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Daily Success 4/19/2013 – Gaining weight and putting on muscle was never easy for me.

Hey, most people here are trying to lose weight, but I had the opposite problem. I was always the skinny guy—gaining weight and putting on muscle was never easy for me. I was big into running, but hitting the gym was another story—it never really worked because I’d take breaks and talk to my buddies.
So when I cracked my kneecap, I wasn’t allowed to run. But I could lift weights. And since I’m a Beachbody Coach, I knew this was the perfect time to Beast Up with Body Beast. When I read “the Book of Beast,” I knew I had my work cut out for me—including taking in a ton of calories.

I’m an INSANITY and Asylum grad, so I knew the program would be hard. And I knew it would work, so along with two buddies, I got going…and loved it. The dynamic and super sets were fantastic. Body Beast is exactly what a weight lifting program should be. All the lifting I had done in the past was wrong.

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How do I know? I was shocked at my before and after pictures. I put on 7 lbs. of muscle. Added an inch of muscle to my arms, and 5 inches to my chest. I had shoulder muscle and back muscle definition for the first time in my life.

Thanks to Body Beast, I have proven to myself that with hard work and dedication, I can put on muscle. I am so proud of my new body. And I’m more confident than ever. I’ve found a new dedication to fitness. Now that I’ve “Beasted Up,” none of my buddies have the guts to call me “the skinny kid” any more. Next, I’m going after a six-pack!

Daily Success 4/18/2013 – I hated the fact that I couldn’t leave the house because I had nothing that fit

I really didn’t have a life before my weight loss. But thanks to Chalene Johnson, my Coach, and Turbo Fire®, my life has done a complete 360!

I had tried so many times to lose weight and get healthy, but there I was—I hated the way I looked in the mirror, hated the fact that I couldn’t leave the house because I had nothing that fit. And hated the fact that I didn’t have the energy or the endurance to play with my kids. I felt so guilty—I knew I should be a better Mom.

But the final straw came when my doctor put me on cholesterol meds and I was rushed to the hospital with an allergic reaction to the cholesterol medicine. That was it. I was done. Then I came across Turbo Fire and my life changed for good.

I felt as if I was actually in the class and Chalene had really saved the best seat for me. When she said, “You’re not tired,” I believed her and kept pushing. When I had the chance to work out with her live, I drove 15 hours to meet her and felt like Chalene had been a friend for life. Her personality and enthusiasm were awesome—exactly what I needed for that extra PUSH!

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I lost 49 pounds with Turbo Fire in just 90 DAYS!!! My transformation was amazing and it changed my life forever. I loved that I was trading fat for muscle as I went from a size 14 to a size 3. I can and DO play with my kids—and I’m proud that they even work out with me.

But I am just as proud of the fact that I have lived two of my biggest dreams—I have become a Diamond Beachbody Coach and a Turbo Kick Instructor, using my passion and my journey to help and inspire others to achieve their goals as well.

Before, I used to look for a “magic pill” or a “Body in a Bottle.” But I’ll never forget the day my Beachbody Coach, told me that I already had the only tool I ever needed—just commit and through Fitness + Nutrition + Support, I had all I needed to succeed. Now I know just how right she is.

Daily Success 4/17/2013 – I was disgusted with myself, and had been my whole life

Before losing 92 lbs. with P90X, INSANITY, and Asylum Vol 1, I was disgusted with myself, and had been my whole life. I can’t even recall the number of times I tried losing weight, but nothing ever worked—I was still the fat kid. Failing to achieve my goals would depress the heck out of me and I’d fall back into my bad habits, and there were many. Sadly, it took getting a DUI at 22 for me hit rock bottom and finally decide that enough was enough! I was tired of being fat. I was tired of being depressed. And I was tired of being unhealthy.
To lose all that weight, I spent 9 months busting my butt doing 2 rounds of P90X, and one each of INSANITY and Asylum—which is by far my favorite workout because it tested my body in ways I never imagined! More than anything, I love Shaun T.’s intensity and how he pushes you during workouts. It feels like you are in the same room with him so you give it your all. Specifically, I love the sports drills and the use of the agility ladder, weights, and jump rope. It substantially stepped up my performance and trained me like an athlete. But there were tough days too, and that’s why I’m so thankful for my Challenge Group, Team RockStarFit, and for my wonderful coach, Angie K. She answered all my questions while continually inspiring me to push harder—I couldn’t have done it without her and can’t thank her enough!

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I also want to give the same shout out to Trina G. and Nickie C. because they too inspired me on all cylinders and kept me motivated in pursuing my journey and guiding me in the right direction with Team Beachbody. I feel like I was truly meant to find them and Team Beachbody and am truly committed to succeeding and being that person who lifts people up and changes their lives. Thanks guys for all of your help and changing my life!

