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Joel Seeney / Testimonial

Joel Seeney's amazing MAX'S Challenge transformation

  • Before
    105.5kg
  • After
    82.7kg

Details

Height

188 cm

Program

Lean - Intermediate

Reason to start The Challenge

Hey guys,
My name is Joel Seeney and I'm 35 years old from Maryborough Queensland. Here is a little about me. I was completing this challenge at the end of 2013 and week 11 I was diagnosed with stage 3 Bowel Cancer (very aggressive) which forced me to stop body building all together. Late Janruary I started having 6 weeks straight of radiation and chemo to shrink (Cancer) so I could have a chance to remove all of it successfully ( given 5% chance of making 2 years if I couldn't have the operation or 75% making 5 years if I could). Dropped a lot of weight right down to 64kg (only could handle 1 to 2 spoons full of yoghurt a day) (my normal weight is around 90kg) dew to the intense radiation and chemo. I looked like Brian of the smoke packet I was that sick. I had 12 weeks rest to heal and put some weight back on back at home before I had my operation. 11th of june 2014 I had my operation ( second one in the southern part of the world ever and the other person did not make it through the operation) going for 15 straight hours (mum and dad were told to say good bye to me as I only had 5% chance of making it through it ) taking my whole Large Bowel, Anus, Rectom, taking 3 of my abs to reconstructed my bottom, shaving my Pelvis and taking my Tail Bone ( giving me a Stoma bag for life). I had 7 days in ICU and 3 and a half weeks in hospital ( weighing 64Kg again). Had 6 more months of double dosed chemo putting on another 10kg. Got the all clear Cancer free 7th of Janruary 2015, weighted 3 weeks and I was back in gym. Since then just over a year has passed and ive put on another 31.5 kg a total of 41 kg since my operation.
The biggest reasons I want to do this is to show myself that just cause I am disabled I can do any thing I put my mind to, and also want to inspire other people disabled or not that you can do anything you put your mind to, you just have to be willing to fight for it.

Thanks for taking time to read my story.

What did you like most about The Challenge?

I liked everything about the challenge. The Diet was awesome, The Maxs drinks (all of them are amazing best Supplements by far) and the Training plan was pushed you to your limits and got the best out of me everyday. I love everything.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

Knowing my limits, being disabled from cancer (with my stoma bag and the abs that are no longer there and nerve damage in the left leg) knowing when its to much and not over doing it.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

Massive impact with Maxs help I have proved that just because you have battled cancer and have disabilities you can do what anyone else can do all you have to do is believe (cancer is a word not a sentence). You can do anything you put your mind to.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

Do it, it will change your life for the good. If I can do it anyone in the world can do it... Best thing ever..

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

I truly loved every minute of this challenge.

Journal

  • Joel Seeney
    22 May 2016
    8:55 PM

    82.7kg

    Had a great last day... Total of 22.8kg lost... End weight was 82.7 so proud lol Not bad for a cancer survivor haha .. I love maxs so much... I get my photos tomorrow can't wait. ..
  • Joel Seeney
    21 May 2016
    9:23 PM
    Had great day got my tan on haha ready for my photos tomorrow.... so proud what this cancer survivor has done... Kicking cancers butt every day of my life ... loving life..
  • Joel Seeney
    20 May 2016
    10:05 PM
    Can't believe there is only 2 days left its gone so quick... Come so far my nerve damaged leg is got so much better my water works still not working properly but you won't here me complain ever haha .. Loving life and Love maxs so much lol
  • Joel Seeney
    19 May 2016
    10:49 PM
    Feeling amazing every day... Had a fantastic gym session tonight. .. Leaning up really good now...
    Had my 3 month cancer cheek up today tests were perfect 1 year ahead so im now getting 6 monthly checks now so happy... Kicking cancers butt every day ...
  • Joel Seeney
    18 May 2016
    9:28 PM
    I have loved every moment of maxs... Just proving every day that you can do anything you put your mind to... cancer has got nothing on me...
    Legs look better every day. .. photo doesn't show how lean they are ..
  • Joel Seeney
    17 May 2016
    9:28 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    17 May 2016
    9:28 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    17 May 2016
    9:28 PM
    Had a great day today... Feels like I'm leaning more every minute hahaha.. so proud what maxs has help me achieved... Maxs is the best by far.... im the proof anyone can do it.. Not even cancer will hold me back haha
  • Joel Seeney
    16 May 2016
    9:53 PM

