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140 Pounds Lighter, Disabled War Veteran Becomes a Runner

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Think you're having a tough time sticking with your healthy habits? Imagine how Arthur felt: The war veteran was 140 pounds overweight and dealing with physical disabilities when he decided to become a runner.
Arthur's transformation is inspiring and impressive, but he didn't get there overnight. Find out how others have achieved success against all odds. Read our best success stories and get motivated now. 
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  • Fantastic, way to go ! Good job. - 7/22/2016 9:01:12 PM
  • Amazing. Thank you for sharing and for being willing to show the beginner steps. One of the most inspiring videos on here. - 7/22/2016 8:28:04 PM
  • wow,, I am in tears. thank you for sharing your story. it is truly up lifting and inspiring. thank you for not totally giving up on yourself. - 7/22/2016 3:56:57 PM
  • Thanks for sharing your story, and more importantly thank you for serving our country. This is what I needed today. - 7/11/2016 10:44:25 PM
  • My daughter and I are still doing the DDP Yoga three times a week. But I'm having a lot of trouble losing weight. Too much stress eating, and no sign that the stress will stop any time soon. - 6/15/2016 7:19:22 AM
  • You are very inspiring! I know I can do better with God's help! Thanks for your message! - 6/14/2016 11:40:44 PM
  • That made me cry. I'm so glad you found the help you needed. You are amazing. - 6/14/2016 8:05:04 PM
  • I can really relate to this man. Even though I was not as bad shape as he was, I was headed that way. I had sore knees, feet, hips, lower back. And I really believed I would be fat forever. It took someone caring, showing me what I was doing wrong and being strict for me to realize I CAN do it! And I did. I still have occasional sore joint but haven't taken any pain meds for over a year. I NEVER want to be fat again. - 6/14/2016 11:29:14 AM
  • Your whole story was amazing to me and I cried for you. You are remarkable. - 5/14/2016 7:00:25 AM
  • I'm working on this yoga program, but I have the bad feeling that I will have to have the knee replacement anyway. I have to go and see the doctor and make some plans. - 5/14/2016 6:51:18 AM
  • I'm seriously getting into this DDP Yoga program. Now I'm thinking that strengthening my legs will mean I don't need a knee replacement after all. My left knee is getting stronger and working better. - 5/3/2016 6:41:58 AM
  • Yeah, I got the DVDs and the program, and when I started with DDP's Beginner Beginner I realized that I've been favoring my legs, and doing that has made me weaker. I do have a right knee replacement which I got in 2010. Now the left knee needs a similar replacement. I believe that I will succeed in doing this DDP Yoga, and that the combination of this yoga and getting that gnarly left knee fixed will add time to my 74 year life.

    Thank you, Diamond Dallas Page and Arthur Boorman.

    (My daughter and were watching professional wrestling back in the late '70's and early '80's. Such hokey fun, but those guys take an awful beating, even if it's only entertainment and not a real sport. Thanks again Diamond Dallas Page. I'll do your DDP Yoga. And hey! Don't say It's Not Your Mama's Yoga! I'm the Mama here! I'm the Mama who is doing this!) - 4/13/2016 10:20:18 PM
  • I did buy the DVD's and the program, and I'm starting. I'm on my way. I've been doing the Beginner Beginner, and I am about ready to start. Arthur has inspired me. If Arthur can do it, I can, too.

    I looked on Google before buying the program. I got the impression that this is the Real deal. And as for Arthur, I get the impression that he's real, too, not some actor playing a part. Arthur really did this.

    And I want to do it too! I will do it too! - 4/13/2016 10:12:29 PM
  • I don't know how many times I've watched this video. And the longer nine minute video of Arthur doing this DDP yoga. I finally decided to do this, and a couple of days ago I sent for the program. Arthur did it. I want to do it. - 3/31/2016 8:34:00 PM
  • You have given me the hope to try again. I walk with a walker because of extreme pain.
    Seeing your video made me realize that I can do this. If you can, so can I. You had a lot more injuries than I do and changed yourself. Thank you for not giving up and sharing your story. - 3/22/2016 9:16:00 AM