Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I am a new mom to a 9 month old baby girl, and I had gained a lot during my pregnancy. I have never been this big my entire life. My pants didn’t fit, my shirts didn’t fit, and I was miserable. I had no motivation and no energy. I was very unhappy with myself.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My family actually inspired me. I wanted to change our lifestyle and get healthy again, for myself and my family. I know that I have a body complex, and I want my daughter to grow up having an active healthy lifestyle so that she doesn’t develop a body complex.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenges I faced was exercising consistently and controlling how much I was eating.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I loved that the workouts are only 30 minutes long, and I was able to do the workout while my 9 month old daughter was taking a nap. It was a program that my postpartum body could handle.§ Since I had gained 85 pounds during my pregnancy, I was not used to being as overweight that I was.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
The results that I have achieved are unbelievable. My first round, I lost 17 lbs and 16.5 inches. Since then, I have currently lost almost 60 pounds just with the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. The achievement that I am most proud of is myself. I was in such a state of sadness, and 21 Day Fix helped me come alive again. I am an even better person for learning what I am truly capable of doing.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has had a complete turn around since starting 21 Day Fix. I am a happier and healthier than I have ever been! I became a Coach, and I am helping others achieve their goals and help them turn their lives around too. I am loving my life and actually living it. Before I was so self-conscious and unhappy that I didn’t want to leave my house. My family was suffering because I didn’t love my body or myself. I had just given birth to my daughter, and I had the most amazing gift: a healthy, beautiful baby girl, and I was sad. I remember it so clearly. The day that I started Shakeology (because I started it a couple days before the Challenge Group started), I immediately felt a change. I had more energy and I was happy to be starting a new beginning in my life!† Little did I know how amazing of an impact this Beachbody program would have on my life.
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 and becoming a Coach is what has helped me reach my goals. Every single one of my Challenge participants, and the people who are following my journey on Facebook and Instagram, are the ones that have kept me accountable. My first Challenge Group ever was so supportive, it was moms, just like me, trying to lose their baby weight. It was inspiring to see other moms doing it, and that helped me realize that I could too!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Coach has been the inspiration that has kept me going! He has shared my story with others, has pushed me to set my goals and achieve them, and when I don’t, he helps me strategize on what I need to do to achieve those goals. Last but not least, he has picked me back up at my lowest points. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his support and friendship.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation?
I have been drinking Shakeology every day since the beginning of June 2014. It has been my life saver. I had a low energy level, so bad that it was hard for me to get off the couch to play with my daughter. It has gotten me “regular” again.† I also gained a daily dose of dense superfood nutrition! Although I love my vegetables, some days I don’t get to eat as well as I would like. Shakeology fills in where I lack, and I love that about my superfood shake!
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§Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or post-partum.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.