Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started this life transformation, I was miserable, stressed, depressed, hating life and had lost my sense of purpose. Negativity had taken over. I was a terrible husband and destroying my marriage (a 2nd time). I was not spending quality time with kids. I was with them, but not present. I was carrying around more fat than I had at any time previous in my life. I was literally just giving up on everything, blaming others, and playing victim to circumstances that didn’t go my way.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In December 2016, we were packing up to move to our new home. I found a picture drawn by my oldest boy when he was 8 years old (he is now a junior in high school). It was a picture of me with muscles and abs and said “super hero.” After the neglect I had put my health/body through the last few years, I learned from that picture, I need to be a better role model for my kids, family and friends. No More Excuses and time for a big transformation, physically, mentally, and in all areas of life. That 8-year-old piece of art sparked the decision to change my life!
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 was eliminating negativity. I used Body Beast to help create an Iron Mind. The same discipline to push yourself for one more rep or one more pound is the same discipline required to add more time with kids, more affection for your wife, or one more sales call in business. Change your mind and it will change your life.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I prefer strength training for my workouts. I love the physique you can build with proper nutrition and lifting. Body Beast Lean kicked my tail in the beginning with the high reps and short rest times! But week after week, my conditioning improved, weights increased and overall lifting volume improved. I tracked everything to be darn sure I was making progress with each workout. Ultimately, Body Beast requires a mindset to overcome challenges and push through to get winning results – as does life!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
With 13 weeks of Body Beast, I lost 29.5 lbs. But the numbers I am most excited about are 35 lbs of fat loss and 5.5 lbs of mass added. I started the program December 27th, 2016 at 213 lbs and 23.6% body fat. On March 30th, 2017 I weighed in at 183.5 lbs and 8.4% body fat. Even with those numbers, the ultimate achievement is my new mindset. Body Beast has taught me I can achieve all my life goals if I am willing to go after them and push myself past failures.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Discipline in other areas are taking shape including marriage, quality time with kids and productive business practices. It’s kind of amazing how a physical and mental transformation with a fitness program can have such a profound change for your entire life.
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?
My wife and I have been using Shakeology since 2011. Unfortunately, before December 27th, I had been using it off and on with no consistency. Although we built up a surplus of Shakeology bags, the extra inventory disappeared quickly as I made it a staple in my transformation game plan. I am not a big fan of vegetables, so Shakeology definitely cures that problem. And to push your body as hard as I did with Body Beast, replenishing with quality nutrients like Shakeology is a necessity.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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