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Nathan A.
Age: 25
Gender: Male
State: Pennsylvania
Primary Program: INSANITY®
Supplement: Shakeology®, ActiVit® Multi-Vitamins, P90X® Health Formula, P90X® Results and Recovery Formula
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size3331
Right Arm1715
Left Arm1715
Right Thigh2624
Left Thigh2624
Body Fat %125
Blood Pressure000/000000/000
as-of 12/03/2012
Nathan A.
LOST 25 LBS and 2" off WAIST IN 90 DAYS
The P90X program was not like any other workout program I have ever tried . . . .the workouts reminded me and took me back to my playing days as a highschool athlete and college football player.
What Nathan A. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * I graduted college in May 2010 and was also a college division 1 football player. I had suffered a very serious foot injury while playing football and was told by doctors my foot/body would never be the same. I have always been into really good shape but it was after college that I began to struggle and got bored with my workouts and lifestyle. I would do the same workouts at the gym over and over again, spending hours upon hours and months after months. I would eat the same boring foods and what I thought at the time was healthy food, but quickly found out it was not as healthy as I thought. I was getting frustrated with my progress and was not seeing any changes or feeling any different. My motivation was lacking and my drive to succeed, not just with my fitness/health goals, but my career/life goals as well. I knew I wanted a change and didnt know where to begin that process to a more prosperous/rewarding life!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * What inspired me was seeing other people, including myself, not succeed and not reaching our goals in life. I wanted to be someone that people looked up too, admired, and went to for advice/help. I wanted to motivate and inspire others to achieve their hearts desire/goals. I was stressed, bored, unmotivated, and did not have faith or belief in myself. I did not like this side of me because I have always been a competitor and recently become a Christian (firm believer). So I decided to challenge myself because I knew that in order to help others, I needed to change ME first and become the best positive influence on others that I could be. I knew that if I could dramatically change my lifestyle and my personal attitude/faith/behavior, that I could be that positive influence that others needed. Lastly, I didnt want to be restricted from the things I loved to do because of my foot injury. I was very hopeful it would heal and my body would be a new with the help of P90X and Shakeology.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * I would say the greatest challenge that I have faced was back in 2007/2008 when I suffered my college football foot injury. I had suffered my foot injury my Sophmore year and was told by doctors that my foot would never be the same, I would have arthritis and it would restrict me from sports and recreational activity. It struggled to heal properly and causes me a lot of pain/discomfort. I went through 6 months of being in a cast and using crutches. I spent another 6 months going through hard physical therapy. My foot ached when I would walk/run/workout and even when I would just be sitting still. It has been uncomfortable and has bothered me the past 5 years and it turned out just like the doctors said it would. I was tired of it and didnt want to be restricted from the the things that I loved to do and I didnt want to have to deal with arthritis the rest of my life! After 90 days of P90X and drinking Shakeology daily, I no longer have the arthritic foot pains/aches or symptoms.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * The P90X program was not like any other workout program I have ever tried. Like I said before I was a college football player, and the P90X workouts were just as intense if not much more intense than those. Some of the workouts reminded me and took me back to my playing days as a highschool athlete and college football player. I loved the superset, none stop intensity, and mentaility of the workouts while going max effort. Kenpo X, Yoga X, Core Synergistics, where unlike any other workouts I have ever done or tried before. I loved all the P90X workouts, but I particularly believe those 3 workouts helped me to overcome my foot injury and get me into amazing shape. The Ab Ripper X workout was for sure the hardest ab routine I have ever done.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * I lost 25 lbs (194 down to 169), I lost 7% of my body fat (12% down to 5%) and got absolutely ripped/shredded, my serious life ultering foot injury and its arthritic pains/symptoms have been healed. I had always struggled to lose weight and get really ripped. Now I am in the best shape of my life!!!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I am able to do certain things again (particularly play certain sports or do certain recreational activities) without the pain/discomfort of my foot. No longer prohibits me from doing the things that I love to do! I am stress free, have more energy, I feel 100 X healthier, and I feel more confident/motivated/inspired about myself and to help others succeed. I am looking into possibly competting in a fitness competition for the first time in my life. I have become a great influence on many others and people are coming to me for help! I am living a more rewarding and prosperous lifestyle. I now know that there is nothing that I cannot achieve and surely NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!! Thank you P90X/Tony Horton, Shakeology, but most importantly, thank you BEACHBODY (Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon). You have changed my life....
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? The challenge group helped me by never missing a workout, drinking Shakeology daily, and eating 100% clean for the first time in my life. The group kept me more motivated, accountable, and inspired to help others along the way who were battle through P90X with me so they too could get into the best shape of their life. The group as a whole kept one another motivated by posting quotes, motivation pics, and checking up on one anothers nutrition/diet plan.
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 ingredients in Shakeology helped me tremendously. Shakeology fueled me with energy, improved my focus/mood, cleansed my body of toxins, and help me to build lean/strong muscle, lose unwanted weight, and burn fat for the first time in my life!!! Also took the P90X results and recovery formula, the E & E pre-workout formula, and the P90X protein bars.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? The ingredients in Shakeology helped reversed the athritic pain in my foot helping me to never have to deal with that struggle for the rest of my life! I tried every doctor prescribed medication and store bought drug for my foot but nothing worked. Shakeology WORKED and it has not only helped me reduce and heal my arthritic pain, but it has also helped me save money from not buying all those extra supplements/medications that never really worked for my health and particularly my foot.
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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