“I Push Myself Every Day”

“I Push Myself Every Day”

Results vary depending on starting point and effort. 

Meet Gregory W., age 22 from Menifee, CA.
He entered The Beachbody Challenge in May 2015 and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’ve always been big but the weight was becoming to much, I’ve always had problems losing weight my whole life. Even in school, I was known for being the boy with breasts. My self-esteem was low, and I thought that I would never lose the weight. A few years after I graduated in 2013, I started to develop extreme back pains. I went to the doctor to find out I was 295 pounds on the edge of 300. I needed to turn my life around. I started going to physical therapy, got my first job, started eating right, and started ridding my bike to my new job at McDonald’s. When I lowered my weight to 245, the back problems were better. I told myself “why stop here?!” Then I remembered a late-night infomercial for P90X. At the time I did not have the income, but after months of saving I was able to make my first payment. But shortly after I bought P90X, my family lost our house. We lived in a hotel room for 2 weeks until we moved into my aunt’s house. I used all my sadness of losing the house to focus on losing my weight.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was inspired by few thing on my journey. My will to want to make a change, turning all my negative feelings in to something positive for my body after my family lost our house and seeing one of my coworkers go through a transformation himself. He gave me advice to help me get better results. Seeing people on TV lose weight is very inspiring but knowing or talking to someone in person helped me get past the hardest parts of my journey.

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 trying to have better confidence. Beachbody gave me the tools to help get me in the best shape of my life, and because of that I feel great whenever I look in the mirror! Thank you, Beachbody and P90X.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Kenpo karate was my favorite workout in P90X. There’s nothing better than punching and kicking the air to get ride of a lot of unneeded stress.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost my overwhelming mid-line, and my stamina has increased 10 fold. I actually have abs now. I never thought I would have the will power to make such a drastic change to my diet and stay committed to working out every day!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am now able to bike an 8-mile roundtrip to work up hill without stopping. I could never see myself work 5, 8-hour days a week and still be able to ride my bike 4 miles before and after work. I push myself every day to see if I can beat my time to ride to work.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.