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Brett S.
Age: 22
Gender: Male
State: North Dakota
Primary Program: Shakeology® - The Workouts
Supplement: Shakeology®, ActiVit® Multi-Vitamins, Meal Replacement Shake, Whey Protein Powder, Pure Creatine
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size4234
Right Arm1620
Left Arm1620
Right Thigh2924
Left Thigh2924
Body Fat %2514
Blood Pressure165/96120/77
as-of 04/03/2012
Brett S.
Lost 80 LBS and 15" off his waist!
Shakeology: The Workouts were a great way to get back in shape . . . I lost over 70 lbs., and I feel incredible and it's all thanks to Shakeology and the Shakeology DVD's.
What Brett S. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * Before I started Shakeology: The Workouts, I was a very immobile and lazy person. My hobbies included eating unhealthy, watching tv, playing video games, and sleeping in late. I was completely embarrassed by my body and wore the largest and baggiest clothes I could find because I thought they would make me appear to be skinnier. I was wearing 4XL shirts and 42 waist pants at my worst. I felt like everywhere I went, especially restaurants, people were watching me and secretly making fun of me for how I looked. I had no confidence in myself whatsoever and was usually withdrawn from my peers. I hated even getting my picture taken - I mean come on, who wants to have a picture of themselves in which they are very out of shape? Not me. I knew I needed to get in shape, but I always found excuses to not work out or to not eat healthy... It wasn't until I had a very scary wake-up call that I decided I had no more room for excuses.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * While on a vacation with my family last summer, we had decided to go to a pizza and fried chicken buffet - my favorite! After sitting down with my third plate, I had sudden chest pains, trouble breathing, and could barely move. I was taken to the emergency room to get looked at. The doctor told me that I needed to start treating my body right, or I'd be lucky to reach my mid-30's. No twenty year old should ever have to go to the emergency room for health problems due to obesity. Not only was I scared, but I could tell my family was scared for me. I had done a lot of research on what I should choose to get in shape, and I came across Shakeology and read through pages upon pages of transformation stories.
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 faced before doing this program was that I didn't have the motivation to make it to the gym every day and would come up with an excuse to not go. The Shakeology DVD's helped me overcome this challenge because I would set them right in front of my TV every day and forced myself to put the DVD in and press play. When you're working out with a trainer through the DVD, you have an almost automatic reaction in that you want to push harder and try to keep up with them. It's like working out with a friend, the trainers provided a great sense of support and motivation, even though I was alone in my living room.
Why did you choose this particular program? * Being obese, I didn't want anybody to see me working out, so public gyms were out of the question. I didn't want to be breaking a sweat after walking on the treadmill for five minutes while the fit people next to me were running as if they didn't have a care in the world. I needed a program that I could do within the privacy of my home, and I needed one that wasn't going to be a waste of time, which is why I decided to give Shakeology: The Workouts a try. The transformation stories were too good to pass up, not to mention the DVD's were free with my order of Shakeology. I actually looked forward to popping in the Shakeology DVD every day!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I was hesitant to try this program at first because I figured that if they were free with my Shakeology order, they weren't going to be very effective - how wrong I was. This program was effective because they provided a lower impact workout that I needed for my joints and were actually really fun. The trainers and participants in the video were awesome and made me want to push even harder. This program is great for people who want to take a break from their other programs.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * My results were more than just physical. I lost over 70 lbs., and am now wearing Large and XL shirts - down from a 4XL! I have confidence that I never had before. I walk around with my chest out and my chin up high because I'm proud of what I not only accomplished, but also in the way I look. I think the achievement that I'm most proud of though, is that I inspired family and friends to start changing their lives. I have family members that have dropped tremendous amounts of weight. Friends would come to me and ask me all the time what they can do to start getting in shape, and some have even bought a Beachbody program! When I first started Shakeology: The Workouts, I didn't think it would have an awesome effect on more than just me. I'm now a Beachbody Coach, and I'm helping others change their lives as well! The experience is incredibly rewarding.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * My life has definitely changed since completing my Beachbody program. I have confidence that I have never had before and am even active than I was when I first completed my two rounds of P90X. Shakeology: The Workouts were a great way to get back in shape after a bad couple months filled with different injuries that prevented me from working out and I had to ease back into working out. I'm a huge advocate of the Shakeology workouts now and recommend them to people who want to change it up a little bit with their workout routine. It's nice being able to run places and jump even higher! I feel incredible and it's all thanks to Shakeology and the Shakeology DVD's.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? Joel played a huge part in my fitness journey. He responded to my messages and questions promptly, and even talked to me on the phone! He is a very honest and just... a good person all-around. I wasn't afraid to ask him anything. The thing I liked most about Joel, was that he came from the same spot I was in - obese and wanting to make a change. I think this was what helped me make a connection to him, and really trust him with everything on the road to day 90, and now beyond.
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits? Shakeology is incredibly delicious; something that's hard to come by in meal replacement shakes these days. I can say with 100% honesty, that after drinking Shakeology, you just feel healthier, even if you are sitting there on the couch, relaxing. After starting on Shakeology, I noticed that my overall health was much better. I haven't had a cold since... I don't even know when! I love that Shakeology fills you up as well, another flaw that most "meal" replacement shakes have.
What tips or tools did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental? I love all of the articles available on the homepage and through the forums - you can find pretty much anything you want and need related to health & fitness. I also love the WOWY SuperGym. What's better than tracking your workouts and also having a chance to win some prizes for doing something that you love?
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Why did you choose the particular program?
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of?
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the biggest benefits?
What tips or tools on did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
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