Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the program I was always tired and started to slump into an unhealthy lifestyle. I was unable to keep up and do the things that I wanted to do such as: hiking, swimming, and sports.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The thought that I have let myself go once again after losing quite a bit of weight. It has always been an up and down journey with my weight loss. I always lose a bunch of weight and then gain it all back again. I have always wanted to prove people wrong and become a healthier and better me. I have always been made fun of when I was younger about my weight and I have always told myself that one day I would be fit. So it’s time.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Eating healthier has been my biggest obstacle. Working out has never been an issue but my diet has always been terrible. Beachbody really helped me by giving me tips on the foods I should be eating and how to deal with the cravings. Once I learned how to cook and eat healthier I began to lose weight and it felt amazing.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I used P90X and INSANITY hybrid program to build muscle while shredding the excess fat to get the results I needed. P90X really gave me the muscle gain I needed while Insanity gave me the fat burning HIIT cardio I needed to let me muscle gain show. I love Shaun T’s enthusiasm in the workouts and the amount of motivation I get from it. Every INSANITY workout that I did left me sweating by the end of the warm up and usually winded. By the end of the workout the gym floor was always covered in sweat and made me feel like I actually worked out. The high intensity cardio was what I needed to shed the weight.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
With this program I lost a total of 43 lbs and went from a body fat % of 21 to 14. I am most proud of these results along with my abs that I can actually see! It may only be the upper portion but it is the first time in my life that I can see something besides fat. My body has really leaned out and it feels amazing.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have tons of energy all the time and can do anything I set my mind to. My confidence in myself and body image has really improved and I am proud of the results that I have gotten. My blood pressure definitely improved with the Beachbody programs P90X and INSANITY. I am now able to keep up with weight/reps with Tony and the physical endurance with Shawn T.
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 used Shakeology in the beginning of my fitness journey and found it to be very beneficial giving me the nutrients I needed to push through my workouts feeling energized during and throughout the day. I was able to use the fitness meal plans from both P90X and INSANITY. I found meal prepping to be extremely beneficial leaving me no room to eat unhealthy besides one meal a week.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
The amount of fat I lost and muscle I gained really affected my heart rate and blood pressure. I was unable to do a lot of the things I wanted to do with my friends such as hiking, sports, and anything active. I found my energy level increasing and my endurance to keep up with others which was a huge step in my life.
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.