I am so happy that this day has finally arrived when I can thank you all at Beachbody for my wonderful results with the great fitness programs you provide.
Let me briefly tell you a little bit about myself and the ups and downs I have had with weight issues over the years. I am 43 years young, was born in the U.K., and have lived in America for 20 years now. I have a 17-year-old son and we now live in Florida. Up until around 30 years of age, I usually stayed around 140 and that was a good weight for me. But as you know, as you get older, if you don't exercise and eat more, it just seems to pile on the weight. These past ten years I have been around 165 going on up to 180 as seen in my "before" pictures. Those were taken around the end of 2005. I was very unhappy at that weight and tried all kinds of diet pills, joined gyms, etc., but never really seemed to stick with anything.
However, I saw an infomercial originally for Slim in 6 and basically was hooked on working out from home. At first it was tough, but I eased into the program and then moved on to Slim Series. I got involved with the Message Boards and joined a group all doing Power 90 in July 2005 and it was great. We wrote daily. But I must say my greatest love is Turbo Jam. I can honestly say, that yes, I am addicted to it.
In March of this year, I had a complete hysterectomy and felt depressed, fat, and bloated. My weight was back to 180 and I looked awful. I ordered Turbo Jam and in July got serious and have stuck to the program ever since. I have all the tapes and gloves, and every night I drive home planning which tape I'm going to do. I have told all my friends how great Beachbody is and that you don't need a gym to get fit. In fact, for a while, I joined a gym and was very disappointed. There was no structure and I found some nights I would just keep working on the same areas and I never saw results.
Now I make the same jokes at home. I get dressed in my gear, enter my front room and usually say, "Hmmmmmm, so I guess I'm the only one who showed up tonight again. Oh, well, at least I will get more attention in class."
Anyway, here are my pictures. Believe it or not, I am wearing the same bikini, so I'm glad that I did not throw it away. I have lost 40 pounds in weight so far, and as you can imagine, I have nothing in my wardrobe that fits anymore. Hopefully you will print my pics and story to help others realize that your programs really do work and they are fun, too. Forget all this talk of having to have lots of willpower and motivation. Everyone in this day and age can take 30 to 60 minutes out of 24 hours to make themselves not only feel, but look good. Tell them to look at my pictures. Look at the expression on my "before" picture. I look so miserable. Forget the huge belly, it's the sad face.
Well, thank you again. I hope you will make me one of your Success Stories. Even though I know I am, I want everyone to know.