Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My life before I started this journey was back in November 2014. I had just turned 50 years old! I was out of shape, miserable, tired, and depressed, and had no feeling of self-worth. I literally hated everyone and everything. It was a horrible time in my life. I didn’t even want to spend the holidays with my family. So I didn’t. It wasn’t until after that that I knew something needed to change. I went to my doctor and had some blood drawn. My doctor told me I was in full-blown menopause.* I was shocked and relieved at the same time that there was a reason I was feeling the way I was. Then I was introduced to Beachbody through my Coach and friend, and decided to give this a try. I cannot even explain the change in my attitude, self-worth, and confidence. I ordered 21 Day Fix and Shakeology, and I’m so glad I did. Beachbody changed my life, and I will forever be grateful. I’m living life again!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was introduced to Beachbody through a friend of mine, and it sounded like a great idea. I loved the fact that the workouts were only about 30 minutes and with my busy schedule, it seemed to be doable. I also loved that the eating plans were so easy to follow. So I jumped on the bandwagon, and ordered my 21 Day Fix and Shakeology.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My greatest challenge when I received my Beachbody program was hoping to be able to have the support behind me to have the motivation to keep going. Once I started in a Challenge Group and found how many people were in the process of changing their lives as well, it made me want to push that much harder. So I did just that. The support behind these groups is amazing and truly has changed my life forever. I am at the point again in my life that I am happy with myself, loving myself, and have more confidence today than I ever have.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love the fact that weights were incorporated into the workouts. I always wanted to work with weights, but didn’t know how. I love how it has changed my appearance.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The best results I have achieved so far is how much it has toned my body. When I’m walking around my neighborhood with my dog and I see people I haven’t seen in a while, they are like :”Wow! Look at you! You look great. What are you doing? You look amazing.” For me, it doesn’t get much better than that!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Beachbody has changed my life in so many ways that I don’t know where to start. I am happier, have so much energy, love myself again, and have so much confidence in myself. I love life again! I just want to keep on keeping on with what I’m doing, and hope to inspire others who may be struggling with themselves. I want to let them know they are not alone and that they too can do this!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Participating in the Challenge Groups not only helped me with staying accountable, but I wanted to return that favor and push them as well.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Dorothy has been wonderful with the groups. She always took the time to be there for us when we needed her, whether it was a phone call, texting, or instant messaging through FB. She has been my rock!
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, or digestion/regularity?
I have been drinking Shakeology. I love it after my workouts. It helps me feel alive again, and definitely helps me hydrate after the sweaty workouts.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Shakeology, all-in-all, just makes me feel better and gives me more energy. It also seems like my overall skin looks healthier.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, etc.)?
It definitely helped to bring my blood pressure down. I believe in these workouts and Shakeology for doing so.*
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