†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Blane is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was always very physically active throughout my childhood and high school days. Throughout college and my adulthood, I went through phases of gaining weight and being less active, but was able to maintain by playing soccer or going to the gym. A few years ago, after marrying my wife and having a son, I began to gain more weight, but didn’t realize how much I had truly gained when I decided to start this journey.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
It wasn’t until my wife decided to participate in a Challenge Group that I realized how unhealthy I had become. I initially decided to participate to support her, but once I took my before pictures, I realized how badly I needed to do it for myself. She was ready to dive in and change her health and eating habits, and I decided that I wanted to live a healthier life as well, for myself and my family.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge I faced was eating. I love food, and we were living with my wife’s grandparents, so cooking our own meals was a struggle. My work schedule also made it hard to complete workouts. The Beachbody program and community helped overcome that because I was able to learn so much about healthy eating and portion sizes. Drinking Shakeology everyday also kept me full and from wanting to eat all of the junk food in the house.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the intensity of INSANITY MAX:30 and that I was able to get a full body workout done in 30 minutes, with no guess work or uncertainty about what workouts to do each day. I never was a workout at home type of person and always thought I needed to go to the gym to build muscle, but these workouts proved me wrong.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was able to lose 30 pounds by following the 21 Day Fix meal plan, completing T25, and INSANITY MAX:30. I am proud of the weight that I lost, the muscle that I gained, and my abs.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am healthier and more confident in myself. I now realize how important the nutrition aspect is and work harder to lead a healthy lifestyle. I also no longer make excuses for not working out, and continue to make time to do it everyday. I have lost 30 pounds in 6 months!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in a challenge group gave me an extra push to stay focused. On days that I thought about quitting or not completing my workout, I was able to check in with the coaches and other challenges to keep me on track.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was very supportive. She checked in with me daily to ensure that I was working out, and she helped me come up with meal plans that were simple and easy to follow.
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?
Shakeology played a large role in my transformation – it helped me lose the extra weight and have much more energy than I ever had before. I slept better at night and didn’t experience as many cravings for sweets or chocolates. Because of Shakeology and this program, I have not had fast food in over 6 months.2
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