†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Neal is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
After getting to 39 years old and realizing I was no longer an athlete but an out of shape dad, I wanted to make a change. I had to regain my health and physical fitness to insure I would be around to play and enjoy my family for a long time to come. I used to be very athletic and active, but over the last few years, I had gained a lot of weight and was experiencing health problems due to poor eating habits.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My inspiration was simply trying to run and play with my 12 year old and realizing he is in better shape, and I couldn’t keep up.
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 I faced both before and during the workouts was my ego! I couldn’t really accept how out of shape I was, and I pushed too hard then got upset if I couldn’t keep up with Tony and the video. This caused me to fail twice before finally adopting a better mindset on the third attempt.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the mix of strength training and cardio as well as the balanced nutrition plan. I’ve lifted lots of weights but never did the cardio and proper nutrition I needed to in order to get the results.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have abs! I dropped 21 lbs. (in my gut mostly), and cut my body fat from 27% down to 13% — in 90 days!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
l feel stronger and more confident. No problems taking my shirt off at the pool or beach now.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Coach Hayes was there for me every step of the way holding me accountable, answering my questions, and also celebrating my victories. His team on Facebook really went a long way in keeping me focused and motivated.
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?
Shakeology really helped me. It helped curb my cravings for junk food and also gave me energy.2
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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