chat room, and I relied on the friends I made there to motivate and inspire me. With every week that passed, I saw that Power 90 was REAL. There are so many weight loss gimmicks out there these days, but here was a program that was not about starving yourself or cutting out entire food groups or taking some magic pill to lose weight in your sleep. This was so simple: eat healthy, get proper nutrition, and do the exercise. The results were happening. I could see thembut even better, I could feel them.
Thanks to the healthy eating and exercise habits I developed through Power 90, I lost 45 pounds and went from a size 14 to a size 4. As the pounds and inches went down, my energy and self-esteem shot through the roof! Now I'm living the healthy, active life I want to live. I'm playing golf, I'm swimming, I'm running... I am no longer sitting on the sidelines embarrassed or mad. I know I am capable of doing anything!
I can't think of how to describe it other than saying, "This is the real me." I was hidden away for so long. Now I feel set free.
Power90 kick-started a whole new way of living for me. Since finishing it, I have gone on to do Power Half Hour, Slim in 6, Slim Series, and even some of P90X.
People ask, "What keeps you going?" I have to say that a big part of it is the Beachbody community online. There is so much support and inspiration on the Message Boards and in the chat room. The people there lift me up! Not too long ago, I became a Coach, and the response I received was overwhelming. Every day I am able to help someone on their journey with Beachbody programs and, in turn, that keeps me going because I must practice what I preach.
Power 90 was the catalyst that changed my life. The old Tammy is gone forever. Beachbody gave me the tools and the knowledge. I provided the sweat and the will to succeed. And now I feel great, I look great, and I have a long healthy life ahead of me to enjoy to the fullest!
Very gratefully yours,