†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Michael is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I returned from Iraq in 2004, I started to really put on the weight. I tried many different diets that worked, but I would always get fat again. Finally in 2012, I looked at myself, and I was embarrassed with myself and disgusted.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I bought INSANITY in 2012, but I couldn’t push myself through it, so I gave up. I tried again 2 years later after my deployment to Afghanistan, but I didn’t make it past the first week. Finally, this year, 2015, I said enough was enough. I pushed myself through it. I had lost some weight prior from running constantly. But I started to put some back on due to my body plateauing. So I looked at the Insanity sitting on my DVD shelf, and I said, lets finally do this. So I was determined to push myself through it. I needed to get into better shape. Now, that finally I made it through, I finally have the body I want. I am not stopping here!
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 was not giving up. I tried INSANITY twice before. It took serious determination to get through it and push myself this time around. It required a lot of sacrifice. I am a husband, a father, full-time soldier, and part-time college student. Balancing the time was a challenge. But my determination got me through it.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I am a huge cardio and running person. I have never gotten the results I wanted working out in a gym by myself.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am proud of the fact that now I don’t have ugly flab. Being in the Army, we have to meet height and weight standards. Now, I no longer have to worry about barely passing those standards. I pass them with no problems at all!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel great. I look great. I can keep up with my daughter. I can get the highest scores on my Army Physical Fitness Test I have ever gotten. My metabolism is where it used to be. Now with my current job of training Army Cadets at ROTC, I can keep up with them during physical training. I can almost outrun most of them where as before I could barely make it.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Megan is the best! She was always there to motivate me! She has not only become my Coach, but also a friend. I really don’t have anyone I can talk to about being fit besides her! She is awesome!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology has really helped me keep my eating habits in check. I have never been one for supplements, but I drink it every day for lunch. Also the Results and Recovery formula is the best! It tastes amazing. It also has helped me recover just as advertised.2
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