Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I began the program, I was unhealthy. I didn’t care about my health, didn’t watch my weight, and wasn’t active. I am a full-time student with a part-time job, and I used this as an excuse to not work out or exercise. Before starting college, I played football and wrestled, which basically kept me active all year round. Once I left for school, that all changed. I went from eating whatever I wanted and remaining the same weight, to eating whatever I wanted and gaining weight fast.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What inspired me was that one day, I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize myself. I had seen many “before” and “after” pictures from different Beachbody programs. So I decided that I wanted to quit living in denial about my weight, and actually do something about it.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced was starting the videos each day. But Shaun T talks about this during most of the workouts. He says, “The hardest part is to press play.” This helped me get through all 60 days of the workout the first time through. My results from the first time through have made me keep pressing play every day.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I like the fact that the program was only 30 minutes a day. This gave me plenty of time to work it into my daily routine. Also, I enjoyed the eating plan that came with the program. I was never hungry, and it helped me cure some of my bad eating habits.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Since starting the program, I have lost over 100 pounds! Along with this, I have grown much more self-confident, and have received amazing praise from my friends and family. I have actually become decently cut, so you can see that I actually do have some muscle (something that you could never tell before).
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed dramatically since starting the program. I am no longer worried about what other people think about me. I have become much more active and enjoy playing sports again. Most importantly, I no longer get winded just going up a flight of stairs, which may not seem like it, but is a big deal to me.
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*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.