†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Jeffery is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Jeffery M.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 30th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I worked as a salesman, so I was on the road all day, every day. My diet consisted of mostly pre-packaged food, pop, and take-out. My eating habits were very inconsistent. There would be times where I would skip breakfast and lunch and only eat dinner. A typical day after work would be polishing off a bag of peach fuzzies and licorice with lots and lots of Pepsi. My lifestyle was completely sedentary, unless you count walking up and down the stairs as exercise. I felt so run down, so old and tired all the time. My back ached constantly. There were a couple of times where I had to ask my wife to help me with putting on my socks because I couldn’t reach my feet! I was so sick and tired of being the “big teddy bear” out of all my friends and family. I also found it very difficult to find clothes that would fit me. Even some XXXL shirts were too small!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What inspired me to change my life was seeing myself in a video from the youth group I volunteer at with my church. A fellow leader acted like a salmon, trying to swim against the current upstream, and I was the bear, trying to eat the salmon. Seeing myself in that video disgusted me. Not just because I was trying to eat my friend, but because of how I looked while I was doing it. I had seen how far I had let myself go, and it truly was my turning point. Around this time in my life, I was let go from my job as a salesman, so I took that as a fresh start: a way to eat more healthy foods with a structured schedule. My wife and I threw out all the junk from our kitchen, and we have never looked back.
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 for me was the time of my workouts. I am a full-time dad of 2 very active and crazy kids, so the only time I had was early in the morning before the kids woke up. Every morning, I dragged myself out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to work out. There were so many times I just wanted to press snooze and turn over to go back to sleep. But I kept my eye on my goals, and pushed play every day. What really helped me was a Challenge Group on Facebook. They are such a great group of people, always encouraging and motivating. I knew my Coach would come to me here in Canada and whoop my butt if I didn’t follow my program. While working with this group, I was given the nickname,”Mr. Incredible.”
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
For starters, I have to buy all new clothes. I don’t think I have a single piece of clothing that fits me properly anymore. I can also pick my wife up again! I’m really proud of the fact that she can put her arms all the way around me again. I’m actually smaller now than I was on our wedding day! Such an accomplishment! I’m also really proud that I can walk up the stairs without losing my breath. I can play with my crazy kids without passing out.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed completely. There is no longer any processed food or pop in our house. A lot of our fresh food is organic. We are a lot more conscious about what we are putting into our bodies. I’m very excited about my results. I have become really passionate about helping people achieve the results they want by keeping them motivated and educated.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.