Beachbody Results: James Lost 73 Pounds and Won $1,000

Beachbody Results: James Lost 73 Pounds and Won $1,000

James O’Brien, age 28, lost 73 lbs with Brazil Butt Lift, INSANITY, and FOCUS T25. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Well as you can see from my before picture I did not even feel comfortable enough for someone to take the picture of me so I can enter the contest correctly. After a bad breakup I ate my feelings and became seriously obese, I hardly fit into any of my work clothes, I did not want to go out, and I hated taking pictures. I became seriously antisocial. I didn’t even want to leave my house unless I necessarily had to. I was extremely depressed and I knew the way I was living was extremely unhealthy.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
To be honest, someone who I considered a friend took a picture of me without my consent when I got out of the shower and posted it all over the internet. I was horrified, shocked, I felt violated and completely ashamed off myself. It was shortly after that day I told myself enough was enough and I had to take my weight loss seriously. I always started and stopped programs. I never completed a program all the way through because when I got decent results I would jump into a relationship and lose sight of my goals. This time around I was not going to make the same mistake at all. This time around I went full force I had my eyes on the prize and nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goals.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge you can say was self confidence, and ability to do any physical activity without being out of breath within a few minutes. Beachbody helped me overcome that challenge because I can now finally after years and years of body issues I can walk around without my shirt on and really feel good about myself. I can look in the mirror and actually be happy with how my body looks. Ive never had results like this before and now that I do have the results that I have I’m not going to stop I’m going to keep going this is just the beginning to a healthy better life style and I am so glad Beachbody is helping me reach my potential.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
To be honest I used two programs because I first got interested in Beachbody with INSANITY and had good results. As I stated earlier, I never completed the program. I had tried to do INSANITY again but I was too used to the routine, and I was not challenging myself, so I knew I had to do something new. I decided to do T25 and I combined it with Brazil Butt Lift. Since INSANITY is usually about 50 minutes I needed to combine T25 with another workout because that is what my body was used to. What I liked about both programs is they were fun and showed me modifiers because, lets be honest, no matter how much I wanted to lose the weight some moves I was just not able to force myself to do the first month.

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Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I mean, come on, look at the pictures! My arms have definition, when I make a muscle its actually all hard with no jiggling. I can finally see abs forming, which I’ve never had in my life! My stamina and ability to run and play with my dog is something that also makes me proud because I consider my dog my child and being able to keep up with my dog and run around with her was something that made me really happy. Overall, everything combined, I am extremely proud of myself.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
As I said I can now run around with my dog. I can play sports with family members and friends. I am happy and that’s really what is most important, that I can look at myself in the mirror without clothes on and actually smile at myself and genuinely mean it.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Eric was amazing! All throughout my journey, when I had questions he made himself available to me all the time. There were things he would talk to me about that I had never paid attention to. Eric checked up on me everyday and made sure I was doing my workouts and eating right. Even after I recently finished my program he is making sure I don’t stop and keep up my hard work.

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?
Both Shakeology and Results and Recovery were essential in losing weight, I did not follow a meal plan to a T but I know that without those two items I would not have the results I have now. I would feel so energized after drinking Shakeology, and with the Results and Recovery formula I would feel hydrated and ready to go for round two. In my case it prepared me for Brazil Butt Lift right after I did T25

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Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.