I was always a little overweight growing up. And even though I was active duty Army for 7 1/2 years and maintained Army standards throughout my enlistment, at times I was pretty close to failing the Army Physical Fitness Test and body fat percentage standard. Fast-forward 5 years — I was at my heaviest weight (265 lbs.) and in the worst health ever. After work I’d go home, watch TV, and crash early. I’d eat out or have fast food delivered just about every single day, which is probably why I had high blood pressure and was suffering from gout. Because of my poor health, I was in chronic pain, had difficulty walking, and felt pretty down about myself all the time. I was on a path of self-destruction and knew I had to do something to save my own life.
Then one day I decided that I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! So I ordered P90X, did it three times, cleaned up my diet, lost 80 pounds, and felt amazing. But after losing so much fat, it was time to add some muscle mass. I knew Body Beast was right for me and would give me the results I wanted. Body Beast did not let me down. It pushed me as hard as I could go, and I really enjoyed the program and loved the intensity of the weight lifting sessions. Beast gave me an immediate pump, and its concentrated muscle group workouts can’t be beat. My favorite thing about doing a Body Beast workout is that after I’m done, I feel so BEASTLY!
In 90 days I packed on 15 lbs. of muscle and now my whole body is more filled out. I went from having 15 1/2 inch biceps to 17 inch ones. My chest is more lifted, my shoulders are bigger, and my back is HUGE. I got a six-pack developing, my legs are stronger than ever, and they even have some shape to them instead of looking like chicken legs. I truly do love this program and the results that come with it. I’m more fit now than I’ve been in my entire life and the people who have known me for a while constantly congratulate me and compliment my weight loss and muscle gain—it never gets old!
Beyond working out, Shakeology was also crucial to my success. It helped me lose weight, keeps me regular, and cleared up my skin. Cleaning up my daily diet and adding Shakeology has made all the difference in the world because now, my gout and high blood pressure are definitely in check! I’ve also been taking Hardcore Base Shake, Fuel Shot, MAX Creatine, and Super Suma. They helped me meet my required calorie and macronutrient levels for Body Beast. I don’t think I would have gained as much mass without the Body Beast Supplements.
My online Challenge Group was very supportive of my workouts and progress and I loved the teamwork and comradery. Plus, my Coach, Donna, was great. She’s been there for me since day 1, always supporting and helping me, especially in the beginning when I needed it the most. Donna’s a Rock Star Coach!!! She inspired me so much that I, too, became a Beachbody Coach. It feels so great to be a positive role model in people’s lives and I truly want to help end the trend of obesity. I know that if I can lose weight, other people can too.
I told myself when I was overweight, that I deserve to be healthier, happier, and more confident. My own determination got me to where I am today and I would tell everyone who is starting a lifestyle change to find your “why I want to do this,” and that should be enough to keep your determination going. I recommend that you find a support group, or someone to keep you accountable, eat clean, keep a food diary, and exercise every day!
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