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Christopher W.
Age: 37
Gender: Male
State: New York
Primary Program: P90X2®
Supplement: Shakeology®, Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height69
Weight207159.5
Waist4133.75
Hips41.537.5
Chest44.441.5
Right Arm14.413.2
Left Arm14.413.2
Right Thigh23.821.25
Left Thigh23.821.25
Body Fat %278.5
Cholesterol6/650/134
Blood Pressure6/6104/72
as-of 10/03/12
Christopher W.
LOST 48 LBS and 7.25"off his waist!
"For me, this is a new lifestyle that I live every day! I feel as though I have been born again and now have a new life!"
What Christopher W. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * I was tired a lot, out of shape, and that I had no purpose. I wanted to lose weight but always took the easy way out and ate whatever I wanted. I wanted to be fit and healthy, I just didn't know how. I was embarrassed of how I looked! I wanted my wife to be proud of the man she married. I had let her down as I did myself. Growing up I was always a small kid. When I graduated from high school I weighed around 126lbs, as time went on I started to put on weight like most of us as we get older. I eventually got to such a state in my health that there were certain things I couldn’t do like I used to. My weight was starting to catch up to me! I always had these little fantasies of being in shape, and I would picture what my life would be like if I was. I liked to do things out doors like hiking, biking, and kayaking, but they were hard for me to do because I was out of shape and heavy, so most of them stayed my own personal fantasies.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * I would have to thank my coach for being persistent with his articles, which kept me coming back for more. I thank my wife BJ as well, not once did she make a comment on how I kept failing. She just kept doing what she does best and making me feel good as a person. She never once made me feel like I was less of a man for not completing what I said I would – I made myself feel that way. As a husband and a man we don’t like to admit defeat, but I was defeated for a year. The main thing is that I learned from this and came back stronger until I came out the victor.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * Change! I got so comfortable in my unhealthy lifestyle; I could never imagine my life any other way. Change isn’t easy, and I find it interesting how I myself and people in general change. It has taken me over a year to finally complete P90X the way it was meant to be completed. Now that it is all done, I would say that I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everyone does things at their own pace. Each time I failed at a round of P90X I gained a little bit more knowledge of what not to do. You just have to pick yourself back up and keep trying. My outlook on fitness has changed to the point that I absolutely love it. I can’t wait to get home to do my next P90X, P90X2 routine. My old obsessions, food, alcohol, and nicotine have been replaced by new healthier obsessions. I don’t miss the old Chris at all. I feel like this is who I was meant to be. I just got side tracked over the years. Sometimes it takes drastic measures to make people change.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I liked that I was doing moves and things with my body that I would have never imagined that I was capable of. P90X2 to me was just an all-around fun time. Each workout harder than the next. Each time I pressed play I found myself trying to keep perfect form and beat my #'s from the time before. All the moves I couldn't do in the beginning, I found myself pushing as hard as I could to accomplish them. P90X2 didn't seem like it was a workout, it seemed more of a healthy hobby for me.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * Getting the body I always wanted. It wasn't about weight or body fat; it was about a look I wanted. It just so happens that the weight and body fat dropped to achieve this look. I wanted to be healthier and fit! I am now both and my lifestyle has changed to one I would have never imagined. The results I achieved are that I have made myself a better person!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I have become a Team Beachbody coach! This Journey is why I decided to become a Coach. I want to help the average man or woman who needs that little push or guidance, because they might not have the knowledge to achieve their weight loss or fitness goals. I want to “Pay It Forward” as it was done to me. With a little hard work we can all look and feel better! For me, this is a new lifestyle that I live every day! I feel as though I have been born again and now have a new life! I want to share the way I feel with everyone who wants to listen. I do not claim to know all there is, but as a team we can help others and ourselves gain the knowledge of proper fitness and nutrition to better individuals and people in general
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? It kept me motivated and accountable! We would check in once a day. We also ran our own challenges within the group.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? I would have to thank my coach for being persistent with his articles, which kept me coming back for more. He answered any questions I had promptly!
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? I have lost around 40 pounds and lost about 20% of my body fat since I started working out 1 year ago. I started Shakeology 2 months into my first round of P90x. I haven’t missed a day of Shakeology since I started. I honestly believe that Shakeology is the corner stone of my nutrition. Without it I wouldn’t be where I am today. It gave me the nutrients and the stamina I needed to achieve the fitness level I am at now. After a week of using Shakeology I noticed some changes. I wasn’t as tired when I got home from work, I used to almost fall asleep every night after diner. I was so tired from the workday and my workouts that after I got done with diner I would have to fight to stay awake. After sing Shakeology I wasn’t tired anymore! I found that I had enough energy to carry me until bedtime. I also noticed that I felt complete or fuller, if that makes any sense. Before Shakeology I always felt like something was missing in my diet. I think it was all the vitamins and nutrients in Shake
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? Tracking your food! I used myfitnesspal. It helped me keep track of my food intake. It also helped me plan my meals out so I wouldn't be caught off guard when I would get hungry.
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 TeamBeachbody.com did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
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