Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Hi, I’m Bill and I’m an alcoholic. I am a Marine Corps veteran turned professional firefighter. I fell into a deep depression, and couldn’t figure out how to deal with the guilt of losing fellow Marines or dealing with the bad calls I’d responded to as a firefighter/paramedic. So, I turned to drinking. I was at one point up to 280 pounds. When I finally got sober and off the couch, not eating chips or drinking beer, I started losing weight. But for the life of me, I could not get under 200 pounds. Then my Coach talked me into trying P90X3 and Shakeology. Four months later, I’m down to 170 pounds and am in the best shape of my life since the Marine Corps.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was just sick and damn tired of being fat, lazy, and unhealthy. My son has always looked at me as if I were Superman. I figured it was time to start attempting to live up to his expectations. He means the world to me. He even does Cold Start with me; it’s adorable.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The food cravings. I was a stress-eater. I switched to raw almonds or worked out again to deal with stress.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
It’s 30 minutes and I’m done. Tony Horton is a goofball too. He motivated me to keep pushing, keep trying, and push harder.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Losing 36 pounds in three months is amazing. Actually, I got down to 175 in 40 days, and kept it off this whole time so far. I also ran an “unofficial” Marine Corps PFT, and I passed! I also fit into my dress blues without alterations!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am ridiculously healthy now, and I love it. People constantly ask how I’ve done it. I’m glad I signed up as a Coach. Helping others achieve their goals is more satisfying than my own.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Knowing that I had to report to people counting on me every day helped me along for sure.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach guided me along, and helped me to learn how to be a better Coach 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?
Shakeology is the magic pill everyone is looking for. I also tried the Performance Line just to try it, because I’m a Coach. I love that stuff. I’m on my second month of the complete system.
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