I Lost 52 Pounds and Won $500!

I Lost 52 Pounds and Won $500!

Dennis C. lost 52 lbs. with P90X3, INSANITY MAX:30, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and FOCUS T25. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for September 16th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was obviously overweight and unhealthy. I was also borderline diabetic with elevated blood pressure. I would get winded just walking up the stairs, and was constantly tired, even after I had just woken up in the morning. I did not like pictures of myself, and avoided going out and crowds. I was embarrassed, as in the past, I used to run and was fairly in shape. I blamed my age (40s), and had frankly given up.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I really did not feel well. I would see pictures or videos of myself and ask: “Who is that? That is not me!” It was embarrassing. I told my doctor the year before I was going to lose 15 lbs.  and he said he would be happy if I just lost 5 lbs. Those words resonated in my head. I had an annual physical scheduled late October, and told myself when I get home from our Labor Day weekend camping trip that things are going to change. I am going to show my doctor (and myself) what I am capable of.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
It was really multiple challenges. The first was time. How could I possibly achieve the results I wanted with the amount of time I had to invest in only me? Also, how could I possibly make it through Beachbody workouts? I was so out of shape. Remember, I would get winded walking up the stairs. Beachbody helped me with the greatest challenge, time, by providing short but effective programs. The first I went with was P90X3. I had worked out to the original Power 90 with Tony Horton and thought, this guy is not only motivating, he is funny. He makes you want to work out. I will never forget the flashing at the bottom of the screen that said “Do not go grab a cheeseburger.” The second challenge was getting through workouts. And again, Tony Horton comes through with amazing motivation: “Do your best and forget the rest.” It is okay to not keep up. It’s okay to hit the pause button, come back, and join them. Because of this, I succeeded. Thank you, Tony and Beachbody! You gave me my life back!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
In all, I actually used multiple programs: P90X3, INSANITY MAX:30, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and T25. The main thing I liked about these programs was the minimal amount of time I had to invest for the incredible results. Do not get me wrong, they were tough! Some days, I barely made it, but creating 30-minute or less programs kept me motivated. There were many days I did not get my workout in during the morning. Some days, it would be 10:00 PM before I even thought about working out. But I had no excuse; they were only 30 minutes. I can go downstairs at 10:00 PM and knock this out. No problem! That kept me going and focused on my goal.


Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Well, the achievement I am most proud of is the weight-loss. I am down today 53 lbs. and still losing. I had lost 25 lbs. in the first two months, and my doctor was amazed and happy. Second is my increase in strength and endurance. And lastly, as I continue my journey, I see my body become more toned. I am just finishing T25 Gamma Round, and I can really see a major difference.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I now have much more energy. I feel better and am not embarrassed about how I look. I am much more outgoing, and the recognition and encouragement I get from friends and family is amazing and uplifting.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
I really did not hook up with my Team Beachbody Coach until recently, when I decided to be a Coach. My initial Beachbody Coach contacted me, but I was already well on my journey by that time. I recently changed my Beachbody Coach to John Moore, as I have known John for many years and wanted to work with him during the next phase of my journey to becoming a Beachbody Coach. I know others may not be as motivated as I am to take this journey solo, and may need help to begin and maintain their journey. I want to be there to let them know they can do it and that we all struggle at times to make it through.

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, digestion/regularity?
I just love Shakeology. I drink it every day and have an arsenal of my favorite recipes. It fills me up and helps with sweet cravings. I also feel like I have more energy and it does help with regularity.

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
My blood sugar is normal and blood pressure is back in check. My cholesterol, which was not high to begin with, dropped another 40 points between my annual physicals.

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.