“I Don’t Feel 50 Years Old”

“I Don’t Feel 50 Years Old”

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.

Meet Andy D.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 14th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
In a nutshell, things were not good. I called myself “barrel man.” I was overweight, unhealthy and unhappy – each perpetuating the other. I felt as if I was throwing in the towel on a daily basis. I knew something, anything, had to be done soon. I even felt the painful physical affects of simple yard work. No bueno! Setting up and breaking down our RV was even worse. Getting older should NOT be this painful. My mental and physical situation at that time was not allowing me to enjoy even the simple things in life as I knew I could, should and wanted to.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Of course things could always be worse, and for some they may be, but the final straws for me were my doctor prescribing cholesterol meds and the scale approaching 250 lbs. What? Me? Yikes! As my 50th birthday got closer (July 29th, 2014), I thought, now is as good a time as any to pull out the body type and physical condition and image I saw in my mind’s eye. I had always been physically active in my younger days, but the signs of the times were evident as my belts got longer and my shirts got tighter. My, “someday I’ll fit back into these,” clothes pile was growing as well. One night I watched the P90X3 commercial on TV. That was enough. I picked up the phone and ordered it.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge for me was simply STARTING something. Day 1 of ANYTHING was always out there somewhere. As soon as day 1 of P90X3 was behind me, I felt the momentum driving me. I also felt my body changing into something I had longed for and in ways I didn’t know were possible. Beachbody’s system of inspiration and motivation is such a necessary and helpful part of any of their programs. To see other’s transformations and read their stories became an integral element to mine. Of course, my wife’s “Sweetie, you look amazing!” on a daily basis is icing the cake.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
First of all, just starting the program was a biggy for me. Getting day 1 behind me was one of the biggest hurdles. To have finished the program with the results I feel and see has helped me believe in myself more than I thought I would.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I don’t feel 50 years old. I feel 30. Approaching my 50 birthday, I felt better than I had hoped I would. And, according to my wife, looking better than I should. 🙂 I dig that! Who wouldn’t??? I enjoy getting dressed to run errands. I don’t feel physically shot after yard work, and setting up our RV isn’t painful anymore. Hallelujah!!!

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.