    87.4kg

    Had a fantastic day today chest and arms got do pumped lol... Leaning up so much every day... Lost over 18 kg now so proud of myself... Cancer is definitely only a word not a sentence and im proving that every single day... Not long to go now ... Loved maxs so much diet and supplements all of it lol..
  • Joel Seeney
    15 May 2016
    11:34 PM
    Had a great day today had a rest day just did some cardio lol can't believe there is only 1 week to go... its gone so quick
  • Joel Seeney
    14 May 2016
    9:05 PM
    my legs have come so far since i started maxs .... I'm loving it so much can't believe only have a week to go. .. i have proved all the way cancer is not a sentence its only a word.
  • Joel Seeney
    13 May 2016
    9:50 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    13 May 2016
    9:50 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    13 May 2016
    9:43 PM
    What a awesome day stepped it up an another level tonight with Back and Shoulders best pump ... so proud how im pushing even with my cancer stuff.. loving every minute lol
  • Joel Seeney
    12 May 2016
    9:02 PM
    Had another awesome session... chest and arms had the best pump.. To top it of best supplement going around lol maxs drinks best by far lol..
    Arms looking good not bad for a cancer survivor lol
  • Joel Seeney
    11 May 2016
    9:17 PM
    Smashed legs today did 100kg squats again pretty happy with that... Nerve damaged leg is getting a little better day... Love this so much...Not long to go now...
  • Joel Seeney
    10 May 2016
    9:50 PM
    Had a awesome day today lol but i have had them every day since i started maxs haha ... love maxs so much... Best pump today doing back and shoulders... Leaning up a little more each day...
  • Joel Seeney
    9 May 2016
    9:48 PM

    88.3kg

    Had a awesome session today... pushing my self to my limits and loving every minute of it haha ... Maxs is always for me...
    lost over 17kg now pretty happy how far i come for this cancer survivor.. Never give up on anything haha
    Love maxs so much haha
  • Joel Seeney
    8 May 2016
    9:56 PM
    Had a great day today.. Rest day only did a little cardio today and feel good for doing it .. Can't wait til tomorrow for the start of week 11... Its gone so quick... kicking cancers but with every breath i take..
  • Joel Seeney
    7 May 2016
    4:43 PM
    my calfs have come so far still have bad nerve damage in the left leg but that doesn't stop me haha
  • Joel Seeney
    7 May 2016
    4:38 PM
    Smashed legs today i did 100kg squats 9 times for the first time since my cancer op so proud.. 2 weeks to go loving this
  • Joel Seeney
    6 May 2016
    8:48 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    6 May 2016
    8:47 PM
    Had a fantastic day... smashed my back and shoulders ... Getting so strong still ... Loving this maxs so much hahaha 2 weeks to go
  • Joel Seeney
    5 May 2016
    9:38 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    5 May 2016
    9:38 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    5 May 2016
    9:37 PM
    Smashed chest and arms again... Leaning up so much every day now it's so awesome lol ... so proud of how mentally strong I am... God i love maxs lol... lost more weight too...
    starting to do possess now hahaha
  • Joel Seeney
    4 May 2016
    10:40 PM
    Another awesome day ... lost another 400g nearly 17 kg down .. loving every moment of maxs... Legs are going to be sore lol smashed them big time today... Kicking cancer every day...
  • Joel Seeney
    3 May 2016
    10:21 PM
    Had the best day today even if my gym partner hurt his shoulder and couldn't come hope hes okay tomorrow we smash it everytime.. Getting stronger every day ... God i love maxs ...
  • Joel Seeney
    2 May 2016
    9:48 PM

