The journey began in November of 2015. Many of my family members were suffering from diabetes, heart disease, and much more. I didn't bat my eye at this until my older sister was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
This caused me to analyze myself. I was 305lbs, waist size of 48in +, working at a desk job surrounded, inactive and surrounded by people were also inactive. My diet consisted of microwaved junk and fast food. This all needed to be changed.
Diamond Dallas Page was one of my favorite wrestlers when was growing up. Late nights with my family, sitting around the T.V., cheering DDP on. With me on the floor wrestling my own stuffed version of DDP. I stumbled upon DDP Yoga from many of the videos that started to circulate the Internet, specifically Arthur's story. So in December 2015, I ordered my 4 DVD set along with a signature mat as a Christmas present to myself and a promise to change. I popped in the first disc on Jan. 9th 2016 (at weight of 300lbs) and never turned back. DDP's enthusiasm was contagious and I caught it.
With changing my diet and sticking with DDP Yoga, over the course of 1 1/2 years (Jan. 9th 2016 - June 17th 2017) I am down to 175lbs and 32in waist.
As of now, I am no longer trying to loss weight. My intentions are to stabilize around 180lbs and build lean muscle while removing remaining fat.
I would love to be able to thank DDP someday for putting me down the right path. I could not have done this without him.