Yesterday saw my first BFL challenge end... 12 weeks completed... 4 am - 6 days a week in the gym before 10 work days... good clean eating... and RESULTS!!! 18 pounds of scale weight lost... 28.8% body fat down to 19.6% and from a loose 38 pants into a loose 34 pants... over the last year and a half I have gone from 258 to 190 pounds.... and 44 inch waist to a 34.... 2X - XL shirts to smalls... 6 BP meds a day and type 2 diabetes to No MEDS at all for any medical conditions... BFL has become my new and ONLY way of life... I turn 59 years in this July and am in the best shape of my life... I am almost the size I was in High School (within an inch for pant size) My profile tells my story a little more completely then this... and also has my journey's photos.... For anyone beginning their personal journey on Body For Life, please set goals... determine in your mind you Can and Will do this no matter what!!! Dig Deep... Push Hard... yes it will hurt sometimes, but it will go away.. and in the end you will be thankful you press through... I have so many people to thank for encouragement in my journey from the Doctors who got me seriously considering my health months and months ago... to the doctor who introduced me to this program... The Wonderful support from people in these forums (My 17er Family & BFL Warriors) and even from past Champions who have taken the time to encourage us as we traveled down this path to better health and well being... After 2 weeks of Active Rest I/WE begin our 2nd Challenge entitled "Cutting Crew - C2 It - April 25th". Please check in on us!!!!
Congratulations, Tazz! An incredible transformation. I especially am happy about the BP/Diabetes improvements -- those are no joking matter and you've got 'em beat.
Oh, and nice shorts -- I'm skeered!
@TimF -- thanks brother... you did well too... The fear of loosing medical insurance and having $500/month of BP meds to take is a skeery thought... but that is all just a bad dream... never to relive again... and the shorts... well I was dared... and I really dont like being dared... next challenge the posing garbs will be a bit more daring??? good luck in your continued journey
Great accomplishments TAZ and Thanks for the advice to us all.
Yay....WTG TAZZ! So happy for you.
"The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday!"
good for you..looking stronger and younger
Congrats! Fantastic and inspirational!
Thank You for all the kind words about my transformation... I am half way through my 1st week of active rest, getting things ready for Challenge #2 beginning April 25th... I have more goals I want to reach... and you can too!!!
Tazz you Rock it! Way to go again Buddy you are looking amazing! How's active rest going?
@finition -- WE Rocked it Girl!!!!! I still look old, but thanks... now to tighten up that loose skin I got... This program is indeed awesome!!! without it I could not have made the progress I did in 12 weeks... as for the Active Rest... I am not liking it much... 'cept for the extra 45 minutes of sleep every morning... my Kettlebell kit arrives friday and I will begin doing those until April 25th and then its On!!! Challenge 2... There is a 6-pack I am hunting and think it may be realized in this challenge.... plus a pair of 30 - 32 inch waist pants out there looking for a home...
Again you LOOK totally awesome!!!! Now spit out that canary (your smile says you ate one)
Way to go you rock star
One More Week of Active Rest and then its on to challenge Two!!!!
You look fantastic!!! Way to go, taking charge of your health and changing your life for the better!
(that hat is cracking me up by the way)
2010 Body-for-LIFE Grand Master Champion
Thank You BFLSue... means alot coming from the Grand Master Champ!!!! I only posted one photo here in this thread, but ALL of my photos from day 1 to the end are in my profile... to me though, the greatest thing is that my blood pressure is normal now (without medication) (I took BP meds for 25 years - 6 pills/day and now none) Better late than never!!!
Thanks again.... Challenge 2 begins April 25th... we will be known as the Cutting Crew - C2 It
Wow! Lookin' good...way to stick it out...and enjoy your new life.
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