“By Golly, Tony was Right!”

“By Golly, Tony was Right!”

Meet Aaron K. He lost 90 lbs with P90X and INSANITY. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 23rd!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I always felt trapped and without hope. I felt like like the body that I had, was the body I would always have, and seeing other people who were skinnier and in better shape, just made me feel worse. It was because of my resolution of always being fat that I never took the consequences of taking a second or third helping of anything, under consideration. I never cared about portion control because I felt that small changes would never really amount to anything. I could never picture the light at the end of the tunnel.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
To be honest, it was little changes here and there that culminated in a snowball effect in what eventually led to shedding almost 100 lbs. I moved out of my parents house and lived on my own for a couple years and simply never felt like cooking. I certainly couldn’t afford to continuously eat out either. So I just ended up eating less and when I saw that I was losing a little bit of weight, I would continue on the path of what I would term “lazy dieting.”

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge, as I’m sure is the case with many other people struggling to get started working out, was the lack of accountability. I suppose this is just one of the pitfalls people encounter with home fitness programs that they try to do on their own, but for me, it seemed like a mountain I would never be able to scale. I would start a program, (I kind of started out with P90X) but would make it about a week, lose motivation, and just stop trying it altogether. “Just keep pressing play”. This quote from Tony Horton was the tipping point for me. If I simply “showed up”, day in and day out, regardless of how well I performed, I would see results soon enough. By golly, Tony was right!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Seeing as how much of my results came from both P90X and INSANITY, I will elaborate on both. What I really enjoyed about P90X, was that I really didn’t have to do much. What I mean is that the pacing of each workout is already done for me, so I know just how long I have to each workout and exercise. I also ended up getting a decent cardiovascular workout because the pacing was rather brisk. INSANITY was purely madness. I loved that the workouts were so hard, that I simply need to stick with it until the clock hit zero, and I would feel like I was king of the world. This really helped me to show up to every workout and give it my all!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results I achieved through these two programs are almost to great for words. Not only did I love the way I looked, but I had so much energy and everyday life just seemed easier because I was in shape. I could be sitting in a chair and be able to contract my core and think to myself, “this is so much easier than when I was heavy.” I also became an avid outdoors person. Anything that involved movement to some degree instantly appealed to me. The achievement I am most proud of was being able to complete multiple rounds of INSANITY. Something I would have never thought to have been possible!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has done a complete 180 since joining the Beachbody family! Not only can I do just about any athletic activity I can think of, but my self-confidence has shot through the roof. I am more articulate and out-going because I can feel comfortable knowing that I cared enough about myself to go through what I did; and whether I am conversing with a beautiful women, or interviewing for a job, I know that I possess the wherewithal to get me through it. I also want to be in every photo op I can. Before, I would run from the camera. Now, I run toward it!

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.