Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before beginning the 21 Day Fix, my life consisted of travel. I traveled for work approximately 3 weeks out of the month, therefore I lived in restaurants. Since January of 2015, I took a new employment which kept me at home and close to the family where I needed to be. I chose to do this because of the results and positive feedback that I was getting and seeing from friends around me who had gone through the program. Also my Coach was very enthusiastic and encouraging. Because I was always tired, bloated, and felt my thinking was blurry, I said to myself, “whats 21 days?” So I embarked on the challenge and loved it. There were times of wanting to quit, but I pushed through those days and stuck to the program and now I am loving life. I feel great, clear headed, and most of all energetic. Actually I loved it so much that I did the program twice and now I’m on my next fitness journey with Body Beast.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The inspiration truly came from my wife and I discussing all the things that we want to do, and really never had the energy nor the drive to do any of them. Also I am very blessed with a wife who is truly gifted in the kitchen and we have always wanted something to push us to eat clean and healthy. My Coach, Jamie Tempel, was also a contributor in how she lived her life and her passion for getting people healthy. And probably the most motivating thing was that I just didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. I grew up loving and playing all types of sports and always had an athletic build, but from the before picture, you can see it was no longer athletic 😉 It got used to sitting on the side lines. But now I’m ready to go in again!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Biggest challenge was to have continuous motivation. I am (was) a lazy person and once I arrived home from a day’s work, there was nothing in me that wanted to work out. Once I got into a rhythm, things became easier and Autumn on the videos knew how to keep me motivated and involved the whole time. Also another challenge for me was the nutrition. My wife and I made a deal, and she was gracious enough to make my lunches so that I had no reason to get something on the run. With the healthy eating, the great video workouts, and Shakeology, I was able to feel like I used to 20 years ago. I am grateful and encouraged to keep my health going so that I may be around for a long time to be with my family.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
How easy Autumn made things. From the nutrition to the motivating exercises she put together, I loved how it was very much a “turn key” type of program. It left the guessing and excuses that could have been made to drop the program and made it into a success, as long as you were willing.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Well not sure where to begin. I’m a humble person and really not one for bringing focus onto myself, but the fact that I was able to produce the results like you see in the photos is amazing to me. From being able to see my abs, definition on my arms and back, to the ability to walk up a flight of stairs without being completely out of breath was unbelievable. Also my sleep became much better. I had problems sleeping and tossed and turned all night, but since I have been eating well and exercising, my sleeps are far better and I feel rested when I wake up the next morning. Another thing that has made great improvements was the clarity I feel. I used to feel “foggy” but now I feel much more clear in thought. And needless to say my confidence is much higher. I love when I take my shirt off and my wife looks at me with a smile!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed only for the positive! Clear headedness, energy, sleep, and confidence. I am able to feel like my age and not feel like I should be ready to retire. Life is precious and I’m happy that I made the choice to give myself another chance.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Jamie was always there and available when I had a question or concern. She was excited to help and always looking out for my best interest. She was motivating and encouraging and most importantly, she was real. I could tell that no matter what I asked or what we talked about, there was a sincerity about her that was genuine. I am doing my next program, Body Beast, and still talk with Jamie on a regular basis.
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?
I used Shakeology every day and I saw major improvements in all aspects of my daily life. From energy to mental clarity and far more regular then I have ever been. It actually became something that I craved everyday!
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