Casey Walker, age 41 from Hurst, TX, lost over 110 lbs in a year and kept it off with Beachbody’s proven system of fitness, nutrition, and support. He entered his inspirational weight loss story into The Beachbody Challenge®, and your votes helped him win over $100,000 and the title of Grand Prize Champion 2015!
Casey W. was battling an autoimmune disease that landed him in the hospital for weeks at a time, and led him into a depression. He couldn’t play with his kids or go out with his wife, and he decided to make a change. With FOCUS T25, P90X3 and INSANITY, Casey lost an incredible 101 pounds. Read how he did it in his own words below!
I spent 6 years battling an autoimmune disease that left me with major flare ups to my body. This consisted of nerve pain to my back, ribs, ant bites all over my body and weakness in my legs where I could hardly walk. I felt a perpetual sadness in my heart because it seemed there was nothing to do but to keep taking medications and let my body waste away due to my neuro disease. The depression got so bad that all I wanted to do was sleep and eat. In fact, at one point in my mind I felt like I had lost my kids and wife because my body was in such poor shape and all I could do was sit around. No date nights, no playtime with my kids. I felt like a blob just existing. It was demoralizing.
In fact, the protein levels in my brain were so high that I could hardly walk. In fact, when this neuro disease first hit me, I collapsed in my living room floor because I could not walk. (It’s an interesting paradox that the living room that I fell down in, is the same living room I have lost 100 lbs through Beachbody workouts.) Fast-forward 5 years of hospitalizations, sometimes 2 weeks at a time, left me overweight, depressed and in a sense, hopeless. This was my life. Last September 2013, I was hospitalized, again for another flare up that could not be controlled at home. It was a big one! After about a week in the hospital I found myself at home watching of all things, infomercials! FOCUS T25 infomercials, in fact! I watched it so many times, I could almost recite it. What struck me most about Shaun T is his genuine want to really help people and that FOCUS T25 featured a modifier. So I thought to myself, why not me? Why can’t I be like these people and have an incredible transformation? I rose up out of my chair and said, “I am sick of being sick, I am sick of doctors running my life, I’m going for it, let’s do this.” It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I reasoned, “I have 25 minutes, there is a modifier, I just need to get up and MOVE.”
After I finished T25, I was hooked on Team Beachbody, became a coach and started P90X3. This was the most fun and well rounded program as far as cardio, weight training and yoga. I lost 24 lbs on this program and actually started to see some abs start to pop. I thought, “Are you kidding me?” Abs? My arms and legs are more muscular and my stretching and flexibility is much improved. The nuero disease took such a toll on my body from the pain, that stretching and X3 yoga helped me tremendously.
The next program I finished recently was Insanity. I never felt so alive doing this program. In fact, the first day I started Insanity I started crying in my living room because I couldn’t believe it was the hardest workout program put out and I was doing it. Not only did I do it, but I fell in love with it! My body physically became a body I was proud of. Here is where I broke through and lost a total of 100 pounds. In fact, part of my celebration of losing the weight was going to Summit in Vegas. I got to meet my heroes Shaun T, Tony Horton and my friends and almost family the people I network with on facebook. The trip was epic for my wife and I because we learned how to run our businesses more effectively and help equip others with a passion for fitness and clean eating.
My goal was to lose 100 pounds! I have never felt so good! Now, I want to continue because this is my passion, my life, my joy to be as physically fit as possible. And, I don’t mind looking good either! Now I can chase my kids all over the playground, play baseball, wrestle on the floor. I am so excited that I can lift weights again as well; I used to love doing that in college. I am happy again because my kids got their dad back. I mean this with all my heart, Team Beachbody has given me my life back. I feel happy and energetic now like there is nothing I cannot do. My kids have their dad back and my wife has her husband. I feel healthy! This is huge for me because I was so sick! The feeling of health that no only the outside of my body is changing the inside of my body feels healthy for the first time in years. I feel like a champion full of life, energy, stamina and my wife thinks I look good!
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