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Kevin Discovered the “P90X Lifestyle”

When I saw Kevin’s story in the Team Beachbody newsletter, I knew that I should share it with you.  Success stories are what inspire us and motivate us and Kevin’s story is so typical of what so many men face these days – in shape in high and college and in the military and then they come home a life takes over and health and fitness as a priority get shuffled to the bottom of the list.  Kevin, though, took charge of his life, participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for April 6th!

Kevin lost 64 pounds with P90XHere is the prize winner’s interview conducted by the Team Beachbody staff:

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before running across the P90X lifestyle, I was (obese) at 32.9% body fat, stuck in the everyday teleworker lifestyle; the never ending loop of sleep, eat, work. Did I mention I was out of shape? After a brief tour in the Army, I started my professional career and have been completely focused on it since.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I can remember writing down my Day 0 numbers and thinking, “Wow, how sad….How did you let yourself get like this?” Recording those numbers (Weight: 195lbs, Height: 5’7”, Waist: 38”) was a huge wakeup call for me. My father’s passing and struggles with high blood pressure, gout, diabetes and obesity for the latter 20 years of his life, was a reminder of where I was heading. I did NOT want to subject myself or my loved ones to this. It was time to change my life.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
I would have to say that the biggest challenge I had to face before starting the program was simply the feeling of actual self-fulfillment. To quote, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” I wanted to find something that I was 100% responsible for, something that only I was to blame for failure or congratulate for success. Team Beachbody and P90X have helped me find this. While I have not yet reached my overall goal, I have surpassed what others and I have expected.

Why did you choose this particular program?
I started the P90X program back in March of 2013 with the encouragement of several co-workers. Four of us decided to start the P90X program and were committed to completing it. Two of us stuck with it, and have completed the program several times over since.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I’m Happy!!! I’m Confident!!! I’ve lost over 20% body fat and over 8″ in my waist. I’ve proven to myself that I can do it!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Saying that everything has changed may seem a bit cliche, but it’s the truth. Accomplishing this has given me a sense of fulfillment that I did not have before.

So what do you think of Kevin’s story?  Does it sound like your life?  Are you looking at your family health history and wondering if your lifestyle choices are going to make you follow in unhealthy footsteps?

You can change your life by taking The Beachbody Challenge™. It provides great motivation to get fit and the chance to win cash prizes. To enter The Beachbody Challenge, just go to my website and click on “Enter the Challenge” on the left hand side of the page.

Depressed and Scared After Suffering a Heart Attack

Nelson suffered a heart attack in his early 30’s.  Here is his story…

“For most of my life, I was on the smaller side. But after graduating from high school, I packed on 10 pounds every single year from 1997 to 2008. Do the math. That’s 110 lbs. of fatness. YUCK! And even though I promised myself year after year that I was going to lose weight, I never did. Then when the doctor told me I weighed over 300 pounds my heart dropped and I felt like such a loser! I knew I had to change. So I did.

I lost 40 pounds in 4 months and felt like a million bucks. But after suffering a heart attack in my early 30’s, I became depressed and scared, fell back into my old habits, and packed back on over 50 pounds of fatness. Then a light came on in my head and my inner voice started telling me, “DO NOT GIVE UP!” Right before my heart attack my wife (back then she was my girlfriend) bought me P90X but I never got to use it. But once I had somewhat recovered, it was time to bust it out and press play.

The greatest challenge for me was just starting a workout program! I was always waiting for the perfect moment to do something instead of taking the moment and making it perfect. I gotta say, in the beginning, I really wasn’t into changing my ways. I’d miss a few days of P90X then start the program over and over and over. I ended up completing 7 rounds of Phase 1 “do-overs” and unfortunately didn’t get that great of results because I wasn’t really committed to the program, or to the Beachbody community.

Finally, I got my act together, got 100% committed, followed the program guide that was already laid out for me, and little by little the pounds started to melt off. I took Tony’s advice of, “Do your best and forget the rest!” as well as Shaun T’s “Dig Deeper!” motto, and with undefeatable determination I completed 4 full rounds of P90X, 3 rounds of INSANITY, and lost over 100 pounds of gunk. I went from 305 lbs. in 2011 to 196 lbs. in 2013. I lost 10 inches in my waist, 2 inches in my hips, and 14 inches in my chest. I’m now off my meds and my doctor said my heart and health is perfectly fine!

When I first started my weight loss journey I ran a 16-minute mile, finishing completely out of breath. Now I jog an 8-minute mile, easy, yet am still striving to get even better. I even recently ran a full Marathon! Today I have WAY more energy and can spend tons of quality time with my wife, kids, family, and friends. They’re all so happy that I’m finally living life, and so am I. I truly believe that if my wife didn’t order P90X when she did, I don’t think I’d be here today. I love you Beachbody—you gave me my life back! I thank you. And so do my friends and family.”

You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit!

Nelson participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 2nd!

Fat and Lethargic to Mean and Lean!