    89.5kg

    Had another awesome day did 2 cardio walks ... Smashed chest and arms again... Im loving doing all bidy parts 2 times a week .. Lost another 1 kg its 16kg all up now I'm so proud.. Cancer has nothing on me haha.. kicking cancers butt with every breath...
  • Joel Seeney
    1 May 2016
    11:39 PM
    Had a great day today passed my Life Guard course ... Got back from Brisbane straight to a 5 km walk ... God i love maxs.. Can't wait to do chest and arms tomorrow... 3 weeks to go..
    Kicking cancers arse every day..
  • Joel Seeney
    30 Apr 2016
    10:43 PM
    Had a great day cardio in the rain this morning and did life guard course ... and smashed my legs .. Starting to come a long a lot now and the drinks are amazing. .. Love this so much
  • Joel Seeney
    29 Apr 2016
    11:38 PM
    What a day... Best pump ive got yet.. Going to sleep well tonight haha...
    maxs all the way... Kicking cancers butt every day...
  • Joel Seeney
    28 Apr 2016
    11:34 PM
    what another awesome day cardio in the morning then smashed chest and arms again. .. Starting to see changes every day... Diet is awesome... Maxs drinks go down so good haha
    Loving maxs so much... The nerve damage in my left leg is getting better every day... Kicking cancers butt...
  • Joel Seeney
    27 Apr 2016
    9:02 PM
    what a day... Smashed my legs big time today going to be sore tomorrow hahaha... Did lunges for the first time since my opperation so proud of myself... God i love this haha
  • Joel Seeney
    26 Apr 2016
    9:35 PM
    wow im loving this so much had the best pump i feel the burning already with the super sets hahaha...
    photo - i was told ill never do them again hahaha proving them wrong again lol...
    Maxs all the way
  • Joel Seeney
    25 Apr 2016
    8:45 PM

    90.8kg

    Wow what a start to week 9 i think i love maxs even more now after todays session (chest and Arms) haha ... Bring on tomorrow i say haha .. 5 km walk today ... Time to step it up again tomorrow. ..
    Kicking cancers butt every day..
  • Joel Seeney
    24 Apr 2016
    11:43 PM
    Had a awesome day 5 km cardio walk... start of week 9 tomorrow can't wait for it. .. Loving maxs heaps lol..
  • Joel Seeney
    23 Apr 2016
    11:18 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    23 Apr 2016
    10:31 PM
    Had the best day today smashed my legs ... Start to lean up a heap now ... Had a 5 km walk this arvo .... Step it up a few levels monday... Can't wait hahaha ... Definitely need a tan neon white legs hahaha...
    4 weeks to go ... Loving maxs so much haha..
    kicking cancer one day at a time... This is nothing ive been through..
  • Joel Seeney
    22 Apr 2016
    9:27 PM
    Had great day ...can't wait to do legs tomorrow hahaha
    photo of my back when i did my check in photo yesterday
  • Joel Seeney
    20 Apr 2016
    11:07 PM
    Another great day up levels again at gym ... Did 3 sets of 10 chin ups eith 30kg ... Starting to see a bit of change every day. ..
    Loving maxs more and more ... Proving Cancer is a word not a sentence. ..
  • Joel Seeney
    19 Apr 2016
    10:54 PM
    Awesome day on legs with a 600m swim in the morning... legs are really starting to get stronger even with nerve damage in one of them...
    Loving the maxs drinks they taste so good..
  • Joel Seeney
    18 Apr 2016
    10:13 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    18 Apr 2016
    10:12 PM

