†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Rich is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’ve always been a guy into health and fitness. After seeing family dying of poor health, it was my mission to keep healthy for life! I would go to the gym and mostly do free weights and some cardio. This routine went on for years. I saw some results from lifting weights, but never really saw my midsection improving. I always had this “pudge” around my waist which would bug me a lot. This same routine wasn’t giving me the results I wanted and my body never changed. I felt I had the “skinny-fat man syndrome” where every part of my body was improving except my midsection. I looked in shape but still felt fat because of this forever “pudge”.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
When I first heard about P90X, I thought, “Why would someone do a home fitness program? There is no motivation at home and too many distractions.” I really thought the only way to get healthy and fit was to go to the gym. But in September of 2007, I was introduced to the Team Beachbody opportunity. After seeing so many success stories with P90X where you can literally get “ripped,” I knew that this business was for me. I didn’t start the program right away but finally decided to give it a try. I realized what bugged me the most was not having a “six-pack” my entire life; getting “ripped” was what I have always wanted. If the gym can’t give me the results I want, I was sure P90X can!
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 was definitely changing my diet. I knew diet played a crucial role in getting that six-pack I always wanted. I would try to eat healthy every day but never followed a nutrition guide. Thus, my diet was sometimes healthy, sometimes not. For the first time in my life, I had to follow a nutrition guide. P90X held my hand every step of the way. Plus, having Shakeology was probably the best thing about the diet. I knew I was getting a healthy meal every time! Incorporating Shakeology into my daily diet plan helped me in more ways than one!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Doing the same routine at the gym was monotonous. But P90X had the variety of exercises which mixed up the workouts and made it fun. Every day is different with P90X and this difference is what gave me results!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
For the first time in my life, I have a “six pack”! I went from 18% body fat to 11%. I finally got rid of the “pudge” which has given me grief for a long time. I also gained 4 lbs. of lean muscle. One goal of mine was to have the body of a 21-year-old at my age of 42. I can say I definitely achieved it!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
After posting my before and after pics on Facebook, I received so many likes and great comments! My transformation has inspired others to take action and get healthy and fit. It feels good to inspire others to achieve their goals. I can now lead by example, inspire, and motivate. This is not only helping me gain customers, but potential coaches too!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I didn’t participate in a Challenge Group. It was tough doing it on my own, but I did it! Next time I will definitely join a Challenge Group to make my journey easier.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Sue was always cheering my on! Whenever I posted my workouts on Facebook, she always had a supportive comment. She helped me stay focused on my journey.
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?
Shakeology is absolutely the best! Nothing compares to it. Nothing! It has helped me keep calories down, and given me the foods my body needs every day!2
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