Check out this AMAZING transformation from Roni K! I have people who think losing weight is only for those in the 20s and 30s. That it’s too late for them. But it isn’t true! You CAN change your health and fitness at ANY age. :) Here’s Roni’s story.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am 53, and food and weight issues have been a curse my entire life. When I was about 11 or 12 years old, a dinner guest in our home said to my parents, “She certainly is well-fed!” My mom said, “Yes, we should probably put her on a diet. It’s now about 40 years later, and I have probably tried everything. I played all the girls’ sports in high school and stayed fairly active thereafter. I’ve been a regular at the gym for the last 20 years or so, but have really wasted many hours doing cardio machines that my body had acclimated to. In Nov 2010, I found myself at the peak of my yo-yo cycle at 187 pounds. I was miserable. I avoided doing anything fun for fear of having to wear shorts, a bathing suit, a dress, or anything other than that one pair of ugly stretch pants and sweatshirt. But it was so hard to just get started. I’d wake up in the morning with good intentions, and by mid afternoon it was all over. I would vow to “start tomorrow!” That happened many times.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I finally got so disgusted that I got consistent. I started eating right. I lost some weight, but I was so worried that the cycle would repeat itself and I would gain it back. I did NOT want that to happen, so after some investigation, I decided it was time to BRING IT! No more of this wimpy stuff at the gym. It was time to get in the best shape of my life, and that meant P90X! My husband has always been into fitness, and as we got older, he was looking great while I looked older and older. He wanted to be active and do fun outdoor activities, but I was embarrassed and uncomfortable with my weight, so I would avoid doing anything that required shorts or a bathing suit. My marriage was suffering. Also, I knew that menopause was approaching, and I was afraid of what that would do to my body, which was already looking old, saggy and wrinkled. I was so tired of feeling matronly and sluggish, and I worried that it would only get worse the older I got.
Why did you choose the particular program?
I had seen infomercials for P90X, and just had a feeling that this was the answer. I saw that the results were real, the people were real, and the workouts looked challenging. I really liked that it was scheduled out for me, because I work well by the calendar. There was no guesswork about what I needed to do each day. I also liked the fact that there was a website with message boards where I could plug in to stay accountable.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that it was a good combination of weight training and cardio. I liked that the moves did not involve fancy choreography that I needed to be super coordinated to be able to do. I liked the trainer on the DVDs (Tony) because he was motivating and not annoying like some others. And I liked that the workouts were all scheduled out for me.
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was feeling frustrated at being unable to do some of the exercises in the beginning (and even still). I overcame that challenge by continually reminding myself that it would get easier if only I continued to try. I did continue to do my best in every workout, and indeed it DID get easier, and I was able to do a lot more at the end than I was able to do at the beginning.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of?
I lost 40 pounds overall, although I lost some of the weight before starting P90X. But with P90X, I went from 34% body fat to 19%, and that is what I am most proud of. I went from a size 12 to a size 4, which was SO much fun! I went from having no muscle definition to having strong, toned arms, legs and abs.
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