Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a United States marine stationed in Southern California. After I graduated boot camp in November 2013, I was in the best shape of my life at the time. I was extremely fit and very lean. Over time, after I went to School of Infantry and my MOS School, I started to work out less, and my nutrition was getting worse. As a result, I began to add weight until, before I knew it, I was flirting with my maximum weight for my height. I tried many times to get back into shape, but I could not seem to stick with any program or workout routine I tried. I had to do something, because one of my jobs as a marine is to keep myself in shape at all times. I needed a program that I enjoyed and could do at the gym. Body Beast was just what I needed to get back into shape and build incredible strength. Since I have been doing Body Beast, my Physical Fitness Score has improved by over 30 points from my best score in boot camp — when I thought I was in the best shape of my life! I even run a faster three-mile time!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I’ve always wanted to challenge myself to see what I could do with my body. I was letting myself go, and was not proud of who I was becoming. Staying in shape and being fit to fight is one of my many jobs as a marine.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Staying committed to the program due to lack of results. I would not see or feel any progress or change — even with all the hard work I was putting into what I was doing — before to try to get back into shape. Body Beast blew me away with how fast results were happening. I could feel the difference right away. That helped keep me motivated and committed. I could do the workouts in the gym, and did not have to buy a lot of equipment.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The simplicity of the program and easy-to-follow workouts pumped me up like no other workout ever has before!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 17 pounds, and replaced a lot of that fat with lean, hard muscle. I am proud that I completed a Beachbody program from start to finish. I am proud of the strength I have gained, and most proud that I am in better shape than I was after USMC boot camp.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am far more happy and optimistic. I am also more confident with myself and my ability to set and achieve goals. I feel as if I can achieve anything I set my mind to, and that nothing can stop me from reaching my goals in everything.
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?
Shakeology really helped assure I was getting all the vitamins and minerals, and just everything my body needs, at least once a day. It helped me feel more full, energetic, and awake.
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