Mick Foley continues to get in the best shape of his life. As a result of his devotion to get in shape after being unhappy with his physical appearance, Foley submitted himself to the instructions of DDP Yoga, which has proven to both help people lose weight, as well as vastly improve flexibility. Battling hip problems throughout his weight loss journey, Foley used his boldness that was used so long for taking bumps and switched it to being a leaner, healthier version of himself.
As weeks progressed, fans started to see a noticeable difference in the appearance in the hardcore legend. During WrestleMania 32 weekend in San Jose, California, Foley was interviewed by Steve Austin for an on-site edition of the Stone Cold Podcast. During this dialogue, Austin mentioned how different Foley looked. Foley responded by attributing it to his yoga regime, which has motivated him to keep going. At that time, Foley acknowledged that he was 50 pounds down, and had a goal to lose even more.
At WrestleMania 32, Foley appeared alongside Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels after The League of Nations (Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev, and Wade Barrett) defeated The New Day. After the winning faction cut a boastful promo after the match, the WWE legends showed up to silence the foreign faction. Foley, noticeably looking different, went to Facebook to talk about his experience that night in San Jose.
Foley stated that he weighed 338 pounds on December 6, 2015, after receiving information from X-rays and MRIs that there was significantly more damage on his back than expected. After giving up on thinking that he had any hope of a better future physically, two people did not give up on him and motivated Foley to get up and start this journey: his high school friend Avril, and “Diamond” Dallas Page.
His workouts started with simple exercises, such as balancing his knee, trying to raise his leg, and using a fitness ball to develop his core muscles. This progressed to running up and down a flight of stairs, and also focusing more on his diet, cutting back on foods with added sugar and processed flour. Being encouraged by his progression, Foley then joined a health club, and started to participate frequently in water aerobics, before using the skills acquired from spending time with DDP to develop his own routine.
Foley gave these encouraging words to himself, and those who are journeying with him.
“Unlike the old days, where I would have a big match, and then immediately revert back to all the old bad habits – this time I’m looking forward to a future where I can be more active with my kids, where people don’t feel sorry for me when I walk through airports, where I can continue to get rid of those horrible suits I wore when I was the general manager of Saturday Morning Slam, because they just fall right off of me.”
Now, a year and a half later, Foley has experienced a staggering weight loss, and is in better shape at 52 than he was over 20 years ago when he started his WWE career as Mankind.
— Jimmy J. Haggz (@jhagg719) June 11, 2017
Although he was removed from his position as General Manager on Raw, Foley is continuing to enjoy his love for professional wrestling by making frequent appearances to indie promotions for pictures and autographs. Despite no longer being on television and having to remember what city he was in every week, it was great for the WWE Universe to see the physical transformation of Foley, as he became slimmer every week. Moreover, Foley’s journey gives so many people a level of encouragement that will cause them to begin their own weight loss road to success.
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