Darryl Foster lost 170 lbs. with P90X, Body Beast, INSANITY, P90X3, P90X2, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps, and the Beachbody Performance Line supplements. He entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 19th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt horrible, like I was just existing and didn’t have a place in a world among the thin people. Clothes didn’t fit, and I didn’t want to be seen in public. I was a teacher, so I would get depressed having to get up in front of a classroom and talk. I became very introverted and depressed.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Seeing myself in yearbook pictures and pictures that my students would take of me. I would have recess duty, and the kids wanted me to play ball or some other activity with them. I couldn’t or I’d be out of breath and sweating just standing there. My doctor was concerned about diabetes, and that I was losing feeling in my feet.* He told me that if I didn’t act now that he was afraid I wouldn’t be alive in a year.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I went to a nutritionist first to try and drop some weight before starting. I bought P90X but knew that I couldn’t use it until I lost a few pounds before starting. I quickly lost enough weight to get me motivated to start P90X. It was so hard, and I sweated profusely just during the warm-ups! I did a lot of modifying in my first round. But after the 90 days, I could do the whole thing (or at least most of it) without stopping. My second round of P90X was much easier yet challenging enough to start getting into real shape. Then I decided that I wanted muscle and tone so I went on to Body Beast to get those results! After building up a bit with Body Beast, I moved on to INSANITY to slim down a bit. When P90X3 came out, I bought it the day it was released! After completing P90X and P90X3, I decided to fill the gap with P90X2 and am so glad that I did!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Amazing results! I can wear a T-shirt in public for the first time in many years! I have a normal waist and can shop in normal stores again. My arms are powerful, and I can actually see muscles when I flex my arms. It’s also given me energy beyond my wildest expectations! My doctor is no longer concerned about diabetes. My blood pressure is normal, and I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been in my 47 years; I believe that Beachbody is mainly responsible for that!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My entire life has changed. I’m healthy, I look better, my confidence is through the roof, and most of all, I’ve inspired some of my students to take interest in their own health. They constantly ask me for advice and tips. Their parents are very thankful that I can share my experience with them and motivate some of the students who are also battling with their own weight. And… I look great in my yearbook picture this year!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Nate is always there. I had millions of questions at first and felt bad bothering him. He made me feel as though I was never a bother and encouraged me to keep in constant contact whenever I needed it. He was available by email, phone, Facebook, and any other way that he could be reached. Nate is an amazing and inspirational Coach and human being!
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 didn’t take any to start off with. Then I was feeling sluggish and stiff after my workouts so my Coach suggested that I try the P90X Results and Recovery formula. It worked like a charm, and I’ve been addicted ever since! I’ve recommended it to people that aren’t even doing P90X and do other programs. Best. Drink. Ever. Now I’m liking the new Performance Energize and Recover!
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
*Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.