    91.5kg

    Had a awesome day at gym smashed chest ... leaning up so much ... Another 1 kg 14kgs down now .... God im love all of maxs...
  • Joel Seeney
    17 Apr 2016
    9:52 PM
    Had a awesome day finished of Relay for life this morning total of over 22km walked pretty proud of myself...
    Photo is of legs from yesterday starting to get bigger i think lol
    kicking cancer butt every day...
  • Joel Seeney
    16 Apr 2016
    11:31 PM
    smashed legs today now at relay for life 20000 steps already ...
    my nerve damage leg is starting get a little better
  • Joel Seeney
    15 Apr 2016
    10:14 PM
    Great day today... cant wait to do legs tomorrow. . seeing more changes every day ... loving maxs..
  • Joel Seeney
    14 Apr 2016
    10:25 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    14 Apr 2016
    10:25 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    14 Apr 2016
    10:24 PM
    Smashed shoulders,bys and trys today.. Everything is coming a long nicely had stir fry for tea was amazing... Maxs supplements are the best..
  • Joel Seeney
    13 Apr 2016
    11:38 PM
    Awesome day today smahed back ive stepped it to a insane level ... loving every moment. . Interaboast is the best
  • Joel Seeney
    12 Apr 2016
    9:55 PM
    Had the best legs session today... Had wobbly legs big time haha..maxs interabost is the best..
    Got a bit of food prep too...
    Maxs all the way..
  • Joel Seeney
    11 Apr 2016
    10:07 PM

    92.5kg

    Awesome day today smashed chest out of the park... starting to see big changes... 100kg bench..
    Another 1kg down 13kg down ... Loving everything about maxs
  • Joel Seeney
    9 Apr 2016
    10:56 PM
    Awesome day smashed legs did another 5km late night walk loving every day now with maxs... Maxs all the way..
  • Joel Seeney
    8 Apr 2016
    11:04 PM
    Just did a late night cardio 5km walk... Legs tomorrow can't wait.. Maxs all the way
  • Joel Seeney
    7 Apr 2016
    10:17 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    7 Apr 2016
    10:16 PM
    Had a awesome gym session today Shoulders,biceps and trys smashed it haha ... Strength is increasing every week.. Had stir fry for tea was awesome... Loving this maxs so much
  • Joel Seeney
    6 Apr 2016
    8:07 PM

    93.4kg

    Back today smashed it haha... Did 10kg added weight today 3 sets of 12 not bad with 3 abs missing haha .. so proud...
    12.1 kg down in nearly 6 weeks not bad lol..
    Proving cancer is not an excuse
    Loving maxs ... Drinks are amazing
  • Joel Seeney
    5 Apr 2016
    10:27 PM
    Had a great day today... photo is from yesterday at a gym i found while doing my Bronze medallion yesterday and today... Starting lean up lots now . Loving everything about maxs..
  • Joel Seeney
    2 Apr 2016
    11:38 PM
    2nd leg day today got the wobbly legs bad nearly fell over every time i walked haha... loving maxs heaps lol
  • Joel Seeney
    31 Mar 2016
    11:11 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    31 Mar 2016
    11:09 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    31 Mar 2016
    11:08 PM
    Had a great day stepping my workouts to a extreme level and getting so strong...
    kicking cancers butt every day... Maxs is awesome..
  • Joel Seeney
    29 Mar 2016
    10:48 PM
    Legs were awesome again today going to be sore tomorrow haha... new eating plan is good... im powering through no problem. ..
  • Joel Seeney
    28 Mar 2016
    11:28 PM

