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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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Daily Contest Winner: Special Ed Teacher Leads By Example and Loses 68 LBS
Daily Contest Winner: Special Ed Teacher Leads By Example and Loses 68 LBS
beachbody challenge daily contest
11/1/12 3:34 PM
Meet Michael M.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for November 5th!



"My entire adult life I’ve been a yo-yo dieter. And while I was an expert at hiding under baggy clothes, it wasn’t until my weight skyrocketed to 248 pounds, and my confidence hit rock bottom, that I decided to make a real lifestyle change.

I didn’t just want to get healthy for myself and my own family, I wanted to do it for my extended family as well. You see, I’m a Middle School Special Education Teacher that mentors students with a variety of disabilities. The primary disability my students battle with is Emotional Disturbance. Most are angry at the world and lack self-confidence. Many of my student's have never met their biological parent(s) and/or were abused or neglected at a very young age. Often times, they use food as a mechanism for self-soothing, and they gain weight. They have not been taught how to live a healthy lifestyle. I realized that, as their teacher, I was the closest adult role model to many of these kids, and I was setting a poor example.

My wife had just started doing INSANITY, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Everyday we worked out together, held each other accountable, and drank Shakeology®. Now I have more energy than I’ve had in my entire life and feel amazing!

While my wife and I were in the midst of getting fit, I decided to kick off a weight loss program at my school. Over the next few months we lost over 100 lbs combined. Once my students started losing weight and eating healthier, I noticed that their test scores and grades improved as well! We all realized that living a healthy lifestyle is the way to go.

So far I’ve lost 68 pounds, am twice as strong as when I first started, and have become a Team Beachbody Coach. Now that I’m fit and healthy, people ask me for advice—especially my students. And being able to share healthy living advice with our youth gives me the greatest satisfaction of all."

You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody® program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.

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Fantastic results. keep up the great work!
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Great JOB! you are doing this not only for you and your health, but for your kids. Its amazing work you are doing emoticon they are able to get fit now with your health, rather than later on in life when they might be bigger and struggle more. My hats off to you. Congrats on your loss and your wifes emoticon
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Wow! What an inspiration you are!
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Fantastic!!! emoticon
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that is so fantastic! I am a teacher too and have been doing workouts for the past year and a half, this year my principal has let me start a fit club with some of my middle school students, we do hip hop abs and brazil butt lift twice a week. It is tons of fun and my students really enjoy it.
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Not only you look slimmer, you look a lot healthier too!
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Wow what an inspiration thanks for sharing!!!
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