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Daily Success 4/30/2013 – beer-drinking, overweight Minnesota couch potato

Know what it feels like to be a 51-year-old binge-eating, beer-drinking, overweight Minnesota couch potato who hides under layers of clothes (even in the summer) and fears spending the rest of his short life on multiple prescriptions for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and whatever other ailments plague the obese?

So on January 18, 2013, I started Beachbody’s Ultimate Reset—and all I can say is WOW! In 21 days I lost 26.6 lbs., 7 inches off my waist, 2 inches off my chest and arms, and my body fat dropped from 33% down to 25%. And the best news is, my LDL dropped 72 points and my total cholesterol went from 240, down to 165. WOW!

Before The Reset, I was about 100 pounds overweight. And while I’ve still got a ways to go, doing The Reset and incorporating Shakeologyinto my diet was key to kicking off my weight loss journey. The best thing about The Reset is that it taught me how to eat. The menu was packed with tons of delicious recipes and I was never hungry, even with the smaller portions. They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit. Well, those 21 days have come and gone, and all I can say is that I’m hooked on living healthy.

I joined a Facebook Group for each phase during the 21 days , which helped keep me committed. Being able to talk with others made me realize that if they could pull through and keep resetting their bodies, then I could do it too. And not once did I ever feel like I was going at this alone.

Now I have so much more energy and my sleep is ten times more restful. But sometimes I don’t want to sleep I just lay awake, proudly thinking about all I’ve achieved. It’s such an incredible feeling knowing that you took control of your life and finally did something that would add years to it, versus cutting it short. Besides, I got a lot to live for. I’ve been married for 25 years and have 3 wonderful kids who need a dad.

Maintaining this new lifestyle won’t always be easy because life is full of temptations. But I’m moving in the right direction and it makes me so happy that I won’t need drugs to battle health issues and the probability of other illness related to being overweight have diminished. I have so much more self-confidence than ever, and my wife and family are a million times happier now that I am happier with myself. Thanks Beachbody, you saved me.

Daily Success 4/22/2013 – I was stuck in a rut, worrying about how life was passing me by

All my adult life, I’ve been consumed by my work. I neglected my family. Put my family on the back burner. I neglected my health. I didn’t sleep. Didn’t really eat much—although I managed to keep putting on weight. But when my father died on his 80th birthday, it made me realize that we can’t control the way we die.

But we can definitely control the way we live.
So one day, while I was stuck in a rut, worrying about how life was passing me by, I heard about the Ultimate Reset™ and made a promise right then that I’d change. After all, the Ultimate Reset seemed perfect. I knew I had to start eating better. And the Reset was something I could do with my wife. Plus it was only 21 days. Anybody can do 21 days.

When I started, I was hoping to lose 8 to 10 pounds. I ended up losing 14 and took 30 points off my total cholesterol. My wife lost 24 pounds and we gained something even more important cooking together. Doing the Reset really brought us closer together—shopping, talking in the kitchen with our aprons on while we prepared the fresh fruits and vegetables. Preparing the fresh fruits and vegetables, talking in the kitchen with our aprons. It was an eye-opener.

The Reset didn’t just help my marriage. I feel so much more alive now that I’ve learned how to eat healthy. I no longer let my business consume me. I have enough energy to accomplish in 8 hours what used to take 12. And now I realize that I lost my Dad because poor health choices took him too soon. I’ve committed to live the most healthy life possible so I can be around my family for as long as possible.

I’ve been given the most ultimate gift—the chance to reset my life before it’s too late. Thanks Beachbody.

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Daily Success 4/9/2013 – With 5 non-stop boys, I told myself I didn’t have time to eat right.

Even though I have Hashimoto’s Disease (a thyroid condition that can lead to massive weight gain) and my cortisol levels were borderline diabetic—I used to live on coffee and takeout. I couldn’t help it. With 5 non-stop boys, I told myself I didn’t have time to eat right.
But I knew better. And I knew I needed to start eating better, because my medication wasn’t solving all my problems. So I bought the Ultimate Reset™—then just let it sit on my shelf for months. I guess I was scared about all the cooking. And I just didn’t think I’d have the discipline to stick with it. So I asked a friend to do the Reset with me. Once we set a date, I went shopping, cleared a space for all the healthy food I bought, premade the dressings, took a big breath…and got started!

It was awesome! I did it. I NEVER cheated. When I went out to dinner, I’d watch my family indulge and just sit there, smiling. The first week was hard, but the time went fast. Planning and cooking ahead made the cooking easier than I’d imagined.

I lost 10 lbs., gained tons of energy (without coffee), and I love what this program did for me. It allowed the scale to move. It cleaned out all the junk in my system that was holding me back. And I am so proud of the way I look.

My life has changed a ton. I will never go back to the way I used to eat. I have been introduced to so many great foods. And I even feel like a better mother cooking healthy things for my kids.

Thank you, Beachbody, for this amazing program. I can honestly say it works!

