Laurie V.

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My name is Laurie and I am 32 years old. I am a mother of two boys, ages 6 and 2�. I never really had a weight problem when I was growing up. I could always eat what I wanted and never even thought about exercise. That lifestyle eventually caught up with me as I got older. Unlike in my youth, everything I ate now headed straight for a body part. My weight fluctuated a great deal over the past 10 years, with 195 pounds being my highest.

I started Power 90 on April 22, 2003. I remember being excited to start my program. I could barely contain myself. I was so sick of the way I looked. I was ready to begin my new transformation. I was wearing a size 16, and all I wanted to do was fit into a size 10. To my surprise, I blew past that goal. I lost over 25 inches from my body. I was able to fit into a size 2 for the first time in 10 years. Even as great as those numbers are, that was not what I was most excited about. It was my arms and back. I could not believe how toned they got! Even though I was skinny when I was younger, I never had any muscle definition back then. I was in LOVE with my arms. My friends laughed at me because I flexed my muscles every chance I got, and still do!

As they say, life happens, and sometimes it throws you a curve ball. I had some major personal issues that I had to deal with and I let those issues take control of my life. I went into a depression. I stopped working out and started eating everything I knew was bad for me. I was eating for comfort and not eating to fuel my body. I am so embarrassed to admit what I would eat in a day. Let's just say it was probably over 3,000 calories, easy. I struggled with doing the right things and there wasn't a day that went by that I didn't think about doing Power 90. I fought to take back control. I lost time and time again, and could only manage to eat right a day here and there—for the past year. I am shaking as I write this because a light went off in my head: I don't have to deal with what I was dealing with anymore. No more! This is MY life and I choose ME.

With the help of someone very special who I met on the Message Boards when I first started 2� years ago, I got back to basics. This person has helped me stay accountable every day. The support I feel has been overwhelming. Thank you, Fred, for telling me I'm worth it.

It is really amazing how fast you can jump back into these workouts, and it is even more amazing how fast your body will remember all the good stuff you did in the past. In a short 60 days of Power 90, I recovered what I had achieved in my first round of Power 90 back in 2003. To those of you out there who have stopped and started too many times to count, please don't give up! Keep trying! It's not abut how many times you fall, but how many times you pick yourself back up and try again. You are worth it!

Thank you, Tony and Beachbody, for making a workout program that has changed my life for life!


Laurie V.

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