†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Tim is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Meet Tim M, age 20 from Dunlow, WV.
He entered The Beachbody Challenge in February 2015 and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
All my life I was extremely overweight. As I got older it only became worse. I was very inactive and resorted to things like cigarettes to help myself cope. I couldn’t enjoy a lot of things simply because I was too big. I had to worry if I was going to fit into the seats whenever I went to amusement parks or even to the movies. I was very unfocused, just coasting through life with no energy or purpose. I often avoided looking at myself without clothes or stepping on the scale because I was extremely disappointed in myself when I did. I had very low self-esteem and just felt horrible overall . I knew there had to be something better, and I knew what I needed do.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was tired of coasting through life everyday tired, no energy, no confidence, and hating my body. I wanted to be able to get outside and do things with my friends and family. When I saw people on TV doing amazing things with their bodies I thought, “Why can’t that be me!” I knew there was more, and honestly I knew if I kept going the way I was, I probably wouldn’t live to be very old. I was tired of feeling like crap everyday. I was just fed up with being the fat guy.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge was committing to the diet plan. I have never ate healthy in my life. I hated nearly all vegetables. How was I going to do this? I needed my pizza and fries. However, through research and reading stories on Beachbody’s wesbite about how other people overcame this, it gave me hope. As I started to change my diet, I saw dramatic changes, not only in my body, but how I felt too! My energy was through the roof! Healthy eating along with Shakeology had changed my life, and now I crave healthy food instead of junk food!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The variety. One day I was lifting weights, one day I was doing intense cardio, and then the next I was doing yoga. It was something different all the time which kept me interested in the program. I never got bored. I also love Tony’s approach to fitness. He likes to have to fun while still working hard, and I love that.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have now lost 160 lbs.! Which is insane! I have gotten physically stronger than I have ever been before. I used to not be able to do a push up, and now I’m doing pull-ups. I no longer get out of breath walking up a set of stairs, and I’m drilling out the hardest P90X3 routines without pausing. I have gotten amazing results and am at a healthy weight of which I’ve never been before. My energy is through the roof, and I have much more mental clarity. I’ve been completely upgraded. I traded Tim 1.0 in for the new Tim 2.0, and I love it.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life now is completely different. Before, you could find me going to McDonalds at 3am to get a huge burger, fries, and a shake. Now I’m eating only clean, unprocessed foods. Before, I had to use things like alcohol and cigarettes to have fun and enjoy myself. Now, I’ve given them both completely up and the only drugs I need is the chemicals that release into my brain after a good workout. I’ve become a much more confident person. I was always shy and P90X3 has helped me to come out of my shell and pursue what I want in life. I no longer feel trapped, unable to do anything. I no longer have to search online for clothes that will fit me. Everything is my size, which is amazing! I can now go out and try new sports and fun things. I recently tried skiing, which is something I never would’ve attempted before, and because of P90X I was able to.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It has helped really find what works for my body. It has helped me tweak my nutrition to maximize my results and to fix anything I was possibly doing wrong before. It also gave me a way to discuss my workouts with like minded people. I loved posting in my Group after a hard workout and talking to others about how their workout went. It helped to keep me interested and motivated me to push forward.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
He has helped me decided which programs I would like. He has motivated me and given me excellent training and tips.
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?
As long as it’s being made, I will be buying Shakeology. Not only does it taste great, I know its a great addition to my diet. It has provided me with a dose of highly dense nutrition every da, which has helped take my results to the next level. I can tell a huge energy difference with Shakeology. After I have my shake I always get a big boost that helps me take on the day.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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