Never, in a million years, would I have ever thought that I could achieve what I have achieved.
My name is Graham, I'm 37 yrs old, and I'm from a little town named Golden, TX. All my life, I've been overweight. The reason I know, because when your fat, people conveniently remind you. Every single day, they will remind you. I used humor to tell myself that it didn't bother me. I figured if I made fun of myself first, then they might not. It didn't always work .
I have Epilepsy and around August 2012, I went to my doctor to check my blood levels for my medication and I'll never forget it. The nurse asked me to get on the scale, like always, and I was speechless. I weighed 300lbs!! Actually, I weighed 298lbs, but let's face it, I was 300lbs. My doctor was shocked as well and decided to check my cholesterol levels. When my doctor's office called me with the results, the voice on the other end of the telephone wasn't the nurse, my doctor called me himself. When my doctor calls you to personally give you test results, 9 times out of 10, it's not good. My cholesterol was 225 and my triglycerides was 385. I was speechless. I can't describe the feeling you get when a doctor calls you a "walking heart attack". It's humbling to say the least. I kept thinking about my parents. When I was 10yrs old, my father died of a heart attack and my mother has already had quadruple bi-pass surgery. The history is there and it was staring me right in the face. I started telling myself that I'm going to wind up like my father and I'm not going to see my children grow up, graduate high school, or have families of their own. I just started crying. Now believe me, I'm not a crier. In fact, my family says I'm the "strong one". I started doing a workout program similar to P90X. I was losing a few pounds, but I was in constant pain. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a bulged disc between my L4 and L5 vertebras and I developed Osteoarthritis in my left hip. This workout was killing me, so I just stopped. I gained most of the weight back. I was back up to 285lbs. Sure, I was about 15lbs lighter, but my cholesterol and triglycerides never changed. So basically, I was right back where I started.
I was looking at Facebook one night and one of my friend had posted Arthur Boorman's video. I watched it and this self confessed "non-cryer", was crying, again. This time, it was hope, not hopelessness, that made me cry. I saw a man, a soldier, walking on canes, that changed his life with DDP YOGA. Now, he has no canes and he doesn't just walk, he runs. I told myself, if this man who gave so much to our country can do it, I can too. I had made my decision.
I told my wife that I wanted to give DDP YOGA a try and she was skeptical. She knows how big of a wrestling fan that I am. My mother raised me a wrestling fan. I cut my wrestling fan teeth on the Von Erichs and WCCW. My wife also knew that I was a huge DDP fan. She even said "...that's the only reason that you wanna order it". I'd be lying if I said that wasn't a little bit true, but I order it. I've been blown away by the results. The workouts are perfect for me. The low to no impact, with high cardio, means no more waking up in so much pain that I can barely get out of bed. It, also, made me change to way that I thought about food. I was, finally, giving my body the fuel that it really needed. As of right now, I'm down to 220lbs. My cholesterol is 166 and my triglycerides are 75. Yes, that's right, 75!! I feel better than I've felt in my life. My flexibility has improved. My back and hip feels great. I'm so happy that I can tie my shoes without breaking a sweat. I owe it all to Diamond Dallas Page and DDP YOGA.
Never, in a million years, would I have ever thought that I could achieve what I have achieved. If you put the work in (That's the important part, you gotta put the work in), the words "I can't and I won't", will become "I can and I will". I'm just a small town, blue collar guy who just wants the chance to watch his kids grow up. Thanks to DDP YOGA, I'm gonna get that chance and it's AWESOME!!
Thank you so much DDP!! I could never begin to repay you for my health and helping me own my life. The best part, my journey ain't over yet. BANG!!!!!!
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