†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I began losing weight by way of watching what I ate back in May of 2014. From May 3, 2014 until Jan 26, 2015 I had went from 265 to 224. I was proud of my weight loss, but still hated what I looked like and even more how I felt. I was still very sluggish, tired all the time, winded from the slightest bit of exercise. As I began P90, I slowly but surely not only began to see a huge difference in what my body looked like, but I started to feel healthier. I went from barely being able to complete half a workout, to adding reps during the workout. I now have way more energy than I’ve ever had, I can play more with my kids without having to take any breaks, my life is drastically and incomparably better than it was before I began P90!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I’m training to be a pastor. I take classes online while doing ministry at the church and school. Our senior pastor, who is my mentor in my seminary program, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer say the top of January of this year. January 26th, the day I began P90 was the day before my mentor was to have surgery in hopes of removing the cancer. I knew that I would have a lot of increased responsibilities due to his absence as he healed up from surgery. So, knowing my energy level simply had to increase, I began P90. My mentor was unable to have the cancer removed and is currently undergoing chemotherapy in hopes of beating this thing. It’s an uphill battle, not only for him but for all of us who are fighting with him. I would not have been able to deal with the physical, mental, or emotional stress of these past few months had it not been for P90.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Well, I really answered that in the previous question. The challenge was basically staying emotionally strong and being physically able to do all that I had to do as a full time husband and parent to two children under 2 years old, a full time vicar and the church and school, all while taking classes online through the seminary, and all of this while my mentor was fighting for his life. The program and Beachbody helped me to have the physical and emotional strength I’ve needed to endure some of the toughest few months of my life.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I don’t have a lot of time to work out. My schedule has me at work by 7:15am and some days I’m not home until 9pm or later. On the days I do get home by 5 or 6, I spend every moment with my wife and kids. P90 is only a half an hour or so. I love that I can get in an amazing full body workout in just a half an hour. P90 was also the perfect intensity for me. It wasn’t too much that I couldn’t do it, but it still pushed me everyday.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My results were remarkable. I’ve haven’t been down to a size 34 waist since I was a sophomore in high school. That was 17 years ago! As proud as I am to go from a XXL shirt size to a medium in some cases, as proud as I am of going from a 48 suit coat size down to a 42, and as proud as I am of my waist shrinking down to high school size, I’m most proud of how much healthier I am. The fact that I can literally run around the yard with my kids, dance with them in the living room during our “dance parties” and go for endless walks with them, is nothing short of amazing. I also have asthma and have been on a maintenance inhaler for years. At my last doctor appt just a couple weeks ago, we decided I could quit taking it as my weight loss has dramatically improved my asthma!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel better, I look better, I’m happier, I’m more energized, I do and accomplish far more, and I’m having the time of my life. I could never go back to who and what I was before this. It has been a life changing experience.
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