In high school I was the overweight, borderline obese, kid, and I was ok with that. It didn't start to bother me until college, after I had gained 20 pounds, when I started to realize how heavy I More ...
In high school I was the overweight, borderline obese, kid, and I was ok with that. It didn't start to bother me until college, after I had gained 20 pounds, when I started to realize how heavy I really was. I would look at pictures of myself and feel disgusted by what I saw. It was at this point that I decided to do something about it, but what?
I had seen several infomercials about a program called P90x, and although it was very compelling, I was still very skeptical. I ended up spending about a month watching Utube videos about peoples transformations with the program. After seeing how several people were able to get into shape and lead healthier lives I decided that it was time to get the program and commit for 90 days.
So when it arrived I started the program and did not miss a single day for two weeks, and then I stopped. After a couple of weeks I decided to start back up again and this time I only made for a week. Another couple of weeks had passed so I started again only to stop shortly after. This pattern continued for another three failed attempts. I was so disappointed with myself. I was making excuses, the biggest of which was that I did not have the time. About a month after my last failed attempt I was determined to finish that program at least one time. I told myself that if I missed one day not to worry about it, and to just move on to the next day. I decided to listen to Tony and do my best and forget the rest. This time I was able to make it all the way through and only missed a few days throughout the entire program. After this I decided to go another round and made it through to the end again.
As of today, I am so proud of what I had accomplished, I am no longer considered obese, I'm not even considered to be overweight anymore. I have lost over 40 pounds and have been able to maintain my current weight. I'm even beginning to like the pictures of myself, and when I look back at the older ones I cannot believe how bad my weight truly was. I also think back to the excuses I had made before and I now realize that a persons health should take priority above all else and that time is no excuse, there is always time somewhere in the day to workout and become a healthier and better person.
So what's next for me...Insanity!