Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before Coach Josh Spencer introduced me to Beachbody, I was falling fast in the wrong direction. As a territory sales manager, I travel 75% of the time and sit in a car or on a plane the majority of the time. Laziness and being tired from all of the traveling caused me to eat and drink whatever I could find at the end of each day, and I was paying no attention to the harm it had caused. Finally, I hit an ultimate low when I stepped on the scale May of 2016 and it read 229 lbs. I was disgusted to even look at myself in the mirror.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After seeing the scale last May, and from taking photos of myself, I was so disgusted that I knew I had to do something. I started out by cutting out all fried foods, which helped me to get down 216 pounds, but then I hit a stalemate for another month. I wasn’t utilizing any sort of workout routine. That’s when I contacted Josh Spencer, my current Beachbody Coach, and one of the most successful one’s in the business. I had worked out with Josh previously throughout College when I played baseball for Malone University. Josh helped to recommend programs and Shakeology to get me going. The rest was history, I was hooked. I started losing around 5 pounds a week by doing P90X3, following a healthy diet plan through my Beachbody page, and using Shakeology religiously. Today I am a Beachbody Coach, just completed 22 Minute Hard Corps, and I am in the best shape of my life!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
There were two huge challenges that I faced before beginning the program. The first was getting through to myself that I needed to make a change. Being married, I didn’t see a reason to workout anymore or care about what I ate. I was no longer a young buck who was going out on weekends to impress the girls. It took realizing that I was disrespecting my body and my wife with the mentality that I had to push me to make the change. The other challenge I had was motivating myself to actual believe that I could make a change and get to where I wanted to be. Coach Spencer played a huge role in helping me with that!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Both P90X3 and 22 Minute Hard Corps worked perfect for me and my travel schedule. I always made excuses about not having enough time to workout. Well, those excuses went out the window. Both programs allowed me to complete my workouts within 22 to 50 minutes, depending on if it was a day where an optional core or cardio workout was added. I was able to get out of bed early and complete my workouts in my own home or one of the many hotel rooms that I stay in and go about the rest of my day. The fast pace little rest workouts kept me motivated to wake up every morning and push myself to the max. Another big benefit was the minimum amount of equipment required. A pull-up bar and a few light dumbbells and bands gets you a great workout and was all that I needed to get myself into shape.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I started the programs when I was 216 pounds, however, I started on a clean diet a month before that when I was 229 pounds. Today I weigh 174 pounds, the achievement I am most proud of was being able to cut down 55 pounds in just 10 months. I went down from a size 36 waist to now a 32 and basically had to purchase a whole new wardrobe! A great problem to have I might add! Eating healthy became a hobby to me and something I enjoy, and my results have made me a much more confident person. 2 months ago I made the commitment to becoming a Coach and I am proud to be able to help people like me who are in need of motivation and support to reach their goals.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing my programs I have a confidence and swagger that I never had. I am absolutely in the best shape of my life and striving to be even better in my next program. I am more motivated to succeed in my job and also through helping others who are need of a change. Simply put, Beachbody and Shakeology have changed my life in ways I never thought possible! I look forward to the next challenge that each day brings my way and now have the confidence to know that I can succeed!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Josh Spencer is someone who is not only my Coach, but also a great friend. He has been nothing but supportive of me throughout my entire journey. If there were times I doubted myself he was always there with the right words of encouragement to keep me going. His support and knowledge of the supplements and programs left me with absolutely zero questions of what I needed to do to get the results that I wanted. I couldn’t imagine going through this challenge with anyone else and I am proud to be able to call myself a Coach on his team.
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?
Beachbody Performance Line Energize played a huge role in helping me to get up in the mornings get stretched and to have the energy to put forth 100% effort each and every day. I like to call it my Go-Go juice! Shakeology quickly became my favorite part of the day. I use it for breakfast every single morning whether it is a workout day or a rest day. Shakeology helped to control my cravings for fried snacks and sweets.2 I believe in my diet it played the largest role in helping me to get to where I wanted to be. I couldn’t recommend any other supplement more than Shakeology.
Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
Beachbody On Demand is the best thing Beachbody could have ever offered for people like me. I was able to stream my workouts at home, outside in hotel rooms, on smart phones, TVs and computers. It makes doing a workout that you don’t know all of the moves to simple almost anywhere anytime. BOD was the sole reason I was able to stay active and complete my programs while traveling.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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