†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Dave is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Dave R.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 20th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I realized I was overweight and stressed out. I had trouble sleeping past 4:30am. I had been relatively fit in the Air Force but let things go. I saw pictures of myself on the beach, and did not like how my body looked. I felt all I did was work, eat, and sleep. I was doing nothing for myself. I ate fast food almost every day for lunch, skipped breakfast, and ate way too many empty carbs. I drank at least 5 colas per day.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In the morning, for at least 2 years, I would turn on the TV and catch all or part of a Beachbody infomercial. I thought, “I should do that someday.” Gradually, I thought I could do that, and finally changed my mind to say, “I am going to do that.” I knew I was not in good shape, and I wanted to be sure to get a program I would stick with. So, I decided to start my fitness journey with Power 90.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I was not sure I would commit to the whole program especially the nutrition portion. Tony Horton with Power 90 was so encouraging. He said it was okay to modify moves until I got stronger. After a few weeks, I was doing all the moves without modifying. Then I moved up to level 3-4 from 1-2 and could not finish all of the reps. Again, Tony said, “Just push play,” and I did. By the end, I was keeping up with all the moves. The program told me what to do. All I had to do was commit.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Originally, I thought I would like to tone up and lose some belly fat. But, as I started to feel and then see results, I was amazed at what I was doing. I lost 25 pounds total. I have abs for the first time in my life. I have such a better outlook on everything. I can handle stress so much better. I even started to play ice hockey again at age 47! Yes, outwardly I love the way I look and that people notice. But, it is a feeling of accomplishment, inner confidence, and happiness that I am most proud of.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am more active. I have a new perspective on things. So many little things that were a big deal before are now just little things. I am happier and healthier. I have not felt this great in years. I have started a lifelong journey of fitness.
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.