“INSANITY MAX:30 Pushed Me Harder Than Any Program I’ve Done”

“INSANITY MAX:30 Pushed Me Harder Than Any Program I’ve Done”

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

Meet Bryan M. He lost 11 lbs with INSANITY MAX:30. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 3rd!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?

Are you kidding me?! We followed the easy meal plan closely and pushed ourselves harder every day and wow… the results my wife and I had were amazing! INSANITY MAX:30 pushed me harder than any program I’ve done so far, and I loved it! Shaun T found the perfect combination of pain and motivation that has us recharged and ready to take on the world again, just like we felt completing the original INSANITY. I totally accomplished the goal I set out to and could not be happier!

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
This is not my first Beachbody program and certainly not my last. I’ve done many, however, only one have I done more than once… this one will now be added to the list of programs to continue and even do another round!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?

The greatest challenge for me was regaining that mental push and drive to leave nothing left on the table at the end of the workout. I was not satisfied when I made a mental break and stopped when I knew I didn’t absolutely have to. But, when I did push through the next time, those barriers broke and gave way to a strength I dearly missed.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The way it drove me to push my limits and challenge myself to always go and do just a little bit more. I found by doing that, at times I would break well beyond that imagined “limit.” It’s funny how amazing victories are sometimes just beyond what we can see!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
For a long time I’ve fought to find the last 2 abs in my 6 pack. Well, I finally started seeing them… ha ha. Honestly, I am most proud of the fact that, during one Maxout Strength workouts, I actually pushed through to a full 24+ minutes and began wondering if I was going to max out. I don’t modify until after I max. This particular workout I nearly did max out several times, but it seemed each time I was about to, time would be up and I’d get that needed 10 seconds. I was screaming, yelling, grunting and groaning through every push up and every rep until my body finally just gave in. I still don’t know how I did it, but, I kept a solid pace and pushed through serious pain and avoided complete muscle failure by threads each time. But honestly, my proudest moment was when my wife did not max out on the final cardio challenge! It was because of her I was able to achieve so much with this program. She is an amazing woman!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?

It has given me a renewed drive that I plan on taking into future Beachbody workouts much the same way the original Insanity, my first Beachbody program, did for my wife and I both. We needed this “recharge” and that is exactly what we got! Well, it doesn’t hurt that I dropped over 13 inches and 11 lbs of unwanted body fat!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My wife and I teach INSANITY Live classes every week. Several of our class members decided to do INSANITY MAX:30 with us and our Challenge Group so instead of regular class, we did a Fit Club night and many from our class joined us as well for the 60 days. It was amazing and fun to watch them grow as well and to push past their own limits. They were just as motivating to us as I hope we were to them. Many of us were sad to see it end but are ready also to get back to our regular INSANITY class.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?

My wife, also my Coach, is the vast majority of my why. I have heart disease on one side of the family (dad, uncle, and their mother) and lost 3 family members to cancer on the other side of the family (grandfather, grandmother, and 1 of their daughters). So being healthy and around for her for a long time is one thing that drives me. During INSANITY MAX:30, even when she was struggling to “hold on” she was pushing me harder and harder to not let me drop. Even when she had to miss a couple days for being sick, she was pushing me from the sofa. On the last day, when we did the last cardio challenge with our regular class, I maxed well before her and with the last break I went to her and pushed her through to not max out and she made it! We are a team and she is the heart of us both!

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?

Shakeology was my recovery drink and helped me each time to “get back up” after all was said and done. We’ve barely missed a day in over 3 years now. Of course, Energy and Endurance Formula helped with those 5:15 a.m. workouts!