Sonic Success Stories
Nothing makes us happier than receiving stories (and photos!) from members who have made significant lifestyle improvements because of their engagement in our program…
My success started with Sonic Boom
My success started with Sonic Boom. I had a treadmill, but it was barely used. When I got my tracker, I began to walk more. When I walked more, I lost weight and felt better. When I felt better, I walked more and began other exercises. When I walked more, I wanted to eat better, so I did. When I walked more, I didn’t want to smoke anymore, so I quit and I lost more weight. When I walked more, I had much more energy, so I did even more. I now work out 1-1½ hours a day. I am in the best shape of my life. I don’t get sick anymore. I feel much younger and I play with the kids at recess now!
At age 56, I’ve lost 48 pounds. I’ve quit smoking and I’m in the best shape of my life. I love being active with my five grandkids – I take them on hikes, snowshoeing adventures, and camping trips that I wouldn’t have even considered five years ago. I plan to continue to use the Sonic Boom program to lose another 10 pounds and achieve a healthier BMI. Oh, and I plan to summit Long’s Peak (14,250 feet – 14 miles – 5,000-foot elevation gain) before I turn 60!
I continued this newly active lifestyle and have now lost over 200 pounds
In the summer of 2012, I was 34 years old and weighed 530 pounds – I wore an XXXXXL size shirt, and was constantly in and out of the hospital. Plagued with chronic weight-related health problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, my doctor told me I wouldn’t survive past 40 years old … 40 years just wasn’t enough for me, so I decided to make a change.
Fueled by a missed opportunity to go on a camping trip, I made a deal with my friend Gary. If I could lose enough weight (and improve my overall health) by the following year, we would go on the trip again – and this time I would be able to make it! Each afternoon, Gary and I (and other coworkers) went for a walk – and each week I weighed myself to monitor my progress. At first, I didn’t even want to wear an activity tracker because I didn’t want everyone to see how little I could do.
A few months later, my newfound energy and motivation allowed me to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime camping trip with Gary. After the trip, I continued this newly active lifestyle and have now lost over 200 pounds. I love wearing my tracker to keep track of my daily activity, and I continue to walk the Spansion trail every day. In addition to losing the weight, I have reduced my daily medications from 8 to 2! I now wear an XXL-sized shirt, and have all but eliminated my diabetes.
Since starting in Oct. 2011, I have lost 15 pounds and I’m at the goal weight I should be. Prior to Sonic Boom I had lost 55 pounds – this is just what I needed to take off those last 15 pounds and get to
where I need to be.
I have lost 63 pounds since January 2012. I love to do pushups and squats, I have more energy to play with my kids, and I’ve learned that careful choice of food is extremely important!
I’m able to do so much more with my life
Being active and taking care of myself (physically and emotionally), I feel more energetic, peaceful, and positively optimistic. I’m able to do so much more with my life … with and for others. As I recently mentioned to someone who didn’t recognize me in my new state of being, this is not a “diet,” as that implies something temporary … this is a new way of life! I’ve lost 48 pounds, 6 dress sizes, and one shoe size since starting Sonic Boom.
My lifestyle has changed completely
My favorite part of the Sonic boom program is that it keeps me accountable to myself every single day. My favorite challenge is the steps leaderboard. I love competing on the board with co-workers. The higher I see the numbers go up on my Sonic Boom page for my steps, the more I want to exercise. It’s a constant motivator.
In October of last year, I finally reached the number one position on my company’s leaderboard. I was able to beat the one person who is usually number one every month. It was friendly competition, of course, but it felt great to set a goal and actually make it happen through determination and the will to see the goal ahead of time. Even without the competition, Sonic Boom allows me to set personal goals and reach them.
My lifestyle has changed completely. It was a complete change for me when I started to get serious about weight loss and exercising back in February of 2012. I was offered a Sonic Boom tracker at work when I started at the company. I decided to commit to exercise on a daily basis as well as eating a proper and healthy diet. I began slowly, and I started to see positive results within 2-3 weeks. I began to have more energy, and the weight loss that I was seeing started to give me a major boost of confidence. I increased my exercise from 30-60 minutes of walking a day to eventually being able to walk up to 40,000 steps a day. Morning, afternoon, and evening was my time to challenge myself and get better and better by going further with my walking. I no longer feel sluggish and tired all the time, and I committed to making change in all areas. I now get the proper amount of sleep which is extremely important. Feeling better about myself has given me a new look on things. Anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Reaching goals every day is the proof…
I love to participate in a variety of contests to keep myself motivated and socially engaged! I have lost 38 pounds in 11 months with Sonic Boom. I am no longer on diabetes medication and my cholesterol is under control!