Matthew “Chad” Doyal gained 16 pounds of muscle in 90 days with Body Beast and the Beachbody Performance supplements. He entered his Body Beast results into the The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for June 12th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started the program, I was just skinny. You could see what muscle I had just because of how skinny I was. I have worked out before and put on a little weight, but I was never able to get over 134 pounds. I wasn’t dedicated to the nutrition part of bulking up. I felt as if my body just looked bad due to how skinny I was. I could see my ribs and arms were so scrawny. I have always been skinny but I don’t think it had ever been this bad-looking. I have never been self-conscious about taking my shirt off in public but right before I started the program, I was disappointed in the way I looked and would rather keep my shirt on. I have always been the skinny guy. My problem has not been with trying to lose weight. Instead, I could never gain the weight (I have broken a personal record with Body Beast by reaching 144 pounds).
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What inspired me to start my transformation journey is actually quite humorous to me. I was sitting in my kitchen eating a chocolate bar, and my dad was about to start his workout. He had completed Body Beast and already started over. He is a 50-year-old man and in killer shape. Like ripped. But as I was sitting there, I thought to myself: “Why don’t I have his motivation? I have his genes, which give me a crazy metabolism, athleticism, and his muscle build. But why don’t I have motivation?” That’s when I got up from the counter, after finishing the chocolate bar of course, walked to the bathroom, and looked at myself. I thought about how pathetic it was that I was in the prime years of my life and I looked absolutely terrible. So I looked at myself in the mirror and promised myself that since I’m in my prime and it will be the easiest time of my life to get in shape, I’m going to start Body Beast. So I took a “before” pic and then hit play.
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 had to overcome was the dedication. I went to a middle school and high school that had a great athletic program, so I was taught how to lift weights properly for about seven years. I was in the gym five times a week but I wouldn’t work hard, because I was small so I was weak. So I just went through the motions. I eventually graduated and that meant that I was no longer forced to go to the gym. So I did not go for about three years. Then my friend and I joined a gym, and I quit that after two months. After another two months of sitting there, I joined a gym with my brother-in-law. I quit that after two months again. Once again, I tried to get in shape so I joined another gym. What happened? I quit going after a month, because I wasn’t motivated to carve out a spot in my schedule to go. I wasted so much money on memberships. I struggled with dedication before Body Beast. I can proudly say that I have motivation every day to Beast Up. I enjoy working out with Body Beast.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The intensity, the way it was designed, the actual lifts in the program, and how easy it is to do it every day.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I am incredibly proud of the weight that I have gained. I started out at 128 pounds and ended at 144 pounds. I was able to put on 16 pounds of muscle! I am proud that people are noticing.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
It has given me a sense of accomplishment and honor within myself. I upheld a promise to myself that I have struggled with for years and years. To be able to overcome my lack of dedication to work out has been huge to me.
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Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.