Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My type 2 diabetes was out of control.3 My doctor told me that I was one appointment away from having to go on injectable medication. I felt lethargic and out of control. In my job as a youth worker, I didn’t have the energy to keep up with the kids. Just climbing the stairs made me out of breath. In short, I was fat, and felt miserable about myself as a husband, a father, and a man.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
There were a number of people who spoke into my life. First, my wife Dawn. She noticed how bad I felt, and gently encouraged me. My doctor, Matt Claussen, had a gentle but firm way of moving me forward. I would watch the P90X infomercials, and wondered if I could ever do that. I also had a friendship with a Beachbody Coach, Scott Morin. All of these people, along with my kids Ryan and Lauren, gave me encouragement. I had to come to the point where I was disgusted with what I saw in the mirror, and, at the same time, believe I could do something about it.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The first challenge was just to get started. Everything was so hard at first. I could hardly move. Also, getting used to the amount of food that my body actually needed eventually became freeing, but initially was difficult. The other challenge was the commitment to show up and do the workout no matter what else was going on in life. P90X3 gave me the tracks to run on. I knew that within 5 minutes of pushing play I would be fully engaged in the workout and so glad I actually did it. The 30 minute workout was huge in helping me stay on track. After a long day and sometimes an evening of work and other commitments, it was a lot easier to get myself up for the workout than it would have been if it was an hour or more.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
First, I lost 56 pounds with 2 rounds of P90X3. My overall fitness level has completely changed. I feel like I can do anything. Everyday tasks used to wipe me out. Now, I have the energy for everything that comes my way. I also love the way that clothes fit. I went from an XXL down to a large.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Fitness and good nutrition have become regular parts of my every day life. I love being able to use the reaction of others to encourage them on their journey toward health. As a youth worker, I love the fact that I can keep up with the kids. A number of people have started working out after seeing my results.
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3Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before starting any fitness program or nutrition product.