Meet Ed H.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 6th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had been active for years. I was a runner, and also did triathlons, so I thought I was physically fit. Cardiovascularly, I was fit. But, I didn’t look fit, at least not to me. I could run or bike for hours, but I was embarrassed to take my shirt off. I’d make excuses to not go to the beach because I knew I would be expected to take my shirt off when we were there.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Our daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia at 10 months old. She went through very harsh treatments with her chemotherapy for 5 months. She relapsed after 5 months, had more chemotherapy, and had a stem cell transplant. When we finally got back home and things were starting to become closer to normal again, I decided I was not going to be the dad that missed out on those beach days or playing in the pool with my kids anymore. I was going to get fit and be confident enough with my body to never miss another one of those opportunities.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Self confidence was my biggest hurdle. I’ve always been that quiet guy. Looking back now, I can see that I was that quiet guy because I didn’t have the confidence to speak up, be at the front of a group, or to draw attention to myself. My Beachbody program gave me that confidence that I was lacking before. I no longer try to hide. I stand up prouder, and I am more outgoing and confident.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
For the first time ever, I can see Abs! I never thought that was a possibility. Along with a fit body that I can be proud of came the self-confidence that I seemed to lack before. I think this has made the biggest difference in my life.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing my program I’ve gone on to become a Beachbody Coach. This would have been something I NEVER would have done less than a year ago. But, now I’m actually out there looking for other people to help the way Beachbody has helped me.
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.