Independent Beachbody Coach Cindy Ruder lost 29 lbs with 21 Day Fix, INSANITY MAX:30, and 21 Day Fix EXTREME. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 9th, 2015!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I had started 21 Day Fix the end of February 2014 and by April 6, 2014, I had lost 21 pounds and 20 inches. The next week I began a journey that included neck surgery, 4 1/2 months on prednisone, and by September 1, 2014 I had gained back the weight I had lost as well as the inches. I felt heavy and sluggish from the months of inactivity.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I wanted to become healthy. My husband was diagnosed with diabetes and I was borderline diabetic with diabetes history in my family. It was time to change the way we ate and become more active. With 11 grandchildren, I wanted to be able to get down on the floor and play with them. I want to fully enjoy each moment I have with my children and grandchildren so I needed to gain control over my inactivity and lack of planning for nutrition.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest challenge was myself. I can be competitive and hate to lose, so I had to get out of my way and begin. Beginning the program was the challenge. I needed to keep going. As I began again in September, it was a matter of making sure that I did not quit. With the help of my Coach and online accountability groups, I have been consistent with working out. The groups have also helped me with nutrition, because I did not want to let anyone down in the group by not planning and posting my meals, my struggles, and my victories (scale and non-scale).
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love that with INSANITY MAX:30 there was a modifier screen through the whole workout. With my health issues, I knew I could not do the jumping so needed to see how to modify each movement.* I then switched to 21 Day Fix EXTREME. By this time I only needed to modify a few moves and felt myself growing stronger each week.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I gained confidence and strength through this program. Each week I had more range of motion with push ups and each week I was able to push further than the week before. 21 Day Fix EXTREME pushed me further than I thought I could go. I completed 2 rounds of 21 Day Fix.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am committed to working out each and every day. The eating plan that came with the workout program was easy to follow and is a plan that can be followed indefinitely.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in a Challenge Group helped me keep pushing forward because I did not want to disappoint my Coach or the group I was involved with. They encouraged me every step of the way and pushed me to keep pushing forward. I am thankful for the encouragement and support that my group gave me.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach was in constant contact with me; checking up on my nutrition goals and my workout goals. She continually encouraged my journey each step of the way.
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?
I have a Shakeology shake every morning for my breakfast. It gives me energy and keeps me fueled until it is time for a snack or lunch. I cannot imagine going a day without at least one or two shakes.
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
*Always consult with your physician about your unique medical needs before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product.