“My New Me Is Too Small for All of My Clothes”

“My New Me Is Too Small for All of My Clothes”

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

Meet Michael G.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 2nd!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I took a new job about a year ago which was away from my hometown. Not knowing anyone or what to do around my new town lead to eating out and not being very active. I was overweight, and enjoyed eating everything I wanted as much as I could.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was out of shape and tired most of the time, and my wife kept telling me she was worried about my size and health. I didn’t really realize that I had become so out of shape when I was rather athletic just a few years ago running mini marathons and working out. I had even completed the INSANITY workouts just 3 years ago. I looked at myself in the mirror one day and thought this is big enough. I started a weight loss competition at my work against my employees, and got with my Beachbody Coach to give me what I needed to succeed and return to my old self.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced before starting was finding a program that would fit into my schedule and I would not give up on easily. After talking to my Beachbody Coach, Jeff, I chose the Focus T25 program, and started Shakeology for replacement of my normal breakfast foods. I also started using the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone to keep track of my daily calorie intake. I am so glad I chose Focus T25 because as much as you hate Shaun T, you love him at the same time. He always motivates me when I do his programs, and he was right, it’s only 25 minutes a day. You can give him all you got for that short time, and it works.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am in better shape now than I have been in a long time. My cardiovascular fitness level is so much better, and I went from wearing a men’s 40 pant size to not having anything to wear that didn’t look like it belonged to a much bigger brother. I now have to buy all new pants and shirts because my new me is too small for all of my clothes, and all the compliments I get from friends, family, and coworkers makes me feel like I have accomplished a huge goal in my life.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am now addicted to exercising in some way every day and can no longer just enjoy sitting around on the couch. My wife and I both completed the Focus T25 program alpha and beta cycle, and are now starting the gamma cycle because we loved it and the results so much.

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.