Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt that I was in overall good shape but that I needed to lose some weight in my stomach/belly. I had a beer belly, that’s for sure. I also felt that I was carrying much more weight in my upper body/back than I needed to.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My wife decided to start INSANITY MAX:30 and asked me to join her for support and to keep her on track. While doing so, I found that I really enjoyed the program and was experiencing the type of results that I was looking for, so I became very motivated.
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 finding the time, as well as my own perceptions of how I should lose weight/tone up. I have always thought that I should do more weight lifting but MAX:30 taught me that the type of results that I really wanted came from hardcore, intense cardio and using my body weight as a “weight” versus lifting heavy weights.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the length of the workouts — I couldn’t find a good excuse to not fit in 30 minutes every day. I also liked how much I sweat and how hard it felt that I worked every time.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am overall much leaner and more toned than I have been in years! I have always considered myself in good shape but now I feel that I am at the best I’ve been since my early 20s. I am really proud of my stomach — no more beer belly!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am motivated to keep my clean eating and exercise habits. I no longer drink any alcohol whatsoever and am really conscious about what I’m putting in my body. I have started meditating again and have found an overall inner peace that I haven’t had in a long time.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My Coach is my wife and we did our own Challenge Group to complete this program. She and I kept one another totally motivated, on track, and honest.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Seeing her working out every day and putting in so much hard work really motivated me to do the same. I didn’t want to have to tell her that I didn’t fit it in. I also wanted to stay motivated to help her on days that were tough for her. We really leaned on one another for motivation and support.
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, digestion/regularity?
I drink Shakeology every morning for breakfast. I love its taste (especially compared to other protein drinks) and love that it hasn’t made me bulky and top-heavy, the way that whey protein shakes have in the past.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I have always had poor digestion and Shakeology has regulated me. My stomach feels great!
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
I have always had good blood pressure and cholesterol but really attribute my healthy gut to Shakeology.
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