†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Thomas is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Thomas R.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 4th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was about to turn 41 and was in the worst shape of my life. After being athletic and a Marine for 6 years, I couldn’t believe I had let myself slip this far away from my fitness compass. I looked in the mirror and saw myself but not the person I wanted to be. I thought my best days and years for a fit body were behind me and this was what I had to look to forward to from here on out. I didn’t see the person I pictured myself to be at 40 and I sure didn’t feel like the person I wanted to be at 40.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was looking at some of my old pictures from my days in the Marine Corps and how I looked when I first met my wife. My daughter was looking with me and picked up a picture from May earlier in the year and asked me how I let my belly get so big. It was then that I started to decide that I was not who I wanted to be and how I could change it. I saw the P90X3 commercial and thought why can’t that be me. I then started researching and was amazed by the results some of these people were getting by just committing to succeed. I knew this could be me and that I could once again have that athletic and fit look.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was overcoming my biggest fear. How was I going to stay motivated? How would I complete the whole program so that I to could see the results that I saw on the commercial and on the internet. The great thing about it was that I really didn’t have to. The program kept you so interested by changing things up and keeping you guessing on what they were going to throw at you next. Then they would give you recovery times with the yoga and yoga related workouts just when your body needed it the most. Before you knew it, you were again pushing your body with the tougher cardio and weight workouts.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I totally transformed my body back to the days where I wasn’t ashamed to take off my shirt. My overall fitness has improved so much, I don’t lose my breath and feel like I am dying wen I am outside playing with my kids. I can run with my teenage son and show him that just because I’m 40 doesn’t mean you are going to leave me in your dust. Now I am the one pushing him and he is the one trying to keep up.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel more fit and confident and am once again proud of my body. I have begun to recapture my youth and it has only left me wanting more and now I want to push the limits to see how much fitter and how more of that youth is left out there to capture.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.