Meet Aaron H. He gained 20 lbs in 2 rounds of Body Beast. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 3rd!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I didn’t have any health issues, I was quite active and considered myself a fit person. I have always struggled with being a small framed guy, and I was ready to change and work toward putting on some weight. I had previously tried to gain weight with minimal results. Overall I was comfortable with how I was and felt, but not confident or proud of it. There was no accomplishment with my physique.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The Body Beast infomercial I saw at work. I had done P90X in the past and loved it. I knew Beachbody programs work and this was one specifically to gain weight…I was in!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Always being “the little guy.” I’m still a shorter guy but I don’t get referred to as little anymore. The program has sparked a renewed dedication to my workouts, I have completed a full year of routine workouts, excluding a rest period due to surgery. Overall myself, and my wife, have been impressed with Beachbody workouts and continue to try different routines and build our “go to” library of workout routines that we plan to use moving forward to continue to grow and challenge ourselves.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Plain and simple it focused on gaining weight. From the diet to the workout routine that was the only point to it, and it was exactly what I needed as I naturally have a high metabolism so the higher cardio workouts were not what I was looking for. The time requirements were also shorter than I experienced with P90X, which is phenomenal as that was one of my problems with sticking with P90X, sometimes it would take 90 minutes start to finish which proved to be problematic with my schedules. Overall the program fit what I was looking for to a “T” and I have struggled to try other routines because I flat out love this workout!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
20lbs weight gain after 2 rounds of Body Beast! I continued to cycle in workouts from Body Beast and P90X for the following 6 months but that was mainly to maintain what I had built. Body Beast allowed me to gain muscle from my home, I hate gyms and always have, so this routine was definitely a keeper.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since I worked so hard to gain the muscle I don’t want to lose it, for this reason I have continued to work out regularly and eat healthier over the past year than I did previously. I have now started P90x3 and am looking forward to picking up Body Beast again afterwards.
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?
I think the Super Suma was a key factor for me, most of the supplements I have used before so I can’t contribute anything different to them. The Suma was the only new supplement so I think some of the gains can be chalked up to it.
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