|Start Weight:||(05 Jul 12) 175.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(12 Jul 12) 171.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||165.0 lb|
following: Chris Batu's own diet
performance: losing 2.3 lb a week
Video games, computer games, pizza, and soda. For a very long time, that was the extent of what I was doing with my life. I worked, went to school, went home, and immediately got in front of my computer or my tv screen and spent the rest of the evening gaming my time into oblivion. Sometimes, I miss those days because they were a lot of fun. What I don’t miss though is being around 210 pounds and having cholesterol levels almost in the 300s, and being only in my mid 20s. For a long time I didn’t care. In fact, I didn’t even know what was happening to me and where my life was headed. It took several potentially devastating life altering events to wake me up.
My mother has been dealing with Diabetes for a long time. It was just a normal part of life for my family and I to not eat too many sweet things. Sadly, she eventually became partially insulin dependent. My poor mother had to suffer two mild strokes and a life threatening infection that took the sight from one of her eyes to wake me up, to get my attention focused on where my life was headed. Thankfully, my mother, bless her heart, survived it all.
As if that wasn’t enough to worry about, my father contracted colorectal cancer. With great care the cancer was removed without the need of a colostomy bag, but it was close. At some points I wasn’t even sure if my father was going to make it at all. Those were hard times, but by a measure of grace my father has been clear of it since then (knocking on all the wood I can find!).
Enough was enough. If I didn’t get ahead of myself and turn the ship around I was going to end up with terrible diseases of my own. The day had come where I NEEDED to do something.
Beachbody has empowered me to take control of my life. I started with P90X and have since then worked my way through P90X+, All of the One on One series workouts, Insanity, Insanity: Asylum, Turbo Fire, ChaLean Extreme, RevAbs, P90X2, Tai Cheng, the Ultimate Reset, and currently Les Mills PUMP.