    94.6kg

    Had a awesome day on the new diet and work out for start of week 5.. Definition is starting to kick in so much now and getting so strong... 11kg down wow ...
  • Joel Seeney
    27 Mar 2016
    10:48 PM
    Had a great day... cardio day .. can't wait to do the new program and work even harder... diet is awesome stuck to it all the way so far... photo is week 1 left and week 4 on the right..
  • Joel Seeney
    27 Mar 2016
    12:44 AM
    shoulders and trys today starting to get do strong now.. New training plan Monday can't wait to up the anti and push harder...
  • Joel Seeney
    25 Mar 2016
    10:53 PM
    Had a good day still did cardio even though it was Good Friday haha Stir Fry for lunch was awesome. ..
    loving everything about maxs ... Kicking Cancers butt everyday..
  • Joel Seeney
    24 Mar 2016
    11:03 PM
    Had another awesome day...Smashed back tonight and Stir fry was amazing... starting to see big changes already...
  • Joel Seeney
    23 Mar 2016
    10:32 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    23 Mar 2016
    10:32 PM
    Had a great day did cardio in the morning in the pool did 700m and 3.5km walk in the arvo... Loving the diet so much .. Lost 10 kg already
  • Joel Seeney
    22 Mar 2016
    11:13 PM
    Had the best gym session on legs today i did 80 kg squats with a stoma bag so proud of myself. .. loving everything about maxs...
  • Joel Seeney
    21 Mar 2016
    11:24 PM

    95.5kg

    what a awesome day ... I bench pressed 100kg 3sets of 12 with a stoma bag and 3 abs missing. . Cancer is not all ways a death sentence. .. creatine helps so much and maxs protein tastes so good...
    Loving maxs
  • Joel Seeney
    20 Mar 2016
    11:58 PM
    Had a good day today loving everything about maxs can't wait till tomorrow see what weight i am haha
  • Joel Seeney
    19 Mar 2016
    11:59 PM
    had a awesome day cardio in the morning and arvo... loving maxs

    Kicking cancers butt everyday
  • Joel Seeney
    19 Mar 2016
    12:20 AM
    Had a awesome day again shoulders and triceps are growing so quickly..
    Loving the maxs products there such great quality. ..3 weeks down
  • Joel Seeney
    19 Mar 2016
    12:14 AM
  • Joel Seeney
    17 Mar 2016
    11:31 PM
    Had another awesome day smashed back.
    Loving everything about maxs, diet is awesome and maxs supplements are the best by a long way taste so good.
  • Joel Seeney
    15 Mar 2016
    11:19 PM
    Legs are starting to get stronger my limp has nearly gone and left leg isn't hurting as much. . Never going to be be normal again after cancer operations but i don't care loving Maxs haha
  • Joel Seeney
    14 Mar 2016
    11:27 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    14 Mar 2016
    11:26 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    14 Mar 2016
    11:25 PM

    96.5kg

    Feeling so strong arms chest are getting bigger .... had a great day at the gym but that happens all the time... kicking cancers butt day by day haha...
  • Joel Seeney
    13 Mar 2016
    11:52 PM
    Had awesome weekend cardio is going well start of week 3 is already here going so fast
  • Joel Seeney
    12 Mar 2016
    1:05 AM

    97.7kg

    Shoulders were today getting stronger every day... swimming this morning did 750 m its getting easier everyday doing more laps every visit..
  • Joel Seeney
    9 Mar 2016
    12:46 AM
    Smashed legs today first time since having cancer and all my operations i did squats only 60kg but so proud of myself
  • Joel Seeney
    8 Mar 2016
    12:01 AM

    98.5kg

    Had a great day today. Started losing weight which is awesome down to 98.5kg
    feeling stronger everyday, had the best pump too.
  • Joel Seeney
    6 Mar 2016
    9:44 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    6 Mar 2016
    9:44 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    6 Mar 2016
    9:43 PM
  • Joel Seeney
    6 Mar 2016
    9:43 PM
    One week down feeling awesome. Loving the food.
    Photos from Friday when doing shoulders, not to bad for a guy that has had bowel cancer haha
    weigh myself tomorrow can't wait to see what i've done
  • Joel Seeney
    3 Mar 2016
    11:39 PM
    Hey guys , Had a good day today. Gym was awesome getting stronger every session not many people would realize I have 3 abs missing haha. Its teaching me to have perfect form all the time.
    Drinking about 4L water a day which is good always thirsty haha.
    Did meal prep today as well.

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