During my weight loss and muscle building journey, I actually fell in love with eating healthy and now look at food as a lifestyle, not a diet. I also just started drinking Shakeology, which has helped me so much with my results. I love the fact that I’m giving my body everything it needs and deserves.

And while I’m extremely proud of my physical transformation, I never imagined it would alter my mind the way it has. My mentality is through the roof and I truly believe I can accomplish ANYTHING in life. Plus, it’s no longer a drag going to the doctor. Not only have I impressed myself, but my dr. just told me that I’m one of his healthiest and fittest patients, and he can’t believe how much I’ve changed in less than a year. Heck, I can’t believe how much I’ve changed. But if I did it, anyone can—first you believe, then you achieve.

Now I’m a Beachbody Coach and have dedicated my life to inspiring others to change their lives, reach their goals, and accomplish their dreams before they hit rock bottom like I did. I owe Beachbody everything for giving me my life back and making me who I’ve always wanted to be. Next up: INSANITY The Asylum Volume 2.

Daily Success 4/16/2013 – As a nursing student with two jobs, I felt like fast food was the only thing I had time for

When I started doing a TurboKick class, two awesome things happened. I found out that I loved TurboKick, and my instructor—and Team Beachbody Coach—introduced me to Shakeology when she gave me a packet to try. I loved it so much, I went onto her site and ordered a 30-day supply immediately.

That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.

Before Shakeology, I’d TRY to eat healthier, but I always ended up eating a few large meals a day and never really sticking to a diet plan. As a nursing student with two jobs, I felt like fast food was the only thing I had time for. But Shakeology completely changed my mindset. I drank Shakeology when I came home late from work and class and I instantly started dropping weight.

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Within the first month, I lost 8 lbs., and now, after a year, I am down 50 lbs. and I weigh less than I did in high school!

Even better, Shakeology totally changed my mindset about my relationship with food. Over the years, I experimented with different “fad” diets, diet pills, Slimfast—you name it—to try to lose the weight I HATED. But with Shakeology, I no longer need to worry about what to do for a meal when I am short on time. It’s the “fast food” that nourishes and feeds my body with the best ingredients and even curbs my sweet tooth.

I can say that 100% that Shakeology changed my life for the better.

And I am proud to say how much I love it!

Daily Success 4/18/2013 – I was diagnosed with prostate cancer—then things just got worse

Before I began my health and fitness journey a year and a half ago, I was in ridiculously bad shape, and had been for quite some time. Eight years ago, at 42, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer—then things just got worse. By the time I was 47, my 5’ 9” frame was struggling to lug around 223 lbs., I was on high cholesterol meds and a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, had chronic knee problems, and was ALWAYS exhausted. All I’d do was work, eat, nap, watch TV, and sleep—day, after day, after day. But that hadn’t always been my life.
I used to be a personal trainer for a national health club chain for 2 years, and even served in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating with honors from Boot Camp. But as the years passed, I indulged in all things unhealthy, and got fat and lazy. Then I watched a Marine buddy of mine on Facebook drop weight with P90X and thought that maybe, just maybe, Beachbody had a program that would fit into my busy schedule, and sure enough they did—it’s called 10 Minute Trainer, and it completely changed my life.

In the beginning, my workouts were only 10 minutes. But I worked my way up to doing 20-minute workouts, and before I knew it, I was exercising 30 minutes a day. And even though each session was short, the workouts were fun, challenging, and delivered results. I also started drinking Shakeology daily, which boosted my energy, gave me the nutrition my body so desperately needed, and it took away my cravings for junk food and sweets.

After just 3 months, I lost 40 lbs., ditched my high cholesterol meds, have tons more energy, my knees are better, and I no longer use a CPAP machine. Also, my thighs are slimmer, my butt’s smaller, and I finally have a six-pack—even Marine training couldn’t give me the rock-hard body 10-Minute Trainer enabled me to build.

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Since completing 10-Minute Trainer, I’ve done The Ultimate Reset®, lost and additional 16 lbs. and lowered my cholesterol even further. But I didn’t stop there. I’ve also conquered Power 90®, Insanity®, and P90X® and have never been in better shape in my entire life. Now I’m a Beachbody Coach and run monthly Challenge Groups and a weekly Fit Club. I have several private and public Facebook groups and pages—all so I can help people with their health and fitness goals. Beachbody is such a huge part of my life and I couldn’t be happier.

Daily Success 4/10/2013 – After I had my second baby, the ‘eating for two’ excuse didn’t work anymore.

After I had my second baby, the ‘eating for two’ excuse didn’t work anymore. I was miserable. I had gone from overweight to obese. It was so bad, I didn’t even dare to weigh myself. I hated the way I looked. Hated that going up the stairs left me winded. And I hated that people were still asking me if I was pregnant. That hurt the most.

Something had to change. And it did one night when I was up with the baby and saw the infomercial for Turbo Jam. It looked like fun. I watched people say how it had changed their lives. And with a money-back guarantee I decided I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

When I started, I was amazed at how much fun working out was. I loved the music. Chalene’s enthusiasm and encouragement kept me motivated. And for the first time in my life, I actually wanted to work out every day!!!

