Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
My name is Anna and I am a wife of a veteran. Growing up, I struggled with my weight all my life. Before I found Beachbody, I tried every diet on the market. Yes, some took my weight off, but as soon as I would stop, I gained all my weight back and then some. I was sad and depressed. I avoided all mirrors. Overall, I was living an unhealthy lifestyle, and I was in denial.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My husband, who was in the service, went off to war, and I wanted him to come back to a healthy, improved, and self-confident me. I came across a woman, who is now my Coach, and she shared her story with me. Little did I know our husbands were both in the same company and unit. After hearing her story, I thought, “Well, what harm could it do?” I had already tried everything else, so I ordered it.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
During the Beachbody Challenge, I had a hard time being and thinking positive, because all I knew was what I always told myself. My biggest struggle was looking in a mirror again and seeing the damage I caused myself. Once I received 21 Day Fix, I thought, “This is never going to work.” But I popped in the video, and gave it a shot. Boy oh boy, to my surprise, was I wrong. I have learned to smile again and to be happy with my appearance. Beachbody has changed my life for the better, and I wouldn’t have gotten where I am today without them. I am happy, I have more energy, and I finally feel like I am sexy.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I love that every day the workouts are different. It’s not the same routine every day, so there is no boredom of the same routine.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
It has been years since I have weighed in the 160s. Yes, I still have more work to do, but I am proud of how far I have come. I have lost many inches and 23 pounds overall. My biggest achievement is feeling comfortable around food. I don’t feel like I need to eat everything in sight. Portion control is key.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I am confident and happy. I can run with my kids, and not run out of breath. Best of all, I did not give up.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
My group is filled with amazing women who struggle as much as I do. They are the best thing that has happened to me. They motivate me every day, and have challenged me to be the best me I can be. We post motivational quotes and sweaty pictures. They tell me how strong I have become, and how they are proud of my accomplishments. These women are my fitness family.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has been by my side for almost four years. She has helped me every step of the way. If I had questions, she was always there to answer them. When I felt I couldn’t do it, she would remind me why I started. Because of my Coach and all her support, I can finally say I did it.
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?
Shakeology has played a big part in my journey. It has helped me lose weight, gave me more energy, has done something amazing to my nails and hair, and has made my bowel movements regular as they are supposed to be.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
My family has a history of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and much more. Before I started Shakeology, my doctor told me I was a borderline for all of these conditions. Now, everything is normal and where it should be. I am no longer at a borderline risk.
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*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.