Tsitsi L., age 40

Silver Spring, MD

When I started the program I couldn’t do a single push-up. Not on my knees, not in my dreams. I had never lifted anything beyond a pink dumbbell of 5 lb I’d never attempted a pull up and my version of squats were more like taking a slight dip at the knees. Yet I kept with the exercises, no matter how they scared me at first, I tried, and tried.

When I started the program I couldn’t do a single push-up. Not on my knees, not in my dreams. I had never lifted anything beyond a pink dumbbell of 5 lb I’d never attempted a pull up and my version of squats were more like taking a slight dip at the knees. Yet I kept with the exercises, no matter how they scared me at first, I tried, and tried.

By the end of the 1st 3 weeks I was doing knee push-ups! Me! All 222 lbs of me! Things started changing as I got stronger and I found less need to substitute exercises to easier sets. Next I found myself wanting to push myself even further - incredible. Pretty soon I’d finished.

Then came the dailies. A whole new world. Shin and Susan have somehow managed to keep their exercises new. I was introduced at some point to something called the Turkish get up - pure fun explaining what that is to other people! I also learned, I never imagined I’d ever say this, to love burpees!!! Along with learning new exercises I never thought I could be capable of I also shared my journey with the “regulars” on the dailies forums who bring humor, support, great information, suggestions, and “roarrrs” to pump you through it. I admit the forums themselves became more than motivation for me to workout so I could share my “bloody” tale with my brothers and sisters in arms. I still do the dailies and I’m now at the 72 lbs mark of weight loss since I entered Shin and Susan’s world! Basically I have lost 1/3 of the person I was!

A year in transformation!

I turn 40 in 2 weeks and the gift of my body, health, life, and emotional healing is probably the best gift I could give myself (ok and a trip to the Bahamas). I’m excited, I’m pumped, I just had a successful neck surgery 2 days ago, and I’m at my healthiest weight and I’ve never been stronger. Looking forward to going back to dailies when I’m cleared! Oh and about the push-ups I couldn’t do when I started, I now do 30 on my toes… as part of my warm up

This woman (in a bikini now!), wife, and mother of 2 thanks you Susan, my family thanks you!

* Weight loss varies by individual. You may not achieve similar results.

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