Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I started Body Beast I thought I did not like how I looked without a shirt on. I was embarrassed to take my shirt off. I felt strong in my core lifts but I was not seeing any progress in the way I wanted my body to transform.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew I wanted to change the way I looked so that I could feel better about myself and to prove to myself that the journey to success begins in the mind. I was encouraged by my wife and now my Beachbody Coach, Kenzy Catron. I told her about Body Beast after a morning at the gym when I was on the elliptical and Body Beast was being advertised on TV. Kenzy was all for it and I knew that if I put my mind to it and with her help I could transform my body into what I have wanted it to be.
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 that I faced before beginning this program was a giant sweet tooth. The hardest thing about transformation is not the time that is spent in the gym… The hardest battle is spent in the kitchen. Overcoming my thoughts and cravings was difficult but I knew what I was aiming for and Kenzy was such a huge help in sticking with me throughout the program. She did not allow me to give in but even in my moments of weakness she would fix a healthy – 21 Day Fix approved – dessert that we both could eat.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love everything about weights and being in the gym. That is the biggest factor in why I chose Body Beast. Sagi is constantly pushing and encouraging you to keep moving even if you have to drop the weights. He is big on writing the weights down and I am glad I did because I did not want to go down in strength as I began the transformation. I was able to progress in weights each week and if I was unable to go up in lbs. on an exercise, I made sure that I stayed with the same weight as the week before and then aimed higher the next workout.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 20 lbs during this program and I can finally see definition in my abs. I have never been able to see as much definition in my stomach and back as I can now. I feel like I can not only lift heavy weights but actually feel my muscles contracting during the exercises.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I feel better about my appearance and am constantly aiming to get better. I am not where I want to be but this program has encouraged me to do my first physique competition in June.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Kenzy was always supporting me and always fixing food that she knew would fuel my body. Kenzy always told me how much she was proud of me and how good she thought I looked.
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?
Unfortunately we did not get Shakeology until about 5-6 weeks to go in the program. But the moment that Kenzy tasted Shakeology she was hooked and I took it previously but stopped after a while. I can always tell a huge difference in how I feel through the energy it provides and that it quenches my chocolate craving. Also, I took Beachbody performance recharge when I work night shift. I would make the shake before I left home to begin my shift and then drink it at around 05:30-06:00, an hour before I would go to sleep. I love it and it also satisfied my hunger as I do not like eating anything big before I go to sleep.
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