When he was just 17 years old, Miguel Monar Avila was diagnosed with several health complications. For years, he poured hundreds of dollars a month into medications to help manage his conditions. His multitude of complications contributed to weight gain that worsened his health, and the combination of his conditions and weight led to a grim prediction for his future: Doctors predicted that he would not live to be 20 years old.
Thankfully, Avila defied the odds, overcoming his conditions and living to help support his family. In 2020, his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, causing Avila to take on the role of the head of his household. His newfound responsibility encouraged him build a healthy lifestyle to ensure that he could be in the best condition to help his father walk, eat, and even get dressed. “As the head of the household and a loyal son, I do not want to see my family suffer,” he said. “I want to be better. That’s when I started to take things step by step and noticed the small changes within myself.”
The 15 Day Challenge motivated Avila and his whole household to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Though Avila’s health complications previously limited his physical activity, he has progressed to the point of remaining consistent through all six challenges of The 15 Day $25K Contest Season 2. During his most recent challenge, Avila focused on increasing the duration and intensity of his exercises, having grown so accustomed to physical activity that he feels that his body craves it. Now, he walks almost eight miles every day and has begun to walk anywhere within a mile radius instead of taking his car. Additionally, he drinks nearly a gallon of water every day, using a time-marked water bottle to visually track his progress; before the challenge, he considered it a miracle if he drank even eight ounces per day.
The changes Avila made to his lifestyle helped him lose a total of 37 pounds through six 15 Day Challenges, just over three months. Not only did he develop consistency and build physical endurance, but he learned to listen to his body and developed a greater sense of self-love, feeling more comfortable in his own skin. He called The 15 Day Challenge a “hope package,” as began to feel a change deep within him, beyond just physical effects. “It’s really powerful for me because the challenge is taking small steps to achieve greater things, and things that you think are simple lead to a greater perspective on everything,” he said. “Starting with these simple steps can lead you on an amazing journey.”*
Miguel has completed five challenges.
He has lost 37 pounds since the start of Season 2!**
*Total Life Changes, LLC makes no claim that its products mitigate, prevent, treat or cure any disease, including COVID-19 or the coronavirus.
**Results achieved through one or more TLC 15 Day Challenge cycles combined with a low calorie, balanced diet, and regular physical activity.
***Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Taking TLC Products is not a substitute for a reduced-calorie diet and exercise if you are trying to lose weight. You should always consult a physician before starting any weight loss or fitness regime.