Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My entire life I have struggled with weight. I was very active playing softball, hockey, and numerous other sports, but no matter how active I was, the weight never changed. I have tried everything soup diets, fitness programs, and the gym, but nothing seemed to help. The worst part is I knew how to fix it but was never given the direction to accomplish my goal. My eating habits were horrible. I would drink pots of coffee and barely eat all day. In the evenings, my supper was normally very large portions of very bad food and I would snack the night away from there on sweets and salts. In 2007, I met the women of my dreams and asked her to marry me a year later. We both decided to try an lose weight before we got married. During weigh-ins, I stepped on the scale (the devil) and saw 236LBS. I was shocked I never thought I would be that heavy, so we pushed play. We worked our butts off literally and ended up getting down to 210LBS in just about two months. We had an amazing wedding.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
September 27th, 2015: Here we go again. Five years after being married the decision was made by my wife and myself that a change needed to happen. Her friend Jennifer was doing a fitness program and was seeing great results. Melanie contacted her and soon enough we started 21 Day Fix. During the weigh-ins this time when I stepped on the scale, looking back at me was the scariest number 254LBS. I set a goal to lose 60LBS. It has now been almost seven months and I am down 72 LBS. Thanks to Shakeology and 21 Day Fix I have never felt better. It has given me confidence, energy, and knowledge.
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 just my busy everyday life and of course a million excuses as to why I could avoid doing something about it over and over again. Beachbody gave me the focus and a reason to keep going everyday. That plus my wife made overcoming my laziness a lot easier.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the variety of the workouts and that they really do push you during the 30 minutes. The containers made learning portion control a breeze.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Besides the 72 LBS and the 40+ inches I have lost my proudest achievement is my self confidence. When you are overweight and out of shape it is amazing how down you can get on yourself and how quickly you forget yourself. Beachbody allowed me to get past that and be me.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am much more active now and don’t mind doing the workouts nearly as much as I use to. I have so much more energy and sleep much better now. Shakeology will always be a part of my life since I began this program.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being able to see other peoples struggles and achievements throughout the challenge was great motivation. Was great to meet all the people going through some of the same struggles as myself.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Team Beachbody Coach is my wife. Not only was she an inspiration to me during this program she is an inspiration in my life. Together we pushed through some rough days but with her organization and need for different foods kept the program interesting an new.
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?
Shakeology was a huge part of my success as I have found that it gives me lots of energy throughout my day. It really helped killing cravings that would haunt me doing past fitness programs and diets. I sleep better now and find my muscles don’t hurt as much when I push them hard.
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