Isn’t this amazing?! I think this is one of my FAVORITE BeachBody transformations. Cecil lost 117 lbs with P90X and Insanity and I just HAD to do a little spotlight on her.
(Cecil is from Puerto Rico and I did my best to translate her responses to the questions. But if the grammar is a little off just know that’s the reason why. haha)
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
All my life was plump, but a season of my life for personal reasons and was experiencing emotional situations that I lost control of my life, suffering severe depression that led me to overweight that I escape from my hands … I was ashamed of having to share with family and friends were either in a restaurant, a cinema, a shopping center, for all the people around me were in comparatively normal weight to overweight large me. I wore clothes in dark colors like black and gray to try to fool myself in the mirror and not feel uncomfortable by my silent depression. Why I could not take control over me? I felt insecure and I locked myself away from activities like going to the beach, or any type of physical activity.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
God made me rescue my life and gave me the strength to get up and do something for my self. To hit bottom and fall into a hospital helped me to see that if did not do something about my health, my weight would drag me to death . Sometimes we have to go through situations and experiences that shake your life and learn to appreciate what really is incalculabe … your health!
Why did you choose the program special?
I chose P90X because I identified with a history of people like me who were suffering from depression. The many videos and testimonies and transformations achieved grab my attention and I get the message clear … I did not think twice and ordered my program and I prayed to God and I said to myself, if you don’t try, you’ll never know what you’re capable of! It was the best decision I ever made in my life. I recovered my health and not just that, I sculpted, toned and molded my body in a way I never thought possible. Beachbody change my body, my health and my life.
What did you like in particular, about the program you chose?
I like how enthusiastic and energetic P90x is Tony Horton, every workout was a big challenge for me every time I turned on my TV, but once the workout was done it was a great achievement and every day brought me closer to the woman I wanted to be. I liked that all exercises were modified versions for people like me, a person who knew nothing of weights or exercises. I learned a lot every day.
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?
I had to face myself. I would get frustrated that the number on the scale did not move faster. And sometimes it frustrated me to see that I did not lose weight, but yet in inches and clothing sizes. I was surprised that there were loose pants and shirts.
Describe the results you Achieved with your Beachbody ® program. What achievements are you proud of?
What gives me pride and satisfaction of completing my programs that I specifically did P90X & INSANITY, I am proud to have done things I never thought I would do, I never imagined I could do pushups and I did, I never thought to do yoga and I was surprised myself for the flexibility that developed. All my life I hated sweating and I was sweating a lot in both programs but I felt so happy … to see that day after day I was losing my fears and insecurities … I made it through each and every one of the DVD ‘S of each program … I am proud to know that there is nothing IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO ACHIEVE BY MYSELF :)