Gilles LeBlanc lost 25 lbs. in 10 weeks with 22 Minute Hard Corps, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 18th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always been active. I used to play ice hockey, roller hockey, biking, and other outdoor activities. I even did some Beachbody programs like FOCUS T25 and 21 Day Fix. Over three years ago, I stopped exercising for the summer. A few months later, I ended up in the hospital thinking that I was having heart problems. I stayed overnight, and tons of tests showed that I didn’t have any heart issues. An MRI revealed that I had three herniated disks.3 I had tons of cortisone injections, and it would only mask the problem. I tried to go play hockey a few times but the pain always came back.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In January 2016, my wife started 21 Day Fix. I could see how this was improving her health and giving her a boost of energy. She knew I was busy at work and didn’t have much time, so she convinced me to set aside 30 minutes a day to improve my overall health. So I decided to give Beachbody another chance. My wife and I were new Coaches at the time, and we attended our first Super Saturday. Some of the stories showed me that to be successful in the business, you have to be the product. So I started to push as I really wanted the transformation to be amazing so people could see the changes and start approaching me on how I did it.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My first problem was getting past the fear of making my neck injury worse. Second was trying to find the time to exercise daily. Once I started my first two weeks of P90, the neck pain that I had was slowly going away. I can now say that I no longer have neck issues. As for finding time, the program is very good for that. Who can’t spare 22–32 minutes a day?
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What interested me in 22 Minute Hard Corps is that the workouts were short and they would fit in my schedule. My wife was on 21 Day Fix, and it was helpful that we could plan our meal using the same “containers.” I also liked that I didn’t have to buy any equipment other than the sandbag, since I already had the bands and a pull-up bar.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The first obvious thing was the weight loss. Feeling that all my tight clothes are now super loose, and I now require a belt at all times. Second is that my overall health has improved. The compliments are endless (even being a guy). I recently ran a 5K with my daughter without training for it, which I couldn’t have done a couple of months back.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel a lot better. I have tons of energy. My neck pain is gone, and I am planning on starting to play hockey again in a few weeks.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I was part of a Challenge Group organized in my upstream comprised of 71 members. We would all post our workouts, and it was great having feedback from the group. Having my wife as my Coach kept me motivated and was a great help with meal prepping, which is key to the overall fitness journey. Another Challenge Group that motivated me was the “Biggest Loser” contest in which I participated. I ended up finishing 4th in a group of 110 participants with a total loss of -10.34 percent. This helped me getting motivated.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Manon, my wife, is an excellent Coach and is very resourceful. She focuses on health/nutrition. Most importantly, she preps most of the meals except for my Shakeology 🙂
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
Shakeology has been essential as it has helped me curb some of my bad habits. I also think that the Beachbody Performance product helps you reach your goals quicker.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.