What was the main driving force for you to take action and sign up for?
I was tired of failing. I didn't like the way I looked. I was constantly exhausted and I wanted to be a better example for my family. These desires happened to align with a transformation contest that was being held by Bodybuilding.com. The contest gave me deadline and something else to work towards. It gave another reason why I should change and created a venue where I was held accountable and supported by more people than myself.
Tell us about your health and fitness before taking the first step towards the Beyond Plan.
I used to be really fit. My typical day involved at least one gym session a day, 2 hours of competitive sports and an active job as a personal trainer and waiter. During this stage of my life, I would consume a pizza, breadsticks and a two liter of Pepsi every day with experiencing the negative consequences of weight gain. Unfortunately as my activity levels changed over the years, my eating habits didn’t. I put on 40+ pounds of fat without almost noticing it until I saw a picture of myself and thought… What happened?
I was unmotivated and had low energy.
Why did you specifically choose to train with David and teamkingsbury?
I was amazed at the progress Hugh Jackman made in becoming the Wolverine and I researched a lot to find out who his trainer was. When I did, I knew I wanted to train with him. I'm in Utah and David is in the UK but luckily the innovations of technology gave me access to guy who makes real life superheroes. It really was a no brainer for the price.
What positive surprises did you find during your programme?
The biggest surprise to me was how little I actually had to train and how good the food recipes were. I started craving healthy meals and I didn’t overtrain unnecessarily and burn myself out.
During the transformation stage where was the point when you could really start to feel and see the changes?
After week 6. I noticed little changes here and there before then, but I distinctly remember the sixth week as a turning point where David helped dial my program in even more. The weight began to fly off.
What was it that kept you motivated and focused throughout the process?
Results and a clear goal. It was about 6 weeks before I really started to see progress that I personally felt was significant. But when I did and people noticed, I was hooked. I pushed harder and harder. It's hard because those first 5 weeks took grit and a whole of faith because I didn't see instant results. My goal/my why is what got me through those first 5 weeks.
What did family and friends notice about you during your transformation?
It really opened their eyes. Sometimes you see these transformations and you instantly think… that’s fake. But they lived it and it was really inspiring to them. Many have since undergone their own transformations and it’s amazing to see.
Thinking back to when you finished your programme and hit your goal how were you feeling at that moment in time?
I remember thinking… Is this really me? I would stand relaxed in front of the mirror staring at my six pack and say to myself… “This is crazy.” It wasn’t really a vanity thing. It was pride in a job well done.
"The biggest surprise to me was how little I actually had to train and how good the food recipes were. I started craving healthy meals and I didn’t overtrain unnecessarily and burn myself out."
What was the most interesting or surprising thing you felt about the programme?
How important nutrition is. As a foodie with a large appetite… Abs are made in the kitchen. That was tough pill to swallow because when I was younger… experience told me otherwise. Circumstances change and so does your body.
Where will your journey take you now?
I want to make this a lifestyle that is easy to maintain while helping others learn how to do the same.
What would you say to anyone that’s thinking about signing up to Beyond but is still sitting on the fence?
6 weeks from now, you will wish you had.
How likely are you to recommend it to a friend and why?
I recommend David to everyone because quite simply he’s the best. Amazing meal plans and great workouts. There is no better online training out there. His results speak for themselves.
Think back to your journey, whats the biggest breakthrough moment?
The first day I woke up and saw the separating line in my lower abs… It was an amazing feeling.
How fast did you start seeing changes in your appearance?
I saw some minor results after about 2-3 weeks and it was the biggest challenge I faced. Results take time and it's hard to change your body. Those first few weeks you are literally operating on faith that all the hard work will pay off. It got discouraging sometimes but I kept reminding myself of reason why I was committing change. I trusted the process and eventually I had some small breakthroughs that help me overcome the doubt.
Please could you sum up the whole journey in a few words for us?
Trust the process. Be 100% and go all in. If your going 100% it makes it easy to know what's working and what's not. Push through the first 6 weeks with grit. You don't always need to be motivated but you can be disciplined. Results will come. Nutrition was the game changer for me.
I remember thinking… Is this really me? I would stand relaxed in front of the mirror staring at my six pack and say to myself… “This is crazy.” It wasn’t really a vanity thing.
It was pride in a job well done.
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