Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started Beachbody, I was depressed and unhappy. Everyday I would go through life just existing. I didn’t really care about what I ate and would try to stuff myself with everything I could. I thought it was fun to see how many burritos I could eat from Chipotle. The answer: 3 doubles. I was ashamed of my body and knew what I needed to do but just didn’t want to.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My wife is my biggest inspiration. Seeing her struggle the last 8 years with weight-loss programs that would fail, and see how it affected her, made me want to help. She started working out every day with a friend and I started to see results on her. I watched her as she continued over a month, and then 2 months. The results stopped. Her friend started doing Beachbody, and my wife wanted to but I was skeptical on the results as we had tried programs in the past. We observed her friend to do it for a whole month, and the results were amazing. We decided we would try it for 1 month and give it 100%.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge I faced was the workouts. I was completely out of shape and had to modify quite a bit. Doing 21 Day Fix EXTREME at the time helped me to slowly get back into things and ease into a regular routine.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Since I started I have done 21 Day Fix EXTREME, CIZE, CORE DE FORCE, and now I’m doing INSANITY MAX:30. Each program has its perks! I liked 21 Day Fix EXTREME for the purpose of getting back into a program routine. It wasn’t too hard for me, but still provided the results. CIZE was a program where I learned to dance! I have never been able to dance! The cardiovascular strength you get from it is amazing. Mine increased each time. I didn’t feel like I was getting results, but after a full round I was surprised at how much I truly lost! CORE DE FORCE was my favorite before I started MAX:30. I have always been a huge fan of MMA and fighting in general. To learn the moves and techniques was awesome. I ended up doing 2 rounds because I enjoyed it so much! Now I just started MAX:30, and I am addicted! I am only on week 2 but I have never felt pushed and energized to work out in a long time!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The pictures speak for themselves! I have lost almost 60 lbs., and 32 inches, in just over 6 months! I couldn’t not be more proud of the progress I have made! I have gone from XXL shirts to L, 42 jeans to 34. I cant keep up with clothes! Its an amazing feeling to be able to give clothes away because they are too big and not too small!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since starting with Beachbody I have become more outgoing and energetic. I actually get up at 3am to start my day working out, making meals, and getting ready to go! I love what I get to do with this program, and enjoy sharing it with others! I have become more social and enjoy people. I have come out of my shell to see everything around me and enjoy life!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Challenge Groups and my support teams (Dare 2 Dream and Rock it Nation) have all played a huge role it my success. The accountability you get from your teams and support to keep pushing has kept me doing what I have done. Hearing the stories of others who have had the same struggles I have faced allows me to relate to them more and know I am not alone.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Jenny is my #1 supporter! She helps me get through each day and we work to accomplish our goals together. We push each other and are there for each other through the struggles.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
My main go-to products are Shakeology and Energize. First off, Energize is the only way I function! When I use it I feel like I’m ready to explode in my workout with energy and strength. It allows you to push through and feel unstoppable! Shakeology is another asset to my success. I can’t live without my shake! It’s not only extremely tasty, but the value it gives you with your nutrition is amazing! I feel full of healthy goodness!2
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
I use BOD everyday! I love having the ability to be able to travel and have access to everything I need to achieve my goals. I have used it at several locations and it gives you the accountability that there are no excuses to not be able to do it.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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