Andrew Haynes lost 30 lbs. with P90X3, 21 Day Fix, Shakeology and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his Beachbody results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 14th!
Andrew is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My life has been a steady slide into the depths of the disease of alcoholism for a number of years now. Up until a couple of months ago, most of my days were filled with nothing but the thought of when I could start drinking. As my medical issues became more complicated, my mental health also steadily declined. My self-worth was gone. I couldn’t stand to look in the mirror. I was ashamed and hated myself for what I had become, and I just knew that there was no way out. I was ready for this life to be over. So what if I lost some weight? Who would care? Nobody cared if I was healthy…or so I thought.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
For months, I watched an amazing woman that I’m proud to call my girlfriend and Coach work out to Beachbody programs and drink her Shakeology religiously. I watched her dedication and determination day in and day out, but remained uncertain it could work for me. She took me to Super Saturday events where I heard the most inspiring testimonials, but still doubted that I was worth it. After many months of trying, this same woman finally made me see how dire the situation had become…how bad I had become. I realized one day that it was literally do or die, and I chose to do. She showed me that I was worth a change, and how I was going to do it!
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 my drinking. The disease of alcoholism told me that I couldn’t get better. It kept me believing that I wasn’t even worth getting better and being better. I never dreamed that I could be sober, happy, healthy, and making it through a Tony Horton workout every day. When I started seeing the results of the first 30 days of P90X3, I started gaining a little self-confidence back. I started having a little faith in myself that I could actually do it. It was a triumph for me. When it became clear that I had to make the more difficult choice to admit I had a problem and do something about it, I had the confidence that I could. My sobriety is the most important thing in the world to me. I wouldn’t have found the strength to get here today if I hadn’t started where I did. I’m grateful that today I have my health and fitness to focus on to help keep me sober and improving every day!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
30 minutes a day! Tony keeps it entertaining in all the workouts, and I never get bored with the routines!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I think the best physical result that I got was the weight loss, and that it was mostly in my belly area. I lost 4 1/2 inches on my waist measurement, and was thrilled to go out shopping for new pants!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m now on a daily health and fitness journey that won’t ever end. I make my health a priority, and continue to see gains. This wasn’t just a workout program; it’s truly been a lifestyle change!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has been there for me every step of the way! She has been my hope and inspiration from the very beginning. She gently nudges me when she knows I’m lacking motivation. She’s also been a great resource for information regarding other programs that I incorporate, like 21 Day Fix.
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?
I’ve been drinking Shakeology daily for about four months now, and it makes a huge difference in my day. On the rare occasion that I miss a morning, I notice all day that I just don’t have the same energy and focus as when I have my shake for breakfast! I also use Performance Energy and Recover for my workouts. I’m still amazed at how little soreness I have the next day after drinking Recover! Love it!
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*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.