“I Have Lost 120 Pounds”

“I Have Lost 120 Pounds”

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

Meet Michael B.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 18th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Years of working stressful retail jobs, abuse of soda, and terrible eating habits had led me to put on a lot of weight. I had been very athletic in high school, but the years had taken their toll. I had no energy. I would drink lots of Mountain Dew, my knees hurt, and I felt awful. My blood pressure was creeping up and up.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I went to a doctor appointment and  was told that my blood pressure had been consistently up the last 6 times I had been in. I HAD to do something about it. It scared me because there is history in my family of early death from heart disease. I was only 35 years old at the time, too young for issues of that nature! When I told my wife, who is a pharmacist, what the doctor said she told me that the first thing that I would have to do is lose weight. So I said, “Ok, tell me what I have to do.”

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The first thing I learned was how vital nutrition is to your wellness goals. I got my diet under control, cut out soda completely, and I lost 32 lbs by just doing that alone. Once the weight started coming off, I was able to do more physically. I came back to INSANITY, and my wife joined me. We were able to make it through the workouts! After INSANITY, we both became Coaches and moved to P90X3. We recently completed Body Beast, and we are getting ready to start a hybrid of P90X & Focus T25.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 120 pounds, and I have built muscle tone and definition. My arms & shoulders are more developed, and I’m still working on my abs.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am able to do a lot more than before. I have more energy. My knees no longer bother me. I have started running marathons and have discovered I really LOVE running. I am way more flexible, and I’m able to keep up with my children.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.