Matt A. lost over 30 lbs with Insanity and P90X and he just furthered his health and nutrition by completing the Ultimate Reset and lost another 8 lbs! However, his transformation would not have been the same without the help of the program specific nutrition guides and the amazing supplements Beachbody has to offer!
After graduating college in 2005 and going straight into my career, my physical activity plummeted. I began to eat horribly, and I had a gym membership for years that I barely ever used. Early May of 2012, I had a 38 inch waist and weighed 213lbs. I became depressed and felt very unhappy with life. I felt like I had no direction. I ate fast food constantly, a lot of times every meal in a day. I never passed up a dessert and always had seconds if it was for the taking. Sugar and fat galore! I had high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.
One weekend, I decided to start doing something active again. I joined a local meetup group for a 9-mile strenuous hike. I felt like I was going to die but pushed as hard as I could to keep up. There happened to be a Beachbody coach on that hike, and he told me that with my drive and determination, I should try out Insanity. I wasn't convinced, but it was in the back of my mind for a few weeks. One lazy Sunday morning, I was lying in bed well past noon because I had no energy to do anything. An Insanity infomercial came on, and I was inspired to jump online and buy it. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life!
I got the program and couldn't wait to start it. I started it on May 28th, 2012. I read the exercise and nutrition guides and got started eating right by always taking food with me to work and ate at home. The very first day when I did the fit test, I threw up. I didn't let that discourage me. I ate nearly perfectly for 60 days and pushed play every single day and lost 16.6lbs while gaining a lot of muscle and losing 25 inches. Month 1 killed me and month 2 killed me all over again, but I loved every second of it! Shaun T really knows how to keep you pumped and motivated throughout every last video so that you can "dig deeper!"
After Insanity, I didn't want to stop there. I chose to "bring it" with P90X and Tony Horton. That really brought my fitness to a whole new level. P90X is one of the most complete exercise programs I've ever seen. From weight training for the entire body to yoga to plyometrics to kenpo, it really covers every aspect of what a truly fit person should be doing. It's impossible to get bored or not see results!
I'm in the best shape of my life! Everything seems easy. I just helped my friend move to a new house a few weeks ago. He was dying while I barely even broke a sweat! I haven't had a gym membership for 6 months now, and I don't miss it at all. Who needs a gym when you can have everything you need at home?
Matt also supplemented his diet while doing P90X and Insanity with P90X Results and Recovery Formula, Shakeology and Energy and Endurance Formula.
Shakeology does everything it promised to do and more! It helped me lose a ton of fat, controls practically all my cravings, and gives me a lot more energy. I find myself rarely ever yawning during the day until I'm on the way home from work. I used to practically pass out at my desk! I can count on one hand the number of unhealthy desserts I've had in the last 6 months, and I don't miss a thing! I even notice my hair and skin feels great. That's not even advertised!
P90X Results and Recovery Formula has brought my fitness to a whole new level. Back when I used to work out regularly, I would end up skipping days because I was so sore that I could barely lift my arms to shower! P90X Results and Recovery Formula gives me everything I need to recover from a workout, and I'm barely sore at all! It instantly gives me the fuel I need the second I¹m done with my workouts. I would drop without it!
Energy and Endurance Formula is another life saver. While eating right, working out, and supplementing gets you so far, you can undo a great workout by not getting enough sleep, having a stressful day, or any number of things. There have been plenty of days where I just don't have the energy to even press play due to being overworked and lacking in sleep. Energy and Endurance Formula always gives me the pump I need to muscle through my workouts.
I finished P90X on November 11th, 2012 and instead of moving right on to P90X2, I decided to start the Ultimate Reset on December 28th, 2012 to really get as healthy as possible first. The Ultimate Reset changed everything about the way I view food and cooking. I barely did any cooking before the Reset, and for 21 days, I did nothing but cooking…100% clean eating; far better than I had ever done before! During the Ultimate Reset, you’re not allowed to do any intense exercise so that your body can focus 100% of its energy on cleaning itself out without troubling it with repairing damaged muscle tissue from workouts. The program was so well laid out and took so much focus and dedication that I really didn’t miss working out. My stress levels are dramatically improved, as are my ability to multi-task and concentrate. I have fewer headaches, sleep better, and I actually know how to cook a ton of extremely tasty and healthy meals! I lost 8.4 lbs. My total cholesterol went from 197 to 158, and my triglycerides went from 108 to 66…all in just 21 days! I couldn’t believe it! The doctor actually tried to convince me that I couldn’t see any significant improvement in only 21 days, so I had to convince her to let me do my follow-up blood work!
Beachbody is an amazing company and really covers every aspect of health and fitness, from fitness programs targeted for every person (young, old, able, unable) to balanced supplementation to support when people need it the most! Beachbody gave me direction again and has completely turned my life around! I have been a Beachbody coach for a few months now as well, and I absolutely love helping people achieve their health, fitness, and life goals. I feel like I have purpose in life again.
Thanks for sharing your results with us Matt and here is to your continued success!