Meet Allen, age 52 from Columbia, SC.
He entered The Beachbody Challenge in April 2015 and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I knew I was at least 30 pounds overweight. After I began to have trouble walking up some stairs and getting up from the sitting on the floor, I decided to get serious about getting into shape. Since I couldn’t fit into most of the clothes I owned, I could either spend time and money on new clothes, or time and money on getting into good shape.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Mostly I got tired of my kids picking on me about my belly hanging over my pants waist. I also wanted to feel better and look younger.
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 was just getting started, and then fully committing, to the process of training and conditioning. The Body Beast program has been an excellent training program and diet plan. The supplements have helped keep my energy levels up, and Shakeology is an amazingly good product.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I especially like the way the Body Beast program concentrates on a different body area each day. It doesn’t rely on a lot of high-impact cardio, which makes it a great fit for me since my 52 year-old knees can only stand so much pounding.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’ve lost 36 pounds, and re-gained that lean, athletic look again. I can also fit into all my clothes again.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My family and friends have been amazed at how quickly I’ve lost weight and gotten back into shape. They all say I look younger.
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 is a great product, and I plan to continue using it. The combination of Base Shake/Fuel Shot/Max Creatine and Super Suma, along with Shakeology seemed to keep my energy levels up throughout my weight loss. I especially noticed once I started with Shakeology, that my appetite decreased, and I no longer had hunger for sweets and junk-food.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Body Beast provided the training method for me to achieve, and exceed my weight loss goal.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
My blood pressure seems to be a little lower now since my weight loss.
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