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Michael M.
Age: 28
Gender: Male
State: California
Primary Program: INSANITY®
Supplement: Shakeology®
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height6'3
Weight248180
Dress/Pants Size4032
Body Fat %32.514
CholesterolHDL/LDLHDL/LDL
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 10/01/12
Michael M.
LOST 68 LBS and 8" off his WAIST!
"I gained more confidence, excitement about life, more energy to teach, a stronger marriage, and that extra spark after work to be an active father with my two children."
What Michael M. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * My entire adult life I have "yo-yo" dieted throughout the year, dropping and gaining weight constantly and never dedicating myself to making healthy choices a lifestyle. Most people close to me never really thought of me as fat or overweight because I would wear clothes that did a good job hiding most of it. However, inside of me, I knew how unhealthy I was and it tugged on my heart everyday... literally. My confidence was at in all time low when I hit 248 pounds and I knew I had to do something about it.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * I am a Middle School Special Education Teacher that mentors students with a variety of disabilities. The primary disability my student's battle with every day is Emotional Disturbance. Daily, student's walk into my classroom angry at the world, upset at their past, lacking self-confidence and display very low self-esteem. Most of my student's have never met their biological parent(s) and/or were abused/neglected at a very young age. Often times, they use food as a mechanism for self soothing and gain weight in a short amount of time. They also have not been taught how to be healthy or why health is such an important aspect of life. I realized that, as their teacher, I was the closest person to many of these kids. I decided to lead a weight loss program at my school and take charge by losing weight myself. Together, we lost over 100 lbs. and as an added bonus, I noticed their test scores and grades also improved. We all realized that being healthy is a much better lifestyle.
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 I faced when doing Insanity was my initial motivation. I knew I would never look like "Shaun T" and felt it would be too difficult to have a good workout in front of my television. However, my wife started doing it and I couldn't let her "show me up," so I figured that doing it together would not only give us our health but build our relationship as well. It wasn't until I started taking Shakeology that I truly became motivated. I have tried every product one can think of and nothing has helped shape and change who I am inside and out like Shakeology has. I take it for breakfast every single morning and it helps motivate me to have good workouts as well. My "fitness test" numbers from Insanity doubled in most categories and I have more energy than I ever have in my life. Beachbody helped me overcome my health challenges by provided both the physical and nutritional aspects of life!
Why did you choose this particular program? * I choose Insanity because it was given to my wife (originally we purchased online from a different source to save money because our budget was and still is tight) and that was what she was doing at the time. I later realized how amazing Beachbody is and am so grateful for the new mindset I have in relationship to physical and mental health.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * My favorite part of Insanity is the "Fitness Test." It allowed me to measure the progress I was making throughout the program and push myself harder each time to continue to improve (and naturally I starting seeing results rather quickly).
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * I lost over 60 pounds and learned a tremendous amount about nutrition and fitness. Physically, I am most proud of losing weight while still building lean muscle.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * While losing weight was my original goal and I lost over sixty pounds, I also gained a whole lot. I gained more confidence, excitement about life, more energy to teach, a stronger marriage, and that extra spark after work to be an active father with my two children. Life has been so much more exciting and I make it a point to share it with others daily. Being able to see most of my abdominal muscles is a great feeling and something everyone can expect to have when they take Shakeology and do a fitness program, but this has lead to so much more than simply looking better. My students ask me questions constantly about what they should eat and how they should exercise. They would have never asked me before and now I have an opportunity to share healthy living with our youth.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My Team Beachbody Coach, Rachel Richards, realized how self-motivated I was for my own physical health and did a great job encouraging me to share with others the excitement I was feeling. So told me her commitment to share with at least two new people a day. I then became a Beachbody Coach and have shared with several people Shakeology and other Beachbody products. Many of my downline coaches have purchased Challenge Packs partly because they have seen what it has done for me.
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 is the most pure, life-changing nutritional shake I have ever experienced. I come from a background of trying so many products including hydroxycut, creatine, weight loss pills and supplements, etc. Never have I felt better with more amounts of energy each day since I've been using Shakeology as my breakfast replacement. Sometimes, when I'm really craving it, I will drink it for part of my dinner as well. To have as many super foods, proteins, and natural ingredients that it does is truly remarkable. My family and extended family are now taking Shakeology and love it!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? Some of the best tips she gave me were to be consistent, especially in the beginning, because if I stick with it, my body will adjust quickly and adapt to what it really needs and not what I was feeding it before. She also had the bags out on her husband's fire station kitchen counter, which made me want to have my own bag :)
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 TeamBeachbody.com did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
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