“I Am Proud That I Can Fit into the Tux That I Was Married in Nearly 4 Years Ago”

“I Am Proud That I Can Fit into the Tux That I Was Married in Nearly 4 Years Ago”

Meet Galen S.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 30th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I began my P90X journey and the road to healthy living a little more than a year ago. After getting married and changing jobs, I didn’t make fitness a priority. It showed. I was a 197 pounds, and I knew something had to change as my clothes no longer fit me. Prior to starting P90X, I decided to make some adjustments to my diet. Within a week, I was down to 189.2 pounds. I felt good about the progress I was making, but knew I had to make some more changes in my life.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had heard a lot about P90X and Tony Horton. I looked online and saw a lot of before and after transformations. Seeing these videos, that I could no longer fit into my work clothes, and family members making comments about how much weight I had gained was the catalyst for 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?
The greatest challenge I faced before the program was where to start. The P90X program was very prescriptive and varied so I never lost interest. After I had successfully completed 2 rounds of P90X, finding the time to continue on was going to be a struggle because of the hours required for my job. When I saw the P90X3 video, I was stoked to give it a,”go,” especially after seeing the results of P90X. I had lost 27 pounds with P90X, but wanted to work on my core and tone up. I was able to see additional benefits from doing P90X3 in just 30 minutes a day!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was able to get in the best shape that I have ever been in my life. I am proud that I can fit into my clothes and the tux that I was married in nearly 4 years ago. I am also proud that I have made better choices in my diet. This, in conjunction with the P90X3 program, has enabled me to realize the gains I have made.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I have maintained my healthy lifestyle by making a balanced diet and fitness a priority. I recently finished my 2nd round of P90X3. In total I have done 2 rounds of P90x and 2 rounds of p90x3. I make it a habit to take a week off between each round to give my body a chance to recover. I have more energy, and I am more efficient at work. I really wanted to earn my P90X3 shirt, but wanted to make sure that I followed the requirements exactly. I am really excited to receive my t-shirt! I am appreciative of the program that Tony and his team have put together. I keep in my wallet a before picture to remind myself of how far I have come, and to keep me motivated.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.