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Heartburn, indigestion, bad knees—oh my!
Heartburn, indigestion, bad knees—oh my!
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1/8/13 2:32 PM
Meet Matthew A. ! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 9th!



It took me 7 years to deal with my father’s death. He died of a heart attack at 39, which wasn’t all that surprising since he was a big guy in very poor health. Unfortunately, I was taking after him—pushing 285 at just 26 years old. I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without being winded. My blood pressure was 155/92, and I was on my way to a pine box when I saw Tony Horton’s P90X infomercial. The problem was I didn’t think I could do P90X, so I went on a diet instead.

I was getting married and lost 30 pounds on a strict low carb diet, but I gained it all back in 3 months. I felt like a loser, until I saw Tony again, entertaining and keeping everyone motivated. I thought to myself I have to at least try—if not for me, for my wife-to-be.

So I got over my mental block and got started. I lost 75 lbs. and I’m proud to say I’ve kept it off. The best thing about P90X for me is that even though I’m ripped, and in awesome shape, when I’m done I’m still dripping in sweat—and I love it. I started this whole process looking to drop weight, but instead I’ve developed a new lifestyle that I’ll carry with me for the rest of what I hope will be a long, long life.

You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody® program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.

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RE: Heartburn, indigestion, bad knees—oh my!
1/10/13 3:10 AM as a reply to BBCTeam.
Well done Matt! Well done!
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RE: Heartburn, indigestion, bad knees—oh my!
1/11/13 10:57 AM as a reply to BBCTeam.
Thank you!
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RE: Heartburn, indigestion, bad knees—oh my!
1/11/13 11:06 AM as a reply to Machimon.
WOO HOOO! Great job!
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RE: Heartburn, indigestion, bad knees—oh my!
1/13/13 5:43 AM as a reply to BBCTeam.
I am in the same boat as you Matt. I'm sitting here out of shape, feeling awful for myself and making excuses as to why I can't do P90X.

I'm going to try to use your story as motivation. I need to do something fast and quit making excuses, I hope your story pushes me over that edge.
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