Marc White, age 35, lost 38.2 lbs with Shakeology, the Beachbody Performance supplements, 10-Minute Trainer, 22 Minute Hard Corps, and INSANITY MAX:30. He entered his results into 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?
I was a miserable, over weight, lazy truck driver. I worked long hours and was always eating fast food. At my heaviest I weighted 257 pounds. I was unhappy, unhealthy, and hated my life. I hated my body, and how I felt all the time. I always had back pain and never had any energy to play with my kids. I was taking all of my frustration out on my wife and kids (mentally not physically) and there was no need for that. My body was frumpy and flabby. I had boobs and a pot belly. I would never take off my shirt because I didn’t want people looking at me. I wouldn’t take my kids to the pool or the beach because I didn’t want to be judged. My self confidence was shot and I was truly unhappy and unhealthy.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My wife and two baby boys (Jr who is 2 & John who is 1). They are my inspiration to live a healthier life style and be the best me I can be. I was out of work for 8 weeks with an inguinal hernia.3 While laying on the couch I had my line in the sand moment. I wanted to be a better father, husband and man. After completing 90 days of the 10-Minute Trainer, I have more confidence to do different programs, but because of my inguinal hernia I’m limited to what programs I can do.3 My doctor said 22 Minute Hard Corps would be a great transition from the time of the trailer, and it’s only 22 minutes out of my day. When I add Cold-start and Core it’s still less than an hour. With two baby boys, that’s perfect. Now that I have completed INSANITY MAX:30, I am inspired to push myself mentally harder than ever before. This program was great for that.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenges I faced was recovering from this inguinal hernia and trying not to over do it.3 I was cleared by my doctor but told to listen to my body. I started with the 10-Minute Trainer and moved to 22 Minute Hard Corps. Another challenge is time to work out because of my two baby boys. I overcame this by picking a program that was good on time (less than an hour). I also woke up earlier so I have extra time if needed. The biggest challenge with MAX:30 was the mental aspect. Shaun T push me harder mentally than physically. To do 3 more reps when I am ready to quit was big for me. I have grown from this program and now I am ready to take on any program I put my mind to.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
10-Minute trainer was perfect for me when I was starting out. Having two baby boys, it’s not easy to get to the gym, or even do a 30-minute workout. 10-Minute Trainer is perfect for anyone with no time. I set my alarm 10 minutes earlier to fit my first workout in. Time management is great with this program. Also, the meal plan is amazing. It is simple to follow and easy to replace what you don’t like to eat. I am a picky eater and it worked perfectly. Another plus is I lost weight doing it. The mental workout of INSANITY MAX:30 was by far the best thing from that program. MAX:30 push my mind as well as my body. I never thought I would be able to do 8 weeks, but I did! The mind is so important when it comes to exercising. Form and mind control go hand-in-hand.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have achieved so much. My energy and lower back pain are by far the best. I used to have lower back pain, but, since doing the 10-Minute Trainer, I have built up my core muscles and the pain has gone away. My energy is sky high. I am always playing with my boys now, and I’m not sluggish or moody. I know that’s from proper nutrition. I also have to admit, the weight loss is special too. I’m very proud of my arms. 16 1/2 inches is amazing results. Also, I can feel the abs under my belly fat so I know after round two of MAX:30 I will have more defined abs. I really love the Ultimate Performance Stack, and how it made me feel. Since MAX:30 I am able to do jump tucks, which is big time for me. I was able to also do 3 more reps when I was ready to quit. I am so proud of these 2 things.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life is changed in so many ways. I have made new lifelong friends and I learned so much about myself. I no longer eat fast food, or even have cravings for fast food. I eat healthy, and I will continue to eat healthy using the meal plan for the program I am doing. I am feeling better and better each day about my body. After completing 90 days of the 10-Minute Trainer and 2 rounds of 22 Minute Hard Corps, I was ready to try INSANITY MAX:30. I did do the modified track mostly but towards the end of the program, I was doing no modified moves. I have a long way to go, but I come a long way from where I started. I like my new mindset on a healthy lifestyle. I have more energy to keep up with my kids and when I walk, I’m no lover winded. My health has improved, my energy has increased, and my stamina has increased, which are all great benefits. After completing INSANITY MAX:30, I’ve noticed I am more confident in myself. I have a feeling that anything I put my mind to I can complete!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It’s the best thing ever! I have tried a lot of diets and work out programs, but nothing like this one. The Challenge Group held me accountable as well as gave me the support to keep at it. The members never judged me and were all kind and friendly. I made new friends and I feel like we will be life-long friends. Everyday I posted my sweaty pic, my post work out video, and one meal I ate each day. Just those 3 acts had me engaged. It felt like the perfect family.
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?
I can talk for hours about Shakeology. I drink Shakeology every day now and I will not miss a day… ever! It’s my daily dense dose of nutrition. I have more energy from drinking it. I think and act clearer. I noticed that its putting the veggies I don’t eat into my system. I sleep better at night. I no long feel sluggish. I’m always smiling and feeling great. My mood is always pleasant.2 I have come up with 56 home made recipes including my favorite protein bars. I drink it twice a day and I will continue to drink it for the rest of my life. Its great in the morning when both boys wake up, and I don’t have time to cook myself breakfast. It’s perfect for lunch time when I don’t have time to make lunch. The individual packs are great for travel. I keep a sampler pack in my book bag. Since drinking Shakeology I’ve reached my goal weight of under 200. I also started the Ultimate Performance Stack which I would highly recommend to anybody and everybody. Energize gets me going in the morning with no crash. Hydrate keeps me hydrated and has eliminated my headaches. Recover has gotten rid of my soreness after workouts. Creatine has made my arms go to 16 1/2 inches and recharge is amazing. Every time I drink recharge I have the best night sleep. The Recover made a huge difference in the program. It really does work!2 My digestion system is running smoothly and my doctor said this is the best health he’s seen me.2 This is just the beginning.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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