Once I started seeing results—that only increased my determination. Even after doing the 20-Minute Turbo Jam tons of times, I still get pumped when it’s time to ‘get on the party train’! Chalene is so sincere that seems to know the best time to say something motivational that will get me pushing hard again even when I’m tired.

And guess what? I went from being obese to being healthy—and that’s a wonderful feeling. I lost more than 75 pounds (I can’t say for sure because I was afraid to step on the scale until I had been doing Turbo Jam for a while). I lost 13 inches from my waist alone. And I finally have a waist that’s smaller than my hips!

Best of all, I finally feel good about myself. I no longer feel fat and ashamed. Instead, I’m proud that I achieved something I once thought was impossible. Now I know that I can achieve anything I set my mind to do. And I don’t think I could have learned that without Chalene!

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Daily Success 3/29/2013 – I knew I was better than late night ice cream trips

As a physical therapist and a former college athlete, I was a relatively active person. But I knew I was capable of a healthier, more productive life—especially with my diet. I knew I was better than late night ice cream trips or fast-food cheeseburgers for dinner.


And that’s where P90X2 changed my life by providing an awesome workout and a solid, fool-proof “map” to success. For me, it was as easy as learning the percentages of macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates and fat—and “Pushing Play” five days a week.

Another huge help was my Facebook group—the X2 Crew. We were all doing P90X2 for the first time. We were all on the same schedule. We all shared nutrition ideas, recipes, workout ideas, and even had challenges with each other. It was a “game changer”—having the support of so many people was what I had been missing in my fitness.

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And it helped. I had great results through P90X2. I received numerous compliments from my family, friends, and coworkers about my new look. I achieved my goal of losing unhealthy body weight while building lean, “cut” muscle. And I am now better able to do my job as a physical therapist.

Best of all, P90X2 and the nutrition guide helped me not only to succeed for 90 days, but also to continue my new lifestyle beyond the 90 days… for the rest of my life.

Daily Success 3/28/2013 – I’d go the first week, then find excuses to stop.

I can’t remember the last time my weight wasn’t on my mind. It has been a constant battle since I was 9. I was the girl who spent tons of money on trainers. I’d go the first week, then find excuses to stop. I’d do CRAZY diets, then quit and gain everything back. I was completely unhealthy.
When I was at my heaviest, I was sitting on the couch one night eating chocolate when I came across an INSANITY infomercial. I was so impressed with the results that people were having that I decided to Google “insanity” and “insanity results.” I stayed up ‘til 4 am looking at transformations and wishing it was me.

Best of all, I convinced myself to stop wishing and start doing! One of the transformations that caught my eye was from a Beachbody Coach named Melinda. I emailed her and the next day she replied. She asked about me and asked about my goals, then sent me some info about TurboFire and said I would love it.

She was so right. The punching, kicking and jumping keeps me pumped throughout the whole day. The music is AMAZING and Chalene motivates me to keep doing more than I did the last time. I FEEL AMAZING! I can say for the first time that I am HAPPY, HEALTHY, and PROUD. I still have to pinch myself to believe it, but I lost 26.5 lbs. with 90 days of TurboFire.

And I’m a completely changed person. There’s no room for negativity in my life. I didn’t stop with TurboFire. I’m now doing P90X and I’m planning to BRING IT with another program.

Best of all, I feel like my results can inspire people to become fit and healthy. I learned that I am much stronger than I thought and am capable of achieving my goals through hard work. I’m happy.

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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 3/26/2013 – The more weight I put on the more embarrassed I became.

I have always been an athlete, a trainer, and a contestant in fitness shows, but developed medical issues that produced sudden weight gain. After numerous tests, I had a medical condition where one of the symptoms is weight gain. The more weight I put on the more embarrassed I became.
Fortunately I began dating my future husband who had great success with P90X by losing 100 pounds. After a lack of success with different fitness routines, my boyfriend suggested I try the INSANITY program.

It was the best decision I ever made. I found it incredibly challenging and broke a sweat every workout. However one of the biggest factors that made all the difference was the INSANITY meal plan. I was allowed my healthy carbohydrates (rice, beans, sweet potatoes, oats) healthy fats (nuts avocados, healthy oils) and lean protein, along with fruits and veggies.

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I lost 17 pounds, which may not seem like a lot until you look at 3 five-pound bags of sugar in the grocery market. On the other hand, I gained some things too. I kicked processed food to the curb for organic and natural food. I regained my body and my confidence. After not competing for 3 years due to my medical condition and weight gain, I was able to step on stage and compete in a worldwide fitness show in Las Vegas in November 2012.

Best of all, the INSANITY program changed my medical condition, has allowed me to maintain the health I have and also the confidence I desire as I go about my everyday life.