“I Have A Six-Pack Now!”

“I Have A Six-Pack Now!”

Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Anthony is an independent Beachbody Coach.

Meet Anthony B.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 30th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before I decided to start Focus T25  and INSANITY, I had just graduated from college. You would think that a college graduate would be full of energy, enthusiasm, and confidence while beginning this new stage in their life, but this was not the case for me. Too much of my time in college was spent on activities that were damaging to my health and happiness. These activities slowly became habits that were difficult to break. I was eating fast-food regularly, drinking often, exercising very little, and my motivation and energy were seemingly non-existent.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I first tried to take on the transformation journey on my own, but I was seeing little-to-no results. I felt trapped, and realized that I needed help. I began doing my research and talking to friends which eventually led me to Team Beachbody. I was amazed by the results others were receiving. Once I read one story, I immediately clicked to another. Before I knew it, I had read dozens of transformation stories. That is where I found my motivation. I wanted to lose weight, have more energy, be happier and healthier, and have a six-pack! I figured if these people could do it, then so could I.

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 was holding myself accountable. It is so easy during this transformation journey to put things off, make up excuses, stray off the path, and cling on to those old unhealthy habits which can be so difficult to break. Beachbody supported me immensely in this particular area. With my Team Beachbody Coach, I finally had someone to report to and keep me accountable. The Team Beachbody website/community kept me motivated as people posted their exercises, success stories continued to surface, message boards flooded with people sharing their progress, and the many valuable resources packed with fitness and nutritional information left me with no room for excuses. While engaging in the programs, the trainers (in my case Shaun T.) do an amazing job keeping you focused and encouraged as well.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I have a six-pack now! Well, maybe like a four-pack, but who’s counting! I lost 25 pounds and 4 inches around my waist. It was becoming very clear when pants that have been fitting snug for years were now requiring me to punch new holes in my belts to keep them up. This was my proudest moment actually, the day I had to purchase two new belts and take a collection of my dress pants to a tailor to be hemmed and resized. I was proud every time I completed a workout, too! No matter how many times I do the workouts, they do not seem to get easier. I am faster, stronger, and have higher endurance. I’m now able to push harder than before. I still pour sweat every time. I have completed 2 rounds of INSANITY, one round of Focus T25, and I am soon to begin a Focus T25/INSANITY hybrid routine. I’m hooked.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Since completing my Beachbody program, I am by far more active, energetic, and engaged in the world around me. I continue to exercise daily, whether it be continued use of Focus T25, INSANITY, or less strenuous activities like hiking, playing tennis, or jogging on the beach. INSANITY has given me the desire and physical ability to try and take on other challenges like running a marathon or hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney. These are challenges that I had never before thought that I could accomplish. I finally feel in complete control of my life and that there is nothing holding me back. Whenever I am struggling with anything, whether it be at work or in my marriage, I always remember to “dig deeper.” That little extra push has helped me through some challenging situations. I feel like I was REBORN through Team Beachbody!

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I used to be a smoker. When I began with Beachbody fitness programs and Shakeology, I still continued to smoke for a while, but I soon realized that I was not going to achieve my best results while continuing on with this habit. As I continued to push through the workouts (unable to breathe half of the time), I slowly began to feel less inclined to have a smoke. I had just pushed through another tough workout, and I certainly did not want to counter that hard work. Shakeology and committing to a fitness program made me feel better physically and psychologically than smoking ever had.

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.