†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Barbara is an independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I didn’t have much confidence in myself and felt so bad that I let myself gain so much weight over the past year (30 pounds). I wasn’t able to fit in my clothes and it made me feel so bad that I was having to buy larger clothes. A very low self-esteem when it came to being overweight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew that I needed to do something about my weight gain (for my health and overall confidence). Then, I kept seeing my niece Shawn (a Beachbody Coach) post her transformation journey and I wanted to give it a try! She inspired me to get back to eating healthy and exercising again! I wanted to live the healthy lifestyle that I knew was good for me, but just kept putting it off!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Eating healthy, losing weight, and exercising! The 21 Day Fix meal plan helped me realize how much food I was eating and how much of the wrong foods I was eating. The containers worked great for showing me portion control and the right foods to eat. The 21 Day Fix workouts were easy to follow and Autumn did an amazing job with supporting and encouraging me to stick with the meal plan and workouts! The combo got me back on the right track of living a healthy lifestyle once again! Also, my Coach, Shawn, did an awesome job with supporting, encouraging and accountability through Challenge Groups and sending personal messages to me to make sure that I was doing okay with the program! I’m so happy to be back on the road to a healthier life through eating right and exercising!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the modifications in the 21 Day Fix workouts. It was nice to have that, so I could get used to the workouts and then gradually do less modifying. I liked Autumn’s encouraging words throughout the workouts. It kept me going and to not give up! I also liked the food containers and meal plan book! Portion control and knowing what to eat played a huge part in my success with this program!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In 4 months, I dropped from a size 16 (jeans/pants) to a size 8, and shirt size XL to S/M. I’m so proud of the weight and inches that I’ve lost over these 4 months (37.5 pounds and 32 inches)!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Confidence in myself has soared high! My health is so much better! I used to have such severe stomach problems in the morning that I couldn’t eat the first thing in the morning and that is all gone. I have more energy and I don’t feel tired anymore. I can do the workouts with less or no modifications and have gone from 3-5 lb. weights to 5-8 lbs.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Knowing that I wasn’t in this by myself and had friendly competition! Everyone in our group was very supportive in encouraging me to keep going and not give up! The daily check-ins were amazing to hold me accountable for my daily food, water, and workouts! Having fun postings to get to know each other was also very helpful for support and encouragement. I felt that I not only was letting myself down, but everyone else if I didn’t stick with the plan. So, that held me accountable!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Shawn sent me private messages to just check in with me on a regular basis, and to see if I needed anything or had any questions. She was also very encouraging all along the way! She gave me so much support by just being there whenever I needed anything! Being available was very important to me! By having the daily check-ins, just knowing that she truly cared about me and how I was doing every day was very important! She’s shown me compassion in every way along this journey! She loves what she is doing and it shows in every way!
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?
Shakeology was great for helping me feel full all morning long. It also helped with the food cravings throughout the morning. I felt more energy and less tired. I’ve always had trouble with constipation and it seems to be helping with that as well. I really like the taste and texture of the chocolate shakes.2
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