Meet Dave R. He lost 25 lbs in less than 8 months with P90 & PiYo. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge®, and won the $500 Daily Prize for March 4th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I realized I was overweight and stressed out. I had trouble sleeping past 4:30am. I had been relatively fit in the Air Force, but let things go. I saw pictures of myself on the beach, and did not how my body looked. I felt all I did was work, eat, and sleep. I was doing nothing for myself. I ate fast food almost everyday for lunch, skipped breakfast, and ate way to many empty carbs. I also drank at least 5 colas per day.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
In the morning, for at least 2 years, I would turn on the TV and catch all or part of a Beachbody infomercial. I thought I should do that someday. Gradually I thought I could do that, and finally changed my mind to say I am going to do that. I knew I was not in good shape, and wanted to be sure to get a program I would stick with, and not give up if it was too hard. So I decided to start my fitness journey with P90. Now I just finished PiYo and have gained a lot of flexibility and core strength and balance.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge before, was my lack of flexibility. It has gotten so much better. Now, after I’m warmed up, I can touch my toes. At the start, I was about 3in away from touching my toes.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked that the workouts were short enough to get done, and then move on with my day. I loved that it was all planned out for me. I did not have to consider what would work. Just following the program every day would get me results.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Originally, I thought I would like to tone up and lose some belly fat. But as I started to feel, and then see results, I was amazed at what I was doing. I lost 25 pounds total. I have abs for the first time in my life. I have such a better outlook on everything. I can handle stress so much better. I even started to play ice hockey again at age 47! Yes outwardly I love the way I look, and that people notice, but it is a feeling of accomplishment, inner confidence, and happiness that I am most proud of.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I started playing hockey again at 47.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I did not think that just a simple post of “I did P90 this morning” would help change my life, but it did. Being part of a Challenge Group let me see I was not the only one who was trying. It helped me stay committed. I was amazed by small comments back from others such as, “way to go” and “push play every day”, and that they gave me such motivation and encouragement. I did not want to let down the group.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach Ian Coogan, was terrific. He always had words of encouragement, and helpful advice on moving up to the higher levels. Basically, he provided all the support I needed. He has been such a good example of what a coach can do for you, that I decided to become a Coach also, and provide the same support I was given by Ian.
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?
Shakeology saved me. I quit my 5 colas a day habit on day 1, and committed to eating healthy. But the craving for bad food was tough. Shakeology in the morning, after my workout, kept me satisfied until lunchtime. Shakeology gave me the fuel to go out in the world, and take on my day. I had more energy, and my mood improved drastically through Shakeology.