Meet Allyson L. She lost 3.75 inches off her waist in 21 days with 21 Day Fix EXTREME. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 19th!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Hi! At 131 lbs, and 5’10”, I was certainly not overweight, but it was how I felt. You’ve heard the term, “skinny-fat”? ..that was me. I knew I was thin, but not totally healthy. I felt tired (all the time!), “soft” from sitting at a dang desk job, and frustrated that I had gained weight in the hips and waist! Grr! Sitting truly is the new smoking. It is so unhealthy for us. Due to long hours at work (10-12/day), I knew that if I continued on this path (tired, gaining weight, loss of flexibility, etc), I could kiss my skinny jeans goodbye, not to mention my chances for dating!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
The irony is that I love fitness and exercise. It was simply due to a new job, and the long hours it demanded, that I had to sit. I just decided one day that I had had enough. I would actually drive home late at night, and look longingly at the darkened gym, wishing I could’ve gone inside that day. So, after a friend told me about Beachbody (and Coaching), I knew I had hit a gold mine. I ordered the 21 Day Fix EXTREME, and didn’t look back. I was able to do it from home (instead of needing commute time to the gym), and immediately began to see results.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Finding the time! Being able to do the workout at home is a huge time saver. I don’t have to get up earlier to put on makeup, eat breakfast, make sure my workout outfit matched, drive to the gym, find an open machine (good luck!), and then drive back home. I can do it all in about a 2 second walk to my living room. This is how it should be done!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved how motivating Autumn was. She pushes you, but also encourages you. I think that is the sign of a great instructor.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I was blown away by the “after” hips measurement! I am beyond thrilled with these results! It seriously makes me want to cry. I have always hated that area, and am so happy with the toned, tight results! The waist was a shocker, too! I love the flat stomach, and really just “feel” so much better in that area.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Well, for starters, I have received much more attention from the male gender, since posting my before/after photos. 😉 Kinda funny. But, most importantly, I feel better! My clothes fit better, and I will confidently walk onto any beach this summer, knowing I put in the work to change my life, and my body.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The Challenge Groups are amazing. This particular group was extremely engaged, and encouraging of one another. The thing that pushed me the most was starting a competition with one of the guys in the group. I didn’t let on how many inches I was losing, so I kind of came out of nowhere, and blew him away when the results were posted. He could not believe the win, and gracefully gave me the Kudo’s.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
She is one of the most naturally encouraging people I know. She willingly lifts and strengthens people wherever she goes. She supported me 100%, and cheered me on in the group. I was lucky to have her support!
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 drank Chocolate Vegan Shakeology every single day. It was a powerhouse of Fuel and Energy! That stuff is really amazing. I know nutrition, and know that Shakeology is truly filled with ingredients that will nourish and support every system in my body. I had greater energy, better digestion, and loved that it felt like I was eating a chocolate brownie everyday for breakfast! Yes, please!
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.