Patrick’s story…

“I was always a little overweight growing up. And even though I was active duty Army for 7 1/2 years and maintained Army standards throughout my enlistment, at times I was pretty close to failing the Army Physical Fitness Test and body fat percentage standard. Fast-forward 5 years — I was at my heaviest weight (265 lbs.) and in the worst health ever. After work I’d go home, watch TV, and crash early. I’d eat out or have fast food delivered just about every single day, which is probably why I had high blood pressure and was suffering from gout. Because of my poor health, I was in chronic pain, had difficulty walking, and felt pretty down about myself all the time. I was on a path of self-destruction and knew I had to do something to save my own life.

Then one day I decided that I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! So I ordered P90X, did it three times, cleaned up my diet, lost 80 pounds, and felt amazing. But after losing so much fat, it was time to add some muscle mass. I knew Body Beast was right for me and would give me the results I wanted. Body Beast did not let me down. It pushed me as hard as I could go, and I really enjoyed the program and loved the intensity of the weight lifting sessions. Beast gave me an immediate pump, and its concentrated muscle group workouts can’t be beat. My favorite thing about doing a Body Beast workout is that after I’m done, I feel so BEASTLY!

In 90 days I packed on 15 lbs. of muscle and now my whole body is more filled out. I went from having 15 1/2 inch biceps to 17 inch ones. My chest is more lifted, my shoulders are bigger, and my back is HUGE. I got a six-pack developing, my legs are stronger than ever, and they even have some shape to them instead of looking like chicken legs. I truly do love this program and the results that come with it. I’m more fit now than I’ve been in my entire life and the people who have known me for a while constantly congratulate me and compliment my weight loss and muscle gain—it never gets old!

Beyond working out, Shakeology was also crucial to my success. It helped me lose weight, keeps me regular, and cleared up my skin. Cleaning up my daily diet and adding Shakeology has made all the difference in the world because now, my gout and high blood pressure are definitely in check! I’ve also been taking Hardcore Base Shake, Fuel Shot, MAX Creatine, and Super Suma. They helped me meet my required calorie and macronutrient levels for Body Beast. I don’t think I would have gained as much mass without the Body Beast Supplements.

My online Challenge Group was very supportive of my workouts and progress and I loved the teamwork and comradery. Plus, my Coach, Donna, was great. She’s been there for me since day 1, always supporting and helping me, especially in the beginning when I needed it the most. Donna’s a Rock Star Coach!!! She inspired me so much that I, too, became a Beachbody Coach. It feels so great to be a positive role model in people’s lives and I truly want to help end the trend of obesity. I know that if I can lose weight, other people can too.

I told myself when I was overweight, that I deserve to be healthier, happier, and more confident. My own determination got me to where I am today and I would tell everyone who is starting a lifestyle change to find your “why I want to do this,” and that should be enough to keep your determination going. I recommend that you find a support group, or someone to keep you accountable, eat clean, keep a food diary, and exercise every day!”

Meet Patrick.  He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 16th!

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.

How to Lose 80 Pounds in Your Living Room!

Life before the P90X Challenge Pack was filled with fast food and horrible eating habits. I never had the will to work out. I just felt so bad about myself. Then I got laid off from work. It was such a bad time for me. I knew I had to change my life. Especially since my family on my father’s side had a history of heart problems. I’ve been obese all my life, and seeing what could happen with a heart condition or diabetes scared me.

So I decided to see what life could be like and jumped at the chance to make a change.

I picked P90X, but I had two major challenges: committing to the program and changing the way I ate. The P90X nutrition guide and Shakeology made nutrition super easy for me. Drinking Shakeology gave me so much energy, people at work call me “Speed Racer!”

And Tony took care of the rest. Sure the workouts were tough, but Tony’s whole “do your best and forget the rest” mentality had a lasting effect on me. That was the mentality I had doing P90X and it really worked for me.

Now I’m in the best shape of my life. I went from 245 pounds to my current weight of 165. That’s 80 pounds gone—from working out in my living room. It’s truly mind-blowing. My cardio is great. My physique is really starting to form. And my abs are crazy. I smile every time I think about it.

But I didn’t get this way on my own. Tony is a super trainer, and my Challenge Group pushed me. I guess knowing that I was never alone made a huge difference. When it was late at night and I was absolutely drained of energy, I could see my friends working out, and that gave me the motivation to push through.

My Coach, my Challenge Group, Tony, P90X and Shakeology changed my life. I feel great. I’m more positive. My confidence level is through the roof. I’m no longer afraid of challenges. I’m happy. I’m healthy. And I can honestly say I’m actually “living” now. And that’s pretty darn cool!

Here’s Carl! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for May 1st!

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.

Want to Win $500.00?

Team Beachbody has always had their Daily SuperGym Sweepstakes where you could win $500.00 to $1000.00 just by working out with a Beachbody product and logging into the SuperGym.  It was like a fitness lottery ticket and every day, someone won – 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This week, though, that changed and it is now a Daily Success Story Contest and you enter The Beachbody Challenge and then submit your results.  If you have been doing P90X or P90X2 (or any Beachbody workout for that matter) and you have before and after pictures and you have been logging into the SuperGym, you owe it to yourself to submit the results.  You may have even entered The Beachbody Challenge already.  If that is the case, simply click on “Enter My Results” on the sign up page and you can get in the Success Story contest to win $$$$!

Below is what the Challenge page entry looks like and at the top, you can see each one of the steps that you take.  Click on the image to enlarge it.  Click here if you are ready to enter The Beachbody Challenge and submit your results!