Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started FOCUS T25, I was unhappy with the way I looked and felt in my clothes. I’m a musician and I didn’t have the energy I needed to have the stage presence that is demanded to perform. My clothes looked like they were all too tight. Mentally, I found myself very negative about many things and people. My poor health was affecting every area of my life.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was tired of the way I felt and thought about life. I tried going to the local gym, and was seeing and feeling some improvement, but not enough for what it cost to go there. I was called out on our local TV news station to run a 5K. I had no choice but to do it. After finishing the race and realizing I could do more with my life, I decided it was time to get serious. I was tired of paying for and going to the gym. I knew that Beachbody was very successful with in-home workouts. I went to Beachbody.com, found FOCUS T25, and decided to rock it.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I guess the greatest challenge I faced before beginning the program was my motivation and self-discipline. I was used to making time for everything else except myself. I knew that FOCUS T25 was only 25 minutes a day, and I promised myself I would do that. I really didn’t believe that you could get a good workout in just 25 minutes. Wow, was I wrong! By the end of the first workout, I was convinced and hooked. I loved it. My Coach and Beachbody made it easier to stay motivated. To be able to see and talk with others who were on the same journey with me was very helpful. My Coach made sure to hold me accountable, and before I knew it, I was holding others accountable as well.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that FOCUS T25 was only 25 minutes a day. I really didn’t have time to spend an hour or more working out, and this program fit my schedule perfectly.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In the first three weeks of using FOCUS T25, my clothes were already feeling loose and fitting the way they were supposed to. By the end of the program, I lost 26 pounds, my endurance was better than what it’s ever been, and I could see my abs for the first time in my life!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Now I have a much more positive view on life as a whole. I am excited to work out. I love looking healthy, but more importantly, feeling healthy. My confidence is way better than what it has been in years. I’m now able to perform with the stage presence that is required for my livelihood. Through my journey, I have now inspired other musicians and family members to get serious about their health as well. I love that my kids think I look like a superhero when I take off my shirt. My wife really likes it too.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I wasn’t part of a Challenge Group, but my Coach had a private Facebook page that all the people she was helping were on. It was great to interact with others who were trying to change their lives too.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Team Beachbody Coach was very active in making sure that I was on track with my goals. If I had any questions, she always made sure to answer them. I didn’t feel like I was ever alone in my journey.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
I used Shakeology every day, and I still do use it. It was a great boost of energy. It also helped me mentally, knowing that I was giving my body what it needed. Shakeology tastes great, and really helps me get all the daily nutrition I need.
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