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Meet Michael P.! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 20th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Embarrassed. Grouchy. Tired. No energy. These were just a few ways to describe the life I’d been living for too long! As a law enforcement officer, I often got called in to work odd hours, which left me without a regular time to hit the gym. This led to increased weight gain, lowering self-esteem and health issues. When I started this program, I was on medication for cholesterol, and had sleep apnea. Each of these was a direct result of poor life choices, but that was how I’d lived most of my life.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was at my heaviest around Christmas of 2013 (255 lbs), and couldn’t sleep one night. I found myself watching late night TV, and came across the Focus T25 workout videos. I decided I could try 25 minutes a day. This and the way I was feeling about life led me to make the call and order the program. I wanted to get healthy for my family and myself!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The depression due to how far I’d let myself go was definitely the greatest struggle and challenge I was dealing with at the start. Once I started seeing the difference on the scale, then in my clothes, in the mirror and on people’s faces as they saw the newer me, I was motivated even more. Pound by pound, I overcame the depression and embarrassment that once haunted me.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
At 197 pounds, this is the lightest I’ve been in 30 years!! I’ve lost weight everywhere on my body, even my fingers! My wedding band slips a little now! My greatest achievement is the way I look and feel as a result of shedding 58 lbs.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
People don’t recognize me when I go out, even those who have known me for a long time! I get looks and compliments all the time. My favorite is when people tell me how much younger I look which is great because I have a younger wife who can’t keep her hands off me now!!
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.