Daily Success 3/27/2013 – I saw in the mirror each day was of a person who had no passion about life

Before I started my journey, I was on a 4 cheeseburger, 2 large pizza, beer, no exercise kind of lifestyle. I had zero focus. Could care less about my health. The image I saw in the mirror each day was of a person who had no passion about life. It was a downward spiral. No hope of living a long and happy life.
But once my kids came along, everything changed.

I started with P90X®. I was the beginning of my journey. It taught me how to work out at home. Now I am doing Body Beast® I wanted something to help build some mass while burning off the fat. Beast is the perfect workout for someone like me.

So far, I have lost about 160 pounds, altogether using various Beachbody programs—P90X, INSANITY, Body Beast, Shakeology, the Ultimate Reset, etc. The weight loss has to be my biggest accomplishment. But now that I’m doing Body Beast, I have packed on about 15 pounds of muscle. So my journey is transforming. Taking me places I never could have imagined.

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I have gone from a couch potato to a fitness warrior. My life has been given back to me. I would have been dead by 40. Now age is just a number. I eat for success, not satisfaction. I use the food tracker to keep track of every piece of food that goes in my mouth. I complete marathons, warrior dashes, Spartan runs.


Daily Success 3/25/2013 – I even had the nickname, Pudge

I have always been chubby. As a kid I even had the nickname, Pudge. I never really thought much about my health until my wife was diagnosed with a chronic illness that effected her brain and every aspect of her life. So far, she’s undergone seven surgeries, including 6 brain surgeries. That was a MAJOR wakeup call for us. After her last surgery we decided to change our lifestyle knowing that we couldn’t change her chronic illness but we could save ourselves from other illnesses by focusing on our health.
We both started drinking Shakeology and focusing on nutrition. I also started and finished P90X, Tai Cheng, and we tackled the Ultimate Reset together. Since then I have so much more energy. My friends and family are astonished with my results. I’m happier, healthier, and my life has been enhanced SO MUCH this past year through Beachbody.

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Thanks to P90X I got the six-pack that I always wanted. After that intense program I needed a little rest, so I went straight into Tai Cheng. Tai Cheng was low impact but I realized once I got started that it really works you out! The core strengthening was amazing. My posture and core have never been better.

Shakeology made a big difference, too. I’m a Registered Nurse doing home healthcare so I spend most of my day in my car. It used to be easy to grab fast food, but with Shakeology I don’t have to do that. I carry my shaker cup and have lunch on the go. Before Shakeology, I used to chug 4-5 cups of coffee a day to keep me going. But since Shakeology, I haven’t had a cup.

Daily Success 2/20/2013 – I felt everybody was staring at the fat girl. So I didn’t go.



I used to hate going to the gym and working out in front of other people. I felt everybody was staring at the fat girl. So I didn’t go. And that left me out of shape, out of energy, and just about out of hope. At 242 lbs, I was completely disgusted with myself.

So I just gave up. I went into complete isolation and, yes, I was so low suicide was an option. I even had a plan. But I also had a friend who was a Beachbody Coach. And that might have saved my life.

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My Coach, sat me down and we called to order 10-Minute Trainer together. I was glad he pushed me, but when the box arrived, l still wasn’t sold—until I actually broke down and tried it. It was amazing. 10-Minute Trainer got me up and moving.

The first week was hard, but I kept at it and slowly added a second 10-Minute workout every day. It was amazing. I had more energy and started to really feel the results. My pants were getting looser and people started noticing. So I started adding Shakeology to my day and my cravings went away. Plus I had more energy. With the workouts and Shakeology combined, I ended up losing 29 lbs. in the first 2 months.

Next, I did the Ultimate Reset and ended up losing an additional 13 lbs. By the end of the UR, I conquered my depression and life was great once again. I’m most proud of my weight loss (42 lbs. total!), and from all of the workouts, I learned one very important lesson I CAN DO IT!


Daily Success 2/16/2013 – I was ashamed to look at any photos of myself

9-Ron-URBefore doing The Ultimate Reset®, I was ashamed to look at any photos of myself from the last five years. Half of my closet was full of clothes that didn’t fit anymore. My kids would make sly comments about my weight, or rub my belly like Buddha as they walked by. And my wife, Ruthie, simply didn’t look at me the way she used to. I couldn’t blame her; I looked nothing like the guy she married all those years ago.

So when my Coach told me about The Ultimate Reset, I agreed to give it a shot as a last-ditch effort to jumpstart my weight loss, as well as get that spark back in my wife’s eyes. But honestly, I didn’t think that a 21-day “diet” would make much of a difference. After all, it took years to put the weight on, so I figured it would take just as long to peel it off. But boy was I wrong.

During those 21 days on Reset my life completely changed! I lost 19 lbs., learned how to fuel my body with proper nutrition, and even discovered a few new healthy and delicious foods that are now part of my daily diet. And I’ve even started wearing some of the stuff in my closet that I couldn’t even fathom fitting into three weeks ago.

