Justin beat cancer and then recovered his strength with P90X.
All transformations are inspiring but some are simply heart-warming. Congratulations Justin!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*
I was a very active person. I went to the gym five days a week and lead a very healthy lifestyle. In September of 2012 I was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer called Burkitt’s Lymphoma. I spent three months in the hospital and went through four rounds of aggressive chemo. I was confined to a hospital bed for most of it. I was finally in remission in February 2013, and after five months of strict dieting and light exercise, I was ready to start P90X!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*
After finishing my cancer treatment, I was happy that I beat it, but my body was destroyed. I gained almost fifty pounds during treatment, and was the weakest I have ever been in my life. I wanted to get my strength back, fit in my old clothing, and play sports again. Most importantly, I wanted to look in the mirror and be happy with what I saw.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*
My greatest challenge was going through cancer treatment and staying in the hospital for weeks at a time. Having my whole life come to a halt and not knowing if I would be around to see my 24th birthday. P90x has given me back not only my body, but has also boosted my self confidence.
Why did you choose this particular program?*
I choose P90X because, due to my treatment, I had a very weak immune system and was not allowed to be in a gym or busy public places. P90X gave me the comfort of not only being being able to exercise from home, but also to have modified workouts so I could gradually build up my strength again.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*
I like how everything can be done without a lot of space or equipment needed! Everything is low impact so there is a low risk of injury. Every workout can be modified to meet where you are according to your strength and weakness.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*
I dropped almost 50 pounds with P90X and gained 15 pounds of muscle. I am proud that I lost the weight and my confidence is better. I am excited for summer time this year.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*
I recently went on vacation and was happy I could sit by the pool all day with my shirt off. I now have my strength back and am more flexible than I have been my whole life. I can wear my old clothing, and my energy level is increasing everyday! I am grateful to Tony Horton for motivating me everyday. To everyone at Beachbody, thank you so much.
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