Tim Werner lost 1.2 lbs. and got shredded 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 March 8th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was entering the winter, and seasonal depression was beginning to take its toll on me. Its cold fingers began wrapping themselves around my soul and I saw darkness. I was excited for Hammer and Chisel, but I just didn’t have the energy to care. I had been working on and off with a hybrid Body Beast/ASYLUM program I put together, but it was losing its luster as I entered the dark days of winter. For three weeks, I stopped doing anything and I tried to eat well, but food is so comforting to a bear preparing to hibernate. I was down and depressed, just hoping that Hammer and Chisel would bring me out of it.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The results I saw were amazing. I surpassed weights that I never thought I could lift, and my pants don’t fit anymore. I was tired of going through this seasonal depression crap year after year. I just made a conscious decision to force myself out of it, and Hammer and Chisel would be my catalyst.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The hardest challenge I had to face was myself: My past and my dark history of depression in the winter. I had to be stronger than myself to forge ahead and be consistent every day, despite the voices telling me I would fail yet again.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I was pumped as soon as I saw the preview at Summit. I had wanted to do a hybrid workout, and was already planning one with Body Beast and INSANITY: THE ASYLUM. This was perfect timing. Then, when a fellow Coach, Don Murphy, was asked to be in the test group and showed me his phenomenal results, I couldn’t wait. The part I liked most is that it was a combination of cardio and weights. Having two different trainers gave this workout the perfect combination. Alternating each day worked great, because I could hate someone different each day. It was very similar to the way I used to train my classes when I did personal training. And the nutrition part with the containers was highly recommended by a fellow Coach, so I thought I would focus on that aspect also.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
So I went in to this with the mentality of coming out in the best shape of my life. When fighting seasonal depression, you have to go extreme and force yourself to go to a place you’ve never been. I achieved just that. I was using weights I had never used before, and actually had to go buy heavier ones.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
The results I saw were amazing. I surpassed weights that I never thought I could lift. It has only been a month since completing the program, but my pants no longer fit in the legs and I’m pretty sure my shirt size has changed for the better. My confidence is up again, and my seasonal depression is now fearing me. I received a lot of praise when I posted my “before” and “after” pics on Facebook. The ladies seem to be impressed.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I co-led our Challenge Group, and by doing so, it forced me to hold myself accountable since I was there to lead others. I led by example.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Lou knew when I needed a kick in the pants. I gave him full authority to give me tough love, and he did just that precisely when I needed it.
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?
Well, holy crap! I used to use a lot of supplements. Then I stopped, because they were expensive. Then I got injured when I stopped, because my body had become dependent on them. Beachbody Performance looked great, but I was highly skeptical with my history. I did a lot of research on it before starting. Damn, I’m glad I did. The whole Performance line gives me just that little edge without the dependence, without the cost, and without pills (I hate pills). I don’t even know my own age, because I feel so good.
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.
Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.