Beachbody Results: Bryan Lost 115 Pounds!

Beachbody Results: Bryan Lost 115 Pounds!

Bryan Puleo, age 35, lost 115 lbs. with Beachbody fitness programs, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won $1,500!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Having started at 307 lbs., I felt I had everything under control and was going strong and going to hit this hard. I was ready for the challenge. In fact, I wound up doing two rounds of this pretty much back-to-back. I felt pretty good about my body except for the extra skin that I’ve developed as a result of all the weight loss. But hey that’s something I can live with.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I had started out weighing 307 lbs. in February of 2014 and took a chance, because nothing else I was doing was working. I was morbidly obese, very sad, and felt a great deal of anxiety. I finally decided to take a chance even though I was a complete skeptic.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced before this program was myself and my thoughts about myself. At this point in the game, I had become comfortable with my level of nutrition and fitness and the road I was on and I thought, “I’ve got this, no problem!” Looking back, P90X3 challenged me physically and in the kitchen, because it taught me that no matter how hard I worked, I can’t out-exercise bad nutrition! I learned how easy it is to stagnate, despite doing a program like this, if you don’t have your nutrition under control. The first round went great, and then I went on vacation, came back, and did a second round. That vacation, coming back, and subsequent life changes were my excuse for the sabotage in the kitchen. It helped me learn that I must have this under control to succeed, and it reminded me how vitally important this is to my success.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved the 30 minutes a day. That I could work my butt off in 30 minutes a day and be done! The portion-control containers are great too and have become a way of life for me.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am most proud of what it taught me about nutrition and how it challenged me physically. The numbers don’t reflect a huge change, but the changes it had on my mindset and what it taught me have helped me push forward and succeed since.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
It has helped me to get my nutrition back under control. It has also helped me realize that emotional eating is something I still and probably will struggle with throughout life. But that it’s something I can and will overcome, fight, and win against as long as my mindset and my “whys” are on that frontburner. It has helped me move on to 22 Minute Hard Corps, and the results I’m seeing from that are nothing short of incredible!

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I did for the 21 Day Fix when I first got started, and I give props to my Coach for getting me into it. It was the catalyst that has gotten me to where I am today. I have been doing PiYo on my own but heavily involved in posting on social media to keep myself accountable and share with others the journey I’m on.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was a great source of encouragement in the Challenge Group that got this awesome ball rolling for me.

How did a Beachbody supplement, 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, or digestion/regularity?
Shakeology has been essential in my overall health and has definitely helped me get the results I have. It has allowed me to cut back on caffeine and fight cravings.2

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.