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Greg H.
Age: 35
Gender: Male
State: Pennsylvania
Primary Program: Power 90®
Supplement: Shakeology®
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height6'3
Weight346287
Dress/Pants Size5244
Waist5850
Hips5450
Chest5348
Right Arm17.517
Left Arm16.517
Right Thigh27.528
Left Thigh27.528
Body Fat %4535
CholesterolHDL/LDLHDL/LDL
Blood Pressure148/100124/84
as-of 12/17/2012
Greg H.
LOST 59 LBS, and 8" off WAIST in 90 days!
SHAKEOLOGY!!!!! SHAKEOLOGY!!!!! SHAKEOLOGY!!!!! I can't say enough about this product!!! . . . For the first time in 10+ years i don't need medication for health issues. I owe it all to Beachbody and Shakeology!!!!!
What Greg H. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * My whole adult life has been a struggle when it comes to my weight and health. I was obese. I hated to look at myself in the mirror. Every time i would try and diet, I would get to the 2 week mark and thought I could slowly add in some of my favorite foods like pizza and pasta and be able to control myself. I was wrong every time. Before i knew it, I would gain back every pound I lost and then some. I started to believe that I would just always be fat and there was nothing I could about it. I had bad discs in my back, I was labeled pre-diabetic. My blood pressure was through the roof. My triglycerides were through the roof. I couldn't keep up with my friends children. I hated myself for what I had become.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * I was at my doctors office when he came in and told me how bad my health had become and he told me I should consider gastric bypass surgery. He sent me to a cardiologist and after my heart test, the cardiologist told me the same thing. He would recommend gastric bypass surgery as well. I was scared. I don't like the idea of surgery. My wife, who is pregnant with our first child is very against gastric bypass surgery too. She asked me if I wanted to be that dad who couldn't run around with his kids? I knew that isn't what I wanted. But I didn't know how to change my life. She looked at me and told me that she knew if I could find a way to work out and diet with SUPPORT, I would be able to lose the weight. I thought about popular points counting diets, but it wasn't until I came across my friend Ricardo Marquez and his amazing transformation with P90x that I thought Beachbody might be the answer. I spoke with him, found out he was a coach and the decision was easy! He was my support!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * My greatest challenge I faced before beginning the program was my bad back. I had 3 bad discs in my back. I had multiple procedures earlier in the year to help deal with the pain. I was so afraid that certain exercises would further injure my back and wasn't sure how successful the program would be if I could not complete each exercise. I was able to meet with my coach and go over alternative moves to make sure i did not injure myself. The program was great because I did not expect them to show alternate moves during the workout. I thought I would have to go and research all of the safer ways to do certain exercises on my own. The added support from the Beachbody community online, being able to read other people struggles and achievements, helped to keep me motivated and focus on the end goal.
Why did you choose this particular program? * I chose this program based on the recommendation of my coach. He is a P90x certified coach and he knew that with my back as bad as it was, my physical ability and starting weight, he felt that it was the best option for me to start with. He helped me set up a diet plan that worked perfectly with the Power90 workout. It was the perfect match!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I LOVED how positive Tony Horton was throughout the entire program. He reminded me that I had to just do my best and go at my own pace. There were places where I couldn't keep up and that was ok. As long as I made the switches when they did and listened to my body, I would be fine. By the end of the program I was at the same pace as Tony!!!!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * There are so many achievements that I reached with Power90, I don't know where to begin. I lost 56 pounds in 90 days. I lost 8 inches in my waist, 5 inches in my chest and 5 inches in my hips. But my achievement I am most proud of was the call I received from my doctor today. I had blood work done the other day to see where my levels were. When he called me, the words that came out of his mouth first were "I can't believe what I am about to tell you". He told me that for the first time in 10+ years my cholesterol was normal, my triglycerides were normal, and my sugar levels were normal and that I was no longer classified as pre-diabetic. My blood pressure was normal and no longer needed medication for that either. I told my wife what he said, and we were so happy that we just hugged and cried together. She always believed that i could do it. It was such an amazing feeling!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * There are so many changes in my life since completing Power90. My energy levles are higher, I have a very positive outlook on life. My bad back is no longer as bad as it once was. I don't wake up in pain everyday. Clean eating has become the norm in our house. My wife can't wait to start working out after the baby comes in early January. I am such a believer in Beachbody that I became a coach. I have people come up to me and telling me that they are proud of me. I have people tell me that i have inspired them to work out and take control of their lives. Its such a great feeling to have people come to me and ask me for help. To know that I can make such a positive impact on peoples lives just by eating clean, and working out is an amazing feeling. I want to pay it forward. I want to continue to work towards my health goals all while helping anyone who wants to help themselves.
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 is what makes Beachbody programs so successful. Being able to share your successes and help the other people in the program keep pushing through when they are down is the biggest reason why challenge groups work. People would post pics of themselves on our group page after workouts, so I would always wanna work extra hard to make sure my post workout pics were on par or better than theirs. Those pics would keep me motivated and keep me accountable knowing i would have to post every day.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? My coach, Ricardo Marquez, was the single most supportive person (next to my wife) throughout my program. He would have me over his house to work on my form. He helped me develop my diet that worked perfectly with the Power90 program. He would call me or text me daily to see how my workout went that day. He would answer all of my questions. Lift me up if I was feeling a little down. He would post positive messages on my facebook page. I have known Ricardo since 6th grade. The person he has become, is all thanks to Beachbody. He inspires me to want to help as many people as possible!
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!!!!! SHAKEOLOGY!!!!! SHAKEOLOGY!!!!! I can't say enough about this product!!! I felt energized every day, and it helped regulate my digestion but the biggest benefit of drinking Shakeology every day was in the results of my weight loss and the results of my cholesterol and sugar levels. For the first time in 10+ years i don't need medication for health issues. I owe it all to Beachbody and Shakeology!!!!!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have? I sleep much more throughout the night. My energy level is so much higher than it was before i started drinking Shakeology.
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc...) Because of Shakeology, my cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and blood sugar are at normal healthy levels for the first time in 10+ years. Waking up every day knowing I no longer have to take medication for those things is one of the greatest feelings of my life. I know I will never go back to that again!
What tips or tools did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental? The tips I found most useful were those related to alternative moves to allow me to get through a workout without injuring myself. The biggest tool that I found useful was without a doubt the WOWY Supergym. Being able to track my workouts, input my weight and measurements was a huge help. I know if I had to write it down on a piece of paper, I would have lost that paper very quickly. It also held me accountable to want to log in every day and track my progress.
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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