The Intimidating Path to Wellness
In the pursuit of health and happiness, we often encounter challenges that test our resolve. Corey, a remarkable individual, knows this struggle all too well. Throughout his life, he battled with his weight, facing ridicule and adversity. Yet, his inspiring journey with OPTAVIA proves that transformation is possible, no matter how daunting the obstacles may seem.
As a child, Corey experienced the pain of being picked on for his weight, a memory that lingered into adulthood. He engaged in manual labor and recreational activities to keep his weight in check, but it was an uphill battle. In 2004, a job promotion led to more desk time, and his weight began to creep up. He embarked on a never-ending quest for the "magic pill" or the "perfect diet," trying numerous fad diets, each with some success but none offering lasting results.
The turning point came in 2017 when Corey reached a breaking point. Weighing 476lbs, he lived in constant pain, his mobility severely restricted. Simple tasks like standing and walking were excruciating. Sleep eluded him, and he relied on energy drinks just to get through the day. It was a harrowing experience, with nightly fears of not waking up.
In October 2017, Corey's desire to see his son play football led him to a pivotal moment. Despite the immense pain and embarrassment, he stood on the sidelines, aching to be part of the moment. As he sat in his car afterward, overwhelmed by despair, he cried out to a higher power, seeking answers. In that moment, he felt a divine message: "I already provided a way. You just haven't been ready to listen!" It was a message of hope, and a friend from church became the instrument of change.
Reaching out to his friend, Corey discovered that he and his wife were Certified OPTAVIA Coaches. They had not only shed substantial weight but maintained their new healthy lifestyles. Corey seized the opportunity, ordered his program, and embarked on a life-altering journey.
On October 27, 2017, Corey began his transformation at 476lbs. Over the next two years, he lost a remarkable 250lbs*, reclaiming his life and his health. To mark this incredible achievement, Corey celebrated by running his first-ever 5K on the second anniversary of his journey. Surrounded by loved ones, clients, and coaches, it was a day filled with profound significance.
Today, Corey and his wife are Certified OPTAVIA Coaches, paying forward the gift of freedom they discovered. They are dedicated to helping others find their own paths to transformation, proving that with determination and the right support, we can conquer even the most daunting challenges life throws our way. Corey's story is a testament to the power of resilience, faith, and the OPTAVIA program, proving that no goal is too ambitious when you believe in yourself and the possibilities that lie ahead.