Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was a freshman year college student studying in the University of Pennsylvania. Despite regularly doing a fair amount of exercise and rowing throughout my high school career, I always considered myself unfit, always having to hold my breath whenever I was topless. After years of making myself look slimmer than I actually was by holding my breath frequently, I got used to it, and it became my lifestyle. As a result, no one figured I was unfit. However, there always was a part of me that felt uncomfortable — a part of me that wanted to change myself once and for all.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I happened to have watched an infomercial of Insanity with my friend one day during a Winter Break in my high school career. Back then, my friend and I thought it was cool, but we didn’t really take it seriously. After all, we had our own lives to deal with, nearing our high school graduation. It was only during the winter break of my college freshman year when the infomercial popped back into my mind, completely out of the blue. My desire to change myself had always been there with me. So I started searching for the program. Soon enough, I got to know about Beachbody and dozens of other fantastic programs it had to offer. I realized that P90X3 would be appropriate for my goal of becoming fit and healthier overall, and it also was perfect for my busy schedule. So I purchased the P90X3 Ultimate Kit, in hopes of getting the most out of the program with everything it had to offer. That was going to be the start of my transformation journey.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I knew I had the will power. In fact, after starting the program, there weren’t that many obstacles to overcome. Sure, the workouts were really unforgivably challenging in the beginning, but I was used to coping with the temptation to give up, thanks to my experience in rowing during my high school career. However, the big obstacle for me was actually opening the package and starting the program. As a busy college student in his freshman year, I found myself always having not enough time to fit P90X3 in my schedule. I said, “That was going to be the start of my transformation journey” instead of, “That was the start of my transformation journey” in the previous question above, because I never really ended up starting the program until the beginning of summer break at the end of my freshman year. Until then, the package remained dormant in the corner of my room, collecting dust and what not. However, I knew P90X3 was worth not giving up.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I really loved how P90X3 focused on everything — not just lifting weights or burning calories with a bunch of cardio exercises, but also strengthening other aspects of fitness, like agility and balance. In particular, I really enjoyed the Yoga X3 routine, and I found myself taking it out and pushing the play button for a 30 minute yoga session on days when it was not even listed as the workout of the day in my 90 day transformation schedule.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’m genuinely astonished by the 30 pounds of weight that I got to shred off. But more importantly, I was immensely proud of the fact that I stuck with it. This was the first serious thing to help my body become better that I started AND finished. I still can’t believe that I had the will power to continue this journey for 90 days. Of course, Tony Horton’s humor helped a lot with that.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
This is only the beginning. My fitness and health knowledge has expanded exponentially ever since I started my journey with Beachbody. I also have gained a significant appreciation for the time spent in the kitchen. I have growing hopes of becoming a very fit and confident individual. Since completing P90X3, I have realized that there are things to look forward to in the years to come.
†Results vary based on starting point and effort.
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