Success Stories

Terry Tatum

Champion 2005, Tatum


Occupation: Chiropractor

Results: Lost 30 pounds of fat *

Goal: Lean and Strong

Terry Tatum

Accepting the Body-for-LIFE® Challenge became the best thing Terry Tatum had done for himself—and his family.

I’m a 38-year-old chiropractor and father of two wonderful children. On the surface, everything seemed great, but inside, I was unhappy and fighting depression. I was so overweight and out of shape that I would be breathless after treating a patient. When I decided to exercise, I became exhausted and nauseated after completing just one set of circuit training. As a physician, I was not practicing what I preached. I began losing credibility with patients. My physical condition was affecting every area of my life, but worst of all was how it affected my children.

After work, I would plop down on the couch and my kids would say, “Let’s play, Daddy.” My response was always the same—“I’m too tired.” One day, my eight-year-old son asked, “How old do you have to be to have kids?” I asked why, and his response was all the motivation I needed: “I want to have kids as young as I can so I won’t be too tired to play with them.” My heart sank. I realized I was wasting my children’s childhood, so I decided to get serious and declared war on my body.

Body-for-LIFE® was exactly what I needed. A detailed plan of diet and exercise that included eating three lean meals and drinking three Myoplex® shakes a day. Twelve weeks later, I’ve exceeded every goal that I set. I’ve lost 46 pounds, 12.8 percent body fat, 11.5 inches around my waist and lowered my cholesterol 64 points. My outlook on life has improved beyond belief. I actually feel young again. I’m more energetic and confident than ever before. There is excitement in my marriage and my kids are bragging about me as school. Body-for-LIFE® was amazingly simple: eat right, eat often and exercise. Now that is a lifestyle change I can live with. To think that someone can completely change their life in only 12 weeks is hard to imagine, but I have the pictures to prove it.

*Individual results will vary

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