Dione Gonzalez lost 10 lbs. and got ripped in 90 days with Body Beast, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his results into the the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for June 24th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt like crap. I was all over the place. I was trying to work out doing my “own thing.” That never worked. I kept lying to myself that I knew what I was doing. I was completely lost. I was skipping body parts in my workouts all the time, especially legs. I was disproportionate. My body had no symmetry. Since I thought I was working out, I would eat whatever I wanted to eat. I would eat until I was stuffed all the time. I could never “lose the weight,” and thought I would never see my abs again!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My wife was doing the 21 Day Fix program, and I noticed her results. I began to rethink my opinion about Beachbody. She convinced me to do a Challenge Pack. I purchased The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, but decided to start with Body Beast because we had it already and it appealed to me more. I fell in love with the program! I constantly run to the top of the mountain and scream it at the top of my lungs! I became a Coach, and I think I finally found my calling. I am a registered pharmacist in my career, but I love being a Coach. I am so happy with my abs! I love and believe in the Beachbody results. I show my transformation to everyone! Everyone who sees it says, “Wow, those pictures on TV are real now that I see you have done it.” Now they believe it can be done and so do I. Thanks for the abs and the business opportunity!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I had suffered a torn ACL and meniscus 10 years ago, and then I tore my meniscus again at a Tough Mudder race.* I felt I would never really work out effectively again. I was not sure if I could do any of Beachbody’s programs. I read a blog written about knee injuries on Beachbody. I also read an article Tony Horton had written talking about knee injuries, and I decided to give it a shot. In the beginning, it was some days good and some days bad. I learned to modify the workouts but overall the exercises helped me rather than hurt me. I stayed away from jumping exercises but I did everything else. In time, my body got stronger and stronger. My knee is much stronger, and it feels better overall. I worried all the time that I would have to stop doing the workouts. Gladly that day never came. I just kept going and I made it. I feel great!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love how complete it is. Sagi tells you how to do everything safely. He even tells you to clean up the weights. Nothing is left to the imagination. The workouts are complete and very inspiring. I love it. Please make more. Body Beast is an awesome program, and it has worked wonders for me. I don’t have to think; all I have to do is put the DVD in the player and press play. No brainer.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 10 pounds of fat and leaned out. I gained lots of visible muscle, and my abs are clearly visible. I am proud to have my abs showing. I still can’t believe it. Even though it was hard work, this time it actually worked. Beachbody made it simple to follow the diet and do the exercises.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I became a Coach. I have an active Instagram page devoted to my fitness and coaching. It has turned my life around. I love coaching and the great people I have met through coaching. Not to mention all the accolades from my co-workers. Everyone has noticed my transformation.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I never felt disconnected, and it made me more competitive. I wanted to surpass those people I saw in the Challenge Group. I wanted to get my abs back. I also asked questions and posted pics. I continually felt the need to keep posting pics of me looking better and better.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She helped me organize my diet, showed me how to use the portion containers, and convinced me just how important it was to drink Shakeology, because it would improve my chances of losing more weight while controlling cravings.
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?
It helped me control my cravings. I drank and continue to drink Shakeology every day. I am looking forward to being a 365er. I also drank the Beachbody Performance Recover drink, which helped me recover from strenuous workouts like Body Beast. I felt more energy and less cravings with Shakeology, and less fatigue and soreness while drinking Recover. Shakeology improved everything for me: sleep, energy, faster recovery time, building more muscle, and better mental acuity.†
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.
*Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.
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