Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt embarrassed that I let myself get so out of shape. How could an athletic person let themselves go? My knees and back were always hurting, and I had no drive or desire for physical activity; totally the opposite of who I am.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I found myself avoiding activities with my kids and even avoiding the activities that I loved to do for me. It was either because I was too winded, physically couldn’t do the activity, or was too tired or sore to participate.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I think that the biggest challenge was facing reality: I had done this to myself. Realizing that it was in my power to change and deciding that I could change, and thereby take control of my life, rather than be a victim of life, was really difficult. It was medicine that I gave to friends and family who needed it, when they needed it. But it was really hard to force myself through that self-reflection process and to admit my responsibility for my situation.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that it was 30 minutes a day and that the workouts were varied.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was proud of being able to fit into clothes that I hadn’t worn in a while. I was proud that I looked forward to activities with my family rather than avoiding them. I was proud of the pounds of fat lost and the muscle gained. Even when my weight loss stalled, my body continued to transform, shrink, and tone up.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am more confident in myself. I smile more. I believe in myself again. I no longer feel weak and tired, but fit, strong, and capable. My knees and back don’t hurt. My wife looks at me when my shirt is off 😉
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Danny was always available to answer my questions. We talked about doing this almost a year prior to starting it. I am so glad Danny had the courage to start and the courage to invite me to start. He provided networking opportunities with his Coach, David Ingram, and motivated me even if I was frustrated. He has always been a good friend of mine. But during this journey, he was positive and supportive, and made me believe in myself.
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 love Shakeology. It is the first “protein powder” that I have used that didn’t cause me gastrointestinal distress. I never got an upset stomach or bloated feeling with Shakeology like I had in the past, when I routinely exercised. Shakeology also curbed my cravings like no product that I have ever used previously, and I love the way it tastes. I felt energetic and capable rather than weighed down.†
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