“My Mom Was Diagnosed With Diabetes”

“My Mom Was Diagnosed With Diabetes”

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.

Meet Mark H! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 6!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started P90X, I was the heaviest I had ever been. For 3 years, my body sat at 162, and I was looking pretty good. Then, in the course of almost 10 months, I had binged and hit 182 pounds. I was embarrassed to look at myself in the mirror. I knew I needed a change.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The week before I started my motivation was simply to get rid of my belly and start looking good for the girls. But then, just a few days into starting P90X, my mom was diagnosed with diabetes. I realized that that was going to be me unless I really kicked this thing into high gear.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program?
Eating right. I love food. And sugar is my crutch. Giving up all the fast food and converting to a much healthier diet was 10 times harder for me than the workouts were. What helped me were the Beachbody chats with Tony Horton. Seems like in almost every single session there would be someone asking or he would mention why the food is the most important part. It really helped.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
As of right now, I’m just absolutely in love with the fact that I can see my abs. But I’m sure that when that passes in a few days, it will be the fact that I went 12 weeks giving it my all.

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.