†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Giovanni is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I began my journey with P90X3, I really didn’t have any inspiration or motivation. I was tired all the time! My eating habits were much worse. My favorite spots were McDonalds, Rubios, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, and Little Caesars. Coming from a Mexican background, Mexican food was always in front of me: enchiladas, tortas, taquitos, the works! I really thought to myself that I would never get into shape, and if I tried I would fail! I was really unhappy with myself and my body. I was ashamed to take off my shirt because I knew I had some lonjas, love handles in Spanish. I didn’t even like wearing tank tops unless it was really hot! I knew I had to do something in order to be there for my kids and set an example for them. I didn’t want them to follow in my footsteps as well. I had to change, and I did.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What really inspired me to change my life was my health for my family. I also knew that if I didn’t do something right away I would end up in a hospital sometime down the line, and I didn’t want my family go through that. By working out and eating healthy I knew I would be in a much better shape than I had ever been before, and I would inspire so many more people to do so. Guess what? It worked! I lost a total of about 25 lbs in 3 months, and I’ve never looked better in 30+ years. I also met my Coach, Scottie Hobbs. I joined a challenge group and started to believe!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
One of the greatest challenges I faced in the beginning of the program was eating. Throughout my entire life, I didn’t really eat healthy at all. The workouts were tough too, but I didn’t give up. I pressed play everyday, and I showed up everyday. As tony would say, “Do your best and forget the rest.” By utilizing the tools that Beachbody had given me I was able to hold myself accountable by becoming a Coach. I started surrounding myself with positive, like-minded people. They encouraged and gave me strength to continue going through the rough times. Last but not least, I have to thank God for everything He has giving me. My dad would always tell me, “God has a plan for all of us. Believe in Him and trust Him.”
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My results were amazing. I lost at least 3 pants sizes. I was originally wearing size 34 inch pants size. I dropped down to size 31. Plus, I gained muscle, and now I have abs! My arms are so much bigger. My highest achievement has to be completing the program for 90 days. I never thought I would ever do it, but I did. It feels awesome!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has totally changed 180 degrees. I now live a much healthier lifestyle by eating right and working out everyday. I found my purpose in life. If I didn’t come across this, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. God has a plan for all of us. All we have to do is listen, act, and practice. Thank you, Beachbody for producing the best of the best workouts and people as well. Without you guys, I would be the same person that I was years ago, and it wasn’t pretty!
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 has to be hands down the best thing that I ever came across! I mean come on, 77 nutrients from all over the world at about $4.00 a day! Nothing beats that!
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