Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I have always been the tall, skinny guy. When I graduated high school, I weighed in at a whopping 141 lbs. I was able to gain a little in the years following with the Army’s help. Once I left the services, we had our first child, which helped me gain a little more (in all the wrong places). Soon after, I made a career change in which I became a little more stagnant, thus putting me where I was 90 days ago. I was 215 lbs. at my heaviest, and through diet alone I got down to 190.5 lbs. That’s where I was when I started my journey.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
After my last few annual physicals, I could notice a huge decline in my overall health. My eating habits were awful as well as my motivation. I was ready for a change. Then, just before Christmas last year, I found out we were expecting another baby. I wanted to be the best father and husband I could be. In order to do that, I felt I needed to work on myself.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
When I put in the first DVD, I just knew I was in over my head. I could barely do any of the exercises, and I was stumbling around like a toddler just learning to walk. But Tony Horton kept me going. He was very inspirational and gave me just the motivation I needed to keep going. He made me believe I could do it, and I did!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the variety in P90X3, and especially the 30-minute workouts. I work a 12-hour rotating swing shift so time is never on my side.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 20 lbs. and 5 inches off of my waist! I can see my abs! I believe that says enough.
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