Every week we highlight a success story from someone we’ve been coaching or our coaches have been coaching.
This week we’d like to highlight Billy. He lost 56 pounds using Insanity and a self defense program called HaganaH! He has come so far! We are proud of him! Congratulations Billy! This is his story from his own words.
My name is Billy. I was always athletic as a child, I would always win races against my friends. Tag was the greatest game in the world!
When I was around 12 years old, my mother had a heart attack, and my step Dad didn’t know how to cook. So he just brought breakfast lunch and dinner, at fast food places. Obviously I gained weight.
Now I’m short, but I have broad shoulders. My healthy weight should be 155-165 for my age and gender. At 16 years old (my heaviest) I weighed 236, which is 70 lbs over weight! Disgusting, but that is life. Since my mother had a heart attack and then a stroke, I was depressed, and I ate.
Turning to Exercise
A year ago my sister purchased Insanity. It was about the same time I started HaganaH, which is a self defense system pared with combat fitness, which is a type of boot camp. I tried Insanity and I didn’t make it past the warm up. So I quit.
It wasn’t until I dropped the initial 30 lbs with the boot camp before I would even attempt Insanity. I watched watch the infomercial on one channel, then flipped to another one after to watch it again. I did this to sike me up.
I ordered Inanity in June, and began. It was tough, but I picked up some determination and stamina with HaganaH, and I really wanted that Insanity shirt! I saw results within a few weeks. I felt healthier and more alert during the day, not sluggish. The compliments were awesome.
I Stuck With It
There were times I wanted to quit. Month 2 in Insanity is no joke. I hurt my wrist and ankle in HaganaH. They never healed properly because I workout every day, but I soldered up and stuck with it. My girlfriend at the time was supportive, plus she gave me an ultimatum, lol.
Anyway day 60 rolls by, and I remember doing the final stretching. I was so proud! These are my results:
Day 1 Then Day 2 Respectively:
Low Plank Oblique…60…75
Stamina has Improved and Blood Work is Superb!
I can’t give all the credit to Insanity, but it definitely changed my life. My health Is better, cholesterol blood work vision even! I feel better and look better. I still have some work left, but you can always improve. I started Insanity at 212 and ended it at 180. That’s 32 lbs in 60 days!
My new goal is to get down to 165, and complete the Insanity the Asylum!!!
** Story used with Billy’s permission.
We’d like to personally congratulate Billy on doing so awesome! Great job Billy!!