Beachbody Results: This Single Dad Lost 57 Pounds

Beachbody Results: This Single Dad Lost 57 Pounds

Bryant Manning, age 47 from Germantown, MD, lost 57 lbs. in four months with FOCUS T25 and INSANITY MAX:30. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won $1,500!
Bryant is an Independent Beachbody Coach.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My story is quite simple. I’m a single dad that’s raising a teenage son with special needs while being quite busy as an IT professional. To alleviate the stresses of cooking dinner at the end of a busy day, the convenience of fast food to quickly feed my son and I became commonplace. Being in a sedentary occupation, few calories are burned and stresses are high. Despite not being aware of my expanding exterior, I blew up to 244 lbs. as a 46- year-old man with concerns about blood pressure and Sleep Apnea.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
For some reason, the T25 infomercial caught my attention and I just ordered it. Four months later, I had lost 43 pounds. To date (May 2016) I have lost 75. I am no longer concerned about my blood pressure or Sleep Apnea and haven’t looked back.1 There’s nothing special about me. If I can put my foot down to change my lifestyle to live a long, quality life, I can help others to realize they can too. My mission is to share my story and help others to get fit and healthy.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge I faced before beginning the program was getting motivated to change. The weight of changing the negative momentum far exceeded the weight I was carrying. The realization that all of the genetic health risk factors became a reoccurring thought and I wanted to change. Beachbody gave me the tools to allow me to set a goal to be in the best shape of my life by age 50. Little did I know that I could possibly reach this goal a lot sooner. The T25 program fit my time constraints, Shakeology provided me with the proper nutrition, my Coach is always there when I need her, and the online support provided me with comfort by seeing that I’m not alone in my journey. I’m forever grateful for Beachbody and am driven to pay it forward to help as many people as I can.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
T25 allowed me the flexibility to move within my capabilities by having a modifier. The length of time for each workout fit my busy and demanding lifestyle, and Shaun T always makes me feel like he’s talking to me, not at me.


Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have lost 57 pounds to date, gained some muscle mass by way of Body Beast and max endurance by way of INSANITY MAX:30. The achievement that I’m most proud of is the feeling that I need to share this experience with as many people as I can reach…in hopes that they can benefit and become healthy.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My mobility has increased vastly, allowing me to go running and bike riding without it feeling like a major chore. It’s given me the confidence to wear my swimming trunks without a shirt on a well-deserved vacation to the Florida Keys. The program has changed me to realize that I didn’t get here alone. I had help. I need to help someone else.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She allowed me to approach the program at my own speed and was always available whenever I needed information and when I was ready to help others.

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Beachbody supplements and nutritional products have altered my body internally and externally. My digestive system performs like a well-oiled machine.

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.
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1Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product.