Fast food, microwaveable snacks and sodas…yummy!!
That’s what Richard Laureano-El ate during his early twenties. But there is only so much the human body can take and Richard’s body began to give out. With his weight reaching a high 235 lbs, he made it a mission to stop eating bad food and take on a healthier way. He hit the gym and was on a pristine diet–he was winning!
Or was he?
In a few months, he began to slip back into his old ways and cycled on and off the healthy eating and exercising. It wasn’t what he wanted. Richard fell off his horse, but was determined to kick things back into gear. He discovered P90X and stuck with the 90 days of intense workouts. Got his weight down to 195!!!
As the passion to stay lean grew even more, he finished the program and moved right into the next one: Insanity Asylum. If that wasn’t tough enough, he combined both programs to form the Asylum/P90X hybrid. Here he lost 10 lbs more and dropped his body fat to athletic levels, while building some powerful muscles. He has his coach to thank for the support and Shakeology to thank for his nutrition.
Way to go, Richard!!!
Check out his Insanity Asylum Results video below:
1) What workouts have you done and what was the time frame for your transformation?
Insanity Asylum for one month and then Asylum/P90X Hybrid.
2) What were your before/after stats (weight/bodyfat)?
Day 1: 195 lbs, 14% BF (body fat)
Day 30: 180 lbs 11% BF
Day 60: 185 lbs 9% BF
3) What your life was like before and how it has changed/improved?
I was always athletic, healthy and very energetic. It was around my mid 20’s when things started to move downhill. From the age of 24 to about 27 I was eating lots of processed foods and fast foods so I started to gain unwanted pounds and became less active in the process. I did not like the feeling of being fatigued.
I first became health conscious around the age 28 and it’s been a bumpy road up until my commitment to the Asylum. When I was 28, I was at my heaviest: 238 pounds. I was tired of being overweight and uncomfortable. I started searching for ways to lose weight and better my overall health.
I stumbled upon herbal colon cleanse. I thought I’d give it a try since I was experiencing bloating and fatigue. I lost 20 lbs my first week on the cleanse and about 30 lbs that entire month. I felt like a new person! My energy was returning. I started exercising–mostly push ups and dumbbell curls.
From the age 29 to modern times I would workout and eat healthy foods regularly. I joined gyms, bought programs, ran on treadmills…I even lifted heavy weights. But it would only last for a span of 2 months at a time. I got some decent results each time but i would lose the results soon after due to lack of exercise and poor eating habits
For the next few months now I’m right back where I started. That was the vicious cycle I had to break in order to succeed and reach my goal of being lean. With hard work, eventually I got back down to 190 lbs.
This time it would be different. This is when I decided its time for change on a major
scale–something a little more permanent. So I started to research and I came across some success stories/testimonies and was moved by Zander Jepsen’s story. Then I made him my coach and got committed to the Asylum…a decision that would change my life forever…
4) How has the support of a coach and this team helped you?
This the team has inspired me through the whole process and my coach, Zander Jepsen, he was a great help to me. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his support!
5) Besides the support of a coach & team, what was the key to your success?
The key to my success was mental focus and good nutrition. Those are the two things that are absolutely necessary to achieve dramatic results.
6) What tips would you give to someone who is new and starting out?
Take it one day at a time. Remember each day is a new beginning. So I’d say give it your all each day and stay on top of your nutrition and at the end of your journey you will see your reward!
-Have a blessed day!