My ‘Before’ Photo

9 May

My 'Before' Photo

This ‘before’ photo you see was taken in January 1990, right around the time of my 22nd birthday. I’m the guy on the left, with the puffy cheeks and the cigarette in hand. The look on my face tells you everything you need to know about where I was at back then: overweight, unhappy with myself over letting the unhealthy habits I had developed render me so badly out of shape, and painfully uncomfortable in my own skin as a whole.


14 Responses to “My ‘Before’ Photo”

  1. pete May 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Hey Andy – that was a fun trip (that’s me on the right stuffing potato chips down my throat followed by some beer!) Great memories, but no doubt you are a changed man from those days. Now let’s see the ‘after’ photo!

  2. Miranda May 10, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    Wow, what a shot, Andy!!

    • andysullivanmindandbody May 10, 2012 at 11:58 am #

      Pretty wild, isn’t it, Miranda? When I first showed the photo to Cathy, her reaction was: “Is that YOU?!” I’m sure that nobody who knew me back then would have guessed in a million years that fitness, of all things, would end up being my passion. 🙂

  3. Anne Dries May 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    All I can say is WOW! What a story this is going to be when you are flying in your arm balances and teaching yoga!! Anne

  4. Nance May 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    You must feel light-years better by now, Andy! Talk about someone who’s turned his life around for the better, and is ready to help others do the same. Yay for YOU!

    • andysullivanmindandbody May 16, 2012 at 12:31 am #

      Nance, I feel as though my devotion to health and fitness has given me a completely new lease on life. Thanks for checking out my blog, and thanks for commenting. I appreciate the support!

  5. Tanya Carlyle May 25, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Hard to believe that’s you! What inspired you to change?

    • andysullivanmindandbody May 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

      That seems to be the general consensus, Tanya. Even my wife couldn’t believe that was me! As far as what inspired me to change is concerned, that’s what I’m working on next. Stay tuned… 😉

  6. Pat June 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Hey Andy! this is so impressive! what made you turn around 180 degrees? It is a big WOW!

    • andysullivanmindandbody June 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      Funny that you should ask that, Pat: After I finish telling the story of how my transofrmation took place, I intend to delve more deeply into why. Stay tuned… 😉

  7. Jen October 18, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    FANTASTIC tranformation…you rock!

    • Andy Sullivan Mind and Body December 4, 2012 at 2:56 am #

      Glad you think so, Jen! Truth be told, I feel every bit as differently on the inside as I look on the outside!

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