Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Prior to this program, I felt okay. I didn’t really pay any attention to my body or conditioning. I ate what I wanted and how much I wanted, paying no attention to caloric intake or quality of food.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In early 2015, approximately February, I went to my doctor, and had some blood work done and a routine physical. She called for the results, and we reviewed them. I had borderline high blood sugar and my blood pressure was still high, although it was managed by my physician. A few months passed, I was tying my shoes and struggling to breathe (I have sleep apnea as well); that’s when I started thinking about my health and poor food choices.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was just getting going with some kind of exercise routine. I spoke to a friend of mine, and he recommended CrossFit, Tabata training. I started that around the beginning of July with some success. I lost approximately 35 pounds in a month or so. My wife had been doing 21 Day Fix while I was doing CrossFit. She said I should try it, because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I told her: “No, that’s a girly workout geared for women, and I am going to stick with CrossFit.” We went on a week of vacation in Maine, where we did a lot of hiking, and I was still 300 pounds. Though challenging, I did alright but could do better. So when we got home from vacation, we started doing 21 Day Fix together, and we haven’t stopped yet. 21 Day Fix has changed my life more than physically.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really like the exercise routines and the results we are achieving.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 58.3 pounds of weight, built a lot of muscle, and gained a lot of confidence. I am in the best shape of my life. I played Division I football, and I wasn’t in this kind of shape. I am 46 years old and am below my high school playing weight.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Every aspect of my life has changed so much that I couldn’t type it in a month’s time.
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