Jon Mills lost 24 lbs. in 60 days with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 17th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always enjoyed fitness, but I was getting lazy and just wasn’t doing it as much as I should. I struggled to get the weight to come off. It was really depressing to not have the energy to be able to do some of the things I used to. It was like I was moving in slow motion compared to everyone else around me.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I really wanted to get back to the outdoors and do things like hiking and mountain climbing. Sadly, I knew that wasn’t possible with all the extra weight I was carrying around. I try to be as supportive as I can of others and help them meet their fitness goals. I just forgot to keep an eye on my own. Once I started moving around and realized how difficult it was to even maintain the same paces I was accustomed to, I realized it was time to get my butt in gear and back into shape.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge by far was quitting smoking. It was so hard to lay the cigarettes down. But I knew if I wanted my blood pressure back to normal and my health back, I had to quit. Once you try one of the cardio programs and cough up a lung (you smokers know), you put down those smokes fast because you realize they are why you are coughing so hard. If you want to give 1,000 percent to the change, you have to embrace it and drop the bad habits.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Honestly, I complained so much about the program originally but it won me over in the long run. It was a lot more difficult than I expected it to be. My absolute favorite part was the constant muscle and body confusion. The schedule at first glance is incredibly wacky and nothing like you’d expect. Then you realize, “Hey, it’s been three weeks since I did this routine last” and it really kicks your butt. I think one of the biggest problems is we just start dialing in routines because we get so used to them. However, the constant erratic scheduling keeps you guessing and always pushing yourself to the limit.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I really moved outside my comfort zone and lifted a lot larger weights than I normally would have tried. Not only did I succeed with it, I really loved it. It made me wonder how much I was holding myself back on other things. So my weights went up, and my pounds came flying off.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I went from a slacker who didn’t care about much of anything to a guy who wakes up at 7 AM to work out and drink Shakeology! It’s also nice to walk around and hear people say: “Did you see him? He got a lot bigger!” And you know they aren’t talking about your waistline. Hey, quit staring at the arms, bro!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I participated in The Master’s Hammer and Chisel Challenge Group on Facebook!
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 use Shakeology daily. It’s really helped me have the energy throughout the day, but also the confidence that my breakfast is the healthiest in the house.2 Super Suma has also been key to helping me build muscle faster.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?
†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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