†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Charlene 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 was always the bigger girl — in junior high, high school, and as an adult. I always had to shop in plus-size stores for as long as I can remember. In August 2014, I had just had my second beautiful baby boy four months prior, and I was tired of not feeling comfortable in my own skin.4 I dreaded going out with my husband on a date, because I would have to find something that fit. I was tired all the time! And it wasn’t because of my baby — he was a great sleeper — I just had zero energy!
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My friend, and now Coach, Aldona! I was seeing what she was posting on Facebook in regards to her transformation, and I thought: “Yes! I can do it too!”
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
I seriously doubted my ability to be able to do the exercises and stick with it! I had zero confidence in myself. Then the feeling I would get when I finished those 30 minutes of 21 Day Fix was unbelievable! I was so proud of myself and wanted to feel that every day. So I continued to press play and see where it would take me!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
It is the whole package! From the eating plan and workouts to the accountability through Challenge Groups. It is fantastic! I truly believe that without one of those three things, I wouldn’t have gotten so far!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I lost 75 pounds! I want to scream it from the rooftops! I have reached my long-term goal!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’m so full of life and energetic now! My confidence in myself is way up, and I love getting up in the morning to take on the day! The first task is to work out, then I get to enjoy my Shakeology! Like I said earlier, I’m a better mom and wife, because I have the energy and body to allow me to play with my kids and chase them around! I feel like a woman again, and look forward to date nights with my husband!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
The accountability portion of the Challenge Groups was key to my success. I had to reply to Aldona’s post every day to tell her (and the others) which workout I had completed that day and what I had eaten. Aldona is fantastic. She’s not looking for perfection; she just wants you to continue to challenge yourself and to not give up on yourself!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was there every day to answer my questions, push me to challenge myself, and encourage me to get out of my comfort zone!
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 love Shakeology! It helps curb my chocolate cravings while helping me have more energy, sleep better, and regulate my digestive system!2
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
Obesity! Without the kick-start of Shakeology in the first month, I wouldn’t have been able to continue. I would have been hungry and fallen off-track!
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4Always consult with your physician before commencing any fitness program or nutritional product if you are pregnant or postpartum.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.