But just because I lost all that weight rather quickly doesn’t mean it was easy. My greatest challenge was believing that anything about me could change in just 21 short days. So when times got tough, Ruthie was right there, cheering me on, helping me plan and prepare my meals, and tracking my results. And my Challenge Group was crucial to my success as well. Everyone was so supportive and encouraging, and I never felt as if I was on this journey alone.

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Now I’m 19 pounds lighter, but still have 13 more to go to reach my goal of 159. P90X is next on my agenda, which I couldn’t be more excited about. Before The Ultimate Reset, losing weight seemed like such a huge mountain to climb, but now I’ve realized that anything’s possible—I just had to believe in myself. And Beachbody, of course.

Daily Success 2/5/2013 – laid up for 8 weeks, I put on 26lbs. because of medication


2012 was not a good year. I fractured my kneecap and while I was laid up for 8 weeks, I put on 26lbs. Not just because I didn’t exercise—but because I couldn’t stop eating. Food is my drug, my poison, and in the past I always thought I could outwork the bad food. But being laid up—and reaching 300 lbs.—forced me to realize that I needed to get my unhealthy eating habits under control.

Many of my friends had done the Ultimate Reset and claimed it was life changing. That’s exactly what I needed, a life-changer. Fast. So I ordered the Ultimate Reset and promised myself I would not fall off the path and I would finish this by the book…no matter what!

The Ultimate Reset was exactly the “tool” to help me correct my food issues, and cleanse my body and overcome all my issues with food. I joined my Coach’s Challenge group, poured myself into it daily and posted away. My group helped me stay accountable.

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With the Ultimate Reset I’ve lost 26lbs. and 3 inches off my waist. I have forever changed my view of food. Heck, I lost every craving. To sit here and not have a single craving for a cookie, a candy bar, a fast food place that I should own stock in. Just unreal. Life changing!

I absolutely loved that all the food was laid out for me. The recipes were easy to follow. I knew exactly what to make and how long to cook it. Totally dummy-proof. I am no longer letting food rule my life! I got my life back!

Daily Success 1/24/2013 – I was still embarrassed about my body.



Since March 2012, I’ve completed P90X®, INSANITY®, and Les Mill Pump® and ended up dropping 45 pounds. But at 5’ 8” and 205 lbs., I was still embarrassed about my body. Still had love handles. And still had too much butt—especially for a guy. I had the workouts down, but they weren’t giving me the results I wanted. So I looked at my diet and realized that this meat and potatoes guy needed an overhaul in the inside. That’s when I turned to the Ultimate Reset® for help.

Got to admit, at first I was very fearful to give up meat, dairy, coffee, and caffeine. I was a carnivore and loved my morning jolt of Joe. But I owed it to myself, and to my family, to change. And change I did.

In 21 days on The Ultimate Reset, I lost 10 more pounds, significantly lowered my cholesterol and unhealthy LDL, and eliminated all caffeine and junk food from my diet. I’m now sporting a 32” waist and have more energy than ever. Now I can physically do things that I haven’t been able to do in decades—simple things like run and play with my kids without immediately getting winded. And I see muscle definition where it’s never been before.

And I owe my success to my wonderful Coach, and to my incredibly supportive Challenge Group. Without them, there’s no way I could have finished this program or be where I am today. Heather cheered me on from day 1 and constantly encouraged me to do more, get healthier, and push through. And because of her. My Challenge Group was great because they were encouraging while holding me accountable. And of course, Shakeology gets some credit, too. That delicious little shake was key to my weight loss by helping reduce my junk food cravings.

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So besides being healthier than I’ve ever been, one of the greatest rewards from doing the Ultimate Reset is that now my family and friends are asking ME about health and fitness, and are taking steps to change their lives, too. What a difference 21 days can make. Thanks Beachbody—you changed me for the better.

Daily Success 1/6/2013 – I was very active and felt pretty healthy


Before doing the Ultimate Reset® I was very active and felt pretty healthy. But over the years I’ve pushed myself hard and my body was in a constant state of fatigue and prone to injury. And as hard as it was NOT to exercise for 21 days on the Ultimate Reset, I knew I needed to give my ailing body a rest while learning how to be more disciplined with my diet. Plus, I truly believed that somewhere deep inside my body, toxins from my long forgotten past with alcohol and poor food choices were lodged.

So it was the Ultimate Reset to the rescue—and rescue me it did!

It challenged me mentally in ways that I never thought was possible, and it taught me how to cook delicious and healthy meals that not only fueled my body, but cleansed it as well. And while the Ultimate Reset was tough (sometimes mentally tougher than an Insanity or P90X workout) the results were well worth it!

Twenty-one days later, I’ve slimed down quite a bit and have been getting the best workout results I’ve ever had. My energy levels are up, my abs are more defined, my skin looks healthier, and I sleep so much better. And while I’m proud of all of these achievements, most of all, I’m proud of the diet discipline I’ve gained as a result of this program.

I definitely haven’t mastered my diet goals yet, but I’m a heck of a lot closer to being there because of the Reset.

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