Ultimate Reset Results
20 POUND LOSS! 3 INCHES around waist!
Beachbody: Tell us about your life before you started the program and your Ultimate Reset results. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Dugslife: Before the Ultimate Reset food was my go to LEGAL drug. When I was younger my step-dad molested me and with that came a lot of confusion, shame, secrecy, guilt, depression and PTSD.
As a child what was I supposed to do with all these feelings? Being pulled away from my mother and the situation made me confused and the counselors were not all that helpful. However…FOOD WAS!
While growing up I received free school lunch, due to our income, but I always would go through the line a second time and charge a meal. Like an alcoholic, while I was consuming the food, all my worries went away.
This got worse the older I became and spiraled out of control when I graduated high school in 2001. You know how people say “When you go to college you will gain your Freshman 15.”? Yeah…I’m not sure how much I gained, but let’s just say the cafeteria ladies and me were on a first name basis.
In 2004, I met my wife and I was a size 38 in pants. 11 years later I am wearing 46 pants with 3XL shirts. Shopping for clothes is humiliating and I give up to order online.
Beachbody: What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
Dugslife: My newest therapist, I’ve been through many, told me about how a lot of childhood sexual abuse survivors have addictions to overeating. According to Ralph DiLeone, a brain scientist at Yale University: “The motivation to take cocaine in the case of a drug addict is probably engaging similar circuits that the motivation to eat is in a hungry person.” When you overeat, snort cocaine or gamble, you are releasing dopamine in your brain. No wonder it is addicting!
With all this going on in my life I KNEW I needed some serious help. I mean I have NO CLUE how to cook healthy. Plus, I have a 2-year-old daughter and I do not want her to learn my bad habits.
During December 2012 the Ultimate Reset was $30 off and I knew this was the time to get on board. Plus, Team Impact, I am a coach and am on this team, was getting as many coaches to do it together, but my budget is really tight. How would I get the money to purchase this LIFE SAVING tool? I sold my Nike Fuel Band and an old computer that was lying around, BOOM I had the money.
I once heard that if something is important enough to you you will find a way to achieve that goal. With selling stuff that I truly did not NEED, I was able to buy what I DID NEED.
Beachbody: What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Dugslife: For about 3-4 years I have attempted P90X to lose weight, only to fail multiple times. Why would I bust my butt for weeks and NOT see results?! Why was I so tired and unmotivated to work out? One look at my bank statement and you would know. McDonalds, Sonic, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Taco Bueno, this Burger place, that burger place and cash withdrawals…to buy food and not get “caught”. Food was my greatest challenge. It is a legal drug that is accepted everywhere and no one will stop you….I was on a slow suicide. To cover up my feelings I would eat and I was killing myself slowly.
Beachbody: Why did you choose this particular program?
Dugslife: I chose the Ultimate Reset because of the way Beachbody presents the nutrition…IT’S ALL NUTRITION. There was no working out, which was GREAT for me! Right now as I am recovering from food addiction it is difficult for me to learn the habit of working out and learn the habit of eating clean at the same time.
In fear of leading my wife and daughter down the path of obesity I knew there was something that I had to do for myself. Thanks to the Ultimate Reset I am better equipped to fight this horrible pandemic called Obesity.
Beachbody: What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Dugslife: You created something that is pretty much fail proof. Besides not able to locate some of the foods, everything else went really smooth. During the Ultimate Reset I did not have to worry about figuring out what was for dinner when I got home.
Beachbody really has taken care of this recovering food addict. The only way I would be able to fight this addiction is with knowledge. I feel that Beachbody has provided me with an insurmountable knowledge for such a low price.
Even though I loved the Ultimate Reset and how it has changed my life, I wish Beachbody had taught me how to shop for all the food at once. Then teach me how to prepare A LOT of food at once and make my meals in advance. Plus, I wish you would create an Ultimate Reset Cook Book called “Reset 365” or something like that. In fact it would be awesome to have a cookbook that goes further than 21 days. Maybe who ever purchases the Ultimate Reset will receive a discount on Melissa Costello’s book The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook.
Beachbody: Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Dugslife: First off, I finished a Beachbody program for the first time EVER! That is my proudest moment in these 21 days. Ask my wife, family and friends and they will tell you that when I start something I rarely finish. But I did this…I DID IT!!!
I’ve lost 20lbs and 3 inches off my waist. Can you believe that? I mean, who would have thought eating clean would have made you lose weight without working out?
Beachbody: How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Dugslife: Since completing the Ultimate Reset I have the confidence that I can cook from scratch. There is no reason to run to something in a box and throw it into a pot of boiling water anymore.
During the 21 days I was searching Instagram for clean eating and found a profile called “FitMen Cook”. That is me, I am getting fit and I am a man. There is something about being in the kitchen with a large knife, cutting board and vegetables to make you feel like the best Husband, Dad and Man ever.
Thank you Beachbody for creating the Ultimate Reset…you have not only empowered me, but you have helped me help my family.
Beachbody: How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Dugslife: As a Team Beachbody CoachI am active in our Team, Team Impact. We had over 30 coaches do the Ultimate Reset and we lost over 500lbs. There were times that my food addict was coming out and I wanted to run, hide and eat. When those emotions came up I would pull my phone out and write on the Challenge group Facebook page. With-in minutes someone was there encouraging me to dig deep and not to give up.
On the other side of the coin, when I did cheat and binge on three brownies in two minuets…my Challenge Group was there. They did not YELL WITH ALL CAPS, but it did hurt them and I saw their disappointment, however, that did not stop the from encouraging me and feeling where I was coming from…because they were fighting the fight right there with me.
Beachbody: How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
Dugslife: Kevin Knight is a great coach. Morning, noon, or night if I text him with a question or just needing to talk I know I can count on him to write back or call me.
One time I was driving through the town that he lives in and I called him to see if he would meet me at Starbucks. He dropped everything he was doing and met me to talk about P90X, nutrition, life, goals, etc.
I’m blessed to have him as my friend.
Beachbody: How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
Dugslife: Doing the Ultimate Reset I had six supplements to take during the 21 day program. After day one, my headache was gone and I was feeling more energized. The longer into the program the better I felt.
About a week in I went to my counseling session sat down and starting talking. My therapist stopped and asked if I was doing something different. I explained to her I was doing the Ultimate Reset, eating clean and taking supplements. She got really excited and told me that she can see a HUGE difference in me. She said my mind, clarity, my focus, my energy and my confidence were all up and working really well. This helped me gain more confidence in finishing the Ultimate Reset.
The guidebook was/is a tremendous help and I still use it.
I love your honesty in telling us your story and how the The Ultimate Reset has helped you. I love your Ultimate Reset results and not just the physical change that took place with losing 20lbs but with the emotional change that took place as you went through this cleanse. You are an inspiration to many people buddy!