Meet independent Beachbody Coach Danny T.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 26th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Having been a graduate of the original P90X program and in excellent shape, I was ashamed about how I had let myself go. After finishing P90X a couple of years ago, I weighed 168 lbs. Unfortunately, after starting back to school, I dedicated all of my time and energy on my studies. In December of 2013, I had enough. I was determined to lose 50 lbs. by the time I graduated in May.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I couldn’t stand the way I looked anymore, especially in pictures. I saw myself in a picture and realized how large I had really become. It was a realization that I needed to do something different. I also felt tired all of the time and had very little energy. I couldn’t drag myself out of bed in the morning and relied on caffeine to keep me going. It was also determined I was pre-diabetic after going to a company sponsored health fair. The combination of all of these factors really played a role in my life change.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Honestly, my biggest challenge was embarrassment. I’ve always been a modest guy, but there was no way the shirt was coming off at the pool. I absolutely couldn’t stand to have my picture taken and would do everything to avoid it. This meant I was usually on the operating end of the camera and there were a lot of pictures of just my wife and son for a long period of time. After going through the program, I have a lot more confidence in myself and am a lot more outgoing without feeling the embarrassment I did before.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I absolutely love P90X3. So much so that I’m on my second round now. Having the variety of the workouts placed into a condensed 30-minute package made it difficult to make excuses. Although I thought nothing could get better than the original P90X, X3 really knocked it out of the park.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I would have to say the overall weight loss I achieved was my proudest accomplishment. To put this into perspective, my 8-year-old son weighs 61 lbs., and I have now lost 63. When I pick him up and carry him around, it is amazing how much extra weight I was carrying around and how bad that had to be on my body.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel so much better than I did before and I’m motivated to keep it going. I have someone comment on my weight loss daily, and it allows me to share with others what I’ve done to accomplish it. Instead of having difficulty getting out of bed every morning, I’m up at 5am daily to workout. What a great start to the day to be able to kick off things with a solid workout!
†Results vary based on starting point and effort.
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