Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started 21 Day Fix, my family and I ate out five to seven nights a week. I was working out at the gym and after six months, I had not lost a pound. I actually think I was building muscle under fat, but that was just making me bigger. I was always tired and found it difficult to keep up with my kids. Before my son was born four years ago, I marked my weight at 188 and I remember thinking I was fat and overweight then. When I hit 220, it was time to do something!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My kids and my wife. My wife knew that our family was suffering because of our eating habits and she pushed, pulled, and dragged me into starting 21 Day Fix.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Two and a half years ago, I had open heart surgery to fix a congenital defect, and after surgery I milked it for everything it was worth.3 I stopped being active and used it as an excuse to justify not doing anything even though the surgeon said I was perfectly healthy to do any exercise I wanted to do. I thought that since I was so out of shape that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the 21 Day Fix exercises, but I was wrong. The exercises were tough, but just enough to keep me interested and motivated to keep going. The meal planning was hard at first, but I quickly figured out that I didn’t need to eat more food to stay full and have energy. I was extremely hesitant with trying Shakeology, but the Chocolate flavor is amazing and now it is a daily must-have.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that there were “normal” people on the videos and not a bunch of people they pulled out of the gym.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The achievement I’m most proud of is losing 16 pounds! But also that my wife has fallen in love with cooking for the family and our family eats at the table instead of the coffee table in front of the TV.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’ve changed the way I think about food and I have made being healthy a priority in my life.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.