We don’t often focus on workouts for weight loss at Team Body Project (we’d rather talk about health and fitness). But Logan and Paul Waggoner have lost over 170 combined pounds using TBP workouts. Weight loss, health gains and mindset changes? What’s not to love!
When we sat down to chat with Logan and Paul Waggoner we were ready to be impressed. Their sheer commitment, tenacity and results(!) were already dazzling. But what we didn’t know was just how incredibly thoughtful, insightful and self-aware they are—both in terms of their own journey and the mindset that helped them lose over 170 combined pounds and, most importantly, feel more healthy, happy and confident.
Let’s meet Paul and Logan!
TBP Members Paul and Logan Waggoner, Workout for Weight Loss Experts
Logan and Paul live in a small town in Missouri and have busy, full lives. Parents to two young boys, they also coach their soccer team, take on commitments to extended family, build houses and even run their own lumber yard and hardware store.
But they were unhappy with their own health and fitness. Logan was at risk for diabetes and had high blood pressure. And Paul had high cholesterol and sugar levels.
Logan says, ‘Paul and I didn’t even have a wedding when we were younger because I thought I was “too ugly and fat” to be a bride. The thought of anyone seeing me or taking pictures of me made me extremely anxious.’
Logan found TBP in February 2020, and introduced it to Paul. And they’ve never looked back.
We asked Paul and Logan, ‘Why Team Body Project?’
Paul—‘I chose Team Body Project because of the spirit of the workouts. The idea that you don’t have to be perfect or do everything right to be a winner.’
Logan—‘I loved the energy of TBP and Daniel and Alex. The encouragement from Daniel and the pace of Alex’s workouts kept me motivated and focused. It’s important to me to feel like my coach truly cares… and I felt that from both of them. My husband and I run a family business and that also made me choose TBP over other programs because I saw a husband and wife team that works well together and treats the members like friends and family.’
How have your lives improved?
Logan—‘The whole “Progress NOT Perfection” campaign really saved me mentally. It freed me in a way where I could be proud of every step I was taking to improve my health. Whereas before, I would only focus on a number or a picture that I couldn’t stand. Now, I can take pictures with my kids and husband and feel confident. It’s changed my attitude about everything at work, how I parent and coach my children and how I accept all of the stresses life throws at me.’
Paul—‘I’ve lost 100 pounds. I feel younger, lighter, and like I can move my body easier. I have a sense now that I can accomplish hard things and make big positive changes in my life.’
What are your favourite workouts?
How has your mindset changed since working out with TBP?
For both Logan and Paul, there have been tremendous mindset shifts.
Logan—‘It’s hard when someone is always insecure. Team Body Project has definitely helped with my insecurities and I think that’s helped with our marriage. Because I’m more confident and secure there’s less pressure on him to try to constantly build me up.”
Paul—’I think having this positive thing to do together, where we can grow together with this and get healthier and get feeling better, it’s been really amazing. And I agree that it’s strengthened our marriage a lot. And I love seeing her happier. It’s always a continuing journey, of course, but I know that we’re both on the right path now and that’s really encouraging.’
Logan—’Of course, things are never 100%. I still have my bad days, and I think Paul has some bad days, too, so it doesn’t fix everything. But it definitely changes our mindset from one of defeat and frustration to one where we say, “OK, we’re just having a bad day. This isn’t us. This isn’t how we feel internally.” And we both recognise that and that’s very helpful.’
Paul—‘Knowing that we’re able to accomplish something that’s difficult means we can draw on that when we’re feeling down or stressed. It helps us know that we’re capable and that we can do hard things. And our commitment to working out carries us through to other things in our lives.’
What advice do you have for other members on their journey?
Logan—‘My advice is not to worry about where you’re starting from or what other people are doing. That’s just going to get in your head. Just focus on you. Just look forward and nowhere else.’
Paul—‘Make sure you have motivations and reasons for doing things that aren’t completely tied to the scale or to appearances. Working out for weight loss is great, but when we’re so focused on those specific results it’s easy to get frustrated. We all know what to do, it’s just sometimes hard to do it. Seeing the other great benefits you get from working out will motivate you to keep going.’
Thank You Paul and Logan!
Thank you so much to Paul and Logan for speaking with our team. We’re so lucky and pleased to have them as part of Team Body Project!