Ebony Cornish lost 33 lbs. in six months with 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 1st! (Ebony is an independent Beachbody Coach.)
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before joining my first 21 Day Fix Challenge Group, I was lethargic, sluggish, and had no energy. I had big dreams and wished to be better, but I just didn’t know where to start. I had started and failed so many times. I really lost faith that I’d ever be able to stick to something once and for all. I was just getting bigger and bigger, and hated looking in the mirror. I was miserable. I started unbuttoning my pants when I sat down, because my stomach was huge. My weight was becoming a problem, and I knew if I didn’t change something, it was only going to get worse! I wanted to feel better about myself! Somewhere between becoming a mother and wife, I really let myself go. My first child passed away, and it really hurt me so much. I tried to eat the pain away.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My best friend became a Beachbody Coach, and invited me to try the program. Honestly, I didn’t think it was going to work, but I trusted my friend. She explained to me how the Challenge Group, nutrition plan, and 30-minute workouts were totally doable! While it was going to be challenging, I was going to have support. At that point, I had nothing to lose. And plus, she told me if I didn’t like it, there was a money-back guarantee. I said: “What the heck. Let’s go.”
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My biggest problem was consistency. If I didn’t see results fast enough, I’d get discouraged. If I had one “bad day,” I’d throw everything out of the window and just say, “Oh well.” Or I’d say, “I’ll start over on Monday,” which rarely happened. It was a vicious cycle. The Challenge Group and my Coach kept me engaged and motivated. When I wasn’t active in the group, my Coach would check on me and see if I was okay. The gym never did that. When I ate something bad, I’d talk to my Coach, who let me know that this is a journey and if I messed up, to get right back up and get back in the game! My Coach also kept little contests happening, which made working out fun! Oh, and I had a huuuuuge addiction to sweets! Shakeology is undeniably my favorite meal of the day! It truly helped me kick my McDonald’s frappe addiction. Working out from home took away my excuses. The nutrition program is simple, and I’m always full. I just love how this program has changed my life. I am now a Coach!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The workouts from home and Shakeology.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
I went from a 37-inch waist to currently 29. I don’t stop at fast food restaurants every day. I work out daily, and my son works out with me. I’ve lost 33 pounds, and I’m inspiring and encouraging others now — too many to name! I’m most proud of how I came out of my shell and started sharing my journey. I love helping others believe in themselves. I had stopped believing in myself, and someone helped me have faith again.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My confidence is through the roof! Since accomplishing what I have so far, I know there is nothing I cannot do! If I set my mind to it, I can do it! I’m more positive now!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Oh wow! I truly believe the magic is in the Challenge Group and the Coach. She leads a very engaging group, and I can always feel her passion and concern. She checks on me if I go ‘missing,’ and lets me know I can pick right back up! Some days I didn’t feel like working out, but when I saw other people posting, it encouraged me to get up! She is very transparent and open, which let me know that life happens but it’s all in how you respond to it. She recognized me in one Challenge Group for being interactive, and that really encouraged me. It made me feel like my presence was important!
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She called me, texted me, and just offered support and encouragement anytime I needed it! She told me I could do 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?
Oh wow! Shakeology is amazing! The digestion and regularity helped my stomach/waist get smaller. It gives me energy, and helped me kick my carb addiction! It’s soooo good!
You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes.
*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.