Brian Rulison, age 28, gained 10 lbs of lean muscle in 90 days with Body Beast, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Prior to taking the Body Beast Challenge, I was training for a Ragnar Ultra Relay and dedicated 90% of my workout time to doing cardio and neglected my lifting routine. I have lifted in the past but never backed it up with a solid nutrition plan so my results were only mediocre and I felt I could push myself much harder and see better results once I got into the habit of following a meal plan.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was in good cardio strength but felt like my strength just wasn’t there. I struggled to look at my body and see a strong, powerful guy that I was before the marathon training and decided that I needed to get back to strength training. My old routine had become mundane so I looked to Beachbody for a new challenge.
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 knowing how to structure my meals. I’ve always been around fitness and constant working out, but nutrition was beyond my knowledge base. With Sagi’s help, I zeroed in on my meals and his training guide laid out exactly what I should be eating and when it was best to eat it during the day.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really enjoyed the three phases of the program. The small milestones along the way helped me no eat the whole elephant at once and stay focused on the small goals and how they built into the overall plan. In addition to the phases, the changes in the workouts prevented me from getting bored with the routine and allowed me to challenge myself on new lifts.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was able to pack on 10 pounds of lean muscle mass while simultaneously shredding some of the fat stores I had carried during my marathon training. My arms, shoulders, and legs all gained great definition and the fat melted off my stomach to reveal a great set of abs I was looking for.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m eating like a champion now! It took a little while to figure out how to structure my meals, but I have it down to a science now. I meal prep on Sundays and that prevents temptation and bored eating during the week.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I ran the actual Challenge Group and it really kept me on track. I knew that if didn’t post and keep up with my group members that they were more likely to fall off and skip workouts. Most of all, we held each other accountable. Everyone shared both success and failure. We all checked in every time we moved up in weights on a set or missed a workout. The best part was that we were there to pick each other up when we failed. The team aspect really kept everyone motivated and pushing themselves!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Elyssa was my biggest supporter in figuring out the meal plan. As a veteran of the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME, she was able to show me how Sagi’s plan related to the containers and explain how to best set up my daily food schedule to match my lifestyle.
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 and the Beachbody Performance Line as well as Super Suma and Fuel Shot. All of these products directly contributed to my improvement in my overall health as well as my ability to put on lean muscle mass. I was more focused and felt stronger by giving my body the proper nutrients and supplementation boost as I pushed harder than ever before.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.