“I Am Most Proud of Eliminating 54 Pounds”

“I Am Most Proud of Eliminating 54 Pounds”

Meet Stephen L.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 26th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My life was pretty normal before Shakeology, however, I knew that with the birth of my son, I needed to get in better shape. I want to be there for my son as he grows up and plays sports. I didn’t want to be the overweight, non-energetic father who cannot play with his son. Worse, I didn’t want to NOT be there for my wife and son as we watch him grow! I was raised on playing sports, but I let my health and weight slip away from me gradually after college.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The birth of my son and recognizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle drove me to change. I knew I had to get serious and take matters into my own hands if I wanted the results I anticipated. I knew beginning this journey wasn’t about a temporary diet, but a lifestyle change!

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 was traveling for work. I travel extensively, so eating healthy on the road, in the car, or at airports is a challenge. However, the ease of taking Shakeology on the road eliminated the temptations of eating poorly. Having the portability of a healthy meal really helped me stick to my game plan.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the continuity of the program. Every single day I would have Shakeology for breakfast or lunch. I also had an outstanding and encouraging Coach who was always there to check on me or to help if needed.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am most proud of eliminating 54 pounds and seeing muscle I hadn’t seen for over 8 years. The weight loss in my face is the most incredible notice of change, and it makes me feel so good about myself. Now that I see the results and the before and after photos, I am so proud. It makes me want to brag and puff out my chest more. I have even more confidence now!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Long gone are the days of fast food. I cannot tell you the last time I had any sort of fast food. The cravings are gone, and now I want/need healthy foods or I don’t feel good. I feel so much better in the evening and when I run in the morning.

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.