Lance Loses the Cage

The cage of fat that is!!! Lance and I are members of the same coaching team and he is a great inspiration. His results are nothing short of amazing and I am very proud of him for setting an awesome example for others, while giving hope to those who think its impossible to go from fat to ripped. Take a look at Lance’s results.

 

 

Here is Lance’s story in his own words:

The most important thing about myself is that I am a husband and a father of two beautiful girls.  My wife and daughters are everything to me.  That’s one of the reasons I decided to get healthy.  Growing up, and even in college, I never had any problems with my weight.  Not sure what happened but after I got married my metabolism couldn’t keep up with my eating habits.  As crazy as it sounds I really didn’t notice how overweight I was until I saw a photo of myself at the pool on a trip to Disney World

It took seeing that photo to realize I had let things get out of hand.  The scale showed I weighed 267 pounds!  How did I let this happen?  I immediately started boxing when I returned home and in a year I had got down to 218 until I fractured my wrist.  I started eating bad again but continued to workout and weighed 255 pounds when I ran my first 1/2 marathon in May of this year.  I may have been able to run 13.1 miles but I was still obese and not happy with my fitness or my eating habits.

Thats when I saw P90X and Shakeology.  It looked like everything I was looking for.  Fitness, muscles, flexibility, and nutrition!  But I was very skeptical of all the success stories.  I decided to try P90X and supplement with Shakeology to see if it was for real.  I even started a blog to keep myself motivated.  I started P90X and Shakeology on September 27, 2010 and I am amazed by how good I feel and how much I have changed in such little time.   The photos above show that Beachbody programs are for real and that anyone can dramitacally change their health and fitness.

When I started I was borderline diabetic and my doctor was on the verge of putting me on high blood pressure medicine.  I had back pain, knee pain, pain in the arches of my feet, pains in my acheles, constant headaches and very little energy.  I was considered morbidly obese and headed towards a heart attack.

I am living proof that poor health can be reversed.  I went from 267 lbs to 205 lbs.  34% body fat to 11.96% currently.  A 44″ waist to a 34″ waist!  My blood pressure is now 118/62 and I have a resting heart rate of 53!  I have no back or leg pains, ton of energy and I never get headaches anymore.  Never in a million years did I think I could be healthier than I was in college but I am.  Nothing tastes good enough to ever be as bad as I was.  I feel amazing and there is no telling how many years I have added to my life.  For those of you that say P90X or Shakeology is expensive I say really?  Can you put a price tag on adding extra quality years to your life?  I would pay 100x the amount Beachbody charges for these products!

My blog and facebook page have drawn up so much interest in the products that I decided to see if I could help people with their fitness.  Turns out there is a way.  So 40 days into the program I decided to become a coach and so far it has been an amazing experience and I couldn’t be more excited to help people find the success I have had so far!

 

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2 comments
Dave
Dave

Lance Congrats on the great results. I enjoyed your writing and found it inspiring. How tall are you? I wanted to get a sense of your height vs your current weight. Dave

Lance Lyell
Lance Lyell

Hey Dave! Thanks for the kind words. I'm 5'10"