Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I’m a 52 year old truck driver and I was unhappy! I had just had blood work done and it wasn’t good. I was about to be put back on blood pressure medication. (After working so hard to complete INSANITY three years before and getting off blood pressure meds.o) My thyroid was now out of control and I was also considered pre-diabetic.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was going to have to go clothes shopping for the largest size I had ever worn. I never knew day to day if I could find clothes that were going to fit. I was bloated and uncomfortable all the time. My blood pressure was on the rise again and I didn’t want to go back on blood pressure pills. I was now even starting to have issues with my blood sugar.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was just getting started! I knew from doing INSANITY a few years before that Beachbody programs work. I knew it was just a matter of getting off my butt and getting started. I set up my calendar with my start date and just started. Ultimate Reset has really gotten me going. I’m already starting my next program T25 with the results from Ultimate Reset being one of my reasons why. My other reason why is that my 30th wedding anniversary is December 21st of this year. My goal this year is to be my healthiest ever and to help others achieve their fitness goals as well.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I have discovered foods doing the Ultimate Reset that I wasn’t willing to try before. They are now part of our weekly meal plan. I was amazed at how easily I adapted to healthy eating. You would have never have caught me eating a lot of the foods that were recommended in the program even 6 months ago. Now I eat a lot more vegetables per week than I would have in three months before this program.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My overall well-being is great! I feel better than I have in years. I’m definitely more energetic. I think losing 22.8 pounds in 21 days is awesome! I was very focused and determined to reach my goal with this program. I was excited when I surpassed my goal of 20 pounds and lost over 22 pounds.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m already starting a new program to continue my progress from Ultimate Reset. Fitness is now part of my daily routine. Even though I work 14 hour days I continue to find creative ways to exercise everyday. Most days I like to get up early and work out with my wife who will push me to work out harder than when I work out by myself. (That’s cool!) I look forward to the day when my story inspires someone else to get healthy and fit.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
We had a family Challenge Group going. We’re all Coaches and were there for each other each and every day. We kept in contact text messages, Facebook or by telephone. If one of us was having a struggle the others were there to help with a solution to the problem. Support is essential in achieving your goals. Without their support I don’t think I would have completed the program with as good of results that I did.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She was there for me every step of the way! My Coach is also my wife and we did this journey together along with our 24-year-old daughter. My Coach gave me encouragement with the occasional kick in the butt when I needed it and helped keep me focused.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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, digestion/regularity?
With the Ultimate Reset I have gained a whole new food group – Vegetables! I only thought that a good vegetable was the kind that came in a can. Who knew! I slept great. I also had great energy – it was off the chart! I never had an issue with my stomach throughout the whole program. I was in a good mood throughout the whole day, even when I was stuck in Bay Area traffic! As I said earlier, 14 hour work days can and does take a lot out of you and during this program I didn’t really have an issue. I believe eating healthier and exercising daily keep me energized for my long work days. The last thing you want on the road is a tired truck driver…
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I haven’t had my blood work done yet, but I expect my cholesterol to finally be in the good range.† I expect pre-diabetes to be off my check list. My breathing has greatly improved. I’m not having shortness of breath. I was in major denial about my overall health, but now I understand how bad things really were before the Ultimate Reset program. Overall, I feel great! On to my next workout challenge!
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