Joey’s story is RIVETING! After you watch his video, read what he wrote. Holy Cow!! Those conversations with the Doctor are eye opening and inspiring! Thanks for sharing your video, and for sharing your story with the team.
Joey did some serious work in round 1 of P90X, losing 46 lbs in 90 days! That’s some SERIOUS commitment! He’s moving on to Insanity next. Check out how far he’s come already. Congrats buddy!
Joey’s Story in his own words:
My name is Joey “Bull” Sizemore. I have always been one of those that make a party or a crowd. I am a 6 year veteran of the US Navy. REMEMBER THIS PART: I am a med school student FULL TIME, I am a father to two toddlers, FULL TIME, I am a husband to a loving wife FULL TIME. I work 12 hour swing shifts 6 days a week, FULL TIME, I am Southern and Baptist therefore church is my Sunday must. I am very LAZY and believe that my hard work deserves me FAST FOOD AND RELAXATION. LOL, Yeah Right!!!!
I have been overseas 2 times and have seen the destruction that mankind can cause upon itself. I have seen life taken, cities fall, history books re written, and families destroyed in the wake of WAR. I was built by the US government to be the BEST and that I was. Trained to not feel or question, just react and swiftly. Call sign: Checkmate and I never lost.
I remember coming home from my last deployment and being in the grocery store with my wife the next day. She asked me what cereal I would like for breakfast the next day. I remember standing in the cereal isle for 10 or so minutes scared out of my mind at all the choices. It was this moment I knew that something was wrong. WAIT WHAT??? I am not supposed to crumble. I a not supposed to have problems that involve feelings. I wasn’t issued feelings.
It was not fast but I fell into a battle with prescription drugs, alcohol, and food. It was my goal to rid myself of all the BAD feelings and the nightmares that I still suffer from today. So I began my new WAR and found new battles with myself. I would not WIN for quite sometime.
I was having heartburn so bad it would wake me up, I would lose breath when I tried to tie my shoes, and I was having to wear clothes that were always to big or leave my shirt un-tucked to hide my belly.
I went to the doctor on a Wednesday afternoon and that is where we start out.
Doc: Joey, son, you are 27 years old and will be dead by the time your 30.
Joey: HAHAHA, yeah right doc…You just trying to get me to lose some weight again?
Doc: No Joey, I wish I was telling you a lie. Your blood work came back yesterday. I did not call you in here for an annual checkup. I called you in here to tell you that you are going to need to start a regiment to help you with your new issue.
Joey: What issue?
Doc: Joey, you are diabetic now!
Joey: What’s that mean?
I was so scared when he told me that. For the simple fact he had charts and graphs with all my data on it and was making way to much sense with the numbers.
Thing was after all that I had been through and all the times I made it home from the places I have been. It was me that was going to kill myself not some sniper or rouge bullet.
NOT EVEN HAPPENING….My children will outlive me and my wife will grow old with me rather she likes it or not. I am not giving up that easy.
I spent the 15 minutes, after leaving the doctors office, ordering P90X. All I had to go on was that I was not going to die and I needed something that GOT RESULTS.
I also researched videos on You Tube in the time it took for the package to come in the mail. I kept seeing this guy who’s muscles had muscles and seeing the push he had as well as gave people.
Become part of teamRIPPED.com? Yeah right there’s got to be a catch. I emailed Coach Wayne Wyatt and got a response back from a real person who’s words portrayed a sophisticated and excited emotion into the art of working out and getting RIPPED. The only catch was that you WANTED TO DO THIS. Wow, its time for results. It’s time to play.
I became part of teamRIPPED.com and began a journey that gave me RESULTS.
Was it easy? Not even close to easy. I spent many days fighting myself to workout or eat right. I lost so much weight that I found it cheaper to buy a belt rather than keep buying pants LOL.
My P90X results are in the video but these are my LIFE results:
I made the Deans List and will be starting my journey to become s surgeon quite soon. I think that Cardiovascular surgery or Pediatric Oncology. Save lives, that is my goal. Well that and to cure cancer.
I still work 12 hours swing shifts 6 days a week.
My children and wife move faster than life so it is hard to keep up.
Joey: Well Doc, how’s it look?
Doc: Joey I am not sure what you got yourself here. Your body does not know that it is sick. You are not showing any signs of diabetes anymore.
Joey: Cool Doc, let me tell you about Ripped Nation…..
I STILL WORKOUT EVERYDAY and now INSANITY is my new addiction.
To all who read and all who see:
Ripped Nation and Coach Wayne: I owe my life to this creation and to the people that you are. I owe my drive to your accountability and I owe my most sincere thanks to your “BRING IT” style. May God bless you all and may you find whatever it is in life that God is requiring you to accomplish. Although I am not at the level that the RIPPED ONE is “Coach” LOL I am on my way and still driving hard. I love this new Life and I love this new look.
Wow!! What a wonderful story. U did a great job. Continue to bring it man. It will only get better. Thanks for sharing.
To all the peeps asking about the tunes ....I used Make War by Tadishi and the Conqueror song at the end is by him as well. If not the other guys I listen to are the Christian Rap Syndicate. I have never been much on rap but I enjoy ANYTHING that praises God. Sorry it took me so long to answer you guys I should have been checking to see who was still looking at the video. I am sorry once again..I should have been more proactive about the questions.
Wow, 12 hour shifts, family and still find time to workout!? Truly inspirational. Keep knocking and the door shall be opened! :-)
Great Job Joey!!! A quick question who's music do you have on your video? I like their sound. Thanks and God Bless you with conitnued success!
Amazing job!! If YOU can find the time to do P90X, I can't see how someone else could possibly say "I'm too busy." Absolutely amazing. Keep bringing it!!!
Hey Johnathan, skim milk is fine as long as it fits into your daily totals. Same with oatmeal. I don't drink milk because I prefer to save my calories and carbs for other foods (personal preference).
WOW this is so cool. Guys thank you so much for all the kind words and inspiration. I have really enjoyed finding this in my life and can't wait to be able to give it to others. I could not have gotten even a fraction of what I did with you guys. Thank you very much
Joey!!! Congrats brother! What a change you have made in yourself for yourself and your family! Well done!
Joey! You can't see me right now but i just want you to know that i am standing up and clapping With a tear running down my cheek... I am so proud of you and what you have done first of all for your daughthers and secondly for your wife, you have stepped up to the plate so to speak. it's kind of ironic the things that we can do for others that we can't do for ourselfs when faced with a life altering desission....But the important thing here is you have done it! And you realize this is just the begining, to the rest of your life.... Now go give that family of yours a great big hug! :-) Bring It! Ps i wish i would have been able to read your idea about buying a new belt sooner, as i could have saved myself some dollars also,LOL.....
Joey, you da man!!!! Way to bring and very inspiring story. I brought my family and friends that are over tonight to watch this awesome video. Great job! Your hard work is paying off. Keep pushing brother........BRING IT and God bless you and your family.
Wow Joey! I posted your video on my personal FB. So inspiring. YOu define No EXCUSES and you made it happen. AWESOME JOB! Keep bringing it my P90X brother.