†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Yanick is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Yanick M. He participated in The Beachbody Challenge® and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 7th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
As an Electrician, I was always tired, had low stamina, and shortness of breath when doing heavy physical work. When I went on vacation, I would wear my t-shirt on the beach because I was embarrassed about my weight gain. My diet was poor; McDonald’s, Burger King, and fried/fatty foods were a big part of my meals. I had gastro-esophageal reflux and had to take Nexium several times a year. Prilosec and Tums were also part of my diet!1
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw some posts from an ex-coworker, whom I had not seen for several years, but was still on my Facebook contact list. When I worked with him years before, he was fat and not very active. First of all, I never believed those infomercials: “Buy this equipment or these machines”, “Lose weight in +++ days”, “Buy this pill and take this and this”. He was posting P90X comments and photos, and I saw him melting away! It took me several months to wrap my head around this idea. When I finally decided to reach out to him, he introduced me to P90X. That was the beginning of a new era for me!!! Thanks also to my lovely wife for all her support, and thanks to Seth Bales for changing my life.
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 time!!! I know, like 99.9% of people, I have a busy and active life. I had to reorganize my life for that 30 minutes of exercise. I had to prioritize myself and my health!! I realized that people saying they don’t have time is just an easy, lazy excuse to procrastinate. I was not doing what I was supposed to do for myself. It was a way to make myself feel better about an unhealthy lifestyle. When I started the program, I began to feel better. I had more energy and got more efficient in other areas of my life. I realized that the improvements and efficiency gave me back more time than I had spent on the exercise! The other challenge was dinnertime!! The eternal question “Honey, what do you want for dinner tonight?”. With the Beachbody meal planner and easy to follow recipes, that problem was solved!!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I choose P90X3. I choose it based on advice from my Coach, Seth Bales. The appealing part was the 30-minute time factor. As I said, time was one of my biggest challenges.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
So many!!! I am thrilled with my weight loss and muscle toning. I exceeded my goals for weight loss, inches dropped, and loss of body fat!!!! My family and friends are amazed with the results!!! I feel proud of what I accomplished. I am motivated to continue to the next 90 days and start increasing my muscle strength. I am proud that I never gave up; even through the difficult workouts and hungry periods. I was surprised by the amount of energy and stamina that I gained at work and how much better I slept at night!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel full of energy and more positive about myself and my accomplishment with P90X3. I know that I am eating better and my body is healthier than ever. My heartburn is gone and I’m sleeping great!1
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Seth Bales was my Coach. He kept in touch with me along the way. He asked how I was doing with the exercise program and with the diet. He encouraged me since the progress was good.
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 the Beachbody Meal Planner, Shakeology, and the P90X Results and Recovery Formula. These helped me to keep on track with a healthy, low calorie diet and exceed my weight loss goals! As above, I had more energy, more stamina, slept better, and felt better.2
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 shirt and a chance to win cash & prizes.
1Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.