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Rich Turns it Around!

Rich told me his results aren’t as dramatic as some, but I beg to differ.  Rich is over 40, headed in the wrong direction with his health, and then all of a sudden makes a huge decision to change.  That takes guts, determination, and commitment.  He did a great job, and I think you will all agree.  Congrats Rich, and I know these first 90 days are just the beginning of a new you!

Rich’s Story in his own Words:

Lazy, fat, and out of shape is no way to go through life.  Yet that’s exactly how I was going through life.  At 42 yrs old, I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person staring back at me.  I knew I was gaining weight, but I didn’t realize just how much I had gained.  Even when my doctor told me I would probably have to take cholesterol medication because my cholesterol was so high it didn’t sink in.  It wasn’t until I saw a few pictures of myself that I said, “Who the heck is that fatty?!?”  I was so ashamed.

I think the downfall started after I got married and we started to have kids.  I have 3 incredible kids, but apparently the pregnancies had more of an effect on me than they did on my wife.  Whenever she had a craving for a milkshake, apparently I did too… and apparently my cravings were bigger than hers as not only would I drink my milkshake, but I would end up finishing hers as well.  Also I would initiate her cravings by asking if she wanted a milkshake when she really didn’t, but I did.  Pathetic, I know.

When we got married I had a 32 inch waist.  Seven years later my waist size had jumped up to 37 inches… and growing.  My eating habits were out of control.  I was never a good eater to begin with, but it just got way out of hand.  It got to the point that I was embarrassed to take my shirt off in front of my own wife.  How sad is that?

That’s when I really decided to give P90X a shot.  I had bought the program about a year earlier, but just threw it in my closet and never did anything with it.  So after I dusted it off and actually opened the box, I threw the first disc in the DVD player and pushed play.  Wow!  I was really out of shape.  Push-ups and pull-ups are definitely not my strong suit, but I kept showing up and pushing play.  And you know what?  I started to improve with them… and actually started looking forward to doing them every morning.

Now, my 90 day results aren’t quite as dramatic as a lot of other people out there, but they are very dramatic for me.  I started out with absolutely no muscle tone whatsoever, and after 90 days, some muscle definition is actually starting to peak through.  Who knew?  I have more confidence now and I’m not embarrassed to take my shirt off in front of my wife anymore… and she seems to like the new me as well ;)

Thank you to BeachBody and TeamRIPPED!  The motivation and support from everybody here is just remarkable!  Without all of the support here, I would still be going through life lazy, fat and out of shape, as opposed to where I am now… energetic, fit and full of life!

Thanks,
Rich

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Coach Lou
Coach Lou

Way to go Rich!! Proud of you brother. Can't wait to see your hybrid transformation. BRING IT!!

Rich A
Rich A

Thanks! The journey has just begun. I'm currently doing a p90x/Insanity hybrid and loving it! New year, new attitude, new lifestyle. Can't wait to post updated results in another few months. Rich

Craig T.
Craig T.

Rich you ask "WHO KNEW?" We do/did Aks anyone that puts forth the effort and pushes play eveyday, and completes the 90days and now so do you..... Proud of you Man, As a non-teenager (48 at the time) myself,lol my journey started just over a yr ago and my 90 day jorney has now turned into the rest of my life.... It's the only way. Congrads Rich!