Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am 27 years old, and I always tried to stay fit. I played soccer competitively year-round throughout my earlier years up until a couple years after high school. Because of that, I was always in great shape for soccer. I started to slowly play soccer less and less, because of “real life” distractions. I started to try running a decent amount, especially during the summer. But I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted to, and would often quit running consistently because of it. After a while, my friends and family started seeing a difference in my body, in particular my core and face, even though I hadn’t even realized it. It was then that I decided I needed to make a change. I was embarrassed to take my shirt off in the summer, and that bothered me. My main goal was to really blast the fat on my core and try to slim that down. I needed a program where I was going to see quicker results, because I knew I wouldn’t stick out the program if I didn’t. That’s when I came across INSANITY.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My main inspiration was the way I was feeling about myself. I am not the type of person to be brought down by what other people think of me, so that wasn’t an issue. Like I said, I started feeling bad about myself, and was embarrassed to even take my shirt off. I wanted to feel good about myself day in and day out, so I needed a change. I wanted to feel healthier and be healthier, like I had used to be.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
There weren’t many challenges before beginning the program, but there were boatloads of challenges during. Making working out a priority was one of them. My girlfriend and family would always ask me to do something in the morning, but that was when I did INSANITY. I made it a priority to tell them that I needed to do INSANITY first, and then I could join them with whatever they were doing. Being consistent and just getting through the workout was tough, but it took dedication and focus (and I had a ton of it during the program). Eating “clean” was also a challenge. I quit drinking sugar pop and eating fast food cold turkey when I started the program, because I knew I would regret it if I didn’t cut those things out. It was hard on me and my family, because it would make going out a lot more difficult with my food restrictions. There was always that little voice in my head that kept telling me I couldn’t do it. But luckily, I was able to block that out and push through, and it felt really good.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the intensity. I know that’s pretty cliché to say, but that really is what I enjoyed most. I liked being drenched in sweat every time I worked out. It showed me that I was working hard and if I kept pushing like I was, I would see results. I also enjoyed that it was six days a week. After I started getting used to working out, I really started to enjoy it. It was a lifestyle change, and I loved it. I felt better throughout the day, and had more energy overall. If I didn’t work out one day, my whole day would be thrown out of wack, and it was weird to me to not start my day with INSANITY.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am just happy that I got through the program. Once I finished INSANITY, I got a huge sense of accomplishment and felt so good about myself. I find myself looking at my “before” and “after” pictures quite a lot, because it still shocks me to see how far I’ve come in just 60 days. I am so happy for the fat reduction and tone in my core now, not to mention my pecs and arms being toned up too.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
INSANITY changed my life. Before I started, I didn’t have the drive or motivation to work out regularly, and now I do. INSANITY did more than transform my body; it gave me a way of life. Now, I am in a routine that I can follow, and I have the drive to go work out on a regular basis. I now like working out. I have the tools to eat cleaner too, so my next round of INSANITY will be even more insane!
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