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My name is Michael Siegel, and I'd like to be the first to welcome you to Team Beachbody. You have just taken a great step toward a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life! I'm here to help you along the way, giving you all the support you need to achieve your fitness goals. If you have ANY questions at all, I would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact me at:
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I am a modest 5'7" in height. Back in 2003, I was 23 years old and weighed 230 pounds. Like many people out there, I subsisted on fast food, rich desserts, and a huge helping of couch time. Around More ...
I am a modest 5'7" in height. Back in 2003, I was 23 years old and weighed 230 pounds. Like many people out there, I subsisted on fast food, rich desserts, and a huge helping of couch time. Around that time, I decided to make a change in my life. I completely turned my diet around, and began to work out modestly with Power 90. After a few years, I had gotten down to 170 pounds and was feeling much better.
Then I decided to get serious!
In April, 2007 I ordered P90X and soon began doing the LEAN program. I began losing weight more rapidly, and gaining muscle in its place. It was fantastic.
However, in week 11 (August 18, 2007) I suffered a terrible accident. While crossing the street in Los Angeles, I was hit by a car going approximately 40 mph. I never saw it coming, and only remember waking up on the sidewalk with the paramedics cutting me out of my clothes.
I suffered a minor brain hemorrhage, and a major concussion, but miraculously broke no bones. I did suffer some extensive damage to tendons in my shoulders and knees. After a week in the hospital, I spent another month recovering in bed at home. Time went by, and my joints were not feeling any better, despite the physical therapy I was getting.
Fast-forward to March, 2008. I now had gained weight up to 179 from all the inactivity. Finally, I got back results from some MRIs to check for major problems in my joints. Luckily, there was nothing terribly serious - just some inflammation for which my doctor recommended cortisone injections.
Not being one for steroids, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I started trying some of my P90X videos to the best of my abilities (Plyo X - can you say "modify?"). I was amazed that with every workout I attempted, my pain lessened and my mobility returned!
After just a few weeks, I decided to go on to a full Classic P90X schedule, which I finished on July 17, 2008. I am now in my second round. ALL MY PAIN is GONE!!! And I can move around, just like before the accident! In addition, I've lost down to 154 pounds, and counting (backwards!). AND, if that weren't enough, I don't need to wear glasses anymore (I wore BIFOCALS for 5 years, due to blood sugar problems)!!!
I just don't know what else I can say, except that Tony Horton and Beachbody have given me not one, but TWO chances to reclaim my life from a desperate situation. Thank you!!!
ON TOP OF ALL THAT, I HAVE JUST BEEN AWARDED THE SEPTEMBER 2008 $10,000 PRIZE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, TO BEACHBODY, TONY HORTON, AND TRACI!!!
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