Jeff's Remarkable Transformation!
Jeff has been a member of Team Fitness for Life for a little while now, and has recently signed up as a Coach. People around him have been noticing his incredible transformation and have wondered how he has turned his life around, so becoming a Coach was a natural step for him.
Jeff also knows that he is still on this journey to not only continue to get better, but also never go back to the weight he as at before. I think many of you will relate to some of the trials and tribulations Jeff has gone through, but notice this one thing - Jeff has set his sights on his goal, and is not slowing down until he gets there! Great job Jeff!
Jeff's Story (check out Jeff's Facebook page here)
Previous to my transformation that I've had recently, I did Insanity almost to the second month almost two years ago this May. I wanted to look good for when my wife and myself was getting married. I lost right around twenty pounds in the first thirty days of initially doing Insanity.
Once I got married, my healthy lifestyle that I thought I was going to make, went right out the door. I stopped worrying about what I was eating, or evening completing the second month of Insanity.
Moving ahead to the end of 2012. With New Years quickly approaching, and resolutions coming to light, which I never do by the way, I wanted to make a lifestyle change in my health, and longevity in life. I'm the type of person that thinks long term. I want to make sure my health doesn't fail me for when my kids graduate, or when I get the chance to walk my daughters down that aisle.
With the track I was on, eating fast food almost every day, eating from our cafeteria at work, and drinking tons of pop/soda. I knew I was on a tail spin for health problems someday. I felt very sluggish, I had no energy, no stamina, nor the will power to want to change.
January 1st, 2013 I made the decision to do Insanity, stick with it, and set goals for myself, that I knew I could achieve if I applied myself. I signed up for Team Beachbody for there free section of the main site. I found myself a coach through Team Beachbody's site too. His name was Tyler Robbins. I didn't know him from Adam. He was very friendly, and any questions I had, he responded very quickly. I knew from the past, that there was accountability groups also that I could join, for advice, and to have quote unquote a partner to do this with too.
My starting weight was 251 pounds on January 7th, 2013. First goal, I wanted to lose 50 pounds, and be under 200 pounds. I also wanted to educate myself on the correct foods, and what I should and shouldn't eating to get maximum results. Let me tell you now, that first 30 days, kicked my butt, literally.
Anyone that has done Insanity, month two is BANANAS. Pretty much month one is kindergarden, and month two is college. After I completed month two, I decided to do it again. This time, I wanted to challenge myself, with doing some of the routines with no breaks. Right around the first of April, I finished my second month of month two. So I had a total of ninety days of Insanity. I had great results in my weight loss. I lost thirty pounds in the first thirty days. Then I'd hit a plateau, then I'd lost a few more pounds, then hit another plateau. So all in all I hammered out 90 days of Insanity, I educated myself on nutrition, and I ate healthier foods through this whole 90 days.
I felt like I wanted to be able to help others live the healthy life that I decided to commit to shortly after the first of April. I had thrown around the idea with Tyler about becoming a coach with Team Beachbody. He gave me the information, and I let him know I would think about it. After talking with my wife, I had made my decision to become a Team Beachbody Coach on April 16th. I wanted to be a product of the product. Team Beachbody was my knight in shining armour. I wanted to share the wealth of what they had to offer to friends and family.
Next journey for me was Insanity Asylum, and Shakeology. On April 19th, I went to do my every few day weigh in, I weighed 198 pounds. I officially made my 50 pounds, and I was under 200 pounds. That was both goals that I set the beginning of January. I was thrilled, and overjoyed. I broke down thinking about it the next morning. That I actually had the will power and commitment to start something as serious as this, and I stuck with it.
So on April 23rd, I started Insanity Asylum. Asylum is an awesome workout program, just as is Insanity. Asylum just has a whole different routine. I also got the chance to try Shakeology for the first time. Can't believe I didn't have Shakeology for the first 90 days of Insanity. Sure would have helped. It has made me feel so different. I have more energy/stamina, its helped me lose weight, reduce cravings, and has given me regularity in digestion.
So as of May 2nd, 2013, I officially weigh 196 pounds. I've just about hit my 55 pound weight loss mark. My next goal is to get lean enough to where six pack abs start to show. I've set the foundation, and I can see the outline, but I want the definition.
So in closing, my biggest point of writing this testimonial is.....anything is achievable if you set your mind to it. I've lived the last 5 months kind of by Team Beachbody's slogan. Decide, Commit, Succeed. I decided to make a change to a healthier lifestyle. I committed every day for 5 months to push play, and put my time in to live a healthier lifestyle. In the end, I succeeded. I pushed myself to my goals, and then some.
I want to give thanks to my great support system of friends and family. Tyler Robbins has been a great inspiration, and great friend through this whole journey.