Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was severely overweight and lacking energy. My knees and back hurt from carrying around too much weight while still trying to be somewhat active. Was miserable most of the time. As a previous HS and College football player, it really made me disgusted to see where things ended up at that point in time.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I saw a photo of my dad and I, both are built the same way. We had shirts on, but had the belly and love handles. At that point, which was the most I had ever weighed, I made the decision to do something about it. Saw the Body Beast infomercial and decided that was the right program to get back into it. Had previously bought other BB programs in the past, but this one seemed like the right fit.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
As an athlete, you develop a discipline that is both mental and physical. That was gone in all aspects of my life, exercise, nutrition and even work. Purchasing Body Beast and getting with Coach Rob Myers was the best thing that could have happened. Coach Rob and his group in Triumph Beast are a great group. I started to “compete” daily with members in the group and got the fire back. Now I have the discipline back in my life. At this point, the “rest day” kind of makes me mad because I do not want to take a day off of the program. Unbelievable!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Body Beast and Sagi do a great job with the program itself. Exercises and lifts are put together extremely well. You are pushed in all phases but it does “build” you up in the build phase, the “bulk” phase does what it says it will do and then the “beast” phase is a great way to shed some excess fat and complete the program.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have always been a hard gainer in terms of muscle. I always got stronger as a teenager and in college, but not much muscle growth. That changed and I am still looking to go beyond where I am now. The biggest change is in the abs department. I have never had anything that looked like a 6 pack. Although not there yet, you can see the changes and it is excellent! Finally, my health overall is in a much better place due to the Body Beast program and the support from Beachbody groups.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have energy, not as tired, look better, feel better, eat better. I like walking around the gym now knowing that as an almost 50 year old, I look as good as all of those 25 year olds in the gym doing endless sets of curls. Major transformation and working towards even more!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Team Triumph Beast was amazing! Coach Rob and his 40 member group have been excellent along the way. There are a wide range of members and I think that helps contribute to the overall success of the group. It is a mix of male/female, young/old, in shape/out of shape. Every day you were “competing” again. Brought back the juices and discipline. You did not want to be the person who didn’t get it done that day!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Coach Rod, and his wife Dea, were very good in posting daily thoughts, questions, etc.. Even when Rob had to go down for a few weeks with a shoulder injury, he stayed involved. He always responded to every post and was very encouraging along the way. Great first experience with a Beachbody Coach!
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?
Have really only used the M.A.X Creatine thus far. Tried sample Shakeology and still looking into that aspect of the experience. The creatine and its ATP and retention aspects worked as they should. No complaints. I did cut down to 5 grams during BEAST phase and that did help considerably to lose that extra water weight to get to the final product.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
The program itself has lowered and raised everything to get me back in line. Not taking blood pressure medications any longer. The change made to exercise and then make a change in nutrition to reach goals has been the best medicine I could have been prescribed.
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