Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt terrible about myself. I was tired all the time, and I got winded easily. My blood pressure was high, and my cholesterol was so high that I was on medication. I had health issues, and I was unhappy with who I saw when I looked in the mirror. Before starting P90X I felt terrible both physically and emotionally. I would get winded just walking up a flight of stairs; I was constantly tired and felt as if I had no energy. I played hockey all my life and when I skated I felt old heavy and slow. I hated what I looked like in the mirror and frankly it caused me to get down on myself. I didn’t have confidence and it showed.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was in a very unhealthy and unhappy marriage. I decided one morning that I was going to make major changes in my life, both spiritually and physically. I decided I was no longer going to make excuses. Instead, I was going to commit to fitness, being healthy, and being happy. I had originally purchased P90X several years ago, started the program and made it into the second month, when our area was hit by a big ice storm and my house lost power for over a week. My family had to stay at my parent’s house and my routine ended up getting broken and I never went back to completing the program. A few years later now I found myself in a very unhappy marriage. The marriage caused me to lose confidence in myself and I dealt with the tough times by eating, and when I ate I made poor choices due to being on the go. When I had decided that I needed to end my marriage I also decided that I was going to make a physical and emotional change. I dusted off the old P90X program and jumped right in.
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 was with my nutrition. I was on-the-go all the time, so I ate for convenience and made terrible food choices.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the variety of the exercises. I loved the nutrition plan and how it helped me make the right choices.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I went from a size 38 in pants to a size 32. I completely transformed my life. I commit to at least 30 minutes a day of exercise now, and changed my diet completely. Because of P90X I feel like a kid again. No longer do I look at myself in the mirror and get down on the person looking back at me, now I feel as if I can accomplish anything I set my mind to and my lust for life is back with a vengeance. I feel unstoppable and inspired to continue to make fitness an integral part of my life.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Not only have I seen amazing results, but I am also helping others make changes to their lives. I work out at least 30 minutes a day now, and make much better food choices. I feel amazing. I can remember the day I started to see my abs in the mirror. This made me want to see even better results and it pushed me to work out harder. I feel years younger, I am not as tired anymore, I feel like I am in college again when I skate, and emotionally I feel at peace with myself and I am very proud of my accomplishments.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was amazing. She pushed me when I felt like quitting, and her own energy and positive outlook helped inspire me. She called me on the phone regularly and asked about my progress. She kept me focused and committed. Laurie has been a great source of inspiration for me and she encouraged me when I felt like giving up. I seriously would not have been where I am today without Laurie. Words can not express the gratitude I have for her.
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
I started Shakeology well into the program, but I am convinced it helped me with my nutrition and weight-loss goals.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
I was on cholesterol medication, and I had high blood pressureo. My doctor was amazed at my transformation.
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