Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Francis was an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was overweight, my clothes did not fit, and I did not feel good. I was embarrassed and always self-conscious. I’ve struggled with weight most of my life, even after having periods of peak fitness after my training in the military. I felt unhappy with my physical state, and constantly felt tired. After I completed the program, I was stronger than ever. I could do more pull-ups and push-ups than ever before. I was lean.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Not being able to play with my children for a long period of time. Once I was too tired playing tag with my then 6-year-old son and his friends. That’s when I realized that my health was preventing me from doing what I love. After INSANITY, I wanted to continue getting leaner and stronger, so I decided to complete P90X.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenges were eating right and taking enough time in the day to do P90X. I did my workouts in the morning, and drank Shakeology to stay on track with eating.
Why did you choose this particular program?
P90X is a very well-rounded program that includes a good balance between strength training, cardio, endurance, and stretching. It helps achieve multiple goals of getting lean and putting on muscle.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Every workout was different and worked different body parts. The program continued to challenge me throughout.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I reached my goal of 170 lbs. and a six-pack after completing P90X. I took a vacation with my family, and was proud to be fit and unashamed of my body. I was most proud of being able to do 18 pull-ups. I started only doing two to three pull-ups. I was stronger and leaner than ever after completing the program.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I gained a love for fitness and health that has stuck with me. I enjoy fitness and being healthy. I work out five to six days a week, and try many different programs. I am much more active, and also feel good about how my clothes fit.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
By taking Shakeology, I was able to cut down on calories and increase the amount of nutrients I consumed. This helped me reach my fitness goals. Shakeology also helped control cravings2, because it tasted good and was sort of my dessert. I feel satisfied and happy whenever I drink Shakeology.
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