Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Chris was an independent Beachbody Coach.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When my son was born 18 months ago, I made a commitment to myself to get fit. I was 38 at the time and knew that I would be 56 by the time he graduated from high school. So I spent the first summer exercising. Mainly I ran and walked daily. I lost a few pounds and was feeling really good about myself. Then winter came, and the temperature dropped into the single digits. I was working in the school system, taking classes to regain my teaching certificate, bartending on the side, and most importantly, raising a son. I barely had time to hang out with my wife, let alone focus on my fitness. Sounds like a great excuse, but it’s just that, an excuse. No matter the angle, it’s not a good enough reason. So I was 260 pounds and feeling lost, wondering what my next step would be.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Commitment and Motivation. The T25 workouts are fun. They’re only 25 minutes long, and I feel great when I complete each workout! I loved Focus T25 and Chalene’s PiYo!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love Shaun T. He makes every workout fun and intense! I will do anything he puts on tape!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was 260 when I started, and this morning I weighed 218 pounds. -42 lbs total! I am 40! I was nowhere near this weight at any point in my 30s. I’m healthier now than at any point in my adult life. I jokingly say some men go out and get a little red sports car; I took the cheaper, more dedicated route. Trust me when I say that there is nothing special about me. Nothing! Barring a medical condition, anyone can do this and get similar results, if you just want to.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I can spring out of bed without stiffness and soreness and I need much less sleep. I’m sure than I’m getting better sleep. I’m eating better and feeling more satisfied. I am running faster!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Mental and emotional support. She sent encouraging messages almost daily. I also have had many questions about other Beachbody products and she has answered every one.
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