“I Never Thought I Would Look This Good At 40”

“I Never Thought I Would Look This Good At 40”

Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Erwin is an independent Beachbody Coach.

Meet Erwin S.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 8!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My nickname is Butch, and I’m 40 years old. I’m a normal guy with a day job and a family. I wrestled for 14 years of my life, but let myself go after that. I tried fad diets, exercise programs, and the latest weight loss pills. Nothing worked for more than a few days. They were either too long, didn’t last, or didn’t work at all. I felt like I was spending a lot of money with no results. I knew I needed to change for myself and my family. I was 205 lbs. and my waist was 40 1/2 inches. Old friends would joke and call me fat, but there is no nice way to call someone fat. To be honest with myself and everyone else, I was.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had enough of looking in the mirror and not being happy with who I was. I tried P90X before but never committed to the full program. That was the only thing that gave me results. Then I saw FOCUS T25 on TV and decided I could commit to 25 minutes a day. I signed up for the Team Beachbody Club membership, was assigned a Coach, and began my transformation. I never expected in my wildest dreams that it was possible to look the way I do in three months.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program?
The greatest challenge was being okay with the way I looked and felt. I was tired all the time and would shake my head at myself when I looked in the mirror. When it came to my physique, I had low self-esteem. But the program was great. In the beginning, Tonya the modifier was the best thing since sliced bread. Her moves were perfect for my fitness level. When I could keep up with Shaun T and the crew, then I moved on to Beta phase, then Gamma. Beachbody assigned me an excellent coach who I could relate to, as well as, ask anything. Ritch has been through the same struggles as myself. The T25 diet and the Team Beachbody website supplied me with the nutrition that I needed for maximum results. When I was hurting physically, mentally, or nutritionally, I went to my Coach or the website for answers. The website has awesome recipes which I ate daily. Oh, I almost forgot Shakeology. Shakeology was and still is my new breakfast.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that it was only 25 minutes long. I have a pretty busy schedule so making an excuse when the workout is only 25 minutes was not acceptable. I have to say that the progression of the scheduled workouts was awesome. Just when you can keep up, the next DVD takes you to a whole other level. I just had to have faith in the program and Dig Deep.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program.
I never thought at the age of 40 that I would look and feel this good. I have my abs back, my triceps are bulging, and my shoulders are cut. I don’t mind taking my shirt off at the beach. My cardio hasn’t been this good in 20 years. I am still in awe of my results.

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