Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Before starting this journey, I always had a hard time losing weight. I was diagnosed with Thorasic Outlet Syndrome.* This affected my arms and shoulders to where I couldn’t even golf anymore. I went on medication to help alleviate some of the pain and pressure and from this medication, I gained extra weight. I weighed the most I ever had in my life. I felt terrible in my clothes and just not happy with my body. I knew that something had to change so I started to go to the gym. While at the gym, I spent the majority of the time on the treadmill walking for an hour and then I would go home. I never changed my diet and never seemed to lose any weight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My daughter became a Beachbody Coach last summer and she convinced me to try the 21 Day Fix. I declined at first because I thought I could never do it. She added me to a 21 day Challenge Group. I told her I would give it a try for one month. The first few weeks were so hard but I kept pushing on. Each week I got stronger and stronger to the point where I could even use light weights. After some Challenge Groups, I noticed I started losing weight, which kept me motivated. The accountability of the groups was outstanding and just what I needed.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
The greatest challenge I faced before beginning the program was being able to workout continuously for 20 minutes. The exercises in this program are 30 minutes so I knew I had to push myself. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it and had a lot of self doubt. The Beachbody program that I chose was full of doable exercises that I never grew bored with. The 21 Day Fix container system for portion control also helped me and my diet. I was more conscious of what I was eating and putting into my body. Knowing that I had to check in every night with 30 other women was motivation in itself. That being said, the 21 Day Fix, container system, and drinking Shakeology daily helped me to finally lose the unwanted weight and feel amazing.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
What I liked the most about the 21 Day Fix was the variety of exercises. I liked that there is a new exercise each day that focuses on different parts of the body. There were parts of my body that I worked on that I hadn’t exercised in many years. I like the food container system to help with portion control. I have been able to use the 21 Day Fix FIXATE cookbook to make delicious, healthy recipes for my family and me. When I originally purchased the 21 Day Fix I bought it as a challenge pack that included a month supply of Shakeology. I have been drinking it now for 8 months and it is my breakfast each morning. I love the taste and I love all of the benefits it brings my body. The combination of these parts of the program have helped me become successful.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
When I first started this program I weighed in at 190 pounds. I weighed so much and I was uncomfortable with my body. I didn’t have any energy and felt tired all the time. Now that I have been using the program with Shakeology, I have lost a total of 41 pounds and several inches. I am the most proud of the fact I am able to wear a pant size that I haven’t worn since before I was married 35 years ago. My initial goal when starting the program was to see the middle number in my weight change one number. The best part is that it did, five times! I now weigh 149 pounds and I feel amazing!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
My life has changed so much since starting the program. I am so energized. I feel great! My clothes fit me so well and I am full of life. I am motivated to work out every single day because I know that it is only 30 minutes. I keep track of my nutrition and strive to eat healthy. I make new recipes with my daughter and try new food. I am so happy!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
When I started my Challenge Groups back in August I never thought that I would participate as much as I did. I felt like the support and accountability the challenge group provided helped me to stay on track and focus on my goals. Knowing that the ladies in the group are all on their own personal journey in health and fitness created an awesome atmosphere that I knew I wanted to stay a part of. After my first few Challenge Groups, I realized that I was lacking the accountability and that could have been why I wasn’t seeing any results. I love the challenge groups and I will continue being a part of them!
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
My Beachbody Coach supported me by contacting me frequently throughout the week to check on me. She helped cheer me on when I didn’t feel like working out and reminded me that it was only 30 minutes and it would be over with in no time. My Coach provided recipes each day in our challenge groups and it gave me new ideas for dinner. I liked the motivational posts, the check in posts each night, and the daily recipes and ideas for new Shakeology mixes.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or 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?
I saw a lot of benefits from drinking Shakeology. I definitely noticed the biggest difference in my digestion and regularity. I never have been a regular person but this has helped so much! My hair and nails are so nice and I have so much energy. I never ate breakfast so I have been using Shakeology each morning as my breakfast and it has been a wonderful addition to my day!
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