Q & A Session Between ViSalus and Body by Vi Success Story – 100+ lbs Weight Loss Club Member Brian Colebank

Brian Colebank is a 36-year-old ViSalus Director in Morgantown, West Virginia.

You may remember his name mentioned as an inspirational member of the 100-Lb. Club in one of our previous Today’s Share stories.

Brian’s ultimate goal is to lose 300 lbs. and then build 25-30 lbs. of lean muscle. He’s now down 124 lbs. after multiple Challenges and going strong.

Body by Vi Success Story - 100 Pounds Lost Member Brian Colebank

We asked Brian about his journey and how his life has changed thus far.

ViSalus: What was life like before you accepted the 90-Day Challenge?

Brian Colebank: Just four days before my high school football teammate Dirk Mercer Challenged me, I had tried to go work out. I parked about 80 yards away and as I walked towards the gym, I got so out of breath.

Everything in my body started hurting so much by the time I got half way there that I turned around and went back to my car.

I sat in my car and cried. I just prayed to God for something to help me so I could be around to see my two young sons grow up.

ViSalus: Are your sons what continue to motivate your success?

Brian Colebank: Yes, my family! I’m just trying to take my life back so I can be there for them. If I get down or don’t feel like working out, I think of them and push straight through it. I also feed off of our team and not wanting to let them down.

ViSalus: Sounds like you’re far from letting anyone down.

Brian Colebank: I’ve always helped with my son’s tee ball teams but the past couple years I’ve been too out of shape to be effective.

Since I’ve accepted The Challenge, I’ve not only become an active coach, but I actually run alongside the kids. To see the joy on my son’s face when I run with him is indescribable!

Next week I start coaching my son’s flag football team and at this age the coach plays Quarterback. Me, the guy who 8 months ago couldn’t walk from his car to the gym is now going to be playing Quarterback with 5- and 6-year-olds running up and down the football field!

This is what the PROJECT 10 Challenge and Vi life has given me. I grew up ‘the fat kid’… I had an ulcer at the age of 12 because I was made fun of so much. I just held everything in, and it made me sick!

Today, kids have it so much worse with social media… I want to help every kid that I can so they don’t have to endure what I did.

ViSalus: Word has it you’ve helped more than a few already. What has been your experience in the Vi Community?

Brian Colebank: It’s hard to put in words the experience I’ve had. Being a part of the Vi Community has allowed me to reconnect with old High School football friends like Regional Directors Dirk Mercer and Jason Cantoni.

It’s given me new friendships like Ambassadors Travis & Holly Tarr, and 3-Star Ambassador Neil Bellville – who have become like family.

Being on the stage at RST in Indy with other 100-Lb. Club members was surreal! I can’t fully express the feelings I had that day. The stories that people shared and the lives that have been changed just from The Challenge still put tears in my eyes.

ViSalus: What Challenge Kits and products have you been using?

Brian Colebank: I’ve used the Shape, Transformation, and Core Kits—but my favorite has been the Shape Kit. And I love the taste of peanut butter with chocolate, so I’ll usually blend up a Vi Shake Butterfinger or Snickers recipe.

ViSalus: How does The Challenge compare to other platforms you’ve tried?

Brian Colebank: Being an ex-athlete, I’m still competitive and just the thought of getting Challenged by someone else gets my competitive juices going… I don’t want to lose!

Most platforms cost you more money and in today’s economy it can be hard for a family to make those kinds of financial sacrifices.

With the 3 For FREE program and the 90-day money back guarantee, nothing is better than the Vi Challenge platform.

I paid $99 for my first Shape Kit and with all the perks, have gotten $1844 worth of FREE product along the way… and that doesn’t even include winning $1000 in the PROJECT 10 weekly giveaway!

ViSalus: Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?

Brian Colebank: Five years from now I would love to be at home, ‘Vi-Tired’ with my wife and the financial freedom and health to do whatever we want.

ViSalus: Sounds good to us! What would your message be to those who are hesitant to accept The Challenge?

Brian Colebank: The proof is in the success stories! Plus, if you don’t see results in 90 days, you can get your money back… so it’s really true, you have absolutely nothing to lose but weight.

ViSalus: Are there any special mantras or words of advice you’d like to share?

Brian Colebank: Definitely. Find your ‘Why’ that makes you cry and never forget it! If your ‘Why’ is important enough to you, it will push you through anything.

Also, there’s a good reason we hear this so much in the Vi Community: Go public and share what you are doing! The more people who are watching you and holding you accountable, the more likely you are to keep pushing on.

ViSalus: Sounds like you have some great influences in your life. Do you have any personal heroes or idols?

Brian Colebank: My father Norman Colebank. He has always been there for our family no matter what is going on. He is a true hero! I can only hope to be half the husband, father, and person that he has been.

He worked so hard for 30 years in the construction business and it nearly killed him. My dad is the strongest man I know and I want to make him proud of me.

ViSalus: Now it’s us who have tears. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us, Brian. We’ll be watching as you continue to thrive.


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Challenge goals can be (or include) weight loss, building lean muscle or improving energy and endurance. Every participant should consider his or her personal circumstances and create goals that are both reasonable and achievable. ViSalus discourages rapid and extreme weight loss, which can actually be unhealthy and emphasizes that safe and sustainable weight loss is never achieved without exercise and sensible eating. Persons with preexisting medical conditions should consult a healthcare professional before embarking on any fitness, health or weight-loss program.


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