Brian Gets Shredded

Brian is a fellow coach and really has an inspiring story.  After being medically disqualified to fly aircraft in the military he started gaining weight steadily in his new civilian work.  He was eating out all the time and always making excuses for why he couldn’t work out.  When it hit him that he wasn’t setting a good example for his family, he decided to make a change.  He found P90X and with his coach’s help he achieved phenomenal results!  In 120 days he dropped 37 lbs and got absolutely shredded!

Check out Brian’s amazing transformation which has been featured on several Beachbody infomercials.  You can find more info at his website: www.getrippednation.com

 

Brian’s story in his own words:

“I was once a fit and healthy man, and I believe I glorified God in my image.  But eventually, I fell prey to the temptations, stresses, and pleasures in life and my body was neglected.

“In 2007, I endured an untimely, career ending blow to my life as a US Air Force officer and pilot.  I was medically disqualified from flying military aircraft.  I had worked my whole life to achieve that dream, and it was gone in an instant!”

During ensuing stressful search for a “new life as a civilian”, my weight steadily climbed from 170lbs and 12% body fat to 195lbs and 22.4% body fat in less than one year.  I was eating WHAT I wanted, WHEN I wanted, and always finding an excuse to skip a trip to the gym (job search, stress…lazy).  Eventually, I found a new career in Sales/Engineering where we ate out EVERY DAY!  When traveling, we ate out EVERY MEAL.

One evening while standing shirtless in front of my bathroom mirror, a feeling of utter embarrassment swept over me.  I didn’t want to be seen by my own wife (or anyone else’s wife, actually) with my shirt off!  I was embarrassed to take my son to the pool!  I was always exhausted.  I had chronic headaches, backaches, neck pains, and occasional chest pains. The man I was looking at in the mirror was just a “doughy” shell of the strong, athletic, confident (…and yes, devastatingly handsome?…LOL!) man that my wife had married less than 10 years earlier.

“It broke my heart to know that I was setting such a poor example for my 5 year old son.  He watched and mimicked everything I did.  He deserved a better example.  He deserved an example of a man that glorified God in his body…and I NEEDED to be that man!  I was DETERMINED to be that man!  My weapon of choice to help me fight to become THAT man…was P90X!”

“The P90X plan was “simple”, but it wasn’t “easy”.   For 90 days, I committed to the program 100%.  I worked out for 1 hr per day, 6 days per week.  The other 23 hrs per day, I followed the nutrition guidelines (with slight modifications) to ensure my body had the proper fuel to ignite EXTREME RESULTS!  I never missed a workout.  I never cheated on my diet.  I endured through severe headaches, back pains, neck pains, sinus infections, late nights, and early mornings…whatever it took.  I was a determined to win this battle!” 

Most importantly, I found a Team Beachbody coach that inspired me.  One that would support, encourage, motivate, educate and congratulate me!  I was determined to take control of my body and my life, but I couldn’t do it alone.  It was comforting to know that my coach and his team were right there with me every step of the way.  He set an example that was worth following.

The results…were staggering! I was amazed at how effective this program was!  The fat melted away, muscles grew, energy levels surged, my aches and pains virtually disappeared!  I was getting ripped!  After 90 days I was weighing in at 168lbs and 9% body fat.  But I wasn’t done.  I had won the battle, but the war raged on!  For the next 30 day I committed to INSANITY: THE ASYLUM to improve my athleticism, strength, speed, and agility.  By day 120 my weight was down to 158lbs and my body fat was below 8%.

“…now I was more ripped than ever before in my life.  I was pushing 40 years old, but I felt like I was in my 20’s again!  I was strong, athletic, healthy, confident, energetic and proud.  Best of all, I was setting an example for my family to follow.  I was now THAT man they NEEDED me to be.”

Now, you’ll find me shirtless in front of the mirror quite frequently (just ask my wife, LOL!)…except now I’ll have a big smile on my face!  Thank you Coach Wayne for helping to make my life better, and making me a better man.

I had great success and have had a lot of positive feedback from my transformation.  I have become very well educated on nutrition and fitness.  I know what works and what doesn’t.  I’ve been on both sides of the health spectrum, and let me tell you…the side I’m on now is where you NEED to be!  So many people want to transform their health, but for many reasons they aren’t successful.  I CAN help and I WANT to help!  This is a war that is worth fighting.  With the right weapons, fuel, mission plan, and leader you can fight for a better life and win!”

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