2004 Hawaii Trip


My name is Becky. I am married and a mother of two boys (ages 4 and 6). Even though I have never been skinny, I always thought I looked okay.

I had a C-section with my first child, and inherited a bubble under the belly button that the doctors said would never go away because of the scarred muscle tissue. My weight stabilized around 150 pounds, but my size-8 pants were tight. After my second child I grew to 165 pounds and a size 10! I told people it was a "perfect 10," but I feared growing larger.

After New Years 2004, I started noticing my fat: a double chin, ripples on my legs, and my first fat dimple. Ackk! I knew I should do something, but what? On top of it all, intimacy with my husband was slowing down. I know it was because of my extra pounds.

Then one day, I had an epiphany. I was sitting at a stoplight thinking about all the frustrations in my life, and a light went on in my head. I decided to give all my frustrations over to God, thereby freeing myself of self-created concerns that I could not control. I knew that the one thing I could control was myself. So I decided to get into shape.

One Sunday morning I had the TV on and a Beachbody infomercial came on. I saw the results people got from the program. I heard them say, "You don't have to go to the gym." And, "It's like having a personal trainer in your own home." I was convinced that the people on the commercial were sucking in their tummies, and that I wouldn't get the same results. I just wanted to fit into a size 8 again—and I knew this program was the answer. I was very nervous ordering the tapes because I had never ordered anything from TV before. I called and ordered Slim in 6 and the supplements. If I was going to do this, I didn't want to waste my time by doing it halfway.

At first I didn't tell anyone. I guess I was too embarrassed to let people know I was working out. I didn't want to give them the message that I was fat. Plus, if the program didn't work, I wanted to protect myself from failing in front of others.

I was so embarrassed to take "before" photos. I didn't even tell my husband. Instead, I did what any sane woman of 39 would do: I had my 6-year-old son snap the photos. Now, I'm so glad I took them. I can't believe the difference in me! I also took measurements every week, and I found that for each pound I lost, I had also lost an inch overall. I was hooked! I was losing weight slowly, but my body was changing rapidly.

After I completed Slim in 6, I was still a size 10, but had lost about 20 pounds, and my clothes were much looser. Now my husband started to notice. I was so motivated that I thought I would tackle Power 90. Having a man run the program really intimidated me because I thought it would be way too hard, but I was wrong.

Power 90 was much easier than I had anticipated. I was surprised at how much I was sweating, but still, the time flew. I actually began looking forward to the cardio routines. After 30 days, my clothes were hanging on me. I had to go shopping for something to wear to a dinner event. When the clerk asked what size I was, I told her I didn't know. Imagine my surprise when I wasn't a size 8—but a size 6! NEVER in my whole life had I thought I would be a size 6 after childbirth. Now I was REALLY motivated.

After completing Power 90, I am a size 4 and I weigh 128 pounds. My life is more satisfying, and I feel more in control. My husband is like a teenager again. People ask me all the time, "How did you lose all that weight?" "Beachbody," I tell them.

Anyone can have success. They just need to decide, commit—and they will succeed. I have now ordered P90X. I don't know what to expect—except something great!

Thanks to Tony, and to all who have made Beachbody a success.

Becky H.

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