Male Transformation - Brandon Woodson2/16/21
Congratulations to our dear customer and 8 week #1uptransformationchallenge participant Brandon Woodson @pastorbrandonw on a fantastic transformation!
This is his story
“ I started lifting with my dad at around 14-15 years old. It was something that grew to be a passion of mine ever since. There’s a saying I grew up with that’s says, “train up a child in the way he should go and as he gets older, he won’t depart from it”. Some years later I was hit with type 2 diabetes which nearly crushed me. I always thought I was an active and involved person so I didn’t understand this diagnosis. After a while it tends to depress you. I’d find myself dwindling out of the gym, unmotivated and too stressed at times to try. I nearly even lost my life 2x from pulmonary embolism. It’s been a long journey of ups and downs and I tried my hand in fitness competitions. Never winning anything but it was the journey that kept me going as I aimed to get out of the funk of misery and pity. When I came across this 1Up Transformation challenge I thought this was the ultimate push. To go the distance like never before in hopes of winning. And even if I don’t, I knew I’d be in such a shape that I’d want to keep going and maintain. Seeing everyone in the Facebook challenge group was a healthy motivator as well. Sometimes you get bummed when you see others drastic changes and yours aren’t going as planned. But I allowed that to be the fuel to push harder, lift heavier and to learn more. I can’t complain about the circumstances but I love every bit of pushing myself to highest level. I encourage everyone to go the distance and see it through. You’ll love the results in the end!”