Jacque L, age 32 from Bombay, NY, lost 9.5 lbs in 90 days with Body Beast. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge and won $1,000!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started this program I was a total gym rat who would of never thought of doing a at home based weight training workout. I was head over heals in love with throwing around as much weight as I could, I had the mindset if I wanted results I needed to lift as heavy as possible. That included eating all I could but not really having a good idea of what I should eat to maximize the effects of what I was doing. I always had a love hate relationship with my body. I would be in the gym six days a week and never get the results I wanted out of the hard work I put in. Which would create the vicious cycle of eating whatever I wanted because I didn’t see the results I expected,Which would then lead too me back into the gym to reverse the effects of what I ate. I repeated this cycle for over a decade.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In the spring of 2014 my wife became a Beachbody Coach and she kept trying to get me to join with her and I wanted nothing to do with it. She offered to buy me the Body Beast program and have me try it thinking it would be right up my alley, I refused again. A couple months after she offered to buy it for me, I saw the infomercial and it immediately piqued my curiosity. I then asked her if she would honor her offer and purchase it for me. I was anxious for it to arrive and as soon as it arrived I started the following day. I made it three week into it before I had a workplace accident and ruptured my distal tendon from my right forearm, much to my disappointment I received Doctors orders that I was immediately under work restrictions and they carried over into my personal life. I was negated to cardio alone. It was always in the back of my mind as soon as I was released from my restrictions I was going to conquer Body Beast.
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 the result of my workplace injury in August of 2014. It took 5 months post injury to have my surgery and then a 6 month rehab after surgery before I had the opportunity to be released with no restrictions. 5 months post surgery I was allowed to return to the gym with restrictions. I figured no better time than the present and dove head first into Body Beast. It was humbling for me to start out when I knew what I use to be able to do compared to what I was only able to do after surgery. I kept the mindset that if you want to build anything you need a great foundation and kept pushing through knowing I would only get stronger. I followed the program even though I was lifting light weight and gradually increased them as my body would allow me. Through the Beast nutrition plan and shakeology I was able to learn how to properly fuel my body to get the results I wanted. I am in the best shape of my life.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the fact that I felt like it is geared towards a guy like myself who wanted to gain strength and size. it was better than working out in a local gym because I didn’t have to wait for any machine. And there is no longer a extra trip driving to the gym in my daily schedule.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I feel like I am in the best shape of my life. My body fat dropped to a all time low, and I finally have a body I’m not ashamed to have seen at the beach. For the first time in my life I have visible abs and plan on keeping them from here on out.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel I have a greater self confidence and a better understanding of how to fuel my body to keep it running in peak performance mode. It has allowed me the opportunity to feel confident enough that I am going to compete in my very first natural physique competition this November.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The support of having other people who were traveling on their own fitness journeys kept me aware of where my goals were and where they needed to be.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She helped me every step of the way. Always offering encouragement and keeping me on my fitness path because she said she “knew what I was capable of”. Helping me prep my meals and guaranteeing I was always getting the nutrition I needed.
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?
I used Shakeology and found it made my chocolate cravings almost non existent, and I have a huge sweet tooth. I enjoyed the simplicity and ease of it as my breakfast meal as it helped start every day for me and now I feel incomplete if I don’t have it.
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