Meet Kris Hedrick.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 28th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’ve always been blessed with a pretty high metabolism, but as I’ve gotten older I have just become less active. I’m a graphic designer, so my job consists of a lot of sitting. Over the last 2 – 4 years, I’ve slowly been gaining weight. Plus, I have a girlfriend that loves to bake! Sounds great, I know. But after a cold and long South Dakota winter, I started noticing that when I was sitting at work my stomach now hung over my pants. That had never been an issue my whole life. Clothes also started feeling tighter. I just didn’t like how I looked in pictures. I was always tired. I just felt older than I really was.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Besides just feeling fatter and more sluggish, a co-worker of mine got on a fitness kick and lost 75 pounds over a year or so. That’s how it all started. Not to mention most people in my family are healthy people, and I started saying recently that my dad who’s 64 is in better shape than me. I just knew I had to stop this before it got even worse.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Honestly the greatest challenge was my diet. I’m definitely a picky eater, and have never really loved vegetables. Starting to eat healthy and make that change was the biggest and hardest change in my life. It’s why I eventually saw the results I did, if you ask me. As far as Beachbody, I think P90X is set up in a way that is fun and keeps you guessing. The workouts never get boring. Also, they are hard enough to challenge you, but make you feel like it is possible to complete it. Each month gets progressively harder to keep challenging you so that you feel like you need to keep pushing. It’s a GREAT program!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am blown away with my results! I look like a completely different person. I am most proud that I stuck with it the entire 90 days. Through the fun summer months and holidays I continued getting up every morning. I stuck with it through the hot summer weekends, and stayed determined to finish what I started. I’m pretty damn proud of my abs too as well as sticking to my new diet and eating healthy.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
It’s still in the early stages, but I’ve gotten a lot of compliments. I posted my pics to Facebook, and got the most “likes” and comments over anything I’ve ever posted on that site. Even my co-workers, said they were sorry for giving me crap about my “diet” after seeing my pictures. They were shocked at how much I changed, and didn’t realize how serious I was about this. They didn’t realize what kind of goals I had and what I was really trying to do. Because of this program, I am now a much healthier person. I’ve got a happier girlfriend because I am much easier to cook for now. I now look forward to my morning workouts. I’m kind of addicted now to working out and living this new life style.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.