†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Andrew Koprowski, age 22 from East Lansing, MI, lost 35.8 with Body Beast. He entered The Beachbody Challenge in April 2015 and won $1,500!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started Body Beast I was overweight, lacked energy, and was extremely moody. My hormones were out of balance and it started to affect my everyday life. I had stomach problems and worst of all I was losing the people I cared most about in life. I would eat pizza 3-4 times a week, I had chips as a snack multiple times a day, and I used to eat a lot of ramen noodles. The only exercise I did was walk to my classes, which wasn’t cutting it after the lifestyle I had developed. Weight and most importantly fat, was building up on my body faster than I expected. After Christmas break I realized how unhealthy I was and I decided it was time for a change.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I started to lose the people I cared most about in my life. My friends and family members were getting sick of who I was becoming and my temperamental mood swings. I was treating people horribly by being rude, lashing out at them, but it all stemmed from my own insecurity of being overweight and fat. I wanted to be a better person, better friend, and most importantly a better version of myself. I looked in the mirror one day and realized how could I let myself get like this? I knew it was time for a change.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge was consistency. I attempted P90x before, and had great results after my first 30 days, but I ended up quitting and I put on all the weight I had lost and then some. I was afraid going into Body Beast that I would cave in and give up. I knew that I had to complete a whole 90 days without a cheat meal to prove to myself that I can achieve the body I always wanted.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love to lift weights, and Body Beast is so much fun. The workouts aren’t long. You get in, lift seriously, and get out. If you don’t think you have time to do an amazing Body Beast workout, then you are wrong. Sagi is so inspiring and the people he lifts with are awesome. They really make the workouts enjoyable, and it is like having your own coach there with you. Body Beast is fun, fast, and it really pushes you to be the strongest person you can be.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 35.8 pounds. I started at 212.2 pounds and at the end of the program I weigh 176.4 (I haven’t weighed that since my freshman year of high school and I am a senior in college). I also went from 25.5% body fat to 18.9%. But with all the fat and weight loss, I am most proud of my eating and diet. I did not take a single cheat meal in 90 days and I feel absolutely amazing. I drink Shakeology every morning and it is the best meal of my day. I never thought I could eat healthy through Easter, Valentine’s Day, or any holiday in between. But now that I look back it was all worth it. Like I mentioned earlier, I was afraid of my inconsistency but now healthy eating and living are apart of my everyday life and I will never go back!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Most importantly I am a lot happier and have greater self confidence in myself. I noticed that my brother (who is my best friend and without him, none of this could be possible) and I are a lot happier around each other and we have always been best friends. Reggie and I go rock climbing and enter 5k races together. Also my family seems to enjoy the time that I spend with them now. Basically when I am happy, everyone around me seems happier and more energetic to spend time with me, which is what I wanted. Overall, things in my life have become very positive and I look forward to the future.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Coach Wayne offers so many different articles on eating, motivation, training, etc. Without those helpful articles it would have been a lot more challenging to get my nutrition in check. He had sample diets and diet tips that were tremendously helpful and I cannot thank him enough.
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 the best supplement I ever bought. I helps keep me full in the morning, especially when I mix it with my whey protein powder and half an avocado (which makes delicious chocolate pudding). Shakeology not only helped me stay full but it motivated me to eat healthy everyday. I didn’t want to drink Shakeology and then waste it by eating junk the rest of the day. When your money is on the line, you tend to do everything you can, not to waste it.2
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