Twice the Person He Was Before
7 Mar 2014 | jcheesman
22-year-old Justin Edwards thought he would be overweight his entire life. On the surface he would put on a cheerful face, but it he knew his happiness wasn’t sincere.
“Before my transformation, I would have said that I was doing great. I would have smiled, and you would have believed me, and I would have believed myself,” Justin said. “But I look back at myself and I realize that I wasn’t happy at all. I had simply forgotten what it felt like to be happy.”
Despite playing sports in high school and trying a few diets, Justin couldn’t slim down. When his weight peaked at 276 pounds, Justin realized that his appearance was taking a heavy toll on his confidence.
“I was in a state of constant distress, and I let my busy pre-med schedule be an excuse for not getting in shape and my weight continued to increase,” he said. “In that condition, I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to socialize, I didn’t want to play sports, and the idea of dating terrified me. I didn’t want to meet new people because I didn’t want them to get to know that version of me.”
But when a family friend told Justin about Unicity’s Transformation program, Justin knew he had found something good. Justin completely committed to following Transformation’s guidelines, and he quickly began to see positive results.
“After a week of 100 percent fidelity to the products and exercise, I could already feel the change taking place, and I lost 10 pounds in that first week,” Justin said. “It was a journey that would change my life.”
Justin continued to lose weight and gain confidence as he took on the Transformation program. By the end of his 13-weeks, he lost 53 pounds, shed eight inches off his waist, and he lowered his total cholesterol by 21.
Not only has Justin’s Transformation changed him physically, but he has also experienced emotional changes.
“I can’t believe the change that has taken place in be both physically and emotionally,” he said. “Physically, I feel like I am half the person I was before; emotionally, I feel like I am twice the person I was before.”
Since completing his Transformation, Justin is living in his prime.
“I can walk up stairs without getting out of breath. When I play pick-up ball with my friends, I am no longer just filling a spot, but I am a key player,” Justin said. “I feel like Justin 2.0, and now I have so much confidence. I have no problem asking out girls who I wouldn’t have before.”
Justin no longer worries about getting diabetes, heart disease, or having high cholesterol. Instead, he is optimistic about what the future holds for him.
“When I consider the trajectory I was on, the future terrified me. I tried to lose weight before, but I could never do it,” he said. “I was missing the structure, knowledge, product, and accountability that I could only get form the Transformation program. Now I am filled with confidence, excitement, hope, and optimism.”