Meet Joshua S. He gained 20 lbs with Body Beast. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 27th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’ve always been active, and for the past 6 years I’ve been a long distance runner. I have always been considered a skinny guy. My dad even use to call me Mr. Salty after the pretzel character because I was so skinny and all 3 of my sisters were bigger than me. I have worked out for years with very little progress. It seemed as if I was doing everything I thought was right, but I would barely notice a change. I felt a little insecure that I was always the little guy, and would rarely take my shirt off. I was just not happy with my physique and, as I got older, I knew that I had to do something about it.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was always seeing these transformation stories on Facebook and was wondering how these people were doing it. Two years ago I got married to my beautiful wife and decided I wanted to get bigger for her, and myself, so that I could be the protector that I’m supposed to be. Enough was enough, this time I was going to give it 110%, forget everything I knew about fitness, and really research the correct methods.
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 forgetting everything I thought I knew about health and fitness. I thought I knew what was best and I thought I knew the right people to talk to. Boy, was I wrong! A friend told me I should try Body Beast and that I would definitely see results. I started my research, and found hundreds of people who put on muscle with huge gains like I had been longing for! This was it, I signed up and started the Body Beast program with Shakeology. Immediately I knew this was for me. I was getting pushed harder than ever before and my legs were feeling heavy, unlike that when I ran. After 30 days I had gained 10 pounds which I could never do over the last 10 years of working out. I was hooked, and Sagi became my new best friend and mentor!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved Body Beast because it really pushed me to the max. Sagi is an accomplished body builder and not some random guy working as a trainer at a gym, so he made it understandable and relate-able with all of his knowledge. I loved the book and the nutrition guide as well!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Overall, the Body Beast was a huge success for me. My little arms put on 2 inches and my legs ballooned up 2.5 inches. Definitely my legs were the biggest improvement and everyone knows how hard legs are, so this was my greatest achievement.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing the program, I have been more active at getting others in shape. I want to tell the world that there is no secret to fitness, it’s right in front of you, and it’s called Beachbody! I understand there skepticism because I was in their shoes, but now I have the proof and results to show them and inspire them to unlock their true potential. Thank you Beachbody!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach, Mark Klanac is a true inspiration! Mark has a high level of energy and passion for health and fitness. Mark’s posts on facebook were exactly the reason I joined and all the motivation kept me working hard throughout my program. Thanks Mark!
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?
Since starting Shakeology 5 months ago, I have felt the best I’ve ever felt. I have more energy and feel good knowing I have some super foods my body craves for. I’ve always had stomach problems and I’ve never been regular, until I started taking my shakes. Also, my super sweet tooth is practically diminished since starting Shakeology.
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