Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always been self-conscious about my body prior to starting INSANITY. I was never a really “fit” person, but I enjoyed lifting and going to the gym regularly. Unfortunately, I did not do the right exercises to accommodate my body, and I did not know the right foods to eat. At the time of my heaviest, I was in football so I had a very hard time staying under weight with the weightlifting routine and eating regimen that our high school coach put us on. I was always a little chubby and afraid to take off my shirt throughout my high school days.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After a very challenging second semester of my freshman year, I found myself coming home with confidence issues. I was almost to the point of being depressed. I knew I had gotten a little chubbier over the course of college, but I didn’t realize how bad it was until my best friend had to sit me down and tell me. At that very point, I decided to get my confidence back, and turn over to a new and improved lifestyle.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
As an actor, image is everything. If you go into the audition room with a self-perceived image of yourself, it is going to shine through. I happened to have a self-perceived image of myself not being in the best shape I could be, and it often gave me confidence issues. This was weird for me, because I had generally been a pretty in-shape and confident guy until this problem arose. Beachbody gave me this confidence back.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how INSANITY allowed the user to go at their own pace. Throughout each workout, I challenged myself to compete with the team on the screen. Eventually, I got to the point where I was doing more reps than they were.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I finally fulfilled my life-long dream of getting a solid six-pack! I also find myself excelling in everyday activities that are hard for normal people, and being less tired throughout the day.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing INSANITY, my life has changed dramatically. People look at me in a different way. I have a completely different and more open personality. I also have people who I always thought were very in-shape asking me workout advice.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Beachbody Coach always made sure that I was stocked up on my Shakeology, and she often checked in on my progress.
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