My name is William Martin and i'm a Team Beachbody Coach. I have been a coach since October 2010 and have enjoyed the journey. Also i'm an ACE Certified Weight-Loss Specialist
July 2011 I was starting to feel sick when taking my medicine for panic attacks , which I haven't had any for a long time and I was on it for 8 years. I only took 0.25 mg of it, but when I was getting sick after taking it and not being myself that scared me. I went to a new doctor that helped taper me off it and also I went to a cognitive therapist that help figure out why I had panic attacks 8 yrs ago. One session he told me that working out and being around nature would be my best treatment. So that stuck with me til this day. I haven't been to him since last December but he helped me out a lot and showed me ways to deal with an attack if I were to have one. Luckily I don't have any. I have been 1 year and 9 months completely off the medicine. I went through some nasty withdrawals and I have never been in so much pain in my life. My entire body was numb for 2 months, I had burning pain up and down my arms/legs, my brain felt flooded a lot, I couldn't drive and couldn't do much but just be at home to heal.
I got back into working out around late November 2012. I started to ride my bike on a trail here and then I got in P90X2. I couldn't do all the moves from the workout program but from working out everyday my brain and body felt better. All the burning pain and numbness would go away...then it would come back some but not as much. To make this short, I got fully back to myself around late March 2012 and it felt good to be myself again. I'm stronger then ever and enjoying life a lot more.
Being apart of Beachbody has inspired me to become a personal trainer with ACE (i'll take my exam in June) and I recently became a Weight-Loss Specialist certification course I love helping people reach their goals , motivating them and supporting them. Also being apart of Beachbody , I got to work from home which really was nice for me when I was home healing because I couldn't do anything but just watch TV and get on the internet. So being able to talk to my friends on Facebook and the Team Beachbody site pushed me to get back to myself because I wanted to go out and help others. I have done P90X2, and Insanity the Asylum. The asylum took 2 mins off my running time which surprised me.
The name of the medicine I took was clonazepam, it's a nasty drug and I shouldn't have been on it for 8 years, especially when I didn't have any attacks. Working out gave me my life back. I wanted to give up many times going through my healing process, but something told me not and to fight hard, so I did.
I had a couple goals going into the P90X program. 1) to gain 6-8 lbs 2) get my AB's back (which didn't take long) 3) to retrain my kneee muscles from an acident a couple yrs ago. After 3 More ...
I had a couple goals going into the P90X program. 1) to gain 6-8 lbs 2) get my AB's back (which didn't take long) 3) to retrain my kneee muscles from an acident a couple yrs ago. After 3 weeks of doing the workouts every day, I noticed that my shoulders and chest were getting bigger , which was nice :) Also everytime I would do the AB Ripper X workout my AB's would be on fire and their were times of where I wanted to stop , but I just couldn't because I enjoyed working HARD to get the results I wanted and so far its paid off! I had stopped working out for about 2 1/2 months due to working alot, then relocating back to VA and had an ankle injury. I was sad that I couldn't workout, but once my doctor said I could get back to it, I did. My overall goal is to finish the last month of the program and to keep on working out , another thing is to keep having those GOOD protein shakes!
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