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Ron E. B.
Age: 40
Gender: Male
State: Florida
Primary Program: P90X®
Supplement: Shakeology®, ActiVit® Multi-Vitamins, Joint Support Super Formula, Pure Creatine, Core Cal-Mag™, Core Omega-3™, Energy and Endurance™ Pre-Workout Formula, P90X® Health Formula, Fuel Shot, P90X Protein Bars, Super Suma, P90X® Results and Recovery Formula, Strength & Muscle Men's Formula, Slimming Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size4032
Right Arm1515.5
Left Arm1515.5
Right Thigh2021
Left Thigh1921
Body Fat %3913
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 09/19/2012
Ron E. B.
Lost 57 LBS and 10.5" off WAIST!
My body fat [went] from 39% down to an athletic 13%! . . . In 6 months I had gone from obese to SUPER HERO!!! . . . And because of P90X I am now married to the woman of my dreams!!!
What Ron E. B. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * WOW! Okay, this is a lot. Between 2005 and 2010 I went from 205 lbs to 241 lbs. I sat all day at a sedentary job, surrounded by food, which I mostly got for free. Free fudge, free ice cream, free pizza, free pretzels...oh yeah, I was living the "good life" - or so I thought. I didn't realize how much weight I was putting on until we moved to Florida in January of 2009. I love the beach and love taking my kids to the beach. I also LOVE taking pictures, and I started to see how I was looking in all those pictures at the beach. I was also performing on stage as a stand up comic and doing mostly self deprecating jokes. My step kids were in their late teens and I was starting to feel old, fat, and quite depressed...pretty much that my life was going nowhere and fast. I had HUGE dreams that I had no idea how I might having a place in Manhattan and traveling the world. I wanted a LOT out of life, but didn't feel I had the vehicle to get it.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * By the end of 2009 I had really had it. I was fed up with the way I looked and the way I felt. I was 38 years old and I felt 50! I was inspired by my ex wife losing 60 lbs, and I figured if I put my mind to it I could do it as well. I had my Power 90 and P90X dvds sitting on the shelf, collecting dust. I was also doing a lot of performing on stage as a stand up comic, and I knew that I needed to improve my stage look. I wanted to be a "fit" person - not a fat person. For 3 years in a row I wanted to start and actually did start. I took "before" shots in the spring of 2007, 2008, and 2009 but I got to about day 3 and petered out each time. In April of 2009 my boss, who was working the same job I was in for 20 more years than me, had a massive heart attack and underwent a quadruple by pass. He was lucky to survive, but years of our work had put him in poor health. I went to a friend's wedding that summer and even in my clothes I looked really fat! I was done!!! It was time.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * The greatest challenge was AFTER I had already lost 45 lbs and had surpassed my goal weight, my wife (now my ex) decided to leave me for her boyfriend from high school. After 9 years of marriage and raising a family together I felt everything I was working so hard for - my family - was destroyed. I was left alone and wasn't even sure how I was going to support my 3 children (yes she left our children with me, including my 2 step children) on a single income. I had just become a coach though, and that opportunity became THE answer for me. Her leaving increased my commitment to completing the program. I cried through ALOT of the workouts at that time. I was lucky enough to have Jeffrey Armbruster coaching me!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * 1st and foremost I like Tony Horton and his personality. He is funny and comes across as genuine. He is not pushy, and his personality is the same when he isn't leading a workout as when he is. Alot of times you don't even realize your working out because your laughing at "don't grab a cheeseburger!" Also, Power 90 was the right program for me to start with because it is not overwhelming at first. It was "doable". P90X was a GREAT follow up to take my fitness results to a new level. And the BEST thing about the combined programs? At 38 years of age I went from having a round belly, to having a noticable 6 pack for the time in my life. I HAVE ABS NOW!!!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * As Tony Horton says - "results city!". I lost 58 lbs and reduced my body fat from 39% down to an athletic 13%! I got muscles and looked like a Super Hero. I even got a surprise call from Universal Studios to audition as Captain America - seriously! In 6 months I had gone from obese to SUPER HERO!!! Honestly, it was beyond belief! Having been left alone...I started noticing the women I was attracting and began to slowly realize that my life wasn't over...I was just on the verge of a new life beginning! I started dating some incredibly beautiful women, and because of P90X I am now married to the woman of my dreams!!! Virginia and I met on facebook and my coach, Jeffrey, was our only mutual friend. She was wearing a P90X t shirt on her profile pic, but 1000 words is too few to tell our story. I also took my coaching business to the diamond level and I now have a part time income greater than my ex's former full time income! I have amazing confidence now.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I met Jeffrey (David on here - lol!!) through facebook. I had signed on to Team Beachbody under a different coach, but was not receiving the personal support I wanted, so I started looking for a new coach on facebook. I messaged Jeffrey and he called me quickly. We connected right away and he was patient with me as I wanted to become a coach, but just for the discount in the beginning. When my ex left, he really supported me through that time period. He was always there to encourage and support me through finishing my program and really pushed me to start Shakeology, which I hadn't really heard of before. THAT was a real game changer!! But of course, the most significant change was meeting my current wife, the love of my life, Virginia, through Beachbody! We married in September of 2011 and our first baby boy will be born this December. We are naming him Xannder, because of course, with both of us P90X grads we had to have his name start with an 'X'! :)
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? Supergym! When I first started my transformation, I had mapped out my workouts daily in a calendar I painstakingly created on my computer because I didn't know about Supergym! It was literally HOURS of work to create what supergym creates in seconds with being able to pre plan and input your whole 90 days at once. I also use the meal planner as an awesome guide for my nutrition. Seriously, what could be easier that having every meal planned out for me and at the click of a button there is my grocery list!!! Total "no brainer"!! I LOVE IT!! THANK YOU BEACHBODY!!! Now...if you could just provide me with a free personal chef! lol!!! :)
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? Jeffrey really promoted to me the value of Shakeology and sets the bar high when it comes to fitness. As a $10,000 challenge winner himself he has an amazing transformation story and is always looking for every great opportunity to pay it forward!
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? Shakeology was a true game changer for me. Sure, I lost an amazing first 28 lbs with Power 90 in 110 without Shakeology. The next 30 lbs I lost when I started Shakeology and in only 60 days!! It DOUBLED my rate of weight loss. BUT, it also did something else amazing for cleared up a life long skin condition I had on my arms called Keratosis Polaris. Clear skin just from drinking Shakeology....AMAZING!!!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? I love the Supergym and goal trackers. Using those tools makes it so easy to track my progress. The meal planner makes getting my proper calories from great, easy, amazing dishes so simple.
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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