Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
At the time I started the program, I was at my lowest point. I was put on daily medication for hypertension and migraines, and was stuffing myself into my “fat clothes.” I was even holding my work pants together with rubber bands as I had done when I was pregnant and refused to spend money on maternity clothes until I had to. Thinking back, I avoided mirrors that showed my lower half of my body, and felt pretty disappointed that I had let myself go that far. It was do-or-die for me.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
My friend, Coach, and mentor. She has always been a steady force in my life and one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Her transformation on the program and reaching her goals made me want to be a part of that. Also, for health reasons, I absolutely had to make a change; it was just a matter of which route to take.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
My love of food definitely was a challenge to overcome… I was in love with the wrong kinds of foods, and my family was as well. I had to find a program that would not only help me overcome those addictions, but work for my family too. The portion-control containers and guide have helped me immensely in controlling what I eat and how much of it. Not only that, but the program has been amazing for getting my children to eat better foods as well. Often they will reach for carrots or fruits instead of brownies or fruit snacks. I’ve saved money planning out my meals that way. Shakeology has benefited my energy more than I ever thought possible.2 Choosing Beachbody is absolutely the best decision I’ve made for myself, and therefore my family too.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
The 21 Day Fix was short enough to fit in my busy day, but effective enough to see results. My children also participated in many of the workouts with me. The food guide and containers were simple to use and have helped me make better decisions all around, instead of depending on one specific product for results. It’s sustainable and a true lifestyle change.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Even though my weight didn’t change much, I shed 10 inches just between the dates I provided measurements for. I have space in my work pants and need a belt to hold them up. I ran a half-marathon in May and hit my goal finish time. I’m also finding the energy to keep up with my kids on an ongoing basis.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I’ve become more self-aware of what I’m putting into my body and how it affects me. Keeping a journal of the foods I eat and how I feel a half-hour afterward has shown me that the things that taste good in the moment leave me feeling yucky and lethargic later on. I feel better equipped to help myself and help others on their fitness journeys as well — both physically and mentally.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Being in a group setting forced me to face my fears about myself: the fear of failure and disappointment. Knowing that others were going through the same struggles as me, whether making the time to work out or resisting donuts, helped me feel more confident that I wasn’t failing. I was normal.
How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
She was there when I felt tempted, discouraged, or messed up. She encouraged and supported my decisions and provided me with tools and resources to help myself.
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?
Shakeology helped me sleep better and gave me more energy. I also felt more regular in my digestive tract.2
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†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
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