Richard says,” I am in better shape now than when I served!”

Meet Richard R. He won $500 for this amazing transformation!

 

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Here’s the deal: When soda, fast food, and high sugar snacks are staples in your diet, you’re gonna get fat. And that’s exactly how I ballooned to over 230 pounds. Sure I went on “diets” over the years, and once I actually even got below 190, but I’ve consistently weighed over 200 for the vast majority of my adult life. I wasn’t happy with my health, or how my body looked, but eventually I just accepted that I was always going to be one of the fat guys.

Taking my shirt off in public was always an embarrassing act of humility and I grew a full beard to hide my lack of a defined jawline. I’ve been on cholesterol and acid reflux medications for years due to my ever-expanding belly and poor diet. On one recent check-up the doctor called me obese—I was furious and wanted to call him much worse. Unfortunately, he was right and I knew it. The reality was, I was barely 40 and ridiculously unhealthy. I had a wonderful wife and two beautiful young children at home and what kind of example was I setting for them? What would happen to my family if I were no longer around? And how much longer could I really sustain this lifestyle? I didn’t like the answers to those questions so I took on the challenge to change.

First I did P90X and my confidence in what I could accomplish soared. Next up was P90X2 then LES MILLS COMBAT. I couldn’t get enough! I kept hearing how tough INSANITY was, and since I’m all about tough these days I said, “Bring it on!” INSANITY was great at pushing me beyond my limits and expectations. It allowed me to modify as needed while constantly pushing me to do better. The mix of cardiovascular work and resistance exercises gave me the exact kind of improvement in my fitness that I always dreamed about. I also drank Shakeology and there’s no doubt that it boosted my energy while helping me effectively balance my nutrition. Shakeology’s the perfect supplement for those who struggle to eat their veggies.

Today I weigh 170, am a lot less round, and have surpassed most of my goals. My friends ask me where the rest of me went and I say, “Beachbody baby!” And even though I’m smaller than I’ve ever been I’m actually much stronger. I’ve always dreamed of abs and now they’re looking back at me in the mirror. I’ve cut my body fat from 30% down to 12% and have impressed my doctor so much that he isn’t calling me obese anymore, that’s for sure. All my meds have been cut in half and if I maintain my stats through the fall, I get to ditch the pills altogether.

Thanks to Beachbody, I feel great in mind, body, and spirit. I’m now a Beachbody Coach and love helping others achieve what I just did. My self-esteem is through the roof and it’s fantastic to hear people marvel in disbelief at my improved appearance. Losing weight the Beachbody way is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and now instead of being the fat guy, I’ve turned into one of the fittest people around—and it feels great!

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.

 

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