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Depressed and Scared After Suffering a Heart Attack

Nelson suffered a heart attack in his early 30’s.  Here is his story…

“For most of my life, I was on the smaller side. But after graduating from high school, I packed on 10 pounds every single year from 1997 to 2008. Do the math. That’s 110 lbs. of fatness. YUCK! And even though I promised myself year after year that I was going to lose weight, I never did. Then when the doctor told me I weighed over 300 pounds my heart dropped and I felt like such a loser! I knew I had to change. So I did.

I lost 40 pounds in 4 months and felt like a million bucks. But after suffering a heart attack in my early 30’s, I became depressed and scared, fell back into my old habits, and packed back on over 50 pounds of fatness. Then a light came on in my head and my inner voice started telling me, “DO NOT GIVE UP!” Right before my heart attack my wife (back then she was my girlfriend) bought me P90X but I never got to use it. But once I had somewhat recovered, it was time to bust it out and press play.

The greatest challenge for me was just starting a workout program! I was always waiting for the perfect moment to do something instead of taking the moment and making it perfect. I gotta say, in the beginning, I really wasn’t into changing my ways. I’d miss a few days of P90X then start the program over and over and over. I ended up completing 7 rounds of Phase 1 “do-overs” and unfortunately didn’t get that great of results because I wasn’t really committed to the program, or to the Beachbody community.

Finally, I got my act together, got 100% committed, followed the program guide that was already laid out for me, and little by little the pounds started to melt off. I took Tony’s advice of, “Do your best and forget the rest!” as well as Shaun T’s “Dig Deeper!” motto, and with undefeatable determination I completed 4 full rounds of P90X, 3 rounds of INSANITY, and lost over 100 pounds of gunk. I went from 305 lbs. in 2011 to 196 lbs. in 2013. I lost 10 inches in my waist, 2 inches in my hips, and 14 inches in my chest. I’m now off my meds and my doctor said my heart and health is perfectly fine!

When I first started my weight loss journey I ran a 16-minute mile, finishing completely out of breath. Now I jog an 8-minute mile, easy, yet am still striving to get even better. I even recently ran a full Marathon! Today I have WAY more energy and can spend tons of quality time with my wife, kids, family, and friends. They’re all so happy that I’m finally living life, and so am I. I truly believe that if my wife didn’t order P90X when she did, I don’t think I’d be here today. I love you Beachbody—you gave me my life back! I thank you. And so do my friends and family.”

You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit!

Nelson participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 2nd!

I Had the Same Resolution Every Year…Until I Did P90X!

Melissa participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 11th!

Every New Year’s, I would say my New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight. But I never followed through—until this past year. I was a new mother. I was totally overweight. I had no energy, no confidence, and no self-esteem. I had headaches every day. So what would I do? Turn to food.

I was literally eating myself into an early grave. Until I made my New Year’s Resolution last year and followed it by starting P90X. I loved that P90X is a routine, sets a schedule so you have something daily to look forward to. It changes daily and it’s fun. Also, the meal plan and recipes kept my eating on track.

And when I started adding Shakeology, I gained a ton of energy, could sleep better, and felt like I could focus better. Don’t get me wrong, there were tons of days when I felt like giving up, but being in a Challenge Group helped me keep up—those people were there to support me, give me courage and inspiration.

And this time it worked. Thanks to P90X and Shakeology as well as TurboJam and TurboFire, I kept my Resolution. I lost well over 100 lbs. I have more energy, more confidence, I haven’t used pills for my headaches, my body doesn’t hurt anymore, my blood pressure and cholesterol are the best they’ve ever been— and I can run and play with my son without pain!

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.

If you want to save money, go to our selection of Beachbody Challenge Packs and check out our P90X Challenge Pack that includes P90X and Shakeology

Want to Win $500.00?

Team Beachbody has always had their Daily SuperGym Sweepstakes where you could win $500.00 to $1000.00 just by working out with a Beachbody product and logging into the SuperGym.  It was like a fitness lottery ticket and every day, someone won – 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This week, though, that changed and it is now a Daily Success Story Contest and you enter The Beachbody Challenge and then submit your results.  If you have been doing P90X or P90X2 (or any Beachbody workout for that matter) and you have before and after pictures and you have been logging into the SuperGym, you owe it to yourself to submit the results.  You may have even entered The Beachbody Challenge already.  If that is the case, simply click on “Enter My Results” on the sign up page and you can get in the Success Story contest to win $$$$!

Below is what the Challenge page entry looks like and at the top, you can see each one of the steps that you take.  Click on the image to enlarge it.  Click here if you are ready to enter The Beachbody Challenge and submit your results!