Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My life before the program… just picture an energetic, athletic individual, who, after marriage and four children, found himself sitting on the couch with a remote in one hand and a beer in the other, totally out of shape. I remember looking in the mirror after a shower and seeing myself losing grip of everything. I felt disgusted and needed to do something fast, but what? I was getting a strong glimpse of the future: man boobs, love handles, and, worst of all, a beer belly, were forming, approaching, gaining fast. So now with all these negative gains, of course, insecurity sets in. I mean I’ve never been over 190 lbs. but I don’t believe you need to be 300 lbs. to be or look out of shape. I was 175 lbs. with no muscle tone and no drive at all. I needed help and fast.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was a soggy 175 lbs. with no drive or motivation. The only exercise I would get would be bicep curls with a remote control and a beer can. Then one day my wife started this program called 21 Day Fix from Beachbody. She absolutely loved the results, plus the rewards of Shakeology. I saw her transforming in front of my eyes, and she was looking and feeling amazing. She told me about the programs and I tried INSANITY first. It was too hard for a beginner like myself. I mean, I was totally out of shape. Then she came with Body Beast and that was right up my alley. I completely love it — perfect match made in heaven. In no time I started seeing results and getting my confidence back. No more beers and just a little remote control — maybe the news in the morning after my workout. From now on I live by Beachbody.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was myself. I had this bitter stubbornness that would not let me grow as a person. I would think and say, “I’ll do it,” but would not get it going. My wife, who is a Beachbody Coach, started sending me links of powerful motivational speeches, not to mention the Super Saturdays, and posts from other Coaches who are totally inspiring. Beachbody has changed my path on the trails of life. I am currently beginning to work the business through Beachbody to help motivate others as I was motivated. My goal is to fill in the gaps that are missing in people’s lives that will make them whole.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I liked in particular is that Body Beast has a design that builds, bulks, then it mixes both in the last segment.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results are incredible. I gained muscle definition and learned how to eat using portion-control containers. I’m proud of actually sticking to the program and getting the results I’ve worked for.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed for the better; it’s a healthier, stronger way of living. Plus, I get to be a Coach and help others achieve their goals.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My wife ran Challenge Groups, and she helped me individually.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach gave me extreme support by motivating me when I wanted to slack. She told me to not give up and that nothing is easy, because if it were, everyone would be doing it. I found those words to be so true among many others she quoted. These sayings made me work that much harder.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
When I first saw Shakeology, my wife/Coach was using it. She gave me a sample and it not only tasted good, but once I got my own, I realized that it gave me more energy.2 I also take Fuel Shot for post-workout. Fuel Shot is great for more strength and a good muscle pump.
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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