Meet Frank M. He lost 36 lbs in less than 5 months with P90X3. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 23rd!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have had problems with my weight ever since I got out of the Marines back in 2004. It was always a constant roller coaster of “fad” and “restrictive” diets. After 2 weeks of these fad diets, I would go back to my normal bad habits of eating and making up excuses not to work out. I couldn’t stand looking in the mirror everyday seeing my slow transformation into a “fat guy”. Once I started seeing man boobs (coming out from the side), as well as being out of breath going up and down the stairs (at age 33 mind you), I knew that I needed to do something and fast.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
About 4 months ago I was eating out at a seafood joint, and I got food poisoning. I made a decision that I needed to change the way I was living. Health and fitness! I saw a good friend of mine had posted his Beachbody before and after pics online. I though “wow, what an awesome transformation!” I asked him what he did, and that was the day I ordered P90x3!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My Challenge was never taking action on going to the gym. I would join the gym, go for a week and wouldn’t go for a month. I was wasting money. I never really had that “personal trainer” to guide me and show me what I needed to do. Also, I would get extremely bored really quickly while doing the same repetitive exercises. I really didn’t have an action plan or a “plan” to follow. As far as nutrition is concerned, I did not fully understand how nutrition really worked until I started really following the P90x3 nutrition plan (super simple to follow btw!). I finally understood it! It finally “clicked”. Adding Shakeology really helped me add those needed nutrients to my daily diet that I was missing. I had way more energy than I ever did before.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
For one thing, it was simple to follow! That’s the thing. Right out of the box, all I did was read the guide and follow the instructions and guidelines (I have extreme ADD, and if I can read this thing and understand it without daydreaming, than anyone can 😉 ) The nutrition was explained perfectly, and I finally understood what was needed when having the right eating habits. I always thought I needed to starve myself – LOL well that wasn’t the case here. To the actual workout program itself; man, what I loved was the energy from Tony Horton (the trainer in p90x3)! He was really funny and never got boring. So engaging, and the workout moves were easy to follow, as well as easy to modify if i couldn’t do a certain move. I love the diversity in the workouts and I never got bored of doing them. I actually couldn’t wait for the next day. Want to know a secret? I actually cheated a bit. I sometimes did 2 workouts in 1 day 😉 LOL. Can someone say “getting addicted to fitness”?! All joking aside, it rocks.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
OK, this is a great question and what I want to say, first and foremost, is that it’s not the good looking body I see in the mirror everyday, but rather, the energy and and the overall “feeling in shape” feeling I have. The amount of energy I have is insane! I feel more powerful, and more positive, than ever before. The results have helped me not only in my health, but also in all areas of my life; business, work, family, and personal. Another big one is knowing I will never go back to being unhealthy, fat, and out of shape in my life because I have the key and know how. I have Beachbody! On a physical note, from August 2014 to Jan 2015 I have lost over 30 pounds – Finally I see abs! I was scared there for a minute because I started to think I was born without em 😉 I am literally in the best shape of my life; better than I ever was! I am more athletic, and more in shape, than I was when I was a Marine 12 years ago! I am now 33 years old.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Like I stated above, my life has now changed because of the positive energy I feel everyday. It has come to a point that, if I miss a day of working out, I have low energy and feel incomplete for the day. Its amazing how much better you function in all areas of your life. Being a business owner, my profits have actually increased because the amount of focus I have. I am getting so much more done in less time because of me being able to focus more. My family life has changed for the better, and I am no longer feeling depressed and negative. Being in shape just completes the puzzle of life. So many people are out of shape/overweight and wonder why they feel like crap and are depressed every day. Well here is the key to solving that problem! Recently, I went on a run for the first time in 10 years. I decided to put p90x3 to the test and see how I will perform outside. I did a 5.5 k run and ran it in 25 min! I will just let that result speak for itself.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being that I live overseas at the moment, it was hard to actually find a Challenge Group. But I did get on the online Challenge Groups that my Coach set up for the team. It was amazing. There were times where I needed some questions answered really fast and boom!, within minutes I would get an answer. We are not perfect, and we need to be held accountable sometimes. We need a kick in the butt sometimes. For some its more than others and I am happy and grateful for having access to the online community.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
I have to give it to my Coach! Like stated above, my Coach has put up online support groups and showed me everything I needed to do to reach my desired goals.
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?
I have not missed a day of Shakeology during my transformation. It still is and will always be a part of my daily diet. The energy I get from Shakeology is insane. Mind you I love veggies, and eat very clean. So even someone who gets his daily dose of veggies and fruits looks forward to their Shakeology. There are just some things you just can’t get in a glass like you can get with Shakeology- Unless you want to spend an arm and a leg for it. But you are going to need those arms and legs to workout 😉 Like stated above – my moods went from negative depressed moods to positive kickass mode mood! The amount of focus you get when you combine Shakeology and Beachbody Fitness programs is a secure way to reaching your desired goals. In my personal opinion, there is no way you cannot get results with both of them!
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