“I Wanted to Get Healthier for Me and My Family”

“I Wanted to Get Healthier for Me and My Family”

Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Vu is an independent Beachbody Coach.

Meet Vu, age 41 from Portland, OR. He entered The Beachbody Challenge in March 2015 and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
When I graduated from college I was about 155 lbs. I always prided myself on trying to stay active when I was younger trying to workout, play volleyball, and practice Taekwondo on a regular basis. However, as I progressed in my corporate career, I gradually ran out of time to do the things I loved due to busy meeting schedules and constant deadlines and then having kids. I eventually couldn’t fit in workouts on a regular basis in the gym. When I did get to workout, I ended up doing the same boring “old school” workouts over and over again and got into a rut. I felt I was strong but plateaued, and I had a gut.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Gradually my weight increased from 155 to 175 lbs over the years. My cholesterol and triglycerides also crept to the high range. My diet was full of unhealthy processed foods, sugar, and saturated fat. After my second child was born, I decided that I needed to make a change. I wanted to get healthier for me and my family.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Finding time to workout and nutrition changes were the biggest challenge. Not knowing how to workout efficiently as well as how to eat properly is something Beachbody helped out with .

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I chose Insanity Max: 30 to take a break from P90X3. The 30-minute time chunks for the workouts made scheduling flexible. I wanted to see how my body would respond to core/cardio type Shaun T. workout vs Tony Horton type workouts. I wanted to see if this would get me leaner.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost approximately 30 pounds of fat and gained 10 pounds of muscle in the last 2 years thanks to Beachbody, and I am finally back to my college weight. I recently completed a Tough Mudder Event in Oregon (10.5 miles obstacle race) as well as Race the Reaper 6 mile Obstacle course race. I am in the best shape of my life thanks to Beachbody. With Insanity Max: 30, I was able to lose 3 lbs. of fat and have better definition in my abs. I like the cardio vascular benefits of these workouts.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am now a Team Beachbody Coach since September 2013. I have already helped lots of other people on their journey to better health. I am so motivated to help my family and others lead a healthy lifestyle.

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.