My name is Lesh Richardson, here’s my story!

I’ll try to make this brief. I grew up in a good, loving home, but I developed some bad habits. I was a bit socially awkward as a child and as a result, I faced bullying in my early school years. This caused me to turn to food as well as other negative behaviors for comfort, which eventually led to obesity.

I’ve been trying to lose weight and get healthy for as long as I can remember. I remember in elementary school after having some dental work and being on a liquid diet, being excited that I had lost weight! A child shouldn’t have to care about that! In high school I remember undertaking an unhealthy almost starvation diet after finding out that my acne medication increased triglycerides.

In college instead of the freshman 15, I think I had the freshman 50. And spent the rest of my time there trying to lose it. I’ve had some success over the years, but it was always a diet and never became a lifestyle.

I’ve taken many before pictures over the years, so why do I think this time is going to be any different? Well, for one thing, I finally have my mindset right when it comes to health. It’s about more than just looking better, and it’s not a short-term proposition, it needs to be forever.

In getting started with Power 90, watching Tony Horton speak on pursuing health and not aesthetics, over time I have integrated health and fitness into my core belief system. Programs like Power 90 and P90X helped me do that by providing a plan, a schedule, and eliminating the hassle of going to the gym. I know that I can do this for the rest of my life, and coaching and helping others is going to provide some additional accountability for me, as well as allow me to share the joy of my success and pay it forward!

So, as of today I’ve lost about 90 pounds.  I still have a good bit to go before I reach my goal, but I’m pressing forward!  I hope that inspired you. Know that if I can do it, anyone can! I’m ready and willing to pay it forward, you just have to decide you want it! Let me know if I can help!

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