Beachbody Results: Joe Lost 51 Pounds and Won $500!

Beachbody Results: Joe Lost 51 Pounds and Won $500!

Joe Saija lost 51 lbs. with P90X3, INSANITY, Body Beast, and 21 Day Fix EXTREME. He entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 20th!
Joe is an independent Beachbody Coach.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
This might sound unbelievable, but Beachbody has probably saved my life twice now. I used to be an athlete — I played college football at a weight of 165 pounds — but as I got older, I gained a lot of weight. About 15 months ago, at the age of 40, I weighed 216 pounds. My resting heart rate was around 88, and I’d been on cholesterol medications for about 10 years. I became ashamed of my body.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Having a wife and three young boys, I began to worry about the future. So I decided to do something about it, and Beachbody was my answer! I started with P90X3 and then moved on to INSANITY, Body Beast, and now 21 Day Fix EXTREME. The 30-minute workouts are easy to make time for and stick to. The nutrition plan is exactly what I needed as it’s centered on portion control. Shakeology? I love it, and drink it daily! I am still in disbelief that it can taste so good and be so nutritious. But, I’m a numbers guy and the numbers add up perfectly for me. Today, at 41 years old, I weigh 165 pounds. Yup, that’s 51 pounds lost! I was 18 the last time I weighed this little! My resting heart rate is now around 58 — making my heart’s job 34 percent easier. Best of all, my doctor has taken me off the cholesterol medication permanently. She told me the other day that I’m making her job of keeping me healthy very easy!o

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 actually happened during my transformation. Five months ago, I was in a serious ATV rollover. I worked my butt off to get back to working out after the accident.* Since then, I’ve completed P90X3 for a third time and two rounds of 21 Day Fix EXTREME! I’ve also become a Team Beachbody Coach.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The nutrition plan was top notch and really taught me about portion sizes.


Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Overall, I have lost 51 pounds in less than 15 months. With 21 Day Fix EXTREME, I’ve lost about 5 pounds. But at this point, I am not trying to lose weight, but continue to get shredded. My muscles have become defined all over. But specifically, my abs are now sick! I’ve developed ab muscles in areas where I didn’t know they existed.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My journey has only just begun. Exercise and clean eating have become a lifestyle and one that I enjoy! My confidence is so much higher now, and I simply feel great! So much so that I decided to become a Coach with Team Beachbody, and now help others improve their health and achieve their goals.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I’ve actually been running my Challenge Groups as a Coach. They help to keep me accountable, because I know I am responsible for my challengers getting the most out of the program they purchased.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My new Coach, Brooke, is amazing! She reached out to me and has become a real friend. She also helped me to learn about the coaching opportunity, and continues to help me grow my business.

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 an amazing addition to my journey. I have it for breakfast every day. It satisfies my cravings and gives me a healthy edge throughout the day.

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
My cholesterol levels are now great, and my doctor has taken me off the medications I had been taking for the past 10 years to manage it.o

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.

oConsult your physician before discontinuing or altering any prescribed medication.

*Always consult your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program.