Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I officially started my journey on January 1, 2016. I first completed P90X. After finishing that program, I started Body Beast, and my life has never been the same. This high-intensity weight-lifting program got me back to myself again. I am again starting to feel my strength come back. My results are absolutely amazing! I have a crazy amount of energy! My abs are starting to show through; I have never had abs. Before Beachbody, I had forgotten who I was. Now I am back to myself again and have never felt better in my life. And this was all done while working a full-time job and chasing a 10-month-old kid around. The easy-to-follow program gave me no excuses but to kick myself into gear and beast up.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My wife and kid, plain and simple! My wife has a history battling PCOS, and the best way of being supportive that I could think of was to join in on the journey! I joined her to become healthy and fit, and we both will never look back!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Food! I had no idea how to eat or eat healthy. This program lays the groundwork for you! Once starting the program, I actually thought I was eating way too much and that there was no way I would lose weight at all! I did not know what I needed to be eating to feed my body. You don’t put diesel in a gas car, why put bad food in your body?
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Body Beast was amazing — mainly because I have never gotten results like this in my life, all while eating 3,000 calories a day! This program further taught me how to fuel my body with the correct nutrients. And while struggling to eat so much food a day, I watched as fat melted away! This program has further instilled in me to trust the program.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My abs and clothing size. I have never had abs before. My fat seems to just be melting away. Along with that, my mood has changed. I think being able to throw some weight around has released a lot of tension. I love wearing tank tops and going shirtless for the first time in my life!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I would not have finished the program without the accountability groups. They are fun! I had a great group of people behind me, and we all cheered each other on as we crushed goals on a daily basis!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was my wife, and we both were on the same page throughout this whole process. She kept me on goal as far as nutrition and meal prep went, and I kept her on point with her workouts. We had the best combination of motivation!
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, or digestion/regularity?
My life is forever changed with Shakeology! I was that textbook person who skipped breakfast and loaded up with coffee until it was lunchtime. Now I have one cup of coffee at the most and enjoy my Shakeology every morning! I have so much energy, my GI tract has never been happier, and I just feel good! Also with using Base Shake, Fuel Shot, and M.A.X. Creatine, the Beast-O-Matic shakes help me get all my calories in throughout the day, and help replenish my muscles for the next day’s workout.2
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I used to have a lot of bloating; since the introduction of Shakeology, I have not even noticed bloat!2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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