Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the program, I had always struggled with my weight. There were times when I would lose a few pounds here and there but, for the most part, I continually gained. I was always tired, and my body ached from the weight I carried around. I would be out of breath just climbing a flight of stairs, and just the thought of doing anything physical made me sweat.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
This past year I stepped on the scale and realized I was the heaviest I had been my entire life. This, along with the fact that my wife and I had recently had two children, made me think it was time to change. I want to be around for my children as they get older, and if I stayed on the course I was on, it wasn’t going to happen.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was portion control and eating junk food. The program from Beachbody gave me the tools to eat the right portions and the right food. I found after sticking to the program and drinking my Shakeology that I haven’t been craving the junk food like I used to. I have no problem walking by it in the grocery store.2
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
When I started the program, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to handle the workouts or keep up. I liked the fact there were modifiers, which allowed me to keep up and get the work done. I started out with 21 Day Fix, moved onto Hammer and Chisel, did two rounds of 22 Minute Hard Corps, and now I am finished with my second round of INSANITY MAX:30. I enjoy the fact that the workouts are quick and effective. They allow me to get them in prior to work and feel as though I had a good workout.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
So far with the help of the programs, I have been able to lose 130 pounds and over 40 inches. That alone is something I can be proud of. Along with this, I feel much stronger and have more energy to play with my kids. Ultimately, that is the biggest reward.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing the program, I have started a new program, Body Beast, and I am looking forward to seeing the results from my first round. As for day to day, I have more energy and have been able to do more and more things I couldn’t in the past without feeling tired or sore.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I consider myself lucky because not only is she my Coach but she is my wife as well. Being able to share this journey together I feel has helped us both to stay on track and be accountable.
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?
I started drinking Shakeology when I ordered H&C and can’t imagine not having it anymore. It is the perfect post-morning workout supplement, which gives me the fuel to get through to lunch.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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