Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was in the Army National Guard for eight years. I deployed in 2008–2009 to Iraq. When I came home from Iraq, I started to have problems with my knees due to the weight that I was carrying around. I slowly let my body go. At one point of time, it was hard for me to walk up my own stairs, let alone work out. After some physical therapy, my knees started to feel better but not all the way. So then I just lived my life without working out while just making up reasons why I could not work out.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My girlfriend had used FOCUS T25 in the past, and had seen that CIZE was coming out soon. We agreed with each other to lose weight together. We both started CIZE at the same time but, due to a couple of health issues, my girlfriend had to stop until she got over them. I continued and have not stopped yet.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge that I have faced is self-motivating myself. After aging, and all the weight I put on when I came home from the service, I thought that I would never get back in shape again. I lost a lot of self-confidence and will power. Since I began the program, my life feels so much better. I can walk with my head up, and I feel good about myself again.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I thought CIZE was great — even for me, who was starting out from nothing. I slowly got into the routine of working out. At first, I was not even able to do 10 minutes of the workout without stopping or being out of breath. But by the end, I was dancing and enjoying myself. The best part about it all is that I was having fun and losing weight at the same time.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 29.6 pounds and 11 inches off of my body. These are great results for just dancing and having fun. I never thought that this program would work like this, but the numbers don’t lie.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since I have lost weight, a lot of my friends and family compliment me, saying that I look very nice and my personality has changed in a positive way. It’s just nice to hear good things about yourself sometimes.
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