Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I can say this program really changed my life. I was always tired when I woke up, had issues falling asleep, and most importantly was not happy with myself. I felt that I was destroying my body slowly with my unhealthy lifestyle. I was working at a job at before this program in which I was unhappy in and fueled my bad eating habits. Before I began this program I was extremely depressed and mad at how I had let myself go. It was extremely discomforting not be able to wear the clothes that I use to be able to wear back in college. When I would drink it would cause me to eat extremely unhealthy at late hours of the night. Overall, I was not happy about myself or my body two months ago. After leaving my job I was lost and did not have the motivation to do a lot thing I use to do in the past. It hard for me ever day to find the motivation to even get up from my couch to find a job. I hit a very low point in my life because of the amount of failure I felt inside.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My new years resolution that I set for myself. I was at my brothers house and that is when it hit me really hard that I needed to make a change in my lifestyle. I was sitting on the couch and my stomach was literally going to pop the dress shirt I was in. My sister-in-law and my brother wanted to make a change in their lifestyle as well. We all decided it was time that we lose weight and change the way we eat. I knew that in order for me to get this done I needed to finish the challenge I was unable to finish before which was INSANITY. I first bought the program a few years ago and was unable to finish it because a devastating hurricane hit long island New York in 2012; Hurricane Sandy. I was more determined than ever this time to get through the program and be able to be a part of the INSANITY team. As crazy as it sounds a major motivation of mine to get through the program was the fact that I wanted that INSANITY shirt and to be able to say to people that I completed the 60-day challenge.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge that I faced before the program was the fear that I was too out of shape to even do the program. Once I started doing the workout, and following the diet plan, that fear went away quickly. Everyday I told myself that I am going to get this program done and that I will do better next time. Words can not explain how much of an impact the INSANITY program has made in my life. It gave me the motivation to find joy again in life, get myself a job, and most importantly free myself of feeling sorry for myself. INSANITY truly brought a great change in my life and because of this program I wake up everyday feeling amazing and wanting to enjoy life as much as I can. It gave me the motivation to go back to law school, get a job, and get of my couch to turn the TV to see Shaun T everyday for 60 days. This summary is just a piece of the change that INSANITY brought to my life.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The cardio aspect of it and wanting to complete the 60-day challenge on INSANITY. I thought that this program was amazing from start to finish.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost over 30 pounds, am able to fit into my clothes again, and don’t worry that my belly is sticking out. I also now have the energy to go out an conquer my goals. Most importantly, I am proud to be a part of the INSANITY community.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Words can not explain how much my life has changed since this program. First off this program gave me the motivation get my lazy butt off the couch and stop feeling sorry for myself. Before this program I was working at a job that I thought was going to be my career for the rest of my life. After six months of working there, I was feeling very depressed and stressed all the time. Because of those feelings it really made me want to eat more and drink to relieve the stress if brought to my life. When I left the job I was lost and felt that I was a huge failure. I did not have the motivation to do anything but want to sleep all day. I knew I needed to change and INSANITY was the change that was going to help me. I made and stuck to my new years resolution of wanting to lose weight and get my life back on track. I have never been happier and words can not explain how good it feels to have my life back in control. Thank you INSANITY.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.