“I Could Go On and On About My Love for Body Beast”

“I Could Go On and On About My Love for Body Beast”


Gid M, age 27 from Canyon, TX, lost 41.7 lbs with P90X, P90X2, P90X3 INSANITY, and Body Beast. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
2014 was a rough year for my health and fitness; I let myself get sucked into the busyness and stress of life. I honestly have no excuse for it. I began the process of building a home in April of 2014, got engaged in May of 2014, married in October of 2014, and finally completed/moved into my new home in November of 2014. Let me fill in the gaps between those milestones in 2014. I didn’t work out at all. I was always too tired and stressed from work in the evenings, and I couldn’t drag myself out of bed in the morning to get it done. Even a bigger issue than the lack of working out, was my eating habits. Over the course of about 10 months, I’d say I ate out 85-90% of the time. Fast food, my favorite cheese fries, pizza, and lots of beer and wine. I was disgusted with my body; seriously disgusted. The khaki pants I wear to work wouldn’t even button (about 3 inches from buttoning) for the last 4 months before I started my journey. I had no energy, no drive, no motivation; vicious cycle.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My inspiration was finding out that my wife and I were expecting our first born in August of 2015. This was a total game changer. I couldn’t make it up a flight of stairs without being out of breath; how was I supposed to keep up with my son? Not only did I want to start transforming my life physically so I could be the dad my son would be proud of, I needed to transform my mind too. It was no longer just about me. I also wanted to grasp the opportunity of being a Beachbody Coach and growing my business (I’ve been a Coach since 2012 and haven’t done a damn thing); I wanted to lead by example, and I’ve busted my ass transforming every aspect of my life.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I feel like I had two major challenges. The biggest was my diet and the other would be the lack of structure when it came to starting a workout program. Since 2009, I’ve done P90X, P90X2, P90X3 and INSANITY so I was familiar with how the programs worked and how the meal plans were structured. These Beachbody programs took the guess work out of things, kept me interested, and ultimately changed my life. I began Body Beast on April 5, 2015, and much like the programs I’ve done in the past, it took the guess work out of things. But more importantly, Body Beast capitalized on my love of weight lifting. I absolutely love this program.

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What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
01/12/2015 – 04/04/2015: I actually chose to create a hybrid workout combination of P90X, X2, X3, and INSANITY. I was in a place mentally, emotionally, and physically that I knew would a require a mixed attacked to turn my life around. Mission accomplished. Each program added different approaches that were so beneficial. A quick example is that for the first 4 weeks, I was having to use the INSANITY warm-ups for my cardio… and it was hard; kind of embarrassing to admit that! ha 04/05/2015 – 6/28/2015: I loved the “old school” feel of the weightlifting that Sagi does in Body Beast; I was constantly challenged, constantly getting stronger, and eating a lot of food. Seriously, I could go on and on about my love for Body Beast.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I really wanted to focus on developing a meal plan, based on my knowledge of the Beachbody food lists that come with each program, that was sustainable, delicious, and one that gave me plenty of food to eat. My diet along with the exercises I was doing allowed me to gain strength and increase endurance the entire journey. I lost a total of 42 lbs. My belt is 4 notches smaller; I can actually button my work pants… and I don’t have to worry about the button popping off. Physically, I’m closer to my dream body than I’ve ever been before. Body Beast chiseled my body like you wouldn’t believe. You can’t put a price on those “second looks” you see your wife giving you when you walk by 🙂

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has done a complete turn-around. Not only am I in great shape, I’m so motivated and inspired to pursue my fitness goals more than ever before. I’ve added Personal Development to my daily routine, signed up for the Beachbody Classic this summer (woah!), set my goals to be in the next Body Beast Infomercial, and have dedicated my time and efforts to developing and growing my Beachbody business. I’m constantly repeating two things when I wake up every morning and through the day: 1) Hustle 2) Get Shit Done (GSD) To sum it all up, I’m a better man.

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How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was always available to answer any questions I might have had and very supportive!

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 used/still use Shakeology as my mid-morning meal every single day; you would think I might be burnt out on it by now, but that’s not the case at all. It still tastes as amazing, and it’s nice knowing all the nutrients I’m putting into my body and a consistent basis. Shakeology really helps with my cravings and gives me energy throughout the day while I’m at work.

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Didn’t really have any existing health conditions other than being overweight. (I was too scared to test my Blood Pressure in the beginning).

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