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Joshua B.
Age: 29
Gender: Male
State: Texas
Primary Program: P90X®
Supplement: Shakeology®, Energy and Endurance™ Pre-Workout Formula, MAX Creatine, Super Suma, Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height6'2
Weight263184
Waist4434
Hips4236
Chest46.542
Right Arm1715.5
Left Arm1615.5
Right Thigh2923.5
Left Thigh2923.5
Body Fat %3810
CholesterolHDL/LDLHDL/LDL
Blood PressureSYS/DIASYS/DIA
as-of 10/08/12
Joshua B.
LOST 79 LBS and 10" off his waist
"Shakeology was a game changer in getting my eating under control. . . . This shake puts what your body needs, what your body wants into a single serving drink. . . . not to mention that It has saved me anywhere from $5-$15 a day on the junk food and fast food I was eating."
What Joshua B. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * By 27 I had hit my all time low and weighed over 260lbs and still never paid any attention to my health. Inside I hated the person I seen in the mirror every day. Not long after we made a move across the country to Texas and it was very stressful on the whole family. My wife was away from home for the first time and my hate for myself didn't help me help her with anything. We struggled for about a year or so then finally got settled into a home but things still were not great. I was still unhappy, not with my family, but with myself and it seemed to project out of me onto everyone around me. I hated it; I hated feeling the way I did when I looked in the mirror. I hated knowing that my family was suffering because of the hate I had for myself and depression I had inside of me. I would work, come home and sit on the couch, rinse and repeat day in and day out. It was miserable and they were miserable and I knew I was making it harder daily. I was on a downward spiral, and knew it!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * My family was my insperations to start making a change. I could see how my bad health and attitude was affecting my family at home and new it was time to make a change. I knew if I didn't make the change that my family was going to fall apart!
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 for me was changing my diet. I have a very busy job and it make its hard to take the time to eat healthy (Or so I thought) because you are always in a hurry. So we would always just run over to McDonalds or over Taco Bell spending a fortune on junk foot daily. I would keep bags of junk for in the desk, just because it was quick and easy. Shakeology was a game changer for me! It made eating healthy easy because it took me 5 min max to make my lunch and I was saving money because I wasn't eating out and stocking my drawer with junk food every day. It was a win win for me anyway you looked at it. I was eating healthy and saving money and loving the taste! My energy level changed when I started feeding my body what it wanted. I was more productive at home and work once I got the eating under control and made the workouts a part of my everyday life!
Why did you choose this particular program? * I picked P90X for my first round and did a P90x Insanity Hybrid the second round because it seemed to fit exactly what I wanted. Doing both as a hybrid seemed to have a great balance of resistance training, cardio and recovery. It was the perfect choice and after finishing round 1 of P90x and stepping it up a notch. This was not just a quick fix for me; my wife is now doing this with me. My father and I have already got a start date for our next. These Beach Body programs have changed my life and so many people around me that it is now a part of our lifestyle!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I loved that Tony Horton and Sean T and their crews would make you want to push as hard as you could but also didn't make you feel horrible about not being able to make it through something! It really made it awesome in the beginning when I would struggle with the work outs. It was great to be able to modify in the privacy of your home and not be embarrassed like I would have been going to the gym at the size I was and not be able to do anything. Like Tony says “Do your best and forget the rest”! It is amazing how motivational these guys can be! There is a section in one of Sean T’s insanity workouts where he yells “Come on Ya’ll.. LETS GOOO!”, its toward the end and you are absolutely drained, then he does that and I seriously get chills and it’s like you just get a second wind right away. It makes you push past what your body would normally let you, way past your comfort zone!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * In a little more than 7 months I have dropped almost 80lbs! I mean come on, what other programs out there can you honestly say will drop that kind of weight in a healthy way!! I love that I can get up in the morning and not ache and groan and just feel great about myself! I LOVE the fact that my family life has been given back to me. I know if I hadn’t started that I would probably be a divorced man right now and it makes me BEYOND proud to know that I took control of my life and I will NEVER lose that again!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * After getting through about 50 days of the program I was starting to see results in the mirror, I was getting happier with the person that was there. My attitude in general started changing, I had the energy to come home and play with my kids, talk to my wife without being irritable. I was more focused and energized at work throughout the day. IT WAS AWESOME and now my motivation was coming from within and I wasn't dreading my workouts anymore, I was looking forward to them! By the time I got to my last 30 days in the program my wife had really noticed how much this was changing me, not only physically but as a person. So she started joining me in the evenings and let me tell you that it was an even bigger motivator to see her make the commitment. She and I have worked out almost every evening after we put the kids to sleep and after the workout we will go sit outside by the pool and cool down and just hang out. It is now a permanent part of our lives and will continue to be!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? WOW talk about motivation and accountability, the Challenge Group idea was awesome. Having my father to work out with when he wasn't traveling was great but this group; it gave me everything I needed to make this round different then the other attempt. On days when I didn't want to get out of bed I would think to myself "If I don't get up and do this work out these guys/girls are never going to let me live this down". And then I would get up and push through the workout and NEVER once after I was done did I wish I had stayed in bed. Other members would post their progress pictures and it would give you that hope that if you pushed you would get there too! It was awesome being able to log in every day and talk with people going through the same thing you were and it seriously made it so much easier then attempting it on your own. If it wasn't for me being in that group I am not sure I would have been able to push myself the way I did through the first half of this program.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My coach was awesome. Any time I had a question or need advice he was there! Seeing the success he achieved with the program and the way he would motivate us every day was a huge help in staying motivated! Even now we talk often and his desire to help and the results he helped me get were amazing. I am now a coach as well and I will help as many people get this feeling that I now have. It is amazing and with the right support anyone can have it!
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? The Shakeology was a HUGE step for me in changing my diet. Not only did my body finally start getting the nutrients it needed (and I can promise it wasn't before) but it helped me take more control over what I was eating. I wasn't running over to taco bell, or Mc Donald's for lunch anymore or keeping cookies and bags of chips in my draw at work to snack on( not to mention that It has saved me anywhere from 5-15$ a day on the junk food and fast food I was eating). I started bringing small healthy "between meal" snacks to work, an apple or maybe a pouch or whole grain oatmeal with fresh fruit. After just a short time using it as my lunch I could tell that my energy level was going up, my body was thanking me for feeding it what it needed, what it wanted. You know you see it posted all over the place you are what you eat and I now fully understand it. My skin is healthier, I feel better through out the day. I know it has helped and It will continue to be a part of my everyday diet.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? Eating was seriously the hardest part and when you think you're doing it right you find a program like Myfitnesspal app that shows you just how wrong you really were. Of course you have the nutritional guides, and the meal planner on your account but everyone knows they stray from that thinking they can come up with something better. Well after getting this app and seeing the breakdown of what I was really doing. It was obvious why my weight loss had slowed down and at times stopped. It is a must have addition to accompany these programs!
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc...) I actually use/used several of the products and I still do! Shakeology was a game changer in getting my eating under control. It was amazing the way it helped curb my cravings for junk food and kept me feeling full longer than a #4 with a large coke would Seriously though it’s not a weight loss shake like some of these other things out here. It’s SO much more than that. You can eat crackers and drink water for 90 calories a meal and lose weight but in no way is that healthy or good for you body and so many people (myself before this transformation included) just don’t understand that. This shake puts what your body needs, what your body wants into a single serving drink. You feel better, you have more energy, it’s just must have. E&E Pre workout was amazing. The push that it gives you to get those few extra reps during your workout or go just that much longer during cardio was great. Results and Recovery is great to replenish your body with what it needs after a work out!
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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