Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a 37-year-old male who is married with four children, two of which are nine-month-old twins. I was in the United States Marine Corps for just shy of 10 years, and have always held myself to a high standard of physical fitness. I am now a Pennsylvania State Trooper and have been for almost 10 years now, and once again have held myself to a high standard of physical fitness. However, over the years and with a crazy schedule and children, your body tends to do what it wants if it is not being taken care of. Before I started the Challenge, I thought I was in good shape. I knew I put on a few pounds, but didn’t think too much of it. I felt that since I was exercising 4 to 6 days a week that I was doing well and didn’t need anything else. It wasn’t until I took my “before” photograph that I realized that I was, in fact, out of shape. It was then that I decided I need to get in real shape. Not this fantasy that I am living.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When my twins were born, I knew I wouldn’t have much time to exercise, so I decided that I would order the Body Beast program and exercise right at home. What really inspired me to take on this challenge was the fact that after my twins were born, I started to gain more weight due to lack of sleep and poor eating habits. I told myself I want to be here for all of my children. I want to have the energy to play with them, and to get up off the couch to do anything besides sit there, watch TV, and eat junk all day. I would go to work and eat all the junk out of our little kitchen fund we have, and just kept putting on the pounds. I had the program laying around my house for a few months, and finally decided one day that today is the day to start. I can’t keep telling myself, “tomorrow,” over and over again. So once I decided and took my “before” photo, I really thought, “Oh wow, you really are out of shape.”
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 I faced was just time. Being a law enforcement officer and having a crazy schedule was tough, and now having twins and putting them into my schedule with two older boys as well was even tougher. I overcame that challenge by simply giving myself that 30 to 40 minutes a day to get it done. I told myself if you can give all this time to work and your family, what is 30 to 40 minutes a day to give to yourself?
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really liked the fact that the program was geared toward weight training. Yes, there is cardio involved as well. But I like how your cardio is intertwined with the weight training because of the dynamic set training. It really gets the blood into your muscles and gives you amazing results. I also liked how you can either do everything from your home or go to the gym.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I achieved the greatest results I could ever imagine, and have the pictures to prove it. I am proud of my entire body as a whole. I eat healthier than ever now, and I basically have to buy all-new clothes because all my clothes are too big for me now. I had a goal to get my waist size down. Not only did I meet my goal, but I surpassed that. I feel that I am in better shape now than I have ever been, and have Body Beast and Sagi to thank for that.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed in many ways. Just a few to list are: I eat healthier than ever now. I have so much more energy for my family and my job. I just feel comfortable in my own skin again. Everyone around me is asking, “Have you lost weight?” They ask, “What are you doing to get results?” Just everyone around me has noticed, and they want to do what I am doing to get the amazing results.
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?
During my time throughout the program, I used Shakeology, Super Suma, Beachbody Hardcore Base Shake, Beachbody Fuel Shot, and Beachbody M.A.X. Creatine. I can honestly say I was a skeptic about Shakeology until I started using it. Shakeology helped me with digestion/regularity.† All the other supplements helped me achieve my results by gaining muscle and losing fat. The Hardcore Base Shake and the Fuel Shot helped me with getting the extra protein and energy I needed.
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