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Mark M.
Age: 32
Gender: Male
State: Tennessee
Primary Program: Body Beast™
Supplement: Shakeology®, Whey Protein Powder, P90X® Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size3832
Body Fat %246.8
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 09/19/2012
Mark M.
LOST 34 LBS and 6 pants sizes!
Challenge groups virtually ELIMINATE the feeling of working out at home 'by yourself' . . . That group was one of the biggest factors in my transformation! . . . Overall, I'm in peak physical condition.
What Mark M. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * Before I started P90X, I was a gym rat who enjoyed working out and lifting heavy weight but HATED doing cardio. I had no concept of eating every 2 1/2 hours to really accelerate my metabolism or anything like that......I was just "eating healthy" or so I thought. My cousin and I had been working out at a local gym for nearly 9 months and although I had gotten a little bit stronger while we were lifting, I wasn't seeing a change in my body. After seeing the p90x infomercial a few times, I began to discuss it with my cousin and I decided to give it a try. I mean afterall, what did I have to lose besides body fat right?? After 30 days and being sore every day I was feeling changes, after 60 days I was seeing changes, and after 90 days I was blown away. 2 years later I am STILL bringing it with Insanity, One on Ones, and p90x plus and Shakeology daily.....and am now in the BEST shape of my life. I'm also a new beachbody coach and looking to get everyone else into great shape!!!!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * Well, honestly I wasn't happy with my physique and it was really bringing me down. I had zero energy and always seemed tired, no matter how much sleep I got. I was becoming flustered with working out at the gym and my body not changing, as I was just feeling I was wasting my time which made me demotivated and made me not even want to go to the gym. I decided I need to make a change, a lifestyle change. I couldn't keep going the way I was going so I DECIDED to make the COMMITMENT to beachbody, and I have SUCCEEDED with all of my fitness goals!!!!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * I never had energy. It was like I was just creeping through the day feeling more and more tired. I was sick and tired, of being sick and tired. I decided to give P90X a shot and stick with it, and see what it could do for me. Now, after finishing P90X and P90X2 I have more energy and more life in me than anyone I know!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * At the time, p90x was one of the most popular beachbody programs. I was seeing it nightly on the tv and always thought.......phhttt, that looks so stupid. To me it was just another one of those infomercials just trying to sell something. Well, after watching it a few times I decided to see what it could do to me. I just recently finished P90X2 and have been able to take my results to that ELITE level. I increased my pushups from 68-88 and improved to 30 pullups from 21! Not to mention my body fat is at an all time low of 6.8%!!!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * I love the results I have achieved with beachbody programs. I have WAY more energy, sleep better, and am also helping people change their lives by coaching them into the same results I got. I am most proud of how I stuck with the program and never faltered, even though at times I could have easily skipped a workout. I knew if I skipped that workout, it would have made my next workout even tougher, and that was the LAST thing I wanted to do. As far as physically, I have abs and can do over 25 pullups when I struggled to do 3 before. Heck, I can even do 10 pullups with 40lbs on my back!!!! My endurance is out of the roof thanks to Insanity and my legs seem to hardly ever give out like they used to. Overall, I'm in peak physical condition.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * Well now that I am an Emerald Beachbody coach I am paying it forward to those that I coach and I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I was this happy. Passing the knowledge on to those that I coach and seeing them get awesome results.....there is simply no words to describe that.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? I joined Wayne Wyatt's challenge group for my P90X2 journey, the X2CREW. I was skeptical about challenge groups until NOW. I logged in daily with my group, made A LOT of new friends, and even became a leader in the group developing daily challenges in some of our workouts. Challenge groups virtually ELIMINATE the feeling of working out at home "by yourself". Everytime I felt like I couldn't do another rep, I remembered my teammates in the X2CREW. When I felt like I was getting too tired, I remembered my teammates in the X2CREW. Because of that group, I have never pushed myself as hard as I had before, and my results speak for themselves. Those results led me to some pretty nice recognition by Beachbody, as well. My transformation and pictures were posted on Carl Daikelers blog this past week, as well as featured on the P90X2 fanpage and Beachbody fanpage! All because I pushed myself extra hard because of the X2CREW!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? Even though I was a "late bloomer" with selecting a coach, I had initially contacted Josh Spencer. He answered a few questions for me and I eventually just played it by ear. After a few months passed by, and I wasn't religiously working out every day and not bringing it, I saw Waynes video on Youtube. I began plugging into his website teamRIPPED, and was finding more and more information about nutrition that I didn't know before!! Simply by staying tuned into Waynes site I began super motivated all over again.............and I'm NEVER LOOKING BACK. He inspired me to take the coach plunge and I have since created my team Coach Wayne also set up the challenge group for P90X2, the X2CREW. That group was one of the biggest factors in my transformation!
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? Let me first just say that I LOVE MY SHAKEOLOGY! This is my "go-to" meal. It is fast, tastes awesome, and is even more awesome for my body. Because of Shakeology I no longer skip breakfast, no longer crave sugary items like I used to, have more energy throughout the day, and when I drink it I feel like I am having a cheat meal! I take it with me even if I go on vacation, and mix it right there in the hotel room......this stuff is a GAME-CHANGER.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? I have been doing Beachbody programs for a while now, but I would say what really pushed me to that next level was the support and motivation I got from joining a Challenge Group. I have since gotten very close to these guys and gals since that first challenge group and they are among my closest friends. We're all planning on getting together at Summit next year and plan on having a blast! You want awesome results??? Jump into a challenge group!
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?
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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