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My name is Michelle Draper, and I live in Washington state. I'm a 40 year old retired Navy wife and mother of two. I've been with my husband Brett for 22 years in May. My oldest Ashley is 20 and my youngest Tyler is 16.
I work part time in a bakery as a cake decorator. I'm a creative person so it is a job I love doing, but my passion is fitness. I have been a BeachBody customer for
My fitness goal: Lose Weight
My Beach Body story began Oct 2002. I went to the doctor for a check up. It was that dreaded time to get weighed. I got on the scale and really couldn't believe what the numbers on the scale said. I More ...
My Beach Body story began Oct 2002. I went to the doctor for a check up. It was that dreaded time to get weighed. I got on the scale and really couldn't believe what the numbers on the scale said. I got off (thinking this thing must be broken) and back on. OMG! I was 196 pounds. At 5'6" 1/2 I was overweight. I had always been average weighing about 150. My poor eating habits and sweet tooth addiction had caught up with me. A typical days menu for me included a soda or two for breakfast, a soda or two and a mini bag of chips for lunch, a soda or two and whatever I made for dinner. If I bought a bag of candy I would eat the whole thing myself. I had managed to put on 46 pounds without even realizing it. The doctor told me I needed to loose weight especially since I carried the majority of my weight in my belly. I had an increased risk for diabetes, which runs in both sides of my family, and heart disease. Shortly after this insightful visit I went to the dentist as I had a tooth that was bothering me. The dentist asked me if I ate a lot of sweets and drank a lot of soda? I said yes, he told me that all the sugar was rotting my teeth and I really need to change my bad habits. I had 8 cavities. Ouch!
After those two wake up calls I knew I needed to make some changes in my life. I started walking 3 miles a day and lost 10 pounds. I got stuck at 186. I was really frustrated that the scale wouldn't budge and was about ready to give up. Then one late night when I was flipping through channels, I saw a Beach Body infomercial for Power 90. I saw it a few more times and was intrigued by what the program had to offer. I decided I would order it and try it out.
I started my first round of Power 90 Feb of 2003. The first 30 days were very hard. Tony's jokes made it more enjoyable. I was able to lose 10 pounds in that first 30 days. When I saw the difference in the pictures from day 1 to day 30 it inspired me to keep going. By day 90 I lost 30 pounds, 13 inches off my body and I went from 31% body fat to 25% body fat. I was amazed at the before and after pictures.
I unfortunately did not adopt good eating habits and gained 20 pounds back. At this point I realized that this was going to have to be a lifestyle change for me. I switched from regular soda to drinking diet soda, convinced myself that candy was not a food group, and began eating three meals a day. I also started writing down what I ate in a food journal. It was and eye opener having to be accountable to myself for what I ate. I tried to stay in the top 2 tiers of Michi's ladder. I did a second round of Power 90 in Nov of 2004 and lost the 20 pounds I had gained plus I lost 6 additional pounds. I was now back to 150 pounds. I used the Power Half Hour, a mix of Power 90, some cardio and of course good eating habits to maintain my weight. I was able to keep the weight off this time! I finally learned the only magic pill for weight loss is a good diet and exercise.
I still had some more weight to lose to get to my goal of 130 pounds. I also wanted to tone my muscles. I saw P90X on the Beachbody web sight, at first I was intimidated by the weights, pull ups, and push ups. I went to the message boards to see what other members were saying about it. After reading good reviews, I went ahead and ordered it. March of 2006 I started the P90X program. I was able to lose that last stubborn 20 pounds. The mix of weights and cardio helped me not only lose weight but change the shape of my body. The program was challenging. Tony made the weight lifting easy to understand, and I love the variety of the workouts. Using WOWY helped me to stay on track doing my workouts. The eating and workout books that came with the P90X were very informative and helped guide me through the program. I used the P90X recovery formula, it is wonderful after a hard work out and it tastes great. I also used the protein bars. They are convenient to take with you and make a nice meal replacement.
I went from being out of shape at 186 pounds wearing a tight size 16, to 130 pounds and a size 4. My body fat went from 31% to 16%. I lost 56 pounds and a total of 26 inches off my hips, chest, and waist. I'm in the best shape of my life. When I get tempted by food I remind myself nothing tastes as good as being healthy and in shape feels! Working out and getting in shape has empowered me to take my life back! Thank you Million Dollar Body!
1/2007 I have started a 2nd round of P 90 X. My goal this round is to increase my upper body strength and get more tone in my abs.
5/2007 I was honored to be chosen the May 10,000 winner. I have decided to do round 3 of P 90 X. The first 2 rounds I used the resistance bands to do the pull ups. This round my goal is to be able to do real pull ups and chin ups.
8/2007- I just finished my last week of my 3rd round of P 90 X. In July I attended the Tony Horton fitness camp in NY and came away totally motivated. I was able to overcome my soda addiction that I have had for 20 years, and have been caffeine free for over a month now. My goal for my third round was to be able to do real pull ups and I can do 6 and 10 chin ups. I'm working at improving that number. YEAH!!!! I'm just starting to do a round of P 90 Master series. I love Tony's programs! Love to hear his new jokes too. LOL!
Sept/Oct 07- I decided to take a break from the X and do a few other BB programs so I tried some Slim in 6,Hip Hop Abs, And Master Series this month. I will be starting Turbo Jam OCT 1st! I can hardly wait to work with Chalene and try out these fun and exciting DVD's. I just completed Turbo Jam. I really enjoy the variety of mixing my work out up!
Dec 08-I just finished my 5th round of P90X and am currently using a mix of Tonys One on Ones and the X+
You Might not be able to change your DNA but you can change your fate! Just Push Play
Your current meal plan is: Balanced Slim Down at 1900 calories.
P90X One on One®
Slim in 6®
Hip Hop Abs®
Yoga Booty Ballet®
Kathy Smith's Project: YOU®
Power Half Hour®
Great Body Guaranteed!®
Shakeology® - The Workouts
Brazil Butt Lift®
Cardio / Aerobics
INSANITY: THE ASYLUM® Volume 1
LES MILLS PUMP
Beachbody® Ultimate Reset™
Brazil Butt Lift® Master Series
LES MILLS COMBAT - primary program
P90X Chin-Up Bar
Heart Rate Monitor
Meal Replacement Shake
Whey Protein Powder
Joint Support Super Formula
Beachbody Ultimate Reset™
Energy and Endurance™ Pre-Workout Formula
P90X® Peak Health Formula
P90X Protein Bars
P90X® Peak Results and Recovery Formula
2-Day Fast Formula®
Total Health Women's Formula
Strength & Muscle Men's Formula
Valentines day is always a special reminder. It's when I decided to start my weight loss journey with Beachbody in 2003. My husband was in the Navy and deployed out to sea and I did my first Power More ...
Week 4 Recovery week, better known as core focus week.
Week 4 started out great for me. Monday I got my yoga in felt great. Balance poses still are my nemisis. Not my favorite workout but my More ...
Week three went very well. No muscle soreness which was a plus!!! I got in all of my workouts including the Ab Ripper X(all 3) ;D It was my first full week of using the Pull up assist and I love More ...
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