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Chris R.
Age: 33
Gender: Male
State: Florida
Primary Program: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM™
Supplement: Shakeology®, Pure Creatine, P90X® Results and Recovery Formula, Performance Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Weight198188
Dress/Pants Size3432
Waist3633
Hips4239
Chest4042
Right Arm14.516.5
Left Arm14.516.5
Right Thigh2122.5
Left Thigh2122.5
Body Fat %189
CholesterolHDL/LDLHDL/LDL
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 10/31/2011
Chris R.
Lost 10 lbs. and half of his body fat!
Shakeology was the key to my success and achieving my goals.
What Chris R. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? I grew up playing sports and was always active. While playing a softball game I ended up tearing my ACL. I was in crutches for the next 6 months and unable to do any real physical activity for the next 18 months. With the lack of physical activity for so long I started to get out of shape. Eventually I became lazy and worn out then I stopped working out all together. Over time I continued to lose muscle and gain fat. This unattractive change started to effect my attitude and personality. I would constantly "talk" about working out and getting into shape. I became depressed and unhappy with myself because I knew I could look better. For about four years all I did was talk about working out and I got in the worse phyiscal shape I had ever been in.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? I met and became friends with a Beachbody coach. She was very big into fitness and was very passionate about Beachbody and their products. Over a little bit of time she helped me make a great decision by becoming a coach and drinking Shakeology consistently. Over the next few months I started to have more energy and I noticed the success stories people were having using the Beachbody programs. This inspirtation of my coach, the Beachbody community and the hundreds of success stories changed my talk to action. I decided it was about time to get the body I knew I could have.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? One thing about the program is the intensity of the program that pushes me past my limits every second of the workout. So many times I wanted to stop and take a break but Shaun T's motivation throughout the program truly kept me digging deeper. Not only was the program an instense cardio workout but it conditioned my body to where I had muscle definition I never knew I could achieve.
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge? The greatest challenge I faced was eating healthy and not indulging in junk/fast foods. I really enjoy eating, especially great tasting foods which always seemed to be only unhealthy foods. The meal plans from, Insanity, P90X and the Beachbody Club taught me how to eat healthy and to pay attention to the ingredients in everything I ate. Before I never knew how much the food we ate had to do with my physical appearance. I always thought as long as I was working out it was ok to eat whatever. The forums and message boards from Beachbody taught me how important eating correctly was to my appearance and overall health.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of? Before I started Insanity I looked flabby and my abs were no where to be found. I was 18% body fat and the weakest I have been since middle school. I also would struggle to jog just 2 miles. After Insanity I have great muscle definition and I can not only feel my abs but I can see them wanting to show off. My body fat went down over 50% to now my body fat is 9%. I not only can jog over two miles with ease, I am entering a sprint Triathalon in a month. I never dreamed that I could finish one let alone compete in race like that. I am most proud of the muscle definition I now have, epecially my 6 pack!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? Without my coach I may have never been introduced to Beachbody and I certainly wouldn't have had such a positive inspiration in my life. Every step of my journey she was there for me making sure I didn't quit. Anytime I was down and had thoughts that I couldn't reach my goals she was there to quickly lift me up and keep me on the path I needed to be on. I might have been the one pushing play, but without my coach the DVD would've never been in the player.
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the biggest benefits? Shakeology was the key to my success and achieving my goals. Without its nutrients, the increase in energy and the weight loss I had just from replacing one meal a day with it there's no way I would've even started my transformation. I look forward to when its time to have Shakeology everyday, I can't believe how great it taste with all the benefits it has and how great it taste. For me, the biggest benefit was the increase in energy. Once I started taking Shakeology I went from being lazy to energized and it made a difference in my appearance.
What tips or tools on TeamBeachbody.com did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental? The most useful tools from the Team Beachbody site is the message boards and the past success stories. The message boards had tons of useful information from meal planning to inspiration of other Beachbody members completing the programs. The inspiration and learning indepth about meal planning really helped step up my game in getting fit. The success stories were very motivational. There were such a variety of accomplishments from different Beachbody programs that I knew I could be successful and inspire someone else someday.
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