Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My life was coming to a crossroads. We were gearing up for our first deployment as a family, and in the midst of packing and mentally and physically trying to prepare, I started eating terribly as we tried not to buy too much perishable food in the house. We were eating out, taking trips, and just enjoying our time together. I really didn’t think of it much until my clothes kept getting tighter and tighter. Almost at my biggest again, I realized, when shopping for clothes to travel with, that I was now a size 8, pushing a size 10. A size I had never been. I felt terrible physically, on top of already dealing with the emotional stress of deployment. I felt heavy, lethargic, unhappy, uncomfortable, and just not myself.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew it was up to me to make a difference in my health. I could have let deployment defeat me, but instead decided to use it as a time to really work on being the best I could be from the inside. My husband was sacrificing for us and his country. I could sacrifice and work hard too, so that’s exactly what I did!
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 how I was eating. I knew I had to get a hold of how much was enough for my body and the goals I wanted to reach. I had also lost my motivation to get up and go, so knowing my workouts were only 30 minutes helped me get into a workout routine much better. Also, the containers, once again, kept it simple enough for me to follow and stay on track.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What didn’t I love?! It challenged me, which was my favorite part. My first week was tough, but I loved that I had so much room to grow and get better. So each workout, I pushed for more reps, longer time doing each move, and, because of that, got so much stronger than I ever have. I loved the containers, and the Countdown to Competition plan helped me really see what I was made of and brought me results I had never seen before.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
They took my breath away! I mean, that’s me?! The girl with abs?! It was exciting to see that abs aren’t impossible. It wasn’t just something I was saying; I was living proof of it! I am most proud of sticking with the Countdown to Competition plan. That thing is tough but totally doable when you keep the right mindset, and even more worth it!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My confidence is through the roof! I am so grateful for a program that helped me focus on something positive during a time that can be so overwhelming and negative! It’s my go-to program for sure!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It made such a big difference! I loved waking up each morning to see our Coach’s post to give us something to do or think about. I love posting motivational things every day to keep us going. It really helped!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She has always given me the tools I need to not only succeed in my own journey, but help others do the same as well. She leads with her heart, and it helps me keep going knowing that she will always be there when I feel like I can’t do it on my own!
How did a Beachbody supplement, 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?
E&E was the “make or break” for my early morning workouts! I am not a morning person, so to know I had such an incredible supplement waiting for me when I rolled out of bed made it so much easier! The boost is incredible, and it lasted long after I finished getting my butt kicked!
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