Beachbody Body Challenge Winner
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Meet Don N., age 39 from Nashville, TN. Who lost 110 Pounds with P90X and P90X3!
He entered The Beachbody Challenge in May 2015 and won a $1,000 Ultimate Heath Transformation prize!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was athletic when I was younger. My knees have always been awful, but they really started to hurt from previous knee surgeries as a result of football. The scale hit 300 pounds and I still didn’t do anything. Then it hit right around 310-315 and I couldn’t stand looking in the mirror anymore. I knew I had to do something. I didn’t look good, my doctor told me I had to lose weight to get some pressure off my knees, and I was depressed a lot and held it in making me feel even worse. I was seriously disgusted at how out of shape and bad I looked. Plus, I knew I didn’t want to have, and couldn’t have knee replacement surgery anytime soon. I didn’t want to be seen in public without a shirt on because I just figured I was grossing everyone out. I had totally given up thinking I would ever be fit or healthy again.What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I didn’t want to have knee replacement surgery. Plus, I wanted to be able to get through the day without having my knees be sore and having to ice them at the end of the day. My weight was preventing me from doing things that I really wanted to do. I was a prisoner in my own body and I wanted to have the body that I imagined I could have rather than just have it be a dream. My friend and Coach finally got me to try Beachbody programs after having tried Power90 in 2002.
My greatest challenge was sticking with a workout and following healthy nutrition habits. By doing the Beachbody programs and getting support and accountability I was able to stay with the program and finish the 90 days. I improved my nutrition and got a lot more information on what to eat and not eat.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the variation and all of the different lifts that P90X3 offered. Plus, modifications still gave me results. I loved the quotes and the happy-go-lucky attitude that Tony brought to the program. I just kept telling myself, do your best and forget the rest. It was awesome that the workouts were only 30 minutes too. P90X was difficult to get through due to the time length of the programs.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Here are my stats from the start of my journey until after P90X3: Final stats: Weight Day 0: 315 After completing P90X3 in June 2014: 205 BF % 30, 19 Chest 51″ 43″ Waist 50.5″ 39″ Hips 46.8″ 37″ R Arm 17.3″ 15.5″ L Arm 17.8″ 15.5″ R Thigh 25.3″ 23.7″ L Thigh 24.8″ 23.7″ So a total of 110 pounds lost, 11% BF lost and ~30″ lost. I am most proud of the weight I was able to lose as well as the inches lost.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am more confident and outgoing. I feel better overall and my knees only hurt intermittently anymore. I have started to run and I plan on attempting a triathlon in the near future and doing the Body Beast workout. I like to have people ask me how I lost so much weight so I can share my story with them and help them do the same thing if they would like to do so. I ran two 5Ks in the fall of 2013 and finished them much faster than I thought I would at 26 minutes! I am not a very good runner either.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
I did participate in a Challenge Group during this workout program. The Challenge Group was integral in helping me get to my goals because of the support of the Coaches and other participants cheering you on and posting daily. Being held accountable daily was a big thing for me since I knew other people were working out and my thought was, well I need to workout as well so I don’t let myself and others down. By working out daily and following the leadership in the group, I was able to reach my goal of completing P90X3, after completing P90X not once, but twice. I almost reached my weight loss goal, but I feel a ton better and I gained a lot of muscle so that offset some of the weight loss I may have attained.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She was always encouraging me and checking in on my weekly. She made sure that I was actively engaged in the challenge group and was holding myself accountable and she was very motivating and encouraging.
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 was awesome. I drank it for breakfast and it helped curb my cravings for chocolate and other junk food. I haven’t had candy or soda in over a year now. Not only did the cravings get curbed, but I also lost about 17 pounds the first month drinking it! I think the greatest benefits from using Shakeology are the added energy I get throughout the day. Thanks to Shakeology my weight has remained constant as I work on my nutrition and knee problems. Results and recovery was very important to me as well. The first few weeks of P90X3 I didn’t think I needed a recovery drink. However, I was very sore and completing my workouts was getting difficult. I started using the recovery drink about 3 weeks into the program and my fatigue and muscle soreness went away within 4-5 days. That was important for me and got me back to doing my workouts without all the pain at the beginning of the workout before I did anything.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology improved my weight loss and reduced cravings and helped me get my required amount of fruits and veggies per day that I know I was not getting before using it. Drinking Shakeology every day has improved my nutrition and internal digestive health and I feel so much better. I am sure I will feel more health benefits over time.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
My blood pressure was a bit high, something like 145/87. Now I have it back down to something like 128/65. My body fat was pretty high, up around 30% and that is down to around 19% now, so that is much better as well.
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