Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have never been in amazing shape. My life revolved around fatty foods and sweets. When I was in the military, I was deployed to Iraq in 2008. During that year, I was at the gym a lot, and was in the best shape I thought I could be in. During my deployment, my wife gave birth to our first son. The day after he was born, we found out he had two severe congenital heart defects. Thankfully, the Lord gave us five months with him, but after five months and three open heart surgeries, our little boy went home to be with our Lord. Since then, we have had two healthy children. Life got busy, and my health was on the back burner. I gained a lot of weight, and was not happy about the way I looked. We were always telling ourselves we were going to get in shape, but never did. Once we found out about P90X3, we were excited and on fire to get in shape. Now, I feel wonderful about how I look and feel. I no longer skip out on events because of my appearance. I enjoy my life now, and the transformation is not over!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I am a very self-conscious person. When my clothes stopped fitting, I knew I needed to change something. After turning 30, I determined that I was going to be in the best shape of my life in my 30s and beyond. I was very unhealthy in my early 20s, so I had to make a change. Keeping up with my children after work was proving to be very difficult and exhausting. I wanted to be able to run and keep up with them, and not have to take a break! Two rounds of P90X3 and a healthy diet have gotten me to that goal. But the journey has just begun. I am determined to see an ab someday. I have always wanted to have a six-pack, but have never seen my elusive abs!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Time! Time was a challenge! After work, all I wanted to do was nothing. P90X3’s 30-minute workouts helped me overcome the time issue. It was easy to fit it into my schedule. I will continue buying Beachbody programs, because they make sense of my busy schedule. No trips to the gym, no babysitters — just plug it in and get your burn on! Thanks, Beachbody!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how fast I could get my workout done and continue on with the rest of my day. Muscle confusion worked wonders! It helped keep my focus. There are so many workouts to do and so many different ways of targeting muscles. Each day, you were sore in a different area, but it was a good sore. It was a kind of sore that made you know you targeted that muscle group and that you were gaining strength.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
At first, I was out of shape, had horrible back pain, got a poor night’s sleep (including arms that fall asleep), and had bad heartburn. I had short-sleeve shirts that I could no longer wear, and was self-conscious around friends and family members. I hated the way I looked and the way I felt. But after P90X3, I took my life back into control and gained my health, confidence, and self-control. My wife was by my side the whole time, and we completed the program together with great results! We helped each other push through the tough times, and are now closer because of it!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have more confidence in my everyday life! I feel great about how I look, and can’t wait to complete another program!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach provided words of encouragement when times were tough, and inspiring posts and motivational phrases to keep me going!
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