May 2006


I love Power 90! It has completely changed my life! Over two years ago my husband was diagnosed as having a stroke at the age of 25! He had to quit his job because they thought the strain of lifting heavy air conditioners was the cause. Then to make matters worse, I found out I was pregnant with our second baby and never having lost the 60 pounds I'd gained with the first baby… I was pretty fat! We had to move from Utah to Washington and live with my parents and needless to say, I was a little depressed.

I think I hit rock bottom after the pregnancy when I found a weight chart that said that I was obese! What an ugly word! But that's just how I felt. UGLY! I knew I couldn't do it alone. So my husband found Power 90 because it was "manly" enough that he would do with me. We started out really slow (I started with two-pound weights). After 30 days my husband stopped exercising with me because we found out that he hadn't had a stroke, he actually had a condition that would need radiation surgery.

But I felt so much better physically, mentally, and emotionally that I was able to deal with my life and my husband's health problems. I never thought exercising would help me in every aspect of my life. I feel like exercising is my break and my time to think things through. My day seems to go a lot better when I get those 30 minutes of morning exercise.

I lost 50 pounds in the first 90 days by just doing the level 1-2. So then I kicked it up to the level 3-4 and lost another 15 pounds! I went from a plus size to a size 8-10! That is smaller than my size in high school! I feel amazing. Friends didn't even recognize me at first sight. They would see me in the store and would walk by me and then stop, turn around and say, "Ellen? Is that you?"

We have a trail by our home and my six-year-old loves to go out and ride his bike there. He used to have to ride circles around me, but now he can just take off and I can keep up! He loves it and so do I. I have so much more energy and am able to just have fun with my kids. I can't stand to just sit around anymore. But the real test for me was—could I keep it off?

YES!!! It has now been over two years and I've had my third baby and have kept the weight off!! I still love doing Power 90. After I do it I continue to feel good all day long. I ran into Tony Horton in an airport in the beginning of February and told him of my success. He told me of another of his programs called P90X. I looked it up and can't wait to get it and get started!!

I get so excited to tell people about Beachbody and their Web site when they ask me what I did to lose all of my weight. I have had so much success that my sister bought Power 90, my brother bought it, too, and my brother's mother-in-law bought it. My mother has bought Slim in 6. It's contagious! Thank you, Beachbody, for giving me my life back and giving my kids a mom they could really love and have fun with!!

